Kalki Koechlin is a professional actor based out of the finance capital of India, Mumbai.
She is a descendant of the renowned Maurice Koechlin, who was the brains behind the construction of Eiffel Tower.
Kalki Koechlin became a familiar face in the Bollywood fraternity owing to her distinctive looks and acting ability.
After completing her schooling from Hebron School in Ooty, she undertook drama and theatre course from the University of London. She then worked in various plays and became an integral part of a theatre group called Theory of Relativity.
She then came to Mumbai to pursue her acting aspirations. After auditioning and getting selected for Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D, she started featuring in a lot of commercial advertisements.
Her performance of a teenage prostitute in the movie was much appreciated by critics and audiences alike.
After Dev D, her next film came after a gap of 18 months. Shaitan, produced by her then boyfriend Anurag Kashyap, faired very well at the box office, and she was showered with a huge share of praise owing to her brilliant character portrayal.
Her next film was the multi-starrer Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara, where she was paired opposite Abhay Deol. She again delivered with her performance and the film was a huge hit.
This was followed by That Girl In Yellow Boots, which was a critical success but didn’t fare very well at the box office. Many still consider this film to be Kalki’s best performance till date.
Next up was My Friend Pinto, where she was the lead actress. The film didn’t fare well at the box office.
Her last release was Shanghai where she teamed up with Abhay Deol and Emraan Hashmi. Shanghai did well at the box office and was declared a hit.
Kalki now looks established in the film industry and with major releases lined up; the future is quite bright for the chirpy actress.