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Kalki Koechlin Details
Kalki Koechlin Profession Actor
Kalki Koechlin Celebrity Type Movie Star
Kalki Koechlin Age 39 years as of 2023
Kalki Koechlin Date Of Birth 10 January 1984
Kalki Koechlin Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Kalki Koechlin Birthplace Pondicherry India
Kalki Koechlin Nationality Indian
Kalki Koechlin Height 5 feet 7 inches
Kalki Koechlin Weight 53kgs
Kalki Koechlin Notable Work Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Dev D Gully Boy
Kalki Koechlin First Film Laaga Chunari Mein Daag
Kalki Koechlin Total Films 19 as of 2022
Kalki Koechlin Net Worth in rupees Rs 140 crores as of 2023
Kalki Koechlin Net Worth $22 million as of 2023
Kalki Koechlin Instagram @kalkikanmani
Kalki Koechlin Twitter @kalkikanmani

Kalki Koechlin’s Biography

Kalki Koechlin’s Biography

French actress and writer Kalki Koechlin predominantly appears in Hindi movies. She has won awards including the National Film Award Filmfare Award and two Screen Awards for her unique body of work. Despite being a French citizen she spent the majority of her life in India where she was raised. Kalki Koechlin zodiac sign is Capricon. Kalki Koechlin's hobbies are dancing and reading.

Koechlin an Indian native from Pondicherry was always interested in the theatre. At the same time that she was working for a nearby theatre group she was a drama student at the Goldsmiths University of London. She has performed in several plays such as Ajay Krishnan's Hair Marivaux's The Dispute and David Hare's The Blue Room. She made her acting debut as Chanda in the drama Dev.D in 2009 after moving back to India for which she was honoured with the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. 

She then starred in two of the highest-grossing Hindi movies of their respective release years Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) which both earned her nominations for Best Supporting Actress at Filmfare. With the 2011 murder thriller That Girl in Yellow Boots in which she also starred Koechlin branched out into screenwriting.

Her success was sustained by Koechlin's continued involvement with blockbuster movies like the musical drama Gully Boy (2019) and the supernatural thriller Ek Thi Daayan (2013) as well as positive reviews for her work in independent movies like the comedy-drama Waiting (2015) and the slice-of-life movie Ribbon (2017). For her portrayal of a young woman with cerebral palsy in the coming-of-age film Margarita with a Straw she received additional praise and a National Film Award (2014). Koechlin transitioned to web entertainment in the late 2010s and acted in several popular web series. She received praise in especially for her performances as a lonely socialite in Made in Heaven on Amazon Prime Video and a self-styled godwoman in Sacred Games on Netflix (both 2019).

Koechlin has worked on several theatre shows as an actor producer and writer. She co-wrote the 2009 drama Skeleton Woman which earned her The MetroPlus Playwright Award and the tragicomedy Living Room which marked her stage directing debut (2015). Koechlin is also an activist who supports a variety of causes from women's empowerment and gender equality to health and education.a 

Kalki Koechlin's Age

Kalki Koechlin was born on the 10th of January. She was born in the year 1984. As of 2023 Kalki Koechlin is 39 years old.

Kalki Koechlin’s Family

Kalki Koechlin’s family

Kalki Koechlin Father is Joel Koechlin and Kalki Koechlin’s mother is Françoise Armandie who was French and had immigrated to India from Anger France. Kalki Koechlin's birthplace is Pondicherry India. Kalki Koechlin brother is oriel Koechlin. 

She is a direct descendant of French structural engineer Maurice Koechlin who was crucial to the development of the Eiffel Tower's design and construction. Koechlin spent a considerable portion of her early years at Auroville and is the daughter of Sri Aurobindo devotees. Later the family moved to Kallatty a Tamil Nadu village close to Ooty where Koechlin's father started a hang-glider and ultralight aircraft design company.

Kalki Koechlin's Education

Koechlin participated in acting and writing while attending Hebron School a residential school in Ooty. She acknowledged that she was a timid shy kid. Koechlin wanted to major in psychiatry and work in the criminal psychology field. 

At the age of 18 she finished high school and relocated to London to attend the Goldsmiths University of London to study acting and theatre. She spent two years there penning The Rise of the Wild Hunt and acting in pieces like David Hare's The Blue Room and Marivaux's The Dispute with the theatre company Theatre of Relativity. On the weekends she worked as a waiter.

