Kalki Koechlin Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Age 38 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth 10th January 1984

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m)
Weight 53 kg (117 lbs)
Waist 24 inches
Hips 33 inches
Dress Size 4 (US)
Body Type Hourglass
Eye Color Amber
Hair Color Light Brown
Known For Margarita with a Straw
Nickname Kalki
Full Name Kalki Koechlin
Profession Actress, Screenwriter
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Pondicherry
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Capricorn

Kalki Koechlin is the only Bollywood film actress who has her origin of France. Her mother is from France while father is an Indian. As both of her Mom and Dad were the devotees of Sri Aurobindo, she settled in an India village named Kallatty adjacent to a hill station of Tamil Nadu. Her forefather was Maurice Koechlin a well-known structural engineer who developed the renowned landmark of Paris was named Eiffel Tower, whereas her father used to create hangs fligers as well as micro-light aircrafts.

Kalki Koechlin was born in Pondicherry, India on 10th January, 1984. She went to Hebron School and enrolled for university of London where she studied drama and theater at a well-known institute named Goldsmith. Talking about personal life of Kalki Koechlin, she is married to a famous filmmaker Anurag Kashyap in the year 2011 though afterward in 2013; both of them get separated on account of some personal issues.

When Kalki Koechlin returned to India, she settled in Mumbai with the intention of pursuing her career in acting and soon she was seen in taking up a few modeling projects as well as some Ad commercials. After that, Kalki was spotted by film director Anurag Kashyap who nominated her for the movie “Dev D” alongside Abhay Deol playing the role of a prostitute. Kalki Koechlin’s acting was much-admired giving her even a Filmfare Award for the best supporting actress of 2010. She afterward got a number of Bollywood movies including Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Shaitan, My Friend Pinto Maggie, That Girl in Yellow Boots, Shanghai, Trishna, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Ek Thi Daayan etc. Her most recent movies include Margarita with a Straw, Happy Ending, Severing Ties and Jiah aur Jiah.

Besides appearing in a number of movies, Kalki Koechlin is also recognized for her adoration for theatres. She has written and performed in numerous theater plays across India. One of the most recent theater plays comprise off the one titled Colour Blind, which she produced in consort with acting in it. The other theater plays include Hair, Trivial Disasters and The Real Inspector Hound, whereas her most popular play Skeleton Woman has even supported her in winning MetroPlus Playwright Award for the year 2009. As much as awards are concerned, Kalki Koechlin has received several awards including IIFA, Stardust, Filmfare and numerous others.

Check out exclusive ➡ facts about Kalki Koechlin.

Kalki Koechlin Education

Qualification Drama & Theatre
School Hebran School, Ooty, India
College Goldsmith University of London

Kalki Koechlin Career

Profession: Actress, Screenwriter

Known For: Margarita with a Straw


Dev- D (2009)

Movie poster

Net Worth: USD $20 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Joel Koechlin

Her father Joel Koechlin

Mother: Francoise Armandie

Her mother Francoise Armandie

Oriel Koechlin, Kochi Koechlin

Marital Status: Dating

Currently dating:

Guy Hershberg

Her boyfriend Guy Hershberg

Children: 1

Daughter(s): Sappho

Her daughter Sappho

Dating History:

Anurag Kashyap (m. 2011–2015)

Her ex-boyfriend Anurag Kashyap

Kalki Koechlin Favorites

Hobbies: Dancing & Reading

Favorite Actor: Raj Kapoor, Kamal Haasan

Favorite Actress: Rekha

Favorite Food: Indian, Italian, Pizza, Chineese

Favorite Destination: Gao

Favorite Color: Black, Pink, Red

Facts You Never Knew About Kalki Koechlin!

  • Kalki Koechlin is multi-linguist and can speak French, Hindi, English and Tamil languages.
  • The leading engineer of historic headstones like the Eiffel Towel and the Statue of Liberty was his grandpa named Maurice Koechlin.
  • Around 4 decades ago, Kalki’s Mom and Dad met in India and both of them decided to settle back in India.
  • Kalki Koechlin co-wrote the film “That Girl In Yellow Boots” with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.
  • She is a proficient play-writer and has received prestigious MetroPlus Play writing award in the year 2009 for the play Skeleton Woman.
  • Kalki Koechlin is the recipient of such honors as a National Film Award, two Screen Awards and one Filmfare award.

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