38 Facts About Kalki Koechlin

1. Kalki Koechlin was studying in Ooty when her parents insisted that she attend university.

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2. Kalki Koechlin was born to French parents in a small village in Pondicherry.

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3. Kalki Koechlin is an actress, a screenwriter and a social activist.

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4. Kalki Koechlin is very fluent in Kalki Koechlin is fluent in Hindi, English, Tamil and French.

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5. Kalki Koechlin collaborated with VJ Juhi Pandey for a video to talk about the abuse on women.

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6. Kalki Koechlin was presented the Special Jury Award by President Pranab Mukherjee at the 63rd National Film for her movie, 'Margarita with a Straw'.

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7. In 2013, Kalki Koechlin played the role of a tomboy in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

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8. Kalki Koechlin hosted a travel show entitled Kalki Koechlin's Great Escape, which premiered on Fox Life in September 2016.

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9. Kalki Koechlin is the poster girl for everything unconventional in Bollywood.

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10. Kalki Koechlin is an inspiration to women all over the country.

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11. Kalki Koechlin was born on 10th Januray 1984 to French parents in Pondicherry, India.

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12. Kalki Koechlin has celebrated the total number of 34 birthdays till date.

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13. Kalki Koechlin is particularly known in the Indian media and film industry for her dedication to her work.

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14. Kalki Koechlin married film-maker Anurag Kashyap in April 2011, at her maternal home in Ooty.

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15. Kalki Koechlin began working on a podcast for BBC in 2018.

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16. Kalki Koechlin was a member of the jury at the 2016 National Youth Poetry Slam, held in Bangalore.

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17. Kalki Koechlin was featured on the March 2015 cover of Bombay Dost, India's first gay magazine.

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18. Kalki Koechlin starred in a short film, entitled Hawa Badlo, aimed at spreading awareness on the health concerns of air pollution.

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19. Kalki Koechlin was the ambassador for Cottonworld's "Adopt-A-Tree" initiative, under which the brand provided its customers with viable seeds and instructions of planting a tree, urging them to give back to the environment.

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20. Kalki Koechlin made her directorial debut on stage with the 2015 play Living Room.

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21. Kalki Koechlin founded her own theater production company, Little Productions in June 2015.

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22. Kalki Koechlin appeared in two documentary films in 2016—Freedom Matters, a project aimed at spreading awareness on human trafficking, and Living Shakespeare, a BBC production where she drew parallels between Ophelia and Indian women.

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23. Kalki Koechlin appeared alongside Parineeti Chopra, Richa Chadda, and Bhumi Pednekar in Y-Films's mini web-series Man's World, a satire on gender roles.

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24. Kalki Koechlin won several accolades for the film, including the Best Actress Award at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the Screen Award for Best Actress, and the Jury Award at the 63rd National Film Awards.

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25. Kalki Koechlin gave Koechlin the highest praise writing that her performance would have attracted Academy Award notice in a major film studio production.

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26. Kalki Koechlin spent considerable time with Chib and her physiotherapist and speech therapist.

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27. Kalki Koechlin starred in Shonali Bose's drama Margarita with a Straw, playing Laila, a young woman with cerebral palsy who leaves her home in India to study in New York City, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery.

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28. Kalki Koechlin was lauded for her performance and comic timing, with CNN-News18's Rajeev Masand writing, "Koechlin invests heart and spunkiness to the part".

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29. Kalki Koechlin garnered a mixed response for her performance in the film.

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30. Kalki Koechlin expanded her career into screenwriting with Anurag Kashyap's 2011 thriller That Girl in Yellow Boots.

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31. Kalki Koechlin received her second Filmfare Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role.

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32. Kalki Koechlin had committed to star in I am Afia, one of the four short films of Onir's anthology I Am, but it went into production with a modified plot for the segment.

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33. Kalki Koechlin played a supporting role in the black comedy The Film Emotional Atyachar, her only film appearance of 2010.

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34. Kalki Koechlin studied at Hebron School, a boarding school in Ooty, where she was involved in acting and writing.

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35. Kalki Koechlin was brought up in a strict environment in Ooty where she spoke English, Tamil, and French.

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36. Kalki Koechlin was born in Pondicherry, India, on 10 January 1984 to French parents, Joel Koechlin and Francoise Armandie, who came to India from Angers, France.

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37. Kalki Koechlin expanded her career into screenwriting with the 2011 crime thriller That Girl in Yellow Boots, in which she played the lead role.

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38. Kalki Koechlin was conferred with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture for her contributions to cinema.

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