Kalki Koechlin's Childhood

Koechlin was up in a conservative Ooty neighbourhood where she learned French Tamil and English. When she was fifteen her parents got divorced; Koechlin continued to live with her mother and her father relocated to Bangalore and remarried. Her happiest memories are of the years she spent in Kalatty between the ages of 5 and 8 before her parent’s divorce. Koechlin has two half-brothers: one from her father's subsequent marriage and the other from her mother's previous union.

Koechlin returned to India after finishing her education and settled in Bangalore with her maternal half-brother. She relocated to Mumbai after being unable to find employment there where she worked with theatrical directors as well as Atul Kumar and Ajay Krishnan the creators of The Group Theatre a theatre company based in Mumbai. For the Contacting the World theatre festival that would take place in Liverpool actors were needed.

Kalki Koechlin’s Marriage With Anurag Kashyap

Kalki Koechlin’s Marriage

The love between Kalki Koechlin and Anurag Kashyap brewed on the set of Dev D back in 2008. The modern take on the classic story of Devdas captured Kalki playing the role of Chanda. Soon the couple started dating. But at times Anurag got accused by his wife of having a love affair with an assistant who was much younger than time. This rumor and allegation led to his divorce from his first wife. A few years post his divorce Anurag made his relationship official with Kalki and decided to move in together with her. And in 2009 the couple started living together.

On April 30 2011 after living in for two years the couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Ooty. Kashyap's 15-year-old daughter Aaliyah from his marriage with film editor Aarti Bajaj attended the ceremony. So did his filmmaker friends Vikramaditya Motwane and Vikas Bahl and singer-lyricist-actor buddy Piyush Mishra. The thing in their marriage went smoothly for quite a time and then waves of arguments and ugly fights started hitting their marriage life.

And being tired of all the fights the couple decided to call it off in 2013 just 2 years after they got married. Kalki Koechlin revealed in Kareena Kapoor’s show ‘What Women Want Season 2’ that the major reasons why her marriage with Anurag did not work out were their age gap their extremely busy schedules and the fact that they both wanted different things in life.

Kalki was only 25 when she got married to Anurag who was 39 at that time so things didn’t go the way they had planned. Also there were rumors about Anurag Kashyap’s involvement with Huma Qureshi and there were endless quarrels between the two and so in 2013 the couple officially announced: they are taking time apart from their more than two-year-old marriage. Two years later in 2015 they announced their legal divorce.

Kalki Koechlin’s Boyfriend Guy Hershberg

On September 30 2019 Koechlin and her boyfriend Israeli musician Guy Hershberg announced their pregnancy. On February 7 2020 Sappho their daughter was born in the water. Last Valentine's Day Guy Hershberg and their daughter were pictured sleeping on top of him in a beautiful photo that Kalki had shared. The post's caption said My Guy and my Girl.

Nearly a year has passed since Sappho was born and Kalki Koechlin and Guy Hershberg will soon be celebrating the infant's first birthday. Prior to the event Kalki discussed how becoming a mother has impacted her life in an interview with Zoom Happy Space. Kalki revealed how romance and chemistry evolved throughout her relationship with Guy. We are always vying for the right to be romantic. It's not the same no. I now have children.

He's Jewish Kalki Koechlin had added shedding some light on the religious and cultural distinctions in their lives and home. Iranian Polish and Russian parts. I was born and raised in India and am of French ancestry. My last name is Protestant and my first name is Hindu. We communicate with our daughter who has a Greek name in Hebrew French Hindi and Tamil. At home we don't practice any religion but we do exchange foods and rituals.

Kalki Koechlin’s Career

Kalki Koechlin’s first movie- Dev. D (2009)

A romantic black comedy movie called Dev.D in Hindi was released on February 6 2009 in India. It is a contemporary interpretation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's classic Bengali novel Devdas which was originally adapted for the big screen by P.C. Barua and Bimal Roy and more recently by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. 

Written and directed by Anurag Kashyap. Positive reviews from critics were given to Dev.D. The movie is set in modern-day Punjab and Delhi where marriages are a power struggle and an issue of honor and where old systems are used to negotiate family relationships. 

The movie received largely favorable reviews and was a financial success. For her portrayal Koechlin won a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Kalki Koechlin Movie- The girl in Yellow Boots (2010)

The 2010 Indian thriller That Girl in Yellow Boots directed by Anurag Kashyap stars Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin. The film premiered in September 2010 at the Toronto International Film Festival. It then screened at other festivals across the world including the South Asian International Film Festival before playing at the Venice Film Festival. However the commercial release happened in September 2011 in both India and the United States.

