Kalki Koechlin

Actor, Writer

Born: Pondicherry, India


Kalki Koechlin is an Indian actress and writer of French descent. She is an acclaimed actress in Indian cinema, receiving a National Film Award, a Filmfare Award and two Screen Awards, along with numerous other nominations, within the first 10 years of her film career. Apart from acting in films, Koechlin is also a regular presence in theater productions in India. She made her screen debut with a supporting role in the drama Dev.D in 2009–and won a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. Subsequently, she starred in two of the highest-grossing films of their respective release years–the comedy-dramas Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), both of which garnered her Best Supporting Actress nominations at Filmfare. Koechlin then co-wrote the screenplay for the crime thriller That Girl in Yellow Boots (2011), in which she also played the lead role.

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