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2 December 1959 |
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Children||Kayoze Irani (son)|
Boman Irani (Hindustani pronunciation: [boːmaːn iːraːnːiː] Gujarati: બોમન ઇરાની; born 2 December 1959) is an Indian film and theater actor, voice artist and photographer. Irani is sometimes referred to as the David Walliams of India.
Early life 
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 1989. He is a professional photographer.
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.
His busy film career has slowed his theatre career but, despite this, Irani continues to perform on stage whenever possible. He has over 40 plays to his credit — around 15 of them as the lead character.
Film career 
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).
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. This community includes others such as Cyrus Broacha. He is married to Zenobia, with whom he has two sons, Danesh and Kayoze Irani.
- 2004 - Winner: Screen Weekly Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role; Munnabhai M.B.B.S.
- 2007 - Nominated: Filmfare Best Villain Award; Lage Raho Munnabhai
- 2010 - Winner: Star Screen Award for Best Villain; 3 Idiots
- 2010 - Winner: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award; 3 Idiots
- 2010 - Winner: IIFA Best Villain Award; 3 Idiots
|2001||Everybody Says I'm Fine!||Mr. Mittal|
|2003||Darna Mana Hai||Hotel owner|
|Boom||Diamond Dealer||Cameo Appearance|
|Munnabhai M.B.B.S.||Dr. J. C. Asthana||Nominated, Filmfare Best Comedian Award|
|2004||Main Hoon Na||Principal||Nominated, Filmfare Best Comedian Award|
|Veer-Zaara||Jahangir Hayaat Khan|
|2005||Page 3||Deepak Suri|
|Waqt: The Race Against Time||Natu|
|My Wife's Murder||Inspector Tejpal Randhawa|
|No Entry||Minister P.J. Gupta|
|Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara||Public Prosecutor|
|Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak||Michael Burnett / Santa Claus|
|Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow||Yashwant Dayal|
|Mr. Prime Minister|
|Being Cyrus||Farokh Sethna|
|2006||Shaadi Se Pehle||Dr Rustam|
|Pyare Mohan||Tony Alias Dholakia|
|Yun Hota To Kya Hota||DCP||Special appearance|
|Lage Raho Munna Bhai||Lucky Singh||Nominated, Filmfare Best Villain Award|
|Khosla Ka Ghosla||Kishen Khurana|
|Don - The Chase Begins Again||DCP DeSilva / Vardhaan|
|2007||Eklavya: The Royal Guard||Rana Jayawardhan|
|Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.||Oscar Fernandes|
|Heyy Babyy||Bharat Sahni|
|Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal||Tony Singh|
|Love Story 2050||Professor Yatin Khanna / Uncle Ya|
|Kismat Konnection||Rajiv Batra||Guest appearance|
|Rishton Ki Machine|
|Yuvvraaj||Dr P.K. Banton|
|2009||Luck by Chance||Dinaz Aziz||Cameo Appearance|
|Little Zizou||Boman Pressvala|
|Kambakkht Ishq||Doctor||Cameo Appearance|
|Perfect Mismatch||Mr. Patel|
|Fruit and Nut||Maharaja Harry Holkar|
|3 Idiots||Viru Sahastrabudhhe (Virus)||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2010||Well Done Abba||Arman Ali / Rahman Ali|
|Teen Patti||Special Appearance|
|Hum Tum Aur Ghost||Kapoor|
|Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai||Special Appearance|
|2011||F.A.L.T.U||Principal Sharma||Special Appearance|
|Game||O. P. Ramsay|
|Love Breakups Zindagi||Sheila's Dad||Cameo Appearance|
|Don 2: The King is Back||Vardhaan||Nominated, IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role|
|2012||Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu||Rahul's father|
|Housefull 2||Batook Patel|
|Ferrari Ki Sawaari||Deboo|
|Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi||Farhad|
|Student of the Year||Guest Appearance|
|Joker||Blue guy with beard; performs veneration|
|2013||Happy New Year||1 out of 5 guys in film|
|Jolly LLB||Advocate Rajpal as star advocate in film|
|2013||Attharintiki Daaretu||Telugu debut film|
- "Boman Irani gets candid". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
- "The making of an actor". Bomanirani.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
- "Mahatma v. Gandhi". ferozkhan.com. Retrieved 17 November 2006.
- "Actor - Ad Films - India". Boman Irani. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
- Riteish Deshmukh, Boman Irani are IIFA hosts again
- Official website
- Boman Irani at the Internet Movie Database
- Boman Irani at FridayMasti
- Boman Irani's family crazy about cars
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