Beyond the glimmer of the Khans and the Kapoors of the film industry are the likes of actors that don’t carry a family name on their shoulders, don’t have sizzling six pack abs and beautiful ladies as their arm candies. These actors usually aren’t the main “heroes” of the movies, yet they leave such a lasting impact that it becomes impossible to ignore them.
One such actor is the very talented, the suave villain and a laughter riot Mr. Boman Irani! The man who debuted in Bollywood at the age of 40! He debuted with Munnabhai MBBS, as a practical and protective father, one whom we had a love hate relationship with.
Ever since then, Boman Irani has been unstoppable, portraying the coolest characters on screen and carrying his knack of charms. The variety of roles that he has performed have definitely showcased him as one of the finest, but underrated actor.
Here are some of the diverse and iconic roles played by Boman Irani that show us the amazing persona of this actor alongwith some interesting facts about him!
1- He was signed even before Munna Bhai MBBS was scripted.
2- He had covered events like Miss India and World Boxing when he was a photographer.
3- He started acting at an age of 35.
4- He met his wife Zenobia when she frequented his shop.
5- It was Boman who inspired Diana Hayden to become a model.
6- The person who introduced him to theatre was none other than Shiamak Davar.
7- Although he is an established actor now, but he still does some occasional photography.
8- Shah Rukh Khan calls him ‘Tiger’ and ‘Sex Bomb’.
9- He has won a Filmfare, a Star Screen and an IIFA award for best negative performance in ‘3 Idiots’.
10- After his diploma, Boman worked as a waiter at Taj Mahal Palace and Tower.
11- His favourite directors includes Raju Hirani, Farah Khan and Shyam Benegal.
12- Alyque Padamsee mentored Irani during his theatre days.
13- His play ‘I am not Bajirao’ ran for 10 years.
14- Irani has also hosted a quiz show named ‘Bollywood Ka Boss’.
15- He speaks Hindi, English, Bengali, Marathi and Gujarati fluently.