Boman Irani

2 December 1959 | Sagittarius

Actor

Boman Irani

Boman Irani

Widely regarded as one of the best actors in modern cinema, Boman Irani is also a photographer, voice artist and theatre actor, who is best known for his role as Dr. Asthana in Munnabhai M.B.B.S.

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Filmography

19 December 2014PK
A News Channel Head

27 April 2012Tezz
Sanjay Raina

1 April 2011GAME
O.P. Ramsay

17 December 2010Mirch
Asu Hotmal

25 December 20093 Idiots
Viru Sahastrabudhhe

30 October 2009Aladin
Narrator

15 May 200999
Rahul

21 November 2008Yuvvraaj
Dr. P K Banton

14 November 2008Dostana
Murli 'M'

26 August 2005No Entry
Minister P.J. Gupta

19 September 2003Boom
Diamond Dealer

Biography

Widely regarded as one of the best actors in modern cinema, Boman Irani is also a photographer, voice artist and theatre actor, who is best known for his role as Dr. Asthana in Munnabhai M.B.B.S. Born in Mumbai, Boman Irani completed his education from St. Mary’s School and Mithibai College. After his education, he did a lot of odd jobs like being a waiter and working at their family bakery until becoming a photographer in 1987. With a passion for acting, Boman trained under coach Hansraj Siddhia (1981-83) and was mentored by veteran actor, Alyque Padamsee. He went on to work in plays like Roshni, shows like Family Ties, Mahatma vs Gandhi and his most illustrious play, I am Not Bajirao, which ran for over a decade. After appearing in several TV commercials like Fanta, Ceat and Krackjack, Boman made his Bollywood debut with the film, Everybody Says I’m Fine! (2002) and played small roles in Let’s Talk (2002), Darna Mana Hai (2003) and Boom (2003). He got his breakthrough with the cult blockbuster, Munnabhai M.B.B.S (2003) where his portrayal of Dr. Asthana was widely appreciated and the film was a major critical and commercial success, earning him a nomination for Filmfare Best Comedian Award. He went on to star in several successful films in pivotal roles like Main Hoon Na (2004), Lakshya (2004), Veer-Zaara (2004), Page 3 (2005), Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005), No Entry (2005), Bluffmaster! (2006), Being Cyrus (2005), Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006), Don-The Chase Begins Again (2006), Heyy Babyy (2007), Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007), Dostana (2008), 99 (2009) and 3 Idiots (2009), which brought him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Some of his subsequent films were Well Done Abba (2010), Housefull (2010), Don 2: The King is Back (2011), Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012), Housefull 2 (2012), Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012), Cocktail (2012) and Jolly LLB (2013). He made his Tollywood debut, with Attarintiki Daredi (2013). In recent times, he was seen in Bhoothnath Returns (2014), Happy New Year (2014) and PK (2014). Boman's upcoming projects include roles in The Legend of Michael Mishra (2015), Dilwale (2015), Tollywood film, Bengal Tiger (2015) and Housefull 3 (2016). Boman Irani is a Zoroastrian and speaks English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali and Marathi fluently. He is married to Zenobia Irani and has two sons, Danesh and Kayoze Irani, who is an assistant director and actor. Boman is also the member of the Parsee Television Actors Community.

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