Wikipedia:Today's featured article/January 10, 2017

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Kalki Koechlin in 2016

Kalki Koechlin (born 10 January 1984) is an Indian actress and writer of French descent who predominantly works in Bollywood. After studying drama at Goldsmiths, University of London, she made her screen debut in the drama Dev.D in 2009, winning a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. She starred in and co-wrote the screenplay for the crime thriller That Girl in Yellow Boots (2011). She has starred in two top-grossing films, the coming-of-age film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and the romantic drama Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013). Her work in the independent drama Margarita with a Straw (2014) earned a National Film Award – Special Jury Award. Her commercially successful films include the political drama Shanghai (2012) and the supernatural thriller Ek Thi Daayan (2013). She won The MetroPlus Playwright Award for co-writing the dramatic play Skeleton Woman (2009), and made her directorial debut on stage with the tragicomedy Living Room (2015). She hosted a travel show entitled Kalki's Great Escape in 2016. Koechlin promotes causes ranging from health and education to women's empowerment and gender equality. (Full article...)

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