|Children||3, including Kayoze Irani|
Boman Irani (born 2 December 1959) is an Indian actor, voice artist, and photographer who works in Hindi films and theatre. After making his film debut with the 2003 anthology horror film Darna Mana Hai, Irani had his first commercial success with the 2003 comedy Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.
He subsequently starred in numerous highly successful productions including Main Hoon Na (2004), Veer-Zaara (2004), No Entry (2005), Don (2006), Heyy Babyy (2007), Kismat Konnection (2008), Dostana (2008), Housefull (2010), Cocktail (2012), Jolly LLB (2013), Bhoothnath Returns (2014), Housefull 3 (2016), and Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018). Irani's highest-grossing releases came with several films that rank among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time, including Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), 3 Idiots (2009), Don 2 (2011), Housefull 2 (2012), Happy New Year (2014), PK (2014), Dilwale (2015), Sanju (2018), and Total Dhamaal (2019). His performance in 3 Idiots won him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Irani launched his production house Irani Movietone on 24 January 2019.
Irani was born on 2 December 1959, in Bombay (now Mumbai) to an Irani Zoroastrian family. His father died 6 months before Irani was born (June 1959). Irani was dyslexic, as well as having ADHD and a lisp, which he eventually overcame.
His mother (b. 18 November 1926, d. 9 June 2021) often encouraged him to repeatedly watch movies at the Alexander Cinema—where he would go daily after school—to observe their cinematography and art. He finished his secondary schooling at St. Mary's School, after which he undertook a 2-year waiter course at Mithibai College in Mumbai.
Following his polytechnic diploma course, he joined the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower where he worked as a waiter and in room service for two years. With a promotion, he became a waiter at the hotel's rooftop French restaurant, Rendezvous
Until he was 32 years old, Irani also managed the bakery and namkeen shop that belonged to his mother—who took over from Irani's father after his passing—where he used to make and sell potato chips and tea. Located on Mumbai's Grant Road between Novelty Cinema and Apsara Cinema, this shop was also where Irani first met his mother-in-law.
While working at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, using the tips that he received, Irani bought a camera and took sports pictures (school cricket and football matches), selling them for 20 to 30 rupees, which he continued till well after marriage. His epiphany came when he saved money for seven years to take his family for their first ever vacation to Ooty, but they ended up in a desolate run-down hotel called Shawham Palace. Irani decided to take control of his life, and instead of living the petty existence of a photographer selling small photos, he would start to dream and live big and provide more for his family. Irani calls it his "zero number bulb moment".
Irani continued to be a photographer, but now at the age of 32, went 6 months prior to the world boxing championships at Mumbai to meet Adajania, then-president of the Olympic Boxing Association of India, and requested to become the official photographer of the World Cup. When Adajania told him there was no need for him, Irani offered to work at his office for 6 months for free in return for a ring-side badge to cover the event. He continued to try to convince Adajania, and covered a state boxing match in a different manner than other photographers. Adajania was impressed by his photos and his passion and appointed Irani as the official photographer.
Meanwhile, he became the photographer for the Norwegian boxing team and photographed specific photos that they needed of Ole Klemetsen. When asked about his charges, Irani asked for the international rate. Irani took the required photos with his K-1000.
With acting having been a passion for Irani during his school and college days, he trained under acting coach Hansraj Siddhia from 1981 to 1983.
Irani's mentor was Alyque Padamsee—the veteran theatre actor best known for his role as Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Gandhi—whom he was introduced to by Shiamak Davar. Irani's earliest theatrical appearance was in Roshni, in which he played a cameo at the Regional Theatre in Versova. He followed this up with serials like Family Ties and Mahatma vs Gandhi, playing Gandhi after the role was turned down by Darshan Jariwala. His most illustrious play to date would be I Am Not Bajirao which ran for 10 years.
Irani moved to on-screen acting in 2000. He started out in a number of advertisements such as Fanta, Ambuja Cements, Ceat and Krack Jack biscuits (as Mr. Jack of the Krack and Jack duo).
