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2 December 1959 |
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Children||Danesh and Kayoze Irani (son)|
Boman Irani (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 films such as Don, Munna Bhai MBBS, 3 Idiots, Happy New Year, PK and Dilwale.
Irani was born on 2 December 1959, in Mumbai. He finished his schooling in St. Mary's School, Mumbai. 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 became an actor.
Irani began his acting career in theatre and moved to films 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.
Acting had been a passion to Irani during school and college days. He trained under acting coach Hansraj Siddhia from 1981 to 1983 and adopted professional acting methods. 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 small but significant role in Darna Mana Hai earned him acclaim. The film didn't fare too well, but his was one of the most remembered segments of the film along with Saif Ali Khan. With Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Irani became 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. Irani has appeared in many comedic (Main Hoon Na, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Dostana, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Waqt: The Race Against Time, No Entry, 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 film Attharintiki Daaredhi as the grandfather of Pawan Kalyan.
Irani hosted the IIFA Awards with actor Ritesh Deshmukh in 2008 in Bangkok, 2009 Macau, 2010 Colombo and 2011 in Toronto. He has been on Kaun Banega Crorepati with Sanjay Dutt. He also hosted the quiz show Bollywood Ka Boss. Irani featured in OneTouch Glucose Meters TV commercials in 2015 with Simone Singh.
Boman Irani is an Irani 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.
|2001||Everybody Says I'm Fine!||Mr. Mittal|
|2003||Darna Mana Hai||Hotel owner|
|2003||Boom||Diamond Dealer||Cameo Appearance|
|2003||Munnabhai M.B.B.S.||Dr. J. C. Asthana||Nominated, Filmfare Best Comedian Award|
|2004||Main Hoon Na||Principal||Nominated, Filmfare Best Comedian Award|
|2004||Veer-Zaara||Jahangir Hayaat Khan|
|2005||Page 3||Deepak Suri|
|2005||Waqt: The Race Against Time||Natu|
|2005||My Wife's Murder||Inspector Tejpal Randhawa|
|2005||No Entry||Minister P.J. Gupta|
|2005||Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara||Public Prosecutor|
|2005||Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak||Michael Burnett / Santa Claus|
|2005||Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow||Yashwant Dayal|
|2005||Mr Prime Minister|
|2005||Being Cyrus||Farokh Sethna|
|2006||Shaadi Se Pehle||Dr Rustam|
|2006||Pyare Mohan||Tony Alias Dholakia|
|2006||Yun Hota To Kya Hota||DCP||Special appearance|
|2006||Lage Raho Munna Bhai||Lucky Singh||Nominated, Filmfare Best Villain Award|
|2006||Khosla Ka Ghosla||Kishen Khurana|
|2006||Don - The Chase Begins Again||DCP DeSilva / Vardhaan|
|2007||Eklavya: The Royal Guard||Rana Jayawardhan|
|2007||Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.||Oscar Fernandes|
|2007||Heyy Babyy||Bharat Sahni|
|2007||Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal||Tony Singh|
|2008||Love Story 2050||Professor Yatin Khanna / Uncle Ya|
|2008||Kismat Konnection||Rajiv Batra||Guest appearance|
|2008||Rishton Ki Machine|
|2008||Yuvvraaj||Dr P.K. Banton|
|2009||Luck by Chance||Dinaz Aziz||Cameo Appearance|
|2009||Little Zizou||Boman Pressvala|
|2009||Kambakkht Ishq||Doctor||Cameo Appearance|
|2009||Perfect Mismatch||Mr. Patel|
|2009||Fruit and Nut||Maharaja Harry Holkar|
|2009||3 Idiots||Viru Sahastrabuddhe (Virus)||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2010||Well Done Abba||Arman Ali / Rahman Ali|
|2010||Teen Patti||Special Appearance|
|2010||Hum Tum Aur Ghost||Kapoor|
|2010||Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai||Special Appearance|
|2011||F.A.L.T.U||Principal Sharma||Special Appearance|
|2011||Game||O. P. Ramsay|
|2011||Love Breakups Zindagi||Sheila's Dad||Cameo Appearance|
|2011||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|
|2012||Housefull 2||Batook Patel|
|2012||Ferrari Ki Sawaari||Deboo|
|2012||Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi||Farhad|
|2012||Student of the Year||Harkishan Sanan||Guest Appearance|
|2013||Jolly LLB||Advocate Rajpal as star advocate in film|
|2013||Attarintiki Daredi||Raghu Nandan||Telugu film|
|2014||Youngistaan||Prime Minister Dashrath Kaul||Guest appearance|
|2014||Happy New Year||Tehmton Irani (Tammy)|
|2015||Bengal Tiger||Ashok Gajapathi||Telugu film|
|2016||Santa Banta Pvt Ltd||Santheshwar Singh Solaid/ Santa|
|2016||Housefull 3||Batuk Patel|
|2016||The Legend of Michael Mishra||Fp|
|2004||Screen Weekly||Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role||Munnabhai M.B.B.S.||Yes|
|2007||Filmfare Award||Filmfare Best Villain Award||Lage Raho Munnabhai||Nominated|
|2010||Star Screen Award||Star Screen Award for Best Villain||3 Idiots||Yes|
|2010||Filmfare Award||Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award||3 Idiots||Yes|
|2010||IIFA Award||IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role||3 Idiots||Yes|
|2013||Kalakar Awards||Award for Best Actor||Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi||Yes|
- Pacheco, Sunitra (2 December 2014). "Actor Boman Irani turns 55". The Indian Express. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
- "Boman Irani gets candid". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
- "The making of an actor". Bomanirani.com. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
- "Actor – Ad Films – India". Boman Irani. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
- Riteish Deshmukh, Boman Irani are IIFA hosts again[permanent dead link]
- LOWE LINTAS HIGHLIGHTS THE ‘SWEET’ SIDE IN THE LIFE OF A DIABETIC FOR ONETOUCH Archived 16 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
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