Kalki Koechlin is an Indian actress and writer of French descent. Apart from acting in films, Koechlin is also a regular presence in theatre productions in the country. An acclaimed actress in the Indian film industry for her unconventional body of work, she is the recipient of a National Film Award, a Filmfare Award and two Screen Awards, among other accolades.
Real Name: Kalki Koechlin
Profession: Actress, Screenwriter
Date of Birth: 10 January 1984
Age (as in 2017): 33 Years
Birth Place: Pondicherry
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Hometown: Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India
School: Hebron School, Ooty
College: Goldsmiths, University of London
Educational Qualifications: Drama and Theatre
Hobbies: Reading, Dancing
Physical Stats & Features
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 53 Kg
Figure Measurements: 33-24-33
Eye Color: Amber
Hair Color: Brown
Father: Joel Koechlin
Mother: Françoise Armandiz
Brother: Oriel Koechlin
Film Dum: Dev D (2009)
Marital Status: Divorced
Affairs/Boyfriends: Anurag Kashyap (Director)
Husband: Anurag Kashyap (m. 2011; div. 2015)
2009 : Dev.D
2011 : Shaitan
2011 : Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
2011 : That Girl in Yellow Boots
2013 : Ek Thi Daayan
2013 : Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
2014 : Happy Ending
2015 : Margarita, With a Straw
2016 : Waiting
2017 : A Death in the Gunj
Koechlin will feature, alongside Ali Fazal and Gulshan Devaiah, in Soni Razdan’s Love Affair, a fictionalised version of the 1959 Nanavati murder case. Koechlin is also filming for Pakistani director Sabiha Sumar on a documentary entitled Azmaish – Trials of Life, for which she visited Karachi, Lahore and Skardu to observe the Pakistani culture of the provinces Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. She has also committed to star in Shahnawaz NK’s bilingual film CandyFlip opposite Prakash Raj and Gulshan Devaiah.
Some Interesting Facts about Kalki Koechlin
- In most of her school years, she was known to be a very shy person around. When she was 13, she realized that she had an awesome sense of humor so she used that to win over people.
- At the age of 9, Kalki admits to have been sexually abused by a family member.
- Her great-grandfather, Maurice Koechlin, was the chief engineer of the Eiffel Tower as well as the Statue of Liberty.
- She is also a play-writer and has won the prestigious MetroPlus Playwright award in 2009 for the play “Skeleton Woman” which she co-wrote with Prashant Prakash.
- She can speak English, Hindi, Tamil and French very fluently.