British woman Ruth (Kalki Koechlin) lost her sister to suicide a few years ago. She travels to India to find her father an Indian-born man she hardly knew but who she now cannot forget as a result of a letter he had sent to her requesting that she look for him. She enters a massage parlor work permit out of desperation where she provides both normal massages and happy endings. Mumbai torn between schisms serves as the bizarre yet oddly familiar setting for Ruth's search. As she is drawn further into the maze of the city's underbelly she strives to regain her independence and personal space.  

She also dates Prashant (Prashant Prakash) a drug addict who serves as both her rescuer and her tormentor. A metropolis that thrives off of her suffering an unreachable love. Her father is revealed to be a member of one such religious cult in what could be interpreted as a satire on the cult of godmen in India. Ruth hangs up her yellow boots at the end of the movie quits her work at the massagparlorur and likely leaves the nation to return to Britain; her journey has come to a surprising conclusion.

Kalki Koechlin Movie- Zindagi na milegi dobara (2011)

The Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara commonly known as ZNMD is a 2011 Hindi-language buddy road comedy-drama film that was produced by Farhan Akhtar Excel Entertainment and Ritesh Sidhwani and directed by Zoya Akhtar. Hrithik Roshan Abhay Deol Farhan Akhtar Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin are among the ensemble cast members of the movie. A 45 crore rupee (equal to 79 crores or $9.9 million in US dollars in 2020) budget was used to film it in Spain India Egypt and the United Kingdom. With lyrics by Javed Akhtar Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy created the music and background score.

The plot of the movie centers on Arjun Kabir and Imran three old friends who reunite for a three-week road trip. They travel to Spain where they encounter Laila who falls in love with Arjun and aids him in overcoming his need to work. Imran wants to meet his biological father an artist while Kabir and his fiancée Natasha have serious disagreements. Each travel companion selects a risky activity for the group to engage in.

Originally scheduled to debut on May 27 2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara was delayed twice due to post-production issues first to June 24 and then to July 15 of that same year. The movie gained plaudits for its directing plot script music humor cinematography and performances by the entire cast. It was released on 1 800 screens around the world and was a commercial success grossing 1.53 billion (US$19 million).

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara received the most nominations (13) including Best Actor (Roshan) Best Supporting Actor (Deol) and Best Supporting Actress (Koechlin) at the 57th Filmfare Awards. It also took home the most prizes (7) including Best Film Best Film (Critics) Best Director (Zoya Akhtar) and Best Supporting Actor (Farhan Akhtar). Additionally it received two prizes at the 59th National Film Awards: Best Audiography and Best Choreography (Bosco-Caesar for Senorita) (Baylon Fonseca). Netflix and Amazon Prime Video now offer the movie.

Kalki Koechlin Movie- Shanghai (2012)

Emraan Hashmi Farooq Shaikh Abhay Deol Kalki Koechlin and Prosenjit Chatterjee star in Dibakar Banerjee's 2012 Hindi-language political thriller Shanghai which was also co-written co-produced and co-directed by Banerjee. 

It is a remake of the 1969 French film Z which was based on Vassilis Vassilikos' Greek novel Z. The supreme court declined to grant a stay on the movie's distribution on June 6 2012. When it was released on June 8th 2012 it received positive reviews. At the box office the movie bombed.

Shanghai earned over 355 million (US$4.4 million) globally and received favourable reviews from reviewers in addition to becoming a surprising hit at the box office

Kalki Koechlin Movie- Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

It is a 2013 Hindi-language romantic comedy film directed by Ayan Mukerji written by Mukerji and Hussain Dalal and produced by Karan Johar. Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin have supporting roles. The movie was released on May 31 2013 instead of the original March 2013 release date. It was a commercial hit when it was first released. Young people love this movie a lot. At the 59th Filmfare Prizes Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani was nominated for nine awards including Best Film Best Director for Mukherji Best Actor for Kapoor Best Supporting Actor for Kapur Best Supporting Actress for Koechlin and more. It is one of the most lucrative of all time.

After 3 Idiots it was the third movie to gross more than 300 crores globally. She portrayed Aditi Mehra a tomgirl. It was a very trying moment according to Koechlin who was filming for the project while also nursing her ailing mother. She nevertheless characterised her experience on the set of the movie as fun and she grew close to Padukone. Rajeev Masand of News18 praised Koechlin for her acting and comic timing noting that she invests heart and spunkiness into the part. For her work in the movie she received a third Filmfare Best Supporting Actress nomination. 

