Bollywood actor Boman Irani is celebrating his 57th birthday today. The actor who has been in the industry for over a decade now has managed to defy his age and impress the audience with his acting prowess. At an age when most Bollywood actors prefer doing itsy bitsy roles, Boman Irani is often seen playing strong and sensible characters on the silver screens. We have seen him play the funny guy and then the good, bad and ugly as well. What makes Boman stand out of the crowd is ability to get under the skin of any fictional character with amazing certainty and skill. He has won our hearts as Dr Asthana from Munnabhai MBBS, ‘Virus’ Sahastrabuddhi from 3 Idiots, Khosla from Khosla ka Ghosla to name a few. So as this versatile actor turns a year older today, we bring you some of the lesser known facts about Boman Irani
Boman Irani ventured into acting at the age of 35. He acted in several plays and theatre groups before making it big in Bollywood.
He worked as a waiter in Taj Mahal Palace and Tower for 2 years.
The renowned actor also worked at his ‘farsan shop’ for 12 years.
Boman, who got his share of fame with his role Dr Asthana from Munnabhai MBBS, was signed for the movie even before it was scripted. In fact, Vidhu Vinod Chopra roped him in for Rs. 2 lakhs.
Besides being an incredible actor, Boman is also a professional photographer. He has covered events like World Boxing and Miss India contests in the past.