His small but significant role in Darna Mana Hai earned him acclaim. The film was declared a hit, and he was one of the most remembered segments of the film along with Saif Ali Khan. Irani gained attention for his role in the 2003 comedy Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.. His role as J. Asthana earned him a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Comedian. He later appeared in Lage Raho Munna Bhai for which he received several IIFA award nominations and in 3 Idiots opposite Aamir khan which earned him a Filmfare Award and a Star Screen Award for Best Actor in a Villainous Role. Irani has appeared in many comedic roles, such as Main Hoon Na, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Dostana, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Waqt: The Race Against Time, No Entry, Housefull, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Housefull 2, and Cocktail; supporting roles, such as Veer-Zaara, Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara, Lakshya, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Sorry Bhai!, Page 3, and My Wife's Murder; and negative roles, such as Don: The Chase Begins Again, Don 2: The King Is Back, and Eklavya. He acted in his first Telugu film Attharintiki Daaredhi as the grandfather of Pawan Kalyan.
Irani hosted the IIFA Awards, including in 2008 with actor Ritesh Deshmukh in Bangkok; 2009 in Macau; 2010 in Colombo; and 2011 in Toronto. He also hosted the quiz show Bollywood Ka Boss. He has been on Kaun Banega Crorepati with Sanjay Dutt, and has featured in OneTouch Glucose Meters TV commercials in 2015 with Simone Singh.
Irani is about to make his directorial debut in 2022
In 2022, Irani is appearing as Dr Balraj Kapoor in the series Masoom.
He launched his production house Irani Movietone on 24 January 2019, the logo of which was unveiled by Amitabh Bachchan.
Boman Irani has been a brand ambassador of:
Currently, he is also on the Board of Advisors of India's International Movement to Unite Nations (I.I.M.U.N.).
With a thought to bring together budding writers, amateur and professional from different walks of life and to unite and learn the nuances of screenwriting.
Alexander Dinelaris, who penned the Academy Award-winning film Birdman conducted the first workshop of Spiral Bound.
The extension of that workshop was scheduled to take place in 2020 but, because of the global COVID-19 pandemic it couldn’t happen physically, however the Spiral Bound sessions started virtually and completed more than 200 interactive screenwriting sessions online.
After completing 150 sessions virtually Irani took to his social media to express gratitude towards artists and filmmakers who showed their support to 'Spiral Bound' Few of the guest speakers who have shared the knowledge and experience with the students at Spiral Bound includes playwright Anosh Irani, directors Raju Hirani, Ram Madhvani and Shakun Batra 
Ram Madhvani praises Boman Irani on 3rd Anniversary of Irani Movietone and Spiral Bound
Spiral Bound has completed more than 500 sessions  and celebrated it's anniversary.
