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2 December 1959 |
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Children||choteya 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 movies such as Don, Munna Bhai MBBS, 3 Idiots and most recently PK and Happy New Year.
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 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.
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 small but very significant role in Darna Mana Hai earned him good acclaim. the film didn't fare too well, but his was one of the most remembered segments of the movies along with Saif Ali Khan. 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 played in 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 .
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.
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|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||Tollywood Debut film|
|2014||Youngistaan||Prime Minister Dashrath Kaul||Guest appearance|
|2014||Happy New Year||Tehmton Irani (Tammy)|
|2015||Bengal Tiger||Ashok Gajapathi|
|2015||The Legend of Michael Mishra|
|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|
- "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
- "Arshad Warsi begins shoot of 'The Legend of Michael Mishra'". indianexpress.com.
- "Boman Irani teams up with Ravi Teja". The Times of India.
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