Kalki Koechlin, who impressed everyone with her debut in Dev D, has consolidated her position as an actor of substance with the film That Girl In Yellow Boots. She also starred in Emotional Atyachar and the critically acclaimed Shaitan. She gave another wonderful performance in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, My Friend Pinto and Shanghai.
Kalki is now starring in Ayan Mukherjee’s Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani where she shares screen space with Aditya Roy Kapoor, ranbir kapoor and Deepika Padukone In this commercial film she is required to dance and she is now getting special training in Bollywood style dancing. Recently, she wrapped her shooting for Vishal Bharadwaj’s EK Thi Daayan.
Interestingly, Kalki has also written the story for That Girl In Yellow Boots. She is said to be penning a stage play also.
Koechlin studied drama and theatre at 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. She is married to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.