Honey Irani began her Bollywood career as a child actress with roles in films like Chirag Kahaan Roshni Kahaan and Bombay Ka Chor. She has acted in over 72 films.
After her divorce she started doing embroidery on sarees to support her family. Though she has been writing short stories all this while, she never shared them. She told the story idea of Aaina (1993) to Pam Chopra,wife of Yash Chopra for a TV series but it was selected by Yash Chopra for a film. Yash Chopra also asked her to develop a story idea, which went on to become her debut as a screenwriter, Lamhe (1991), starring Sridevi. The film saw mediocre success but she won the Filmfare Award for Best Story for the film and it paved her way for a successful career as screenwriter. She won the award again for Kya Kehna in 2002, besides winning Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay with Ravi Kapoor for blockbuster Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai in 2001.