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Aruna Irani Poster

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Overview (1)

Born in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India

Mini Bio (1)

Aruna Irani made her debut in the movie Gunga Jumna (1961) at nine years old playing Azra's character. After doing several small roles in films like Jahanara (1964), Farz (1967), Upkar (1967) and Aaya Sawan Jhoomke (1969). She was paired with comedian Mehmood Ali in films like Aulad (1968), Jawab, Humjoli (1970), Manmandir and Naya Zamana (1971).In 1971, she starred in Caravan. She later starred in Mehmood Ali's Bombay To Goa (1972), Garam Masala (1972), and Do Phool (1973). Her best character roles came in Rajesh Khanna films like Dhanwan, Redrose, Amrit, Kudrat, Nasihat, Masterji, Aan Milo Sajna. Her films have included Farz (1967), Bobby (1973), Prem Nagar, Paap Aur Punya, Mahachor, Fakira (1976), Bhala Manus, Kali Ghata,Sargam (1979), Love Story (1981), and Rocky (1981). She won her first Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Pet Pyaar Aur Paap (1984). In the late 1980s and 1990s Irani switched to playing motherly roles, notably in Beta (1992) for which she won her second Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. She acted in the Kannada remake of the same film and the same role. Some of her Marathi films are Changu Mangu, Lapwa Chapvi, Ek Gadi Baki Anadi and Bol Baby Bol. In her later career, Irani also switched to television performing character roles in various serials. She also took up to direction and production of tele-serials like Mehndi Tere Naam Ki, Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, Vaidehi and more. On Sunday 19 February 2012, she was awarded the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the annual Filmfare awards function in Mumbai.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tariq I. Samy

Spouse (1)

Kuku Kohli (? - ?)

Trivia (15)

Sister of Indra Kumar
Married to film director Sandesh Kohli who is also known as Kuku Kohli.
Now (2004) mostly plays the evil stepmother, or mother-in-law.
Sister of actor Adi Irani.
Aunt to actress Shweta ( Karzzz). She is the daughter of director Indra Kumar.
Her parents were stage actor's Faridun (Faredoon, Faredun) Irani and Shaguna. Some sites list her father's name as Fakhruddin Irani. Her father also acted in a few films. He was often mistaken as the cinematographer Faridoon Irani.
One of her sister's appeared in film Garam Masala with the screen name "Mini Mahmood".
Brother is producer Balraj Irani.
Brother is producer Ratan Irani.
Sister named Surekha. She is married to a banker.
Sister name is Chetna. She is married to a sound recordist.
Brother is actor Firoz Irani.
Some of her other popular songs composed by other music directors - Tu Kya Mujhe from Mahachor Pyase Do Badan from Prem Nagar, Tu Chali As Meri Mehbooba from Kali Ghata, Kaliyon Ka Chaman from Jyothi, Main Shayar Toh Nahin from Bobby, Abhi Nahi kabhi Nahi from Manmandir, Aaja Meri Jaan from Jawab , Nainon Ki Khidki from Kali Ghata.
Aruna Irani always got some of the best songs composed by R.D.Burman like Kuch Hone Wala Hai Aaj from Dhuan, Phir Wahi Raat Aayi from Phir Wahi Raat, Rang Ley Aayengey from Bhanwar, Kya Gazab from Love Story, Dil Bar Dil Se Pyare from Caravan, Chadti Jawani from Caravan, Kaho Kaise Rasta Bhool from Bade Dilwala, One Two Cha Cha from Shalimar, Kaise Kahun Mann Ki Baat from Bhala Manus, Maaf Karo Maaf Karo from Do Phool.
Was involved with Mehmood.

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