Kalki Koechlin Movie- Happy Ending (2014)

Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. wrote and directed the 2014 Indian romantic comedy Happy Ending in Hindi. Saif Ali Khan Ileana D'Cruz and Govinda play the main roles in the movie which is produced by Illuminati Films' Saif Ali Khan Dinesh Vijan and Sunil Lulla. The movie trailer debuted on October 10 2014. She portrays a humorous character who is a girl who is fixated on Khan's persona. 

She attributed getting the role to her performance in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. She claimed that viewers were amused by her comic timing in the movie which was to her advantage. The movie was released to poor reviews and failed at the box office; Koechlin called it a spoof on our film business and all the love comedies. She was praised for her portrayal even though the movie received a mixed response.

Kalki Koechlin Movie- Margarita with a straw (2014)

It is a 2014 drama movie in Hindi that was helmed by Shonali Bose. It features Kalki Koechlin as a cerebral palsy-afflicted Indian youngster who moves to America for her college studies and matures as a result of her complicated connection with a blind girl who is portrayed by Sayani Gupta. William Moseley Kuljeet Singh and Revathi all have supporting parts. Bose and Nilesh Maniyar collaborated on the writing of Margarita with a Straw which was produced by Bose in association with Viacom18 Motion Pictures.

The difficult ideas of sexuality inclusivity self-love and self-acceptance are discussed in the movie. The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival hosted the world debut of Margarita with a Straw which was also shown at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival the BFI London Film Festival the 19th Busan International Film Festival and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Positive reviews for the movie and Koechlin's portrayal of a crippled person attracted a lot of attention and praise from critics. 

Kalki Koechlin Movie- Waiting (2015)

Anu Menon's 2015 drama film Waiting is in Hindi and was made in India. The movie which was scripted by Menon and James Ruzicka with Priti Gupta and Manish Mundra under the banners of Ishka Films and Drishyam Films respectively stars Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin. The bond between two persons from different backgrounds who become friends in a hospital while caring for their respective unconscious husbands is the main subject of the movie Waiting. Supporting actors in the movie include Rajat Kapoor Suhasini Maniratnam Arjun Mathur Ratnabali Bhattacharjee and Rajeev Ravindra Nathan. In June 2014 Menon hired Koechlin and Shah for an untitled project which marked the start of the movie's development

In the seaside South Indian city of Kochi Neha Parti the film's cinematographer began principal photography in November 2014. The film's soundtrack was created by singer-songwriter Mikey McCleary who is from New Zealand. The dialogue was written by Atika Chohan and the film was edited by Nitin Baid and Apurva Asrani. Suhasini Maniratnam a well-known filmmaker and actress from South India made her Hindi film debut with Waiting.

Kalki Koechlin Movie- Gully Boy (2019)

It is a 2019 Hindi-language musical drama film that Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti wrote and directed. Under the auspices of Tiger Baby Films and Excel Entertainment productions Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar produced the movie. American rapper Nas served as executive producer. Along with Alia Bhatt Kalki Koechlin Siddhant Chaturvedi Vijay Varma Amruta Subhash and Vijay Raaz in supporting parts it stars Ranveer Singh as the title character. It became the seventh-highest-grossing Hindi film of the year with a global gross of over 238 crores (US$33.8 million).

Murad Ahmed is a final-year college student who resides in Mumbai's Dharavi slums. Much to the dismay of the family his aggressive father Aftab Shakir Ahmed brings home a much younger second bride. Rap music is a source of attraction for Murad. His long-term and very possessive lover Safeena Firdausi regularly meet him in secret while she is pursuing a career in surgery. With a $400 million production budget the movie became a critical and financial triumph earning over 2.22 billion yen (US$31 million).

Kalki Koechlin Web Series- Smoke (2018)

In 2018 Eros Motion Pictures and Humari Film Company released the Indian online series Smoke. On October 26 2018 the original series was made available worldwide on the Indian streaming service Eros Now. Neel Guha who is also the series' director.

Kalki Koechlin Web Series- Made in Heaven (2019)

An Indian romantic drama web series called Made In Heaven debuted on Amazon Prime Video on March 8 of this year. The Excel Entertainment-produced show follows the lives of Tara and Karan two Delhi-based wedding planners who operate the Made in Heaven company. Arjun Mathur Sobhita Dhulipala Jim Sarbh Shashank Arora Kalki Koechlin and Shivani Raghuvanshi are among the cast members of this series the fourth original fictitious Indian series on Amazon Video.

