Boman Irani

Indian Film Actor

Who Am I

Boman Irani is an Indian film and theatre actor, voice artist and photographer of ParsiIrani descent. He is widely known for his comedic and villain roles in Bollywood films such as DonMunna Bhai MBBS3 IdiotsHappy New YearPK and Dilwale.



Acting had been a passion to Irani during school and college days. He trained under acting coach Hansraj Siddhia from 1981 to 1983 and adopted professional acting methods. Irani preferred British theatre, and he soon developed different accents.



Irani'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. Irani'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.

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