Kiran Malikwrote on Aug 11 2008 7:11PM
Boman Irani was born in 1962, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is married and has two sons. He is a Parsi Muslim and follows the Zorastrian culture. He still owns a potato chips selling business.
He started his career as a professional photographer and was soon recognized in the fashion world. Later on he expanded his career to theatres, which he was always passionate about. First break in theatre he got was in Alyque Padamsee's play Roshni and a double role opposite Pearl Padamse in Raell Padamsee's play Family Ties in 1996. His first film was Let's Talk (2003) where he won a lot of acclaim. He later did a small role in Darna Mana Hai (2003), but was noticed and shot to fame with the movie Munna Bhai M.B.B.S (2003), where he played an the character of an eccentric doctor.
Post Munnabhai MBBS fame, Boman gave several great performances in character roles. With the sequel of Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), He was noticed more and later he raved in his negative character of Khurana in Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006) and Being Cyrus (2006). He also matched Shah Rukh Khan in Don. There had been only few films of Boman Irani which didnt do well, like Home Delivery (2005). Boman Irani has done both parallel and commercial cinema with same panache. For example, in 2005 Boman Irani did everything from a multiplex film Page 3 to mainstream entertainers like Waqt and No Entry, from an arty film Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Maara to an off-beat My Wife’s Murder, that too with equal élan. Boman Irani had a comparatively quiet year in 2007, where although he had two hits Honeymoon Travels ltd. And Hey Babyy, his performances did not stand out as usual. His performance in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Eklavya was well appreciated and the film was India’s entry in the Oscars.
in 2008 Boman Irani was seen in Harry Baweja’s Love Story 2050, Kismet Konnection and will be seen in Subhash Ghai’s Yuvraaj.
Boman Irani won the Screen Weekly award in 2004 for his performance in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S
Boman Irani started his career as a photographer and later dabbled into advertising. He also did some theatre before he finally decided to do hindi films. He also appeared in a special episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati season 3 along with Sanjay Dutt, where Shah Rukh Khan was the Host. He has endorsed a number of brands like Nerolac, M-Seal, Rin Supreme, Tata Sky services and is also a brand ambassador for Tata Salt. In 2008, hosted a Quiz show for Filmy called Bollywood Ka Boss.