In September last year, Kalki Koechlin acknowledged her relationship with boyfriend Guy Hershberg on social media. Kalki, on Instagram, shared a loved-up photograph with her beau as she introduced him to the world. In February this year, the actress gave birth to a babygirl Sappho with boyfriend Guy.
Now, the actress has opened up about how she met Guy and how the two get along, despite belonging to different counties and cultures. Sharing a selfie, Kalki wrote, "We met at a petrol station on the way to the Dead Sea and started a conversation that lasted us several years of togetherness and a baby. We did the Bombay-Jerusalem commute every month for a couple of years where I used to pack fresh coconuts in my suitcase to Israel and he brought kilos of oranges and avocados to India. He got me to eat middle-eastern salad for breakfast, I got him to eat three regular meals a day. He learnt to make biryani and I, shakshuka. He took Hindi classes and watched French films, I started online Hebrew classes and learnt to listen to western classical music. He likes his coffee with cardamom, I like my chai with milk and sugar."
She further added, "He’s Jewish. Part Russian, part Polish, part Iranian. I’m of French origin, born and brought up in India. My first name is Hindu, my last name is Protestant. We have a daughter with a Greek name to whom we speak in Hebrew, French, Hindi and Tamil. We don't follow any religious rites at home but we share our different customs and food. We fight everyday about whose turn it is to do the dishes and we always split our dessert in equal parts."
Guy is an Italian pianist. Kalki named their daughter after a renowned Greek poetess of the name of Sappho who was born in the latter part of the seventh century BC and is known for the way she expressed affection for women in her poetry.
Kalki was previously married to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. The couple got married in 2011 but separated after two years.