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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on Mar 26, 2013 , 12:11 pm
Bollywood's alleged live in couples!
'Dev D' director Anurag Kashyap was so smitten by actress Kalki Koechlin that he went on to have a live-in relationship with her without worrying about what people had to say! The duo also make public appearances together.
This French beauty was the second lead in the film 'Dev D' along with Abhay Deol & Mahi Gill. She is also reportedly dating its director, Anurag Basu. more »
Not just an actor... or maybe?
I enjoy acting, exploring the different human emotions and experiencing feelings that I would never have felt or been through had I not been an actor. And it may sound cliched, but really theatre, or the big screen... they’re both just as enriching and fulfilling an experience. For me it’s not only about creative and artistic satisfaction, but also about fun. I mean, can you really enjoy doing something if it’s not fun doing it. It doesn’t deduct any points on how serious I am about my w more »