Who is Kirti Kulhari?
Kirti Kulhari is an actress primarily known for Amazon Prime series ‘Four More Shots Please‘, where she played the role of a lawyer named Anjana Menon, a single mum of 4 year old girl, who along with 3 other female friends deals with work life drama, relationships and agitation in day to day life. Kirti is also famous for playing prominent roles in Disney Hotstar web series titled ‘Human‘ and ‘Criminal Justice‘.
Kirti Kulhari Biography
Kirti Kulhari was born and raised in Mumbai, Maharashtra in a Hindu Jat family having roots in Rajasthan. She did her initial schooling education from Kendriya Vidhyalaya. After finishing graduation from Bhavan College, she enrolled at KJ Somaiya College, Mumbai, and finished her post graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication from there. During her school days Kirti was very good at sports especially Badminton, she even represented KVS (her school) at State Games Federation of India twice during 11th and 12th standard. If she was not an actor, then probably she would be a badminton player, it was a great career opportunity for her but destiny had decided something else for her.
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|Real Name||Kirti Kulhari|
|Date of Birth||30 May 1985|
|Age||37 Years (as on August 2022)|
|Place of Birth||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Current Location||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Languages Known||Hindi, English|
|School||Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan|
|College||Graduated from Bhavan College, Mumbai|
PG from KJ Somaiya College, Mumbai
|Educational Qualification||Post Graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication|
|Hobbies and Favorites Stuff||Reading, Travelling, Badminton|
|Food Preference||Vegetarian Food|
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Body Measurements and Physical Appearance
Kirti Kulhari is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 54kgs. She has got black eyes and extremely fair complexion. Her body measurements are as follows:-
|Breast Size||32 inches|
|Waist Size||28 inches|
|Hips Size||32 inches|
Family and Relatives
Kirti Kulhari comes from a patriotic family having background in Indian forces. Prior to retirement her father Khyali Ram Kulhari served as commander-in-chief in Indian Navy, and her brother Sandeep Kulhari is a captain in Merchant Navy. Kirti has two elder sisters, ‘Kanchan’ and ‘Kiran Kulhari’. Kanchan Kulhari is a Pathologist in Indian Army while her other sister Kiran Kulhari is a teacher. Speaking of her mother Shravani Kulhari, she is a homemaker and stays with the family in Rajasthan.
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Affairs, Marriage and Children
Kirti Kulhari dated actor Saahil Sehgal and married him on 24th June 2016. She was enjoying a happy married life having great support from inlaws and her husband, until last year, the couple shocked the fans by announcing their separation through a social media post quoting “For those who care, we have mutually decided to separate in life but not on paper, it was a tough decision to make, but I am a good place now”. Kiran has a 4-5 year old daughter named ‘Zoe Kulhari’, whom she loves a lot. She even recorded her cute video with Saahil prior to separation.
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|Marriage Date||24 June 2016|
|Separation/Divorce Date||1 April 2021|
|Husband Name||Saahil Sehgal (Ex.Husband)|
Debut and Career
Kirti Kulhari started her career with theatre and modelling. In the early days of her career she joined a theatre group called Yatri Theatre, where she did several plays such as ‘Chinta Chhod Chintamani’, ‘Shehensaha of Azeemo’ and more.
Later, she was exposed to modelling and became a face of several tv advertisements:-
- Taj Mahal Tea
- Icici Bank
- Lotus Mutual Funds
- Travel Guru
- Videocon Air
- Kaya Clinic
- JK white cement
- Close Up
- Tic Tac Mouth Freshner
While modelling Kirti realised that tv ads are good from earning point on view but it doesn’t make her a better actor and she really needs to get into cinema to make headlines. Therefore, she worked hard and auditioned for several roles and finally landed her first role in 2010 in Hindi feature film titled ‘Khichdi : The Movie‘.
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An year after her debut, she got a notable role in film Shaitan, casted alongside actors Gulshan Devaiah, Kalki Koechlin, Neil Bhoopalam, Rajeev Khandelwal, Rajkumar Rao, Rukhsar Rehman, Pavan Raj Malhotra, Manjot Singh and Shiv Pandit.
Thereafter, she got opportunities to work in some critically acclaimed movies such as Pink and Indu Sarkar, where she was praised for her performance. In Indu Sarkar, she appeared in a title role of Indu alongside Neil Nitin Mukesh, directed by Madhur Bhandarkar.
In 2019, she played the role of an army officer ‘Seerat Kaur’ in Bollywood film Uri: The Surgical Strike casted alongside versatile actors such as Vicky Kaushal, Mohit Raina, Yami Gautam, Swaroop Sampat and Akashdeep Arora.
Later in 2019, she appeared in film Mission Mangal which was based on Indian Mars Mission. Following year, Kirti joined the cast of The Girl on the Train directed by Ribhu Das Gupta. Other actors who played the prominent role in the film are Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari and Avinash Tiwary.
Meanwhile, Kirti also filmed for web series such as Bard of Blood and Four More Shots Please. The latter was streamed on Amazon Prime and her role was appreciated by critics as well the audience.
By 2020, Kirti has emerged as one of the best actresses on OTT platform and she became producers first choice when casting for important characters in series such as Human and Criminal Injustice. In Human, she played the prominent role of Dr. Saira Sabharwal, a subordinate of Dr. Gauri Nath played by Shefali Shah.
Recently Kirti shot for Four More Shots Please Season 3 which will be available on Amazon Prime app. In 2022, Kirti made her debut as a producer and launched her production house called Kintsukuroi Films. Soon she will be seen in her home production film titled ‘Nayeka’, written and directed by Ajaykiran Nair.
Awards and Nominations
Kirti Kulhari has been nominated and won the following awards:-
|Screen Awards 2012||Best Ensemble Cast||Nominated||Shaitan|
|62nd Filmfare Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated||Pink|
|Jagran Film Festival||Special Jury Award||Won||Pink|
|Screen Awards 2018||Best Critics Award||Nominated||Indu Sarkar|
|64th Filmfare Awards||Best Actress in Short Film||Won||Maya|
|ITA Awards||Best Actress in Web Series||Nominated||Four More Shots Please|
|2020 Filmfare OTT Awards||Best Actress Series (female)||Nominated||Four More Shots Please : Season 2|
Lifestyle and Luxury
Kirti Kulhari has a sparkling red Mercedes Benz in her garage. She also has an apartment in Mumbai.
Facts about Kirti Kulhari
- If she wasn’t an actress, she would be a badminton player.
- In an interview to Times of India she praised her inlaws and husband a lot and gave credit to them for her success.
- Kirti has not filed divorce on papers, instead, the couple decided to end the relationship mutually.
- She love pets and has two dogs named Tom and Jerry.
Salary and Net Worth
Based on Kirti’s experience and brand value, her net worth is estimated around 7-8 crore Indian rupees. She makes most of income from Movies and Web series. Another chunk of her earnings come from Instagram sponsorships, brand recommendations and collaborations.