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March 24, 1976
|Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Children||Shanelle, Zohr, Zoish|
In January 2001, Smriti married her childhood friend Zubin Irani,who is ten years elder to her. In the year 2001, Smriti gave birth to their son Zohr. In September 2003 Smriti gave birth to their daughter Zoish. Also, Smriti is a stepmother to Shanelle who is Irani's daughter from his previous marriage with co-ordinator and former beauty contestant Mona Irani.
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Irani was the finalist of the beauty pageant Femina Miss India 1997. In early 2000 she made her debut with TV series Aatish and Hum Hain Kal Aaj Kal Aur Kal, both aired on Star Plus.
In mid-2000, Irani bagged the lead role of Tulsi Virani in Ekta Kapoor's production Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on Star Plus. In the show, she played the role of a daughter-in-law, who is the main protagonist. She holds the record of winning five consecutive Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actress (Popular), four Indian Telly Awards, eight Star Parivaar Awards and many other awards all for her performance in Kyunki.
Irani had fallout with the producer Ekta Kapoor and she left the show in June 2007 and was replaced by Gautami Kapoor. She made her comeback in May 2008 in a special episode. Also at 6th Star Parivaar Awards, 2008, she was given Special recognition and was declared as The Base of Star Parivaar with a special trophy awarded to her for her immense contribution to the show and the channel. The show soon ended in November 2008.
In 2001, she also played the mythological character Sita in Zee TV's Ramayan. Later in 2001, Smriti was seen as a guest along with Amar Upadhyay in an episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati (Season 1) to celebrate the first anniversary of his show Kyunki. In 2004, she also made her special appearance on the celebrity chat show Koffee with Karan. In 2005, she again was seen as a guest on Kaun Banega Crorepati now along with actress Sakshi Tanwar.
In 2007, she produced the TV serial Virrudh for Sony TV and also portrayed the lead character of Vasudha in it. She also produced Mere Apne for 9X, then a newly launched Hindi GEC and also portrayed the protagonist alongside Vinod Khanna. Mean she was also seen in a supporting role of Vrinda Maasi in Zee TV's Teen Bahuraaniyaan.
In 2008, Smriti along with Sakshi Tanwar hosted the show Yeh Hai Jalwa, a dance based reality show featuring celebrities along with their troops on 9X. In the same year she also produced another show on Zee TV, Waaris which ended in 2009. In 2009, she came in a comedy show Maniben.com, aired on SAB TV. She also co-produced the show in collaboration with Contiloe Entertainment.
Irani joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the year 2003. The party gave her a ticket to 14th Lok Sabha elections in the year 2004 from the Chandni Chowk constituency in Delhi where she was fielded against veteran political leader Kapil Sibal of Indian National Congress. She lost the elections but continued to work for the party. She was made Vice-President of the Maharashtra Youth Wing in 2004. She has been nominated as executive member of the central committee for five times and had been appointed as National Secretary.
In the first quarter of 2010, Irani was appointed as the National Secretary of the party and on 24 June, she was appointed as All India President of the BJP Mahila Morcha. After becoming President of the women's' cell, she has raised various issues like women empowerment in Indian Military and has shown a red eye towards crime against women and urged government to take necessary steps to ensure safety of women specially in New Delhi. In August 2011, she was sworn in as a Member of Parliament from Gujarat to the Rajya Sabha. In the same year, She also led the female morcha in Himachal Pradesh.
Awards and achievements
|Year||Award Function||Category||For The Show||Character|
|2001||Indian Television Academy Awards||ITA Award for Best Actress-Drama(Popular)||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Tulsi Virani|
|2002||Indian Television Academy Awards||ITA Award for Best Actress-Drama(Popular)|
|Indian Telly Awards||Best Actress(Popular)|
|2003||Indian Television Academy Awards||ITA Award for Best Actress-Drama(Popular)|
|Indian Telly Awards||Best Actress(Popular)|
|Best TV Personality|
|STAR Parivaar Awards||Favorite Bahu|
|2004||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress(Popular)|
|STAR Parivaar Awards||Favorite Maa|
|2005||Indian Television Academy Awards||ITA Award for Best Actress-Drama(Popular)|
|STAR Parivaar Awards||Favorite Saas|
|Gr8! Women Achiever's Awards||Best Home-Maker Award|
|2006||STAR Parivaar Awards||Favorite Saas|
|2007||Indian Telly Awards||Best Actress(Jury)||Virrudh||Vasudha Sharma|
|STAR Parivaar Awards||Favorite Saas||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Tulsi Virani|
|Zee Astitva Awards||Best TV Personality|
|2008||STAR Parivaar Awards||Special Recognition|
|2009||Gujarati Stage Awards||Best Actress||Maniben.com||Maniben Patel|
|2010||Indian Television Academy Awards||ITA Milestone Award||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Tulsi Virani|
Works and appearances
|???||Hum Hain Kal Aaj Kal Aur Kal||??||Star Plus|
|2000–2008||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Tulsi Mihir Virani||Star Plus|
|2001–2003||Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat||Smriti||Sony TV|
|2001–2003||Kuch... Diiil Se||Host||SAB TV|
|2004||Koffee with Karan||Herself(Guest Along with Sakshi Tanwar)||Star World|
|2006–2007||Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Sa Aasmaan||Uma||Star Plus|
|2007–2008||Virrudh||Vasudha Sushant Sharma||Sony TV|
|2007–2008||Teen Bahuraaniyaan||Vrinda||Zee TV|
|2008||Yeh Hai Jalwa||Host (Along with Sakshi Tanwar)||9X|
|2009–2010||Maniben.com||Maniben Jamankumar Patel||SAB TV|
|2012||Savdhaan India||Host||Life OK|
|2013||Ek Thhi Naayka||Swati||Life OK|
|Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein||Hindi||Sargam|
|Koi Taru Bau Saru Thayu||Gujarati||Devika|
|Garv Thi Kaho Ame Gujarati Chhiye||Gujarati||Mridula|
|2010||Malik Ek||Personification of Dwarkamai||Hindi|
|2011||Jai Bolo Telangana||Activist||Telugu|
Smriti runs an organization People for Change which provides drinking water to the poor in India’s remote areas.
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- "Smriti takes over the Mahila Morcha Charge".
- "Smriti Irani on Women's Security & Safeguards".
- "Smriti Irani is Member of Parliament from BJP".
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