15 Facts About Aruna Irani


Aruna Irani was born on 3 May 1946 and is an Indian actress, who has acted in over 500 films throughout Hindi, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati cinema, playing mostly supporting and character roles.

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Aruna Irani has won two Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actress, for Pet Pyaar Aur Paap and Beta, and has been nominated for most times, holding a record for the most nominations in the category.

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In January 2012, Irani was honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award at the 57th Filmfare Awards.

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Aruna Irani was born in Mumbai, India to an Irani father and a Hindu mother.

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Aruna Irani's father Faredun Irani ran a drama troupe, and her mother Saguna was an actress.

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Aruna Irani is the eldest of eight siblings, and gave up studies after sixth standard because her family did not have enough money to educate all the children.

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Aruna Irani made her debut in the film Gunga Jumna playing Azra's childhood character.

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Aruna Irani then acted in the film Anpadh as Mala Sinha's childhood character.

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Aruna Irani next did several small roles in films such as Jahanara, Farz, Upkar and Aaya Sawan Jhoomke.

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Aruna Irani later acted with comedian Mehmood Ali in films such as Aulad, Humjoli, Devi and Naya Zamana.

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Aruna Irani later starred in Mehmood Ali's Bombay To Goa, Garam Masala and Do Phool.

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Aruna Irani's films have included Farz, Bobby, Fakira, Sargam, Red Rose, Love Story, and Rocky.

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Aruna Irani won her first Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Pet Pyaar Aur Paap.

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Aruna Irani acted in the Kannada remake of the same film with the same role.

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Aruna Irani took up direction and production of tele-serials such as Mehndi Tere Naam Ki, Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, Rabba Ishq Na Hove, Vaidehi and more.

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