|Real Name:||Kirti Kulhari|
|Birthplace:||Bombay, Maharashtra, India|
Kirti Kulhari (born 30 May 1985) is an Indian actress who works in Hindi-language films and series. She made her acting debut with the film Khichdi: The Movie in 2010 and then starred in Shaitan in 2011. She then appeared in the films Jal (2013), Pink (2016), Indu Sarkar (2017), Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019), and Mission Mangal (2019).
Kulhari has starred in several web series, including Four More Shots Please! (2019–present) on Amazon Prime Video, and Criminal Justice (2020) and Human (2022) on Disney+Hotstar.
Kirti Kulhari Biography
|Born||30 May 1985
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Saahil Sehgal (m. 2016; separated 2021)
Kulhari was born and brought up in Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra. Her family hails from the Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan. Her father was a Commander in the Indian Navy. Kulhari married actor Saahil Sehgal in 2016. She announced her separation from him on 1 April 2021.
Kulhari started her career in 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, Everyuth Face Wash, Whirlpool Refrigerators, Spice Mobile, Virgin Mobiles, Close-up, JK White Cement and Tic Tac mouth freshener. For two years, Kulhari was the face of the beauty brand Nivea Visage Sparkling Glow’s face. Kulhari was also a part of the music video – “Hik Vich Jaan” in the Desi Rockstar 2 album by Gippy Grewal.
Kulhari started her film acting career in Bollywood with Khichdi: The Movie, which was released in October 2010. Kulhari was noticed as an actress for her second film, Shaitan, which was released in June 2011.
In 2016, she was seen in Pink with Tapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bacchan and 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 acted in Mission Mangal, a film based on India’s Mars Orbiter Mission, which was released on 15 August 2019.
In January 2022, Kulhari turned producer by launching the production house Kintsukuroi Films and will star in its first project, a dark comedy thriller film Nayeka written and directed by Ajaykiran Nair. Kirti started shooting for the film on 2 January.
|2010||Khichdi: The Movie||Parminder|
|2013||Sooper Se Ooper||Gulabo (Gul)|
|Rise of the Zombie||Vinny|
|2017||Indu Sarkar||Indu Sarkar|
|2019||Mission Mangal||Neha Siddiqui|
|Uri: The Surgical Strike||Flight lieutenant Seerat Kaur|
|2021||The Girl on the Train||Dalbir Kaur Bagga|
|2019–present||Four More Shots Please!||Anjana Menon|
|2019||Bard of Blood||Jannat|
|2020||Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors||Anuradha Chandra|
|2022||Human||Dr. Saira Sabharwal|
Awards and nominations
|2017||Filmfare Awards||Pink||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2019||Maya||Best Actress in a Short Film||Won|
|2022||The Girl on the Train||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2020||Filmfare OTT Awards||Four More Shots Please!||Best Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2021||Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors||Nominated|
|2019||Indian Television Academy Awards||Four More Shots Please!||Best Actress – Web Series||Nominated|
|2022||Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors||Best Actress – Drama (OTT)||Won|
|2017||Jagran Film Festival||Pink||Special Jury Award||Won|
|2012||Screen Awards||Shaitan||Best Ensemble Cast||Nominated|
|2017||Pink||Best Actress (Critics)||Nominated|
|2012||Zee Cine Awards||Shaitan||Best Female Debut||Nominated|