Aruna Irani Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Family, Husband, Movies, Net Worth & More

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Who is Aruna Irani?

Aruna Irani (born 18 August 1946) is an Indian actress, who has acted in over 500 films throughout Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, and Gujarati cinema, playing mostly supporting and character roles.

She has won two Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actress, for Pet Pyaar Aur Paap (1985) and Beta (1992), and has been nominated most times, holding a record for the most nominations in the category.

In January 2012, Irani was honored with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award at the 57th Filmfare Awards.

Aruna Irani says Mehmood made her career and was ‘also responsible for my downfall’

Aruna Irani says Mehmood made her career and was ‘also responsible for my downfall’
Aruna Irani says Mehmood made her career and was ‘also responsible for my downfall’

Aruna Irani and Mehmood were a hit onscreen pair of the 1970s, so much so that there was a time when many believed they were married. In fact, that was also the reason why Aruna didn’t get any film offers for two years.

Aruna revealed that despite hits like Caravan and Bombay To Goa, she got no work. She told TOI, “Somehow people misunderstood that I got married to Mehmood and at that time, I didn’t even try to clear things in public. And for almost two to two and a half years, I didn’t get any work, despite both my films Caravan and Bombay To Goa becoming superhit.”

It was only after Raj Kapoor offered her Bobby in 1973 that she got her career on track. “It’s like Mehmood made my career and he was also responsible for my downfall (laughs),” she said. The actor, however, also shared that working with Mehmood was always nice.

“What an actor he was! He taught me a lot about acting, comedy punches, and timings. Working with him was always a great help,” Aruna shared.

Aruna Irani Biography, Wiki

Aruna Irani is an Indian actress of mixed Irani Zoroastrian and Hindu backgrounds. An accomplished actress and dancer of her time, Aruna Irani has acted in about 300 movies, with many memorable acting performances to her credit. Irani is the sister of filmmaker Indra Kumar. She is married to film director Kuku Kohli.

Born in 1952, Irani made her debut in the movie Gunga Jumna (1961) when she was nine years old playing Vyjayantimala’s character as a child.

After doing several small roles in films like Jahanara (1964), Farz (1967), Upkar (1967) and Aaya Sawan Jhoomke (1969), and pairing with comedian Mehmood in films like Aulad (1968), Humjoli (1970), and Naya Zamana (1971), she finally shot to fame with her brilliant performance as an aggressive gypsy woman in the super hit Caravan (1971).

By that time, however, she was emotionally involved with Mehmood and did not focus fully on her career. Their relationship also ruined the chances of her getting the heroine’s role.

Yet, Mehmood gave her lead roles opposite the likes of Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Mehra in the films that he made: Bombay To Goa (1972), Garam Masala (1972), and Do Phool (1973).

Aruna Irani Biography Wikipedia
Aruna Irani
Full NameAruna Irani
ProfessionActress and Film Director
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 160 cm
in meters– 1.60 m
in feet inches– 5’ 3”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 55kg
in pounds– 120lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth18 August 1946
Age (as in 2017)71 Years
Birth PlaceBombay, British India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai
collegeDid not Attend
Educational Qualification6th Standard
DebutFilm: Gunga Jumna (1961)

TV: Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand (2001-2005)
FamilyFather– Faridun Irani (ran a Drama Company)
Mother– Shaguna (Actress)
Brother– Firoz Irani

Indra Kumar

Adi Irani

Balraj Irani

Ratan Irani
Sister
Surekha Irani
Chetna Irani
ReligionHindu
Address603, B-Gazdar Apartments, Near Juhu Hotel, Juhu, Mumbai 400049.
HobbiesReading, Cooking, Picnic
Controversies• Aruna Irani criticised actress Rekha for promoting herself rather than the film ‘Super Nani’and even blamed her for the failure of the movie.
• Haryanvi dancer, Sapna Chaudhary, was seen dancing with a minor in a vulgar manner. After the incident came to light, veteran actress Aruna Irani advised Sapna Chaudhary not to perform such dance where children are present. Aruna also suggested that the people of Haryana should come forward and take action on such form of dancing.
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorMehmood, Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsMehmood
Husband/SpouseKuku Kohli (m. 1990- Present)
Marriage DateYear- 1990

Aruna Irani Career

As an actress, her performance as Anil Kapoor’s stepmother in the film Beta remains her best performance. This performance also fetched her Filmfare’s Best Supporting Actress Award.

In an illustrious career that she has, she was nominated 10 times out of which she won 2. She was also honored with Filmfare’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 for her contribution to Indian cinema.  

Besides the silver screen, she has also produced and acted in television serials too. She made her television debut as an actress and producer through the famous series called Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand in 2001.

The show ran till 2005. After which, she has produced and acted in numerous television series like Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan, Babul Ki Bitiya Chali Doli Saja Ke, and Dekha Ek Khwaab among many others. She is presently working on television series titled Dil Toh Happy Hain Ji.

Aruna Irani Awards

She finally won her first Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Pet Pyaar Aur Paap (1984). In the late 1980s and 1990s she switched to playing motherly roles, notably in Beta (1992) for which she won her second Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. She also got very famous acting in many Gujarati films and some way changed the trend and played the main protagonist in many films.

Aruna Irani FAQ’s

Who is Aruna Irani?

Aruna Irani (born 18 August 1946) is an Indian actress, who has acted in over 500 films throughout Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, and Gujarati cinema, playing mostly supporting and character roles.

Why is Aruna Irani trending?

Aruna revealed that despite hits like Caravan and Bombay To Goa, she got no work. She told TOI, “Somehow people misunderstood that I got married to Mehmood and at that time, I didn’t even try to clear things in public. And for almost two to two and a half years, I didn’t get any work, despite both my films Caravan and Bombay To Goa becoming superhit.”

How old is Aruna Irani?

Aruna Irani is currently 75 years old.

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