(; born 2 December 1959) is an Indian
film and theatre actor and photographer. Irani began his acting career in theatre and moved to film in 2000 at the age of 44 with a role in Josh
. 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
Irani was born into a Parsi
family on December 2, 1959, in 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 & room service staff. Thereafter, he joined his mother to run their ancestral bakery shop between Novelty and Apsara Cinema in South Mumbai.
At the same time he also established an Uncle Chips franchise in Dadar which ran until 1986 before shutting down owing to a loss.
Irani turned to photography in 1987 and continued until 1989. He is a professional photographer.
Acting had always been a passion to Boman even during school and college days. He trained under acting coach Hansraj Siddhia from 1981 to 1983 and adopted professional acting methods. Unlike national theatre, Irani's preferred British theatre and he soon developed... Read More