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    Daisy Irani (born 17th June 1952) is a famous former Bollywood and Kollywood child artiste in the 1950s and 1960s. Born into a Zoroastrian family, she is the sister of Writer Director Honey Irani.

    The Golden Age (1950s to 1970s) of Hindi cinema because of the most beautiful films made during the period, it was also the era of the finest child stars that contributed in no small measure to make it so. The Irani sisters Daisy Irani and Honey Irani, became household names and the films, which had both these sisters, fetched the biggest openings. Stories were re-written to include them in the cast or increase their footage in the films and they were prominently publicized in the promos of their movies. Their most-remembered movies, together or separate, include Bandish, Jagte Raho, Bhai Bhai, Naya Daur, Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke, Musafir, Sahara, Quedi No. 911, Duniya Na Mane, Do Ustad, Dhool Ka Phool, Soorat Aur Seerat and Chandi Ki Diwar. Daisy Irani, who was definitely more popular than her younger sister Honey as a child artiste, continued to act after growing up, though not in any significant roles.

    Daisy Irani was a heavy smoker of cigarette. One report claims that she gave up smoking after she became a christian. She is a member of New Life Fellowship Mumbai.

    She married on January 21, 1971 at age of 19 to Movie Director K.K.Shukla and has three children - Kabir, Varsha and Ritu. She is related as maternal aunt to Farhan & Zoya Akhtar (son and daughter of her sister Honey Irani) and Sajid & Farah Khan (son and daughter of sister Menaka Irani)