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Boman Irani
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Born(1959-12-02) 2 December 1959 (age 54)

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
OccupationFilm actor

Voice actor
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Zenobia Irani
ChildrenDanesh and Kayoze Irani (son)
Boman Irani (Gujarati: બોમન ઇરાની) (born 2 December 1959) is an Indian film and theatre actor, voice artist and photographer. He is widely known for his comedic and villain roles in Bollywood movies.


    Early life

    Irani was born into a Parsi family on 2 December 1959, in Mumbai.

    He finished his schooling from St. Mary's School. He is a graduate of Mithibai College in Mumbai. After his polytechnic diploma course, he joined the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower and worked there as a waiter and room service staff. Thereafter, he joined his mother to run their ancestral bakery shop between Novelty and Apsara Cinema in South Mumbai.

    Irani turned to photography in 1987 and continued until he turned into an actor.


    Irani began his acting career in theatre and moved to film in 2000. Irani gained attention for his role in the 2003 comedy Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. He later appeared in Lage Raho Munna Bhai for which he received several IIFA award nominations and in 3 Idiots opposite Aamir Khan which earned him a Filmfare Award and a Star Screen Award for Best Actor in a Villainous Role. He is the host of Bollywood Ka Boss.

    Theatre career

    Acting had been a passion to Boman even during school and college days inspired by his great friend Mahan Shri Chandan kr. Singh. He trained under acting coach Hansraj Siddhia from 1981 to 1983 and adopted professional acting methods inspired by Chandan Singh. Irani preferred British theatre, and he soon developed different accents.

    Irani's mentor was Alyque Padamsee — the veteran theatre actor best known for his role as Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Gandhi. He was introduced to Padamsee by Shiamak Davar. Irani's earliest theatrical appearance was in Roshni where he played a cameo at the Regional Theatre in Versova. He followed this up with serials like Family Ties and Mahatma vs Gandhi, playing Gandhi after the role was turned down by Darshan Jariwala. His most illustrious play till date has been I am not Bajirao which ran for 10 years.

    Film career

    Irani started out in a number of advertisements like Fanta, Ceat and Krackjack biscuits (as Mr. Jack of the Krack and Jack duo).

    With Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. Irani became really popular. His role as J. Asthana earned him a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Comedian.His comic as well as minor antagonist type role in 3 Idiots is also still remembered. Since then Irani has essayed many comedic hits (Main Hoon Na, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Dostana, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Waqt: The Race Against Time, No Entry, 3 Idiots, Housefull, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Housefull 2 and Cocktail), supporting (Veer-Zaara, Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara, Lakshya, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Sorry Bhai!, Page 3, My Wife's Murder), and negative roles (Don: The Chase Begins Again , Don 2: The King Is Back, Eklavya). He acted in his first Telugu movie Attharintiki Daaredhi as the grandfather of Pawan Kalyan .

    Irani hosted the IIFA Awards with actor Ritesh Deshmukh in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 in Toronto. He has been on Kaun Banega Crorepati with Sanjay Dutt. He is considered as a remarkable actor these days.

    Personal life

    Irani is a Parsi and follows the religion of Zoroastrianism. He speaks English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali and Marathi fluently. Irani is a member of the Parsee Television Actors Community and is its secretary. He is married to Zenobia, with whom he has two sons, Danesh and Kayoze Irani.


    YearAward ShowAwardFilmWon
    2004Screen WeeklyAward for Best Performance in a Comic RoleMunnabhai M.B.B.S.Yes
    2007Filmfare AwardFilmfare Best Villain AwardLage Raho MunnabhaiNo
    2010Star Screen AwardStar Screen Award for Best Villain3 IdiotsYes
    2010Filmfare AwardFilmfare Best Supporting Actor Award3 IdiotsYes
    2010IIFA AwardIIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role3 IdiotsYes


    Films that have not yet been releasedDenotes films that have not yet been released
    2001Everybody Says I'm Fine!Mr. Mittal
    2002Let's TalkNikhil
    2003Darna Mana HaiHotel owner
    2003BoomDiamond DealerCameo Appearance
    2003Munnabhai M.B.B.S.Dr. J. C. AsthanaNominated, Filmfare Best Comedian Award
    2004Main Hoon NaPrincipalNominated, Filmfare Best Comedian Award
    2004LakshyaMr. Shergill
    2004Veer-ZaaraJahangir Hayaat Khan
    2005Page 3Deepak Suri
    2005Waqt: The Race Against TimeNatu
    2005My Wife's MurderInspector Tejpal Randhawa
    2005No EntryMinister P.J. Gupta
    2005Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin MaraPublic Prosecutor
    2005Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar TakMichael Burnett / Santa Claus
    2005Kal: Yesterday and TomorrowYashwant Dayal
    2005BluffmasterDr. Bhalerao
    2005Mr Prime Minister
    2005Being CyrusFarokh Sethna
    2006Shaadi Se PehleDr Rustam
    2006Pyare MohanTony Alias Dholakia
    2006Yun Hota To Kya HotaDCPSpecial appearance
    2006Lage Raho Munna BhaiLucky SinghNominated, Filmfare Best Villain Award
    2006Khosla Ka GhoslaKishen Khurana
    2006Don - The Chase Begins AgainDCP DeSilva / Vardhaan
    2007Eklavya: The Royal GuardRana Jayawardhan
    2007Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.Oscar Fernandes
    2007Heyy BabyyBharat Sahni
    2007Dhan Dhana Dhan GoalTony Singh
    2008Woodstock Villa
    2008Love Story 2050Professor Yatin Khanna / Uncle Ya
    2008Kismat KonnectionRajiv BatraGuest appearance
    2008Rishton Ki Machine
    2008DostanaM (Murali)
    2008YuvvraajDr P.K. Banton
    2008Sorry Bhai!Navin
    2008MaharathiAD Merchant
    2009Luck by ChanceDinaz AzizCameo Appearance
    2009Little ZizouBoman Pressvala
    2009Kambakkht IshqDoctorCameo Appearance
    2009Perfect MismatchMr. Patel
    2009Fruit and NutMaharaja Harry Holkar
    2009Front Page
    20093 IdiotsViru Sahastrabuddhe (Virus)Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
    2009Mungilal Rocks
    2010Well Done AbbaArman Ali / Rahman Ali
    2010Teen PattiSpecial Appearance
    2010Hum Tum Aur GhostKapoor
    2010MirchAsu Hotmal
    2010Jaane Kahan Se Aayi HaiSpecial Appearance
    2010HousefullBatukbhai Patel
    2011F.A.L.T.UPrincipal SharmaSpecial Appearance
    2011GameO. P. Ramsay
    2011Love Breakups ZindagiSheila's DadCameo Appearance
    2011Don 2: The King is BackVardhaanNominated, IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
    2012Ek Main Aur Ekk TuRahul's father
    2012Housefull 2Batook Patel
    2012TezzSanjay Raina
    2012Ferrari Ki SawaariDeboo
    2012CocktailRandhir kapoor(Randy)
    2012Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal PadiFarhad
    2012Student of the YearHarkishan SananGuest Appearance
    2013Jolly LLBAdvocate Rajpal as star advocate in film
    2013Attarintiki DarediRaghu NandanHero's Grandfather

    Telugu film
    2014YoungistaanPrime Minister Dashrath KaulGuest appearance
    2014Bhoothnath ReturnsJamez Porto
    2014Happy New YearFilms that have not yet been releasedPost-production
    2014The Legend of Michael MishraFilms that have not yet been releasedFilming

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