Indian actress of French descent Kalki Koechlin, 27, who debuted in Anurag Kashyap's critically acclaimed Hindi film Dev D, playing the character of Chandramukhi, won the Best Supporting Actor (Female) Award for her role in the film. Kalki was born to French parents in a small village in Pondicherry. Her parents had come to India 38 years ago. They are devotees of Sri Aurobindo. She was doing modeling assignments for Television commercials before being short-listed for the role of Chandramukhi in 'Dev D'. Kalki speaks Tamil, English and French while she had to learn Hindi to prepare for her role in Dev D.