Aruna Irani Biography

Born on 3rd May, 1952, in Mumbai, India, Aruna Irani started her filmy career at the adolescence age of nine years in the 1961 released 'Ganga Jamuna'. Speeding up her acting wagon in Bollywood, Aruna feasted on several petite roles in the flicks like 'Jahan Ara', 'Farz' (1967), 'Upkar' and 'Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke'.

Getting herself out of the adolescence frame, Aruna later featured herself in yet another short span role in the 1971 released 'Caravan'. The adorable not only acted in the film, but also grooved with the "jumping jack" Jeetendra to some famous tracks like "Chadti Jawani Meri Chaal Mastaani", "Dilbarr Dilse Pyaare" in the flick itself. Later again grooving to a track "Mein Shayar Toh Nahi" in the film 'Bobby', the beauty moved ahead and chose to deliver some character performances in her upcomings. The list started from 'Do Phool', 'Mili', 'Do Jasoos', 'Charas', 'Shalimar', 'Jaani Dushman', 'Kartavya', 'Suraksha', 'Doodh Ka Karz', 'Judaai' (1980),'Phir Wahi Raat', 'Rocky', 'Yaarana','Angoor' and 'Bemisal', few among others.

Delivering her best at each appearance, her hard work finally paid off, when Aruna fetched her first Filmfare Award in Best Supporting Role category for essaying a character named Janaki in the 1985 released 'Pet Pyar Aur Paap'.

Carry forwarding the streak, Aruna kept working in films and opted for the same character roles. However, now the actress focused more on narrating some matured, motherly characters in the movies like 'Shahenshah', 'Chaalbaaz', 'Phool Aur Kaante'. Her experiment struck the right formula, when she opted for one such elderly character in 1992 released 'Beta'. The film not only earned Irani acclamation, but also grabbed her, the second Filmfare trophy yet again in a Supporting Role category.

Continuing her innings in the same, the actress kept appearing in the films like 'Raja Babu', 'Bewafa Sanam', 'Chhote Sarkar','Dil To Pagal Hai', 'Hamesha' and 'Haseena Maan Jaayegi'. However, 'Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam' served her last for the decade on silver screen.

Post delivering her marvels in Bollywood, Aruna Irani also showered her acting excellence in the regional cinemas as like Kannada and Marathi. Acting in Marathi films like 'Changu Mangu', 'Lapwa Chapvi' and 'Bol Baby Bol' made Aruna a household name for the Marathi speaking masses.

After spending more than a decade on the silver screen, this talent house then moved her wagon to the small screen with a tele-series 'Zamana Badal Gaya', produced under her home banner, A. K. Films in the year 2000. Commencing a step ahead, Aruna then produced another serial called 'Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand' under her banner. Aruna not only produced the soap but, acted as well as directed the fiction. Jotting a hell lot of other tele-series on her name like 'Mehndi Tere Naam Ki', 'Vaidehi', 'Naaginn','Jhansi Ki Raani', now mainly as a producer and actor, Aruna finally bounced back on the silver screen by essaying a motherly character in the Akshay Kumar starred 'Khatta Meetha' in year 2010.

Still venturing herself as an actor on the small screen with daily soaps like 'Parichay - Nayee Zindagi Ke Sapno Ka' and 'Sanskaar - Dharohar Apno Ki', Aruna Irani stands tall as a diversed and experienced veteran. Considering her immense contribution in the field of acting, the jury of the prestigious Filmfare panel recently felicitated Irani with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2012.