Kalki Koechlin

Kalki Koechlin

Kalki Koechlin is an Indian actress of French descent who debuted in Anurag Kashyap’s critically acclaimed 2009 Hindi film Dev.D. She played the character of Chandramukhi in Dev.D, which is a modern take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s Bengali novella Devdas.

Koechlin was born to French parents in a small village in Pondicherry. Her parents had come to India as hippies 38 years ago and settled there after they fell in love with the country. Her parents are devotees of Sri Aurobindo.
Koechlin was studying in Ooty when her parents insisted she attend university. Koechlin studied drama and theatre in Goldsmiths, University of London, where she also worked with a theatre company called Theatre of Relativity for two years. She performed in various plays like David Hare’s The Blue Room, Marivaux’s The Dispute and a devised play The Rise of the Wild Hunt in her two year stint with the theatre group


Movies Done By Kalki Koechlin

  • 2007 Laaga Chunari Mein Daag Cameo appearance
  • 2009 Dev.D Chandramukhi Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
  • 2010 The Film Emotional Atyachar Sophie
  • 2010 That Girl in Yellow Boots Ruth Edscer
  • 2011 Shaitan Amrita “Amy” Jayshankar
  • 2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Natasha Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
  • 2011 My Friend Pinto Maggie
  • 2011 Trishna Herself Cameo appearance
  • 2012 Shanghai Shalini Sahay
  • 2013 Ek Thi Daayan Lisa Dutt
  • 2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Aditi Mehra Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
  • 2014 Happy Ending Vishakha
  • 2015 Margarita with a Straw Laila National Film Award – Special Jury Award
  • 2015 Waiting Tara Deshpande
  • 2015 Un plus une Herself Cameo appearance
  • 2015 Kaash Elsbeth Cameo appearance
  • 2016 Freedom Matters Herself Documentary film
  • 2016 Living Shakespeare Herself BBC Documentary film
  • 2016 A Death in the Gunj Mimi
  • 2016 Mantra Piya Kapoor
  • 2017 Naked Sandy Short film
  • 2017 Jia Aur Jia Jia
  • 2017 Ribbon Sahana Mehra
  • 2017 The Thought of You Short film
  • 2017 Azmaish: A Journey Through the Subcontinent Herself Documentary film
  • 2018 The Job Nominated in Filmfare Short Films Awards
  • 2019 Gully Boy Shweta/Sky
  • 2019 CandyFlip Emily
  • 2019 Nerkonda Paarvai Herself Tamil film debut; Cameo appearance
  • 2019 Scholarship Film has yet to be released Emily Johnson Filming


Television Series Done By Kalki Koechlin

  • 2015 Man’s World Cameo appearance
  • 2016 Kalki’s Great Escape Herself/ Host 8 episodes
  • 2016 Shockers Episode:”Home At Last”
  • 2018 Smoke Tara Main cast; 11 episodes
  • 2019 Made in Heaven Faiza Main cast; 9 episodes
  • 2019 Sacred Games Batya Main cast; season 2
  • 2019 Bhram Alisa Web series by ZEE5