17 Facts About Boman Irani


Boman Irani was born on 2 December 1959 and is an Indian actor, photographer and voice artist who works predominantly in Hindi cinema he has worked in Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada and Malayalam.


Boman Irani has acted in more than a hundred films in his career.


Boman Irani was dyslexic, as well as having a lisp, which he eventually overcame.


Boman Irani finished his secondary schooling at St Mary's School, after which he undertook a 2-year waiter course at Mithibai College in Mumbai.


Boman Irani's epiphany came when he saved money for seven years to take his family for their first ever vacation to Ooty, but they ended up in a desolate run-down hotel called Shawham Palace.


Boman Irani decided to take control of his life, and instead of living the petty existence of a photographer selling small photos, he would start to dream and live big and provide more for his family.


Boman Irani continued to be a photographer, but now at the age of 32, went 6 months prior to the world boxing championships at Mumbai to meet Aspy Adajania, then-president of the Olympic Boxing Association of India, and requested to become the official photographer of the World Cup.

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Boman Irani continued to try to convince Adajania, and covered a state boxing match in a different manner than other photographers.


Boman Irani followed this up with serials like Family Ties and Mahatma vs Gandhi, playing Gandhi after the role was turned down by Darshan Jariwala.


Boman Irani started out in a number of advertisements such as Fanta, Ambuja Cements, Ceat and Krack Jack biscuits.


Boman Irani 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 the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Screen Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role.


Boman Irani hosted the IIFA Awards, including in 2008 with actor Ritesh Deshmukh in Bangkok; 2009 in Macau; 2010 in Colombo; and 2011 in Toronto.


Boman Irani has been on Kaun Banega Crorepati with Sanjay Dutt, and has featured in OneTouch Glucose Meters TV commercials in 2015 with Simone Singh.


Boman Irani launched his production house Irani Movietone in January 2019.


Boman Irani is about to make his directorial debut in 2022.


Boman Irani has been a brand ambassador of P Mark Oil by Puri Oil, Exotica, Kent RO, Ahead NGO, and Saffola.


In 2020, Boman Irani began a masterclass named Spiral Bound with the aim of uniting amateur and professional screenwriters.