From waiter to a rising star: Boman Irani

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“Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit” is the best quote which can be suited on the Bollywood actor who has managed well to stay in the public eye with his skills and talent of acting.

Personal life

Boman Irani was born into a Parsi family on 1 October 1962. He had completed his schooling from St. Mary’s School, Mumbai. He is a graduate of Mithibai College in Mumbai. After completing his polytechnic diploma course, he joined the prestigious hotel chain  The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, where he worked for over two years as a room service staff and waiter before trying out his luck in Bollywood.

It is said that Boman Irani was not destined to be a waiter forever. As her mother met with a mischance and Boman needed to assume control over his family bakery shop.


The love of acting was always there within the Bollywood actor during the school and college days. In the year he started taking acting classes under the acting coach Hansraj Siddhia and also adopting professional acting methods.

During the training days, Boman preferred British theater and soon developed different accents.

He started his acting career as a theater artist at the age of 44 and make himself as an excellent actor for delivering perfect comic timing and adopted his own signature style of acting.

Boman was also having a secret skill of  Photography, and to polish his skill he moved into Photography in 1987 and persisted with Photography until 1989. Boman Irani is also a professional photographer.

Through his Photography skill, he managed to get about Rs 25 per picture, and soon with his first-rate expertise, he achieve his best to make 300 dollars per picture.

After this, the rest is all history as we all know Boman Irani is one of those Indian Bollywood rising stars who hasn’t stopped dreaming and has gained so much popularity in a short span of time.

Love life

It is said that “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage”. The same thing happened with this rising star who has gained amend popularity in such a short period of time.

Boman Irani got married to Zenobia on 25th January 1985, who first met in the year 1982 when Zenobia came to his mother’s bakery shop as a customer. Duo fall in love just after three months of initial meeting. After staying madly in love with each other for over three years, they finally tied the knot. The couple has two children named Danesh and Kayoze.


Boman Irani started his screen appearance in several advertisements which included Fanta, Krackjack biscuits, Ceat.

The journey of his Bollywood career includes:

Everybody Says I’m Fine!

Let’s Talk

Darna Mana Hai


Munnabhai M.B.B.S.

Main Hoon Na

Lage Raho Munna Bhai

Don – The Chase Begins Again


Jolly LLB

Happy New Year

Housefull 3


2004: Screen Weekly Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role Munnabhai M.B.B.S.

2010: Star Screen Award Star Screen Award for Best Villain 3 Idiots

2010: Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award 3 Idiots

2010: IIFA Award IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role 3 Idiots

2013: Kalakar Awards Award for Best Actor Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi

Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts…

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