Homi Adajania

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Homi Adajania
Homi Adajania - Director.jpg
OccupationFilm director, writer
Years active2005–present
(m. 2002)

Homi Adajania is an Indian film director and writer. He made his directorial debut with Being Cyrus (2006), an English-language psychological drama. He followed this with the commercially successful Hindi-language romantic comedy Cocktail (2012). After this Adajania directed the satire Finding Fanny.


Adajania entered the film industry directing and co-writing the English-language psychological drama Being Cyrus (2006) starring 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."[1]

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 Khan, Deepika Padukone, and debutante actress Diana Penty, while 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, the satirical comedy Finding Fanny, was released in September 2014 in both English and Hindi. The film starred an ensemble cast including Shah, Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur, Padukone, and Arjun Kapoor. The film received mostly positive reviews, and had a steady run at the box office.

His next project was a Hindi film, Angrezi Medium, starring Irrfan Khan, Radhika Madan and Deepak Dobriyal which released on March 12 2020.

Personal life[edit]

With wife Anaita Shroff Adajania at India's 50 Best Dressed Men, 2012

Adajania was born in a Parsi family.[2][3] He is married to fashion stylist and the Fashion Director of Vogue India, Anaita Shroff Adajania[4] and has two children.[5][6]

He played in his youth for the Bombay Gymkhana rugby football team in Mumbai. He is a certified CMAS (Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques) dive instructor, and used to teach in the Lakshadweep islands.[5]


Year Film Director Writer Producer Notes
2006 Being Cyrus Yes Yes No
2012 Cocktail Yes No No
2014 Finding Fanny Yes Yes No
2015 My Choice Yes Yes Yes short film
2017 Raabta No No Yes
2020 Angrezi Medium Yes No No [7]


  1. ^ Masand, Rajeev. "Masand's verdict: Being Cyrus". Rajeev Masand. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  2. ^ Gupta, Priya (12 September 2014). "Homi Adajania: I was blown away with the ease with which Deepika Padukone fit into her role - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  3. ^ "That distinct Parsi touch". The Statesman. 24 March 2018. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  4. ^ Vijayakar, R. M. (20 July 2012). "Homi Adajania on the Fresh Look of 'Cocktail'". India-West. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  5. ^ a b Khan, Rubina A. (11 July 2012). "Ten things you should know about Homi Adajania". FirstPost.com. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  6. ^ Jha, Nishita; Leanza, Gae Emilio (4 August 2012). "Will the real Homi please stand up?". Tehelka. 9 (31).
  7. ^ Amman Khurana (5 April 2019). "Irrfan Khan back to work, begins shooting for Hindi Medium sequel, Angrezi Medium in Udaipur – first photos". Times Now. Retrieved 5 April 2019.

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