Kalki Koechlin & Guy Hershberg expecting their first baby

Ketna Mistry



Kalki Koechlin shared some good news at the GQ Awards over the weekend. The ‘Shanghai’ (2012) actress revealed that she and boyfriend Guy Hershberg are expecting their first baby.

Reported on DNA India, Koechlin shared that she was already five months pregnant and was looking forward to motherhood. Reflecting on this new chapter, Koechlin said, “Motherhood began with my brother, who is much younger than I am. I remember watching him come home from school one day, he must have been seven or eight, with a project on climate change and thinking ‘this is such a renewal of innocence’. Children take us back to the basics; remind us of what is important. Also, just wanting to experience pregnancy, of feeling this life grow inside you.”

Both parents-to-be have also decided on the name for their baby too, the ‘Dev D’ (2009) actress said, “I’ve chosen a name that works for either gender and that is representative of a gay person, because I want my child to have that freedom of movement under the many umbrellas of gender that we have.”

Koechlin further added how she is noticing changes in herself as her pregnancy enters the second trimester, “I already feel the changes in the way I react to things. I am more deliberate, slower, more patient. When motherhood comes eventually, it brings with it a new consciousness to your sense of person. I still want to work but it is less about the rat race and more about nurturing oneself through one’s work. It becomes about infusing concentration and energy inward.”

Koechlin is due to have the baby in December and is planning on having a natural water birth in Goa.