Kalki Koechlin Web Series- Bhram

Bhram is a psychological horror/thriller in which the protagonist who has PTSD travels to various extremities (psychological supernatural and mythical) in an effort to uncover a long-forgotten reality. New truths are revealed by the twisted forgotten past which upends everything. The online series is available in India on Zee5.

Kalki Koechlin’s Upcoming Movie

Emma and Anjel

R. Arvind is the director of Emma and Angel. Kalki Koechlin and. Emma is a writer who struggles with speech who becomes caught in an earthquake's rubble. Angel her dog is the only person who can assist Emma and is outside the debris.

Kalki Koechlin’s Career Timeline

Year Kalki Koechlin Film/Web series Names Kalki Koechlin Character Names
2022 Goldfish Anamika Fields
2022 Emma and Angel Emma
2020 Paava Kadhaigal Penelope
2019 Made in Heaven Faiza Naqvi
2019 Sacred Games Batya Abelman
2019 Bhram Alisha Khanna
2019 Gully Boy Shweta/Sky
2019 Kadakh Francoise Marie
2019 CandyFlip Emily
2019 Nerkonda Paarvai Herself
2018 Smoke Tara
2018 The Job Christina
2017 Naked Sandy
2017 Jia Aur Jia Jia
2017 Ribbon Sahana Mehra
2017 The Thought of You K
2017 Azmaish: A Journey Through the Subcontinent Herself
2016 Kalki's Great Escape Herself/Host
2016 Shockers Unnamed
2016 Freedom Matters Herself
2016 Living Shakespeare Herself
2016 A Death in the Gunj Mimi
2016 Mantra Piya Kapoor
2015 Man's World Promotion Announcer
2015 Margarita with a Straw Laila
2015 Waiting Tara Deshpande
2015 Un plus une Herself
2015 Kaash Elsbeth
2014 Happy Ending Vishakha
2013 Ek Thi Daayan Lisa Dutt
2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Aditi Mehra
2012 Shanghai Shalini Sahay
2011 That Girl in Yellow Boots Ruth Edscer
2011 Shaitan Amrita Amy Jayshankar
2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Natasha Arora
2011 My Friend Pinto Maggie
2011 Trishna Herself
2010 The Film Emotional Atyachar Sophie
2009 Dev.D Chandramukhi
2007 Laaga Chunari Mein Daag N/A

Kalki Koechlin’s Controversies

Kalki Koechlin’s controversy

After recent allegations of sexual assault against the director Anurag Kashyap surfaced Kalki Koechlin a Bollywood actor and his ex-wife stepped up to defend him. The Gully Boy actor took to social media to express her support for her ex-husband and to let everyone know how he stood by her every time she felt scared. In her tweet Kalki stated Trolls to troll karenge (trolls will troll). She said in her statement Dear Anurag don't allow this social media circus get to you.

You have fought for the independence of women in your scripts and you've guarded their integrity in both your professional and personal space. She said I have seen it; you have always recognised me as your equal in both the personal and professional spheres; you have defended my honour even after our divorce; and you have helped me when I felt uncomfortable at work even before we were together. This is a dangerous and ugly moment where everyone is allowed to abuse one another and make untrue statements without suffering any consequences.

It is destroying nations families and friends. However there is a place of dignity that exists outside this virtual bloodbath a place of being considerate of those around you a place of being nice even when no one is looking and I know you are quite familiar with that place she said. 

Kalki Koechlin’s Net worth

Kalki Koechlin’s Net worth

In 2008 Kalki Koechlin began her acting career. She starred in a number of blockbuster films including The Dev.D for which she received the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. She will have appeared in more than 30 films and 8 television shows by the year 2020. The past 12 years have seen Sally playing a part in Canadian entertainment in movies.

We can only speculate on Kalki Koechlin's net worth because no institution exists that maintains precise and official information about any celebrity's wealth.

According to our research and analysis of data from numerous official and unofficial web sources the Indian actress The Net worth of Kalki Koechlin is ₹140 Crores ($22 Million). In 2022 or the following years her existing net worth will have greatly increased. Koechlin is a professional actress and model from Taiwan and the entertainment industry is her primary source of income. 

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