Kalki Koechlin is an Indian film actress of French descent who is known for her work in Hindi films.
Koechlin made her screen debut with a supporting role in the 2009 critically acclaimed Dev.D, which earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. She subsequently featured in the commercially successful comedy-dramas Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films, both of the movies earned her nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also worked as a co-screenwriter with her then husband Anurag Kashyap for That Girl in Yellow Boots and also starred in the movie.
Koechlin won The Best Actress Award At The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival for her role in Margarita, with a Straw (2014) which was the only Indian film to be screened at the festival, and was also the runner up at Seattle International Film Festivalfor Best Actress. Other notable works include thriller film Shaitan (2011), My Friend Pinto (2011), the critically successful political thriller Shanghai (2012) and the romantic comedy Happy Ending (2014).
Apart from her acting career Kalki has written, produced and acted in many stage plays in India. Her most recent play Colour Blind (2014) a take on the life and times of Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore which she co-wrote, screened at the Sir Mutha Venkata Subba Rao Hall in August 2014. She has written a number of other theater plays and has won accolades for her work including the The MetroPlus Playwright Award for the play Skeleton Woman (2009).