Koel Purie

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Koel Purie
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Born (1978-11-25) 25 November 1978 (age 39)
Delhi, India
Alma mater Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation Actress, Anchor
Spouse(s) Laurent Rinchet

Koel Purie Rinchet (born 25 November 1978) is an Indian film actress, producer and TV presenter. She made her debut with Rahul Bose's directorial venture Everybody Says I'm Fine! in 2001[1] and later featured in Road to Ladakh starring alongside Irrfan Khan. She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art London.[2] Since then she has worked on over 20 odd films in India, UK and Canada, played Desdemona at the prestigious Leicester Haymarket, acted in the well received theatre production of A Taste for Mangoes (an adaptation of Willian Dalrymple's White Mughals), produced top rated TV shows, written for most mainstream publications (including Cosmopolitan, DNA, Harper's Bazaar, India Today) and travelled the world. Purie was appointed the Tourism Mascot by the Japanese government whilst she lived in Tokyo. She shot several videos to promote tourism in Japan. Purie now lives in Paris and has started her own production company to maker film, digital and video content for various platforms.

Purie hosts a talk show On The Couch With Koel on the Indian news channel Headlines Today. The highly rated show featured Indian and international actors, film makers, musicians, writers, sports personalities, politicians and newsmakers including James Cameron, Amitabh Bachchan, Lady Gaga, Salman Rushdie, Gen. Musharraf amongst others. The show won multiple awards and was extremely popular in India quickly becoming a status symbol.She has produced and hosted various TV shows from Great Escape for Star plus to Aaj Ki Naari for DD metro.

Purie comes from the largest media group in India - the India Today Group. She is the daughter of media tycoon Aroon Purie.[2] She has always been fiercely independent and chosen to strike out on her own.



  • Couching with Koël (2013-2015) - India Today TV
  • On the Couch with Koël (2008-2012) - Headlines Today
  • Trial & Retribution: Sins of the Father (2006) (TV) (uncredited) .... Margaret Dawes
  • Fairy Tales .... Shekeelia (1 episode, 2008) - "The Empress's New Clothes" (2008) TV
  • Losing Gemma (2006) (TV) .... Coral
  • The Afternoon Play .... Sonia Bhose (1 episode, 2005) - "Reverse Psychology" (2005) TV
  • Dirty War (2004) (TV) .... DC Sameena Habibullah
  • As If .... Travel Agent (1 episode, 2004) - "Jamie's POV" (2004) TV
  • Indian Dream (2003) (TV) .... Neeraj
  • The Vice .... WPC Charlie Carter (1 episode, 2003) - "Gameboys" (2003) TV episode .... WPC Charlie Carter
  • Holby City .... Seleena Chowdhury (1 episode, 2003) - "For Better, for Worse" (2003) TV
  • Aaj Ki Naari....Deepika (all episodes)- DD Metro (1998)
  • The Great Escape- Star Plus


  1. ^ "Koel Purie". IMDb.
  2. ^ a b Roy, Amit (17 December 2004). "Red Hot". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 May 2011.