Homi Adajania (Hindi: होमी अदजानिया) is an Indian film director and writer. He earned critical acclaim for his directorial debut, Being Cyrus (2006), an off-beat English-language psychological drama. He followed this with the commercially successful Hindi-language romantic comedy Cocktail (2012).
Homi Adajania entered the film industry directing and co-writing the English-language psychological drama Being Cyrus (2006) starring noted Bollywood actors like Saif Ali Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, and Boman Irani. The film earned critical acclaim, despite being commercially unsuccessful. Film critic Rajeev Masand called it "a stylish thriller that's told in an immensely engaging style."
Adajania's second directorial venture was the Hindi-language romantic comedy Cocktail (2012). The film was written by filmmaker Imtiaz Ali and produced by Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan under their banner Illuminati Films. The lead roles were played by Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, and debutante actress Diana Penty, while Dimple Kapadia and Boman Irani featured in supporting roles. After its three-week run, Box Office India declared the film a hit in India and abroad. It earned mixed to positive reviews from critics.
Adajania's third directorial venture, Finding Fanny, was released in September 2014 in both English and Hindi. The film is a satirical comedy starring an ensemble cast featuring Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, and Pankaj Kapur. As per Rummana Ahmed of Yahoo who gave it a 3.5 rating, It’s little moments and the commendable performances of all the characters make this simple story immensely watchable.
He is a winger for the Bombay Gymkhana rugby team in Mumbai and is also a certified CMAS (Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques) dive instructor, and used to teach in the Lakshadweep islands.