Kirti Kulhari

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Kirti Kulhari
Kirti Kulhari launches Sonia Gandhi's kalamwali.com in 2014 (01)
Kulhari in 2014
Born (1985-05-30) 30 May 1985 (age 36)
OccupationActress
Years active2009–present
Spouse(s)
Saahil Sehgal
(m. 2016; separated 2021)

Kirti Kulhari is an Indian actress and model predominantly works in Hindi-language films. She made her acting debut in an Odia film Dharini in 2002. Her first Bollywood appearance was in Khichdi: The Movie in 2010, followed by a role in Shaitaan in 2011.[1] She then appeared in successful films including Pink (2016), Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019) and Mission Mangal (2019).

Personal life[edit]

Kulhari was born and brought up in Mumbai. Her family hails from Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan.[2] Her father was a Commander in the Indian Navy.[3] Kulhari married actor Saahil Sehgal in 2016.[4][5] She announced separation from him on 1 April 2021.[6]

Acting career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Kulhari started her career with theatre and TV commercials. She did a One-month acting workshop with a Hindi theatre group called Yatri Theatre, under the direction and guidance of Om Katare. After that, She worked on three plays - Chinta Chhod Chintamani with Yatri Theatre, Shehenshah of Azeemo with AK Various productions and a Hindi adaptation of Sakharam Binder with Yatri Theatre. Kulhari was the face of many television commercials – Lotus Mutual Funds, Travel Guru, Videocon Air Conditioners, Parachute Gorgeous Hamesha Campaign, ICICI Bank, Kaya Skin Clinic, Taj Mahal Tea (along with Indian actor Saif Ali Khan), Everyuth Face Wash, Whirlpool Refrigerators (along with Indian actors Ajay Devgn and Kajol), Spice Mobile, Virgin Mobiles (along with Indian actor Ranbir Kapoor), Close-up, JK White Cement and Tic Tac mouth freshener.[7] For two years, Kulhari was the face of beauty brand Nivea Visage Sparkling Glow's face. Kulhari was also a part of music videos – "Hik Vich Jaan" in Desi Rockstar 2 album by Gippy Grewal, "Junoon" by singer Abhijeet Sawant and "Mitran Di Chatri" by Babbu Maan. She made her debut in films with an Odia film Dharini in 2002.[8]

Breakthrough (2010–2015)[edit]

Kulhari Started her film acting career in Bollywood with Khichdi: The Movie,[9] which released in October 2010. Kulhari was noticed as an actress for her second film, Shaitan,[10] which released in June 2011.

In 2013, she appeared in Sooper Se Ooper which fared poorly at the box office.

Mainstream success (2016—present)[edit]

In 2016, she was seen in Pink with Tapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bacchan in which her performance was praised. The film was both commercially and critically successful. In 2017, she appeared in the title role of Indu in Madhur Bhandarkar's political thriller film Indu Sarkar. In 2018, she starred in Blackmail with Irrfan Khan.

In 2019, she appeared in the role of an Indian Air Force officer Seerat Kaur in the commercially and critically successful military action film Uri: The Surgical Strike. The same year, she also appeared in the web television series Four More Shots Please! on Amazon Prime Video and Bard of Blood on Netflix. She has acted in Mission Mangal, a film based on India's Mars Orbiter Mission, which was released on 15 August 2019.

Kulhari was appreciated for her lead role in the period thriller San' 75 Pachattar, opposite Kay Kay Menon, which was filmed in 2015 but was unreleased as of 2019.

