Kalki Koechlin is a Bollywood actress who is known for her films like Margarita, With a Straw, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Dev D. She has won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress in her debut film Dev D. ZNMD and YJHD won her nominations for Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actress.
Kalki Koechlin’s best performance till date has been in the author-backed role in Margarita, with a Straw. The movie has won multiple awards internationally and nationally. Kalki Koechlin’s movies in 2015 include Jiah aur Jiah and ‘Waiting’ where she shared screen-space with Naseerudin Shah.
Kalki Koechlin’s grand-father Maurice Koechlin was a French architectural engineer who had a role to play in the design and creation of Eiffel Tower. Her father Joel Koechlin came from France to India where he met and fell in love with Francoise Armandie in the Sri Aurbindo Ashram. Kalki’s parents are settled in a village near Ooty called Kallatty, where they are involved in a hand-gliding business. Kalki was born on January 10 1984, she grew up in Puducherry Ooty, after which she went to London to study drama and theater in University of London. She actively participated in stage plays for two years, working for a theater company called Theatre of Relativity where she performed plays like The Dispute and The Blue Room
The talented actress came to Mumbai from London to try her luck in Bolywood. She was chosen from a large number of girls who auditioned for Chandramukh’s role in Dev D. The enterprising 5 feet 6 inch tall actress even started her own theater group in 2008 called Quaff Theater.
Kalki Koechlin married boyfriend and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on April 30, 2011 in Ooty. The couple separated amicably in 2013. Kalki is known to have an adventurous personality and loves taveflnig. She says that her favorite places in India are Ooty and Manali and is used to walk and trek since childhood with family and friends.
Kalki Koechlin in Margarita, with a Straw (Choone Chali Aasman)
Laila (Kalki Koechelin) is a girl who suffers from cerebral palsy and is bound to a wheel chair. She is also an aspiring writer who loves to write poems and enjoys music. She goes with her mother (Revathy) to New York, where she studies in New York University. Living in Manhattan, she is acclimatized to the US lifestyle while falling in love with a young activist Khanum (Sayani Gupta). The story is about her own self-discovery and her bonding with her family and friends.
Kalki Koechlin – Upcoming Movies and Basic Plots
The actress has a penchant for taking movies with a strong script sense. Her upcoming films include Jiah aur Jiah, a movie that deals with shifting cultural identities of two girls (the other girl is Richa Chadda) , Waiting – a movie that is based on two strangers who figure out what to do with their lives when they meet at a hospital waiting for their loves ones, Mantra – a story of a food company that is taken over by a multinational in the 90s and Love Affair which deals with infidelity in marriage, based on the story of the first passion crime reported in 1959
Kalki Koechlin – pictures
Kalki Koechlin in Margarita, With a Straw
Kalki Koechlin has put in her career-best performance in Margarita with a Straw. Not only this, this performance goes down in history as one of the most remarkable performances by a Bollywood actress ever.