Kalki Koechlin

Date Of Birth : 1983-01-09
Occupation : Actor
Kalki Koechlin (born 9 January 1983) is an Indian film actress of French descent who debuted in Anurag Kashyap's critically acclaimed Hindi film Dev.D. She also works as a screenwriter. She played the character of Chandramukhi in Dev.D, which is a modern take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's Bengali novella Devdas and eventually won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for it (2009). Kalki next featured in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara which was commercially and critically successful, she was nominated in the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress category (2011). Her father Joel Koechlin hitchhiked to India from France, 38 years ago and met her mother Francoise Armandie at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville near Pondicherry. Her parents are devotees of Sri Aurobindo. Eventually they settled in Kallatty, a village near Ooty, where he established a business designing hang-gliders and microlight aircraft, and Kalki was born here. Her ancestor Maurice Koechlin...
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Saurabh Misra
Saurabh Misra commented on the photo by Nina S
on Jan 12, 2015 , 10:25 am
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Before becoming an actress Kalki had acted in various plays, including David Hare's 'The Blue Room,' Marivaux's 'The Dispute,' and a devised play called 'The Rise of the Wild Hunt'. more »
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Saurabh Misra
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on Jan 12, 2015 , 10:25 am
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After studying in Ooty, Kalki wnt to Goldsmiths, University of London o study drama and theatre. She also got to work with a theatre company called Theatre of Relativity for almost two years. more »
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Saurabh Misra
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on Jan 12, 2015 , 10:25 am
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Kalki's great grandfather Maurice Koechlin was a Swiss structural engineer who contributed to the construction of the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. more »
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Rakesh Moga
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on Jan 12, 2015 , 10:24 am
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Kalki Koechlin is definitely different from the most mainstream and other ordinary actress.Kalki Koechlin more »
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Hashim Ali
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on Jan 12, 2015 , 10:16 am
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Kalki Koechlin is definitely different from the most mainstream and other ordinary actress.Kalki Koechlin more »
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Raj Kumar
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on Jan 11, 2015 , 08:56 am
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Regretting about being so transparent about her personal life, Kalki had once said in an interview, "As soon as Anurag and I started dating we spoke about it. We didn't want to use the 'we're only friends' line. It just takes centre stage instead of more »
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Raj Kumar
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on Jan 11, 2015 , 08:55 am
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In 2012, Kalki Koechlin won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Global Indian Film and TV Awards for her role in the 2011 film Shaitan. more »
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Raj Kumar
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on Jan 11, 2015 , 08:55 am
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Kalki Koechlin was seen in a different role in Ekta Kapoor's supernatural thriller film 'Ek Thi Daayan' in 2013. While the movie did well at the box-office, Kalki's performance made a strong impact. more »
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Raj Kumar
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on Jan 11, 2015 , 08:54 am
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About her white skin, Kalki recalls, "I have been a victim of stereotypes in my teenage years, in India. I was labelled as a 'white girl'; the idea of a white girl being someone with 'low-morals'. A lot of people assumed that since I was white, I more »
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Raj Kumar
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on Jan 11, 2015 , 08:54 am
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At a conference on child sexual abuse, Kalki performed a monologue titled 'An Intense Piece about the Truths of Womanhood' on Women's Day at the India Today Conclave. more »
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Pradeep Baliga
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on Jan 11, 2015 , 08:46 am
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Did you know that Kalki was without any work for almost a year and a half after Dev.D until she was cast in her husband's next film 'That Girl in Yellow Boots'. more »
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