Happy birthday Kalki Koechlin: Thanks for being your unconventional self in Bollywood

Kalki Koechlin celebrates her 34th birthday today. The actor is yet another example of how talent will always triumph over looks in Bollywood.

Written by A. Kameshwari | New Delhi | Updated: January 10, 2018 1:20:20 pm
Kalki Koechlin actress Happy birthday Kalki Koechlin: Kalki made sure she breaks some stereotype and does not only remain under the category of “serious actor.”

As we grow up, we are conditioned to judge beauty in a certain way. Most of the films too feed us the same old notion of how beauty is more about the way you look on screen and not about your talent. Many stars have gone through the scrutiny of not fitting into a role because of how they appear. But amid such discrimination and a mean world, Kalki Koechlin has been proving with films like Margarita With A Straw, A Death in the Gunj and A Girl With Yellow Boots that to be accepted you don’t need to be all about looks and hotness as there will be people who would love you no matter what. Her films and the choices she makes in real life, nothing about this actor is conventional and we totally love that about her.

In the commercially driven world, Kalki made sure she breaks some stereotype and does not only remain under the category of “serious actor.” She surprised her fans with films like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and how can we forget her in debut film Dev D. Director Anurag Kashyap might have paved the way for her Bollywood career but her stay in the industry has been solely because of her talent and the choices she has made.

Here are some of Kalki Koechlin’s films you must watch:

Margarita With A Straw




A Death in the Gunj


Girl in The Yellow Boots


Dev D


Zindagi Na Milegi Doobara


Not just her films but Kalki made sure to be known for the talent that has been brewing within her. Do you remember her poem recital and solo act on stage?

Dear Men


The Printing Machine


The Noise


This actor definitely deserves more than what she’s been offered and we hope there are more Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani for her as much as there are films like Margarita With A Straw.

We wish her a very happy 34th birthday.

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