In August 2020, Kulhari joined the cast of The Girl On The Train directed by Ribhu Dasgupta.[11] It also features Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Avinash Tiwary, Sammy Jonas Heaney.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Note
2010 Khichdi: The Movie Parminder
2011 Shaitaan Tanya Sharma
2013 Sooper Se Ooper Gulabo (Gul)
Rise of the Zombie Vinny
2014 Jal Kesar
2016 Cute Kameena Avantika
Pink Falak Ali
2017 Indu Sarkar Indu Sarkar
2018 Blackmail Reena Kaushal
2019 Mission Mangal Neha Siddiqui
Uri: The Surgical Strike Flight lieutenant Seerat Kaur
San' 75 Pachattar
2021 The Girl on the Train Dalbir Kaur Bagga On Netflix[13]
Shaadisthan'' Sasha On Hotstar[14]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Note Platform Ref
2019-2020 Four More Shots Please! Anjana Menon Main role (Season 1&2) Amazon Prime Video [15]
2019 Bard of Blood Jannat Supporting cast Netflix [16]
2020 Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors Anuradha Chandra Lead role Hotstar Specials [17]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Film Award Category Result Ref.
Shaitan Screen Awards 2012 Best Ensemble Cast Nominated
Pink 62nd Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated [18]
Jagran Film Festival Special Jury Award Won[a]
Screen Awards 2017 Critics Best Actress Nominated
Indu Sarkar Screen Awards 2018 Critics Best Actress Nominated
Maya 64th Filmfare Awards Best Actress in a Short Film Won [19]
Four More Shots Please! Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress - Web Series Nominated
Four More Shots Please! Season 2 Filmfare OTT Awards - 2020 Best Actor Series: Drama (Female) Nominated [20]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Tied with Taapsee Pannu and Andrea Tariang for the same film.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eyes are the most important". Hindustan Times. 2 August 2012. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Coming Soon: Aapno Zombie". DNA. 12 July 2012. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Kirti Kulhari: 10 Things To Know About The Versatile Actor". Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  4. ^ Chakraborty, Sushmit (1 April 2020). "Kirti Kulhari opens up about personal life, talks about husband Saahil Sehgal". Republic World. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Kirti Kulhari Says Marriage To Saahil Sehgal Has Affected Her Career in 'the Best Possible Way'". News18. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  6. ^ Raghuvanshi, Aakanksha (1 April 2021). "Actress Kirti Kulhari Announces Separation From Husband Saahil Sehgal: "Not On Paper But In Life"". NDTV. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Kirti Kulhari: 10 Things To Know About The Versatile Actor". Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Kirti Kulhari: 10 Things To Know About The Versatile Actor". Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Khichdi was fun: Kirti Kulhari". The Times of India. 5 October 2010. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Shaitan is not my first film: Kirti Kulhari". The Times of India. 9 June 2011. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013.
  11. ^ DelhiAugust 6, India Today Web Desk New; August 6, 2019UPDATED; Ist, 2019 12:45. "Kirti Kulhari to play British cop in Parineeti Chopra-starrer The Girl On The Train Hindi remake". India Today. Retrieved 9 May 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  12. ^ "'The Girl On The Train': Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kirti Kulhari, Avinash Tiwary's character posters out". DNA India. 30 January 2021. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  13. ^ "'The Girl On The Train': Parineeti Chopra shares gripping teaser as film gears up for digital release". The Times of India. 13 January 2021. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Kirti Kulhari talks about how 'Shaadistan' highlights social conditioning". Republic e. 10 June 2021. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  15. ^ Srivastava, Soumya (25 January 2019). "Four More Shots Please review: Amazon's 'sex' comedy hurts at first but gets better with time". Hindustan Times.
  16. ^ IANS (15 March 2019). "Kirti Kulhari plays a Baluchi girl in Netflix's Bard of Blood". India Today. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  17. ^ Keshri, Shweta (10 December 2020). "Pankaj Tripathi returns to save Kirti Kulhari in Criminal Justice Behind Closed Doors". India Today. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  18. ^ "62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017 Nominations". 10 January 2017.
  19. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2019: List Of Winners". NDTV. 23 March 2019.
  20. ^ "Nominees for the Flyx Filmfare OTT Awards". filmfare.com. Retrieved 17 December 2020.

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