30 May 1985|
Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, India
Kirti Kulhari is an Indian actress and model. She has appeared in Bollywood films. After post-graduating with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Kulhari made her acting debut in Odia Movie Dharini in 2000 Khichdi: The Movie in 2010, followed by a role in Shaitaan in 2011. Kirti has recently appeared in the movie Blackmail. The movie is directed by Abhinay Deo. Apart from Kirti, it also stars Irrfan in the lead role.
Early life and background
Kulhari was brought up in Mumbai, India. Her family belongs to Jhunjhunu and Jaipur in Rajasthan. Her father is in the Indian Navy and her mother is a homemaker. She has two elder sisters and one younger brother. One of her sisters is a doctor in the Indian Army. She did her graduation in Bachelors in Management Studies from Bhavan College, Mumbai. She did her Post-Graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication from KJ Somaiya College, Mumbai.
Kulhari started her career with theatre and TV commercials. She did a one-month acting workshop in a Hindi theatre group called Yatri. She worked on three plays after that – Chinta Chod Chintamani with Yatri group, Shehenshah Of Azeemo with AK Various productions and a Hindi adaptation of Sakharaam Binder with Yatri group. Kulhari was the face of many TV 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. Kulhari was the face of beauty brand Nivea Visage Sparkling Glow's face for a duration of 2 years. Kulhari was also a part of three music videos – Hik vich jaan in Desi Rockstar 2 album by Gippy Grewal, Junoon by singer Abhijit Saawant and Mitran Di Chatri by Babbu Mann.
Kulhari began her film acting career with Khichdi: The Movie, which released in October 2010. Kulhari got noticed for her second film as an actor in Shaitan, which released in June 2011. In 2016, she was seen in Pink with Tapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bacchan for which she got praised. The film was both commercially & critically success. 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.
|2017||Indu Sarkar||Indu Sarkar|
|2016||San' 75 Pachattar||Meena|
|2013||Sooper Se Ooper||Gulabo (Gul)|
|Rise Of The Zombie||Vinny|
|2010||Khichdi: The Movie||Parminder|
- "Eyes are the most important". Hindustan Times. 2 August 2012. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012.
- "Indu Sarkar first poster: Kirti Kulhari dons an intense look for the film on Emergency". hindustantimes.com. 5 June 2017. Archived from the original on 12 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
- "Coming Soon: Aapno Zombie". DNA. 12 July 2012. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013.
- "Khichdi was fun: Kirti Kulhari". Times Of India. 5 October 2010.
- "Shaitan is not my first film: Kirti Kulhari". Times Of India. 9 June 2011.
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