Tanaaz Irani

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Tanaaz Irani
Irani in April 2013
Born (1971-04-08) 8 April 1971 (age 48)
Bakhtiyaar Irani (m. 2007)

Tanaaz Irani (née Lal) (born 8 April 1971) is an Indian actress. She has acted in Bollywood films and Hindi television serials. She has also been credited as Tanaaz Lal, her maiden name, and Tanaaz Currim (her ex-husband being Farid Currim). She participated in Bigg Boss 3 in 2009.


Tanaaz began her film career in 2000, with Hadh Kar Di Aapne. She was also the Runner-up of Mrs. India 2002. Her significant releases include Abbas Mustan's thriller 36 China Town, Sooraj Barjatya's Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, and Jugal Hansraj's Roadside Romeo. She has acted in several television serials including Ye Meri Life Hai and Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil. She also acted in the film Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai directed by Rakesh Roshan. She played Neeta, Amisha's cousin from New Zealand, in the film.[1] She was noted for her role of a young Anglo Indian girl trying to learn Hindi in Zabaan Sambhal Ke also starring Pankaj Kapoor. In 2009, she featured as a housemate in Bigg Boss (Season 3).[2]

Personal life[edit]

Tanaaz (middle) with son Zeus right and husband Bakhtiyaar Irani (left)

An Indian Parsee by birth, Tanaaz is married to Bakhtiyaar Irani with a son Zeus and a daughter Zianne (from her previous marriage). Tanaaz was very young when she got married to Farid Currim. She was 20 when she became mother of Zianne.[3] After her divorce, she started acting in serials. In 2006, she met actor Bhakhtyar Irani (brother of Delnaaz Irani), on the sets of Fame Gurukul. The duo fell in love and decided to get married. However it was not permitted by Bhakhtyar's family because Tanaaz is 8 years older than Bhakhtyar. However, Delnaaz and his elder brother Paurus Irani helped to convince their parents and the couple got married in 2007. On 20 March 2008, the couple's first child, a boy, was born. They named him Zeus after the Greek God. On September 19, 2011, Tanaaz gave birth to a baby girl, Zara Irani.[3] Zianne, her daughter, however stays with her ex-husband Farid Currim. Tanaaz and Bhakhtyar are also dancers and stood third in the celebrity dance show Nach Baliye in 2006. They have also done a music album that was choreographed by Bosco Ceaser. In 2009, the couple participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 3 leaving their son with Delnaaz.

She also participated in Maa Exchange, a TV show on Sony, with Vindu Dara Singh's wife Dina.

Tanaaz was also in Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati, a dance reality show on Star Plus. She was the captain of the Girls Team and competed against her husband in the show.

She is now playing the role of Lisa D'Souza in sab TV's serial Badi door se aaye hain.She is paired opposite Baktiyaar Irani who plays the role of Ronnie D'Souza in the show.Both of them are highly appreciated by the viewers for their roles of a Christian couple who stay in a colony called Sunshine colony.



Year Title Role Other notes
2000 Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai Neeta
Hadh Kar Di Aapne' Pares
2002 Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai Anu
Deewangee Yana
2003 Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon Roopa
Kuch Naa Kaho Ms. Lobo
2004 Daag - Shades Of Love
2006 36 China Town Ruby
2008 Roadside Romeo Mini voice role
Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam Champa


Show Name Role
V3 Villie
V3 Plus Tanha
Zaban Sambhal Ke Jennifer Jones a.ka. Jenny
Gopaljee Julie
Hum Aapke Hain Woh Yojna
Do Aur Do Paanch Rashmi
Gudgudee Various characters
Swabhimaan Babli
Nach Baliye Contestant
Hans Baliye
Bigg Boss 3
Meri Biwi Wonderful Angela
Shubh Mangal Savadhan Khushi
Miley Jab Hum Tum
[[Ssshhhh... Koi Hai]
Aahat- Maut Ka Khel
Maa Exchange Herself
Ikka Begum Baadshah
Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan-Nawazi Ki Herself
Badi Door Se Aaye Hai Lisa
Zindagi Abhi Baaki Hai Mere Ghost Veronika
Jamai Raja Resham Kesar Pate
Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum Nishi Sippy

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tanaaz Currim Irani". IMDb.
  2. ^ "Rakhi's mom on Bigg Boss". Times of India. 6 October 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Tanaaz gives birth to a baby girl". Retrieved 15 December 2013.

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