|Denotes films that are not yet released|
|2001||Everybody Says I'm Fine!||Resomon Mittal|
|2002||Let's Talk||Nikhil Sharma|
|2003||Darna Mana Hai||Hotel Owner|
|Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.||Dr. Jagdish Chandra "JC" Asthana|
|2004||Main Hoon Na||Principal Yogesh Agarwal|
|Veer-Zaara||Jahangir Hayaat Khan|
|2005||Page 3||Deepak Suri|
|Waqt: The Race Against Time||Natham Singh|
|My Wife's Murder||Inspector Tejpal Randhawa|
|No Entry||Minister Pranab Kumar "PK" Gupta|
|Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara||Public Prosecutor Avinash Roy|
|Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak||Michael Burnett / Santa Claus|
|Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow||Yashwant Dayal Singh|
|Bluffmaster||Dr. Vijay Bhalerao|
|Mr Prime Minister||Unknown|
|Being Cyrus||Farokh Sethna|
|2006||Shaadi Se Pehle||Dr. Rustam Ali|
|Pyare Mohan||Tony Dholakia|
|Yun Hota To Kya Hota||DCP Amarkant Chauhan|
|Lage Raho Munna Bhai||Lakhbir "Lucky" Singh|
|Khosla Ka Ghosla||Kishan Khurana|
|Don – The Chase Begins Again||Vardhan Makhija/DCP P De Silva (Impostor)|
|2007||Eklavya: The Royal Guard||Rana Jayavardhan Singh|
|Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.||Oscar Fernandes|
|Heyy Babyy||Bharat Sahni|
|Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal||Tony Singh|
|Love Story 2050||Professor Yatin Khanna|
|Kismat Konnection||Rajiv Batra|
|Dostana||Murali "M" Lokhande|
|Yuvvraaj||Dr. Pravin Kant "PK" Banton|
|Sorry Bhai!||Naveen Godbole|
|Maharathi||Avvaldas "AD" Merchant|
|2009||Luck by Chance||Deenaz Aziz|
|Little Zizou||Boman Pressvala|
|Kambakkht Ishq||Dr. Sachin Mishra|
|Perfect Mismatch||Naresh Patel|
|Fruit and Nut||Maharaja Harry Holkar|
|3 Idiots||Dean Veeru "Virus" Sahastrabuddhe|
|2010||Well Done Abba||Arman/Rahman Ali|
|Hum Tum Aur Ghost||Rakesh Kapoor|
|Mirch||Ashmit "Aasu" Hotmal|
|Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai||Unknown|
|2011||F.A.L.T.U||Principal Karam Sharma|
|Game||Om Prakash "OP" Ramsay|
|Love Breakups Zindagi||Ranveer|
|Don 2: The King is Back||Vardhan Makhija/Interpol officer Brij Baruah (impostor)|
|2012||Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu||Sushil Kapoor|
|Housefull 2||Batuk Patel|
|Ferrari Ki Sawaari||Behram Ardeshir Deboo|
|Cocktail||Randhir "Randy" Kapoor|
|Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi||Farhad Ahmed|
|Student of the Year||Harikishan Sanon|
|2013||Jolly LLB||Advocate Mahesh Rajpal|
|Attarintiki Daredi||Raghunath "Raghu" Nandan|
|2014||Youngistaan||PM Dashrath Kaul (Cameo)|
|Bhoothnath Returns||Bhushan Sharma / Bhausaheb|
|Happy New Year||Tehamton "Tammy" Irani|
|2015||Bengal Tiger||CM Ashok Gajapathi|
|2016||Santa Banta Pvt Ltd||Santeshwar Singh Solaid / Santa|
|Housefull 3||Batuk Patel|
|The Legend of Michael Mishra||Francisco Paksh|
|Ventilator||Dr. Sairam Sukhranjan|
|2017||FU: Friendship Unlimited||Bulmukand|
|2018||Agnyaathavaasi||Govind "Vinda" Bhargav|
|Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India||Colonel Sanjay Shrivastav|
|Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran||Himanshu Shukla|
|Sanju||Captain Homi Irani / Dr. Jagdish Chandra "JC" Asthana (archived footage from Munna Bhai MBBS)|
|Welcome to New York||Gurwinder "Garry" Sandhu|
|Khajoor Pe Atke||Abhishek Zaveri|
|2019||Total Dhamaal||Commissioner Shamsher "Don" Singh|
|PM Narendra Modi||Ratan Tata|
|Made in China||Dr. Shankar Vardhi|
|Drive||Irfan Ali Mohammed|
|Jayeshbhai Jordaar||Samarth Parekh|
|2004||Screen Awards||Best Comedian||Munnabhai M.B.B.S.||Yes|
|2007||Filmfare Awards||Best Villain||Lage Raho Munnabhai||Nominated|
|2010||Best Supporting Actor||3 Idiots||Yes|
|Screen Awards||Best Villain||Yes|
|IIFA Awards||Best Performance in a Negative Role||Yes|