Widely popular for his comic and villainous roles in films like ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ (2003), ‘Don’ (2006) and ‘3 Idiots’ (2009) among many others, Boman Irani is regarded as one of the finest characters artists of Hindi cinema. Very particular about his roles, the actor takes up only those roles which he believes have a wider scope to perform and do justice to his acting talent. Over the period of time, Irani has become one of the most sought after artists in Bollywood and works on his own terms and conditions. But do you know that his struggle in life is no less than many other stars in the tinsel town.
Before joining films and making a name for himself amidst cut-throat competition, Boman has worked as a waiter and room service staff at the luxurious hotel, Taj Mahal Palace & Tower. Apart from doing his job at the hotel with full dedication, he continued to help his mother run their family bakery between Novelty and Apsara Cinema in South Mumbai. While working, he found himself drawn towards photography which ultimately took him towards theater and films.
After appearing in various TV commercials, Irani made his feature film debut in 2000. He played a very small part in the anthology horror thriller movie ‘Darna Mana Hai’ (2003). His breakout role was that of a professor J. Asthana in the blockbuster film ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ (2003). Since then there has been no looking back for the actor as he has been a part of many critically and commercially successful films such as ‘Main Hoon Na’ (2004), ‘No Entry’ (2005), ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ (2006), ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’ (2006), ‘Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.’ (2007), ‘Dostana’ (2008), ‘3 Idiots’ (2009), ‘Housefull’ (2010), ‘Don 2’ (2011), ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ (2012), ‘Jolly LLB’ (2013), ‘PK’ (2014) and many more.