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Boman Irani
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Born ( 1959-12-02 ) 2 December 1959 (age 54)
Mumbai , Maharashtra, India
Occupation Film actor
Voice actor
Years active 2000–present
Religion Zoroastrianism
Spouse(s) Zenobia Irani
Children Danesh and Kayoze Irani (son)

Last updated on 3 July 2014 at 18:42.

Boman Irani ( Gujarati : બોમન ઇરાની ) (born 2 December 1959) is an Indian film and theatre actor, voice artist and photographer. He is widely known for his comedic and villain roles in Bollywood movies.

Irani was born into a Parsi family on 2 December 1959, in Mumbai .

He finished his schooling from St. Mary[replacesinglequotehere]s 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 and room service staff. [ 1 ] Thereafter, he joined his mother to run their ancestral bakery shop between Novelty and Apsara Cinema in South Mumbai.

Irani turned to photography in 1987 and continued until he turned into an actor.

Irani began his acting career in theatre and moved to film in 2000. 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 .

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. Irani preferred British theatre, and he soon developed different accents.

Irani[replacesinglequotehere]s 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 . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Irani[replacesinglequotehere]s 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. [ 1 ]

Irani started out in a number of advertisements like Fanta , Ceat and Krackjack biscuits (as Mr. Jack of the Krack and Jack duo [ 3 ] ).

With Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. Irani became really popular. His role as J. Asthana earned him a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Comedian .His comic as well as minor antagonist type role in 3 Idiots is also still remembered. Since then Irani has essayed many comedic hits ( Main Hoon Na , Lage Raho Munna Bhai , Dostana , Khosla Ka Ghosla , Waqt: The Race Against Time , No Entry , 3 Idiots , Housefull , Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu , Housefull 2 and Cocktail ), supporting ( Veer-Zaara , Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara , Lakshya , Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. , Sorry Bhai! , Page 3 , My Wife[replacesinglequotehere]s Murder ), and negative roles ( Don: The Chase Begins Again , Don 2: The King Is Back , Eklavya ). He acted in his first Telugu movie Attharintiki Daaredhi as the grandfather of Pawan Kalyan .

Irani hosted the IIFA Awards with actor Ritesh Deshmukh in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 in Toronto. [ 4 ] He has been on Kaun Banega Crorepati with Sanjay Dutt . He is considered as a remarkable actor these days.

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 its secretary. He is married to Zenobia, with whom he has two sons, Danesh and Kayoze Irani .

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