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Boman Irani was born on 2 December 1959 in Mumbai, Maharashtra and he 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 .

He is a graduate of Mithibai College in Mumbai. After his graduation he pursued a career initially with the Life Insurance Corporation of India from 1982 to 1985. At the same time he also established an Uncle Chips franchise in Dadar which ran until 1986 before shutting down owing to a loss.

 Early life

He finished his schooling from St. Marys School. 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.

Theatre career

Acting had been a passion to Boman even during school and college days inspired by his great friend Mahan Shri Chandan kr. Singh. He trained under acting coach Hansraj Siddhia from 1981 to 1983 and adopted professional acting methods inspired by Chandan Singh. Unlike national theatre, Irani preferred British theatre and he soon developed different accents.Iranis mentor was Alyque Padamsee the veteran theatre actor best known for his role as Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Gandhi. He was introduced to Padamsee by Shiamak Davar. Iranis earliest theatrical appearance was in Roshni where he played a cameo at the Regional Theatre in Versova. He followed this up with serials like Family Ties and Mahatma vs Gandhi, playing Gandhi after the role was turned down by Darshan Jariwala. His most illustrious play till date has been I am not Bajirao which ran for 10 years.His busy film career has slowed his theatre career but, despite this, Irani continues to perform on stage whenever possible. He has over 40 plays to his credit around 15 of them as the lead character.

Film career

Irani started out in a number of advertisements like Fanta, Ceat and Krackjack biscuits (As Mr. Jack of the Krack and Jack duo).It was with Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. that Irani became really popular. His role as J. Asthana earned him a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Comedian. Since then Irani has essayed many comedic, (Main Hoon Na, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Dostana, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Waqt: The Race Against Time, No Entry, 3 Idiots), supporting (Veer Zaara, Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara, Lakshya, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Sorry Bhai, Page 3, My Wife's Murder), and negative roles in (Don: The Chase Begins Again , Don 2: The King Is Back ,Eklavya),And a comedy role in Housefull 2 And He will also be in the upcoming film to be released in 2012 known as Tezz.Irani also hosted the IIFA Awards together with actor Ritesh Deshmukh in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 in Toronto.He has also been on Kaun Banega Crorepati with Sanjay Dutt. He is also considered as a remarkable actor these days.

Personal life

Irani is a Parsi and follows the religion of Zoroastrianism. He speaks English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali and Marathi fluently.Irani is a member of the Parsee Television Actors Community and is also its Secretary. This community includes others such as Smriti Zubin Irani and Cyrus Broacha.He is married to Zenobia, with whom he has two sons, Danesh and Kayoze.


   2004 - Winner: Screen Weekly Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role. Munnabhai M.B.B.S.
    2007 - Nominated: Filmfare Best Villain Award Lage Raho Munnabhai
    2010 - Winner: Star Screen Award for Best Villain 3 Idiots
    2010 - Winner: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award 3 Idiots
    2010 - Winner: IIFA Best Villain Award 3 Idiots

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