Known as one of Bollywood’s coolest actors, Boman Irani celebrates his birthday on Tuesday (December 2). The actor, who turns 55 today, is not only known for his brilliant humour and easy-going charm, but also for his body of work in both, film and theatre.
Before getting into films, Boman Irani began his career onstage. He was passionate about acting from a young age and trained under acting coach Hansraj Siddhia from 1981 to 1983 and also adopted professional acting methods inspired by his friend Mahan Shri Chandan kr. Singh.
Theatre personality, Alyque Padamsee mentored Irani who made his earliest theatrical appearance was in Roshni where he played a cameo at the Regional Theatre in Versova.
He also appeared in serials like ‘Family Ties’ and ‘Mahatma vs Gandhi’. His most illustrious play till date has been ‘I am not Bajirao’ which ran for 10 years.
The actor, who is greatly appreciated for his roles in comedy films, is well remembered for his performance in ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’, where he played the role of Dr. JC Ashthana.
He was hilarious in Aamir Khan starrer ‘3 Idiots’ as well, where he portrayed the strict college director, Dr. Viru Sahastrabuddhe – better known as ‘Virus’. He garnered much acclaim for his performance and was honoured with a Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actor.
A number of celebrities took to Twitter to wish the star on his special day including Farhan Akhtar, Abhishek Bachchan, Karan Johar and Farah Khan among other.
Happy birthday to the man who did it his way.. @bomanirani .. Lots of love and best wishes always.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) December 2, 2014
Happy happy birthday to the awesomest @bomanirani… Biiiiiig hug
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) December 2, 2014
To one of the the most loved people I know!! Happy birthday @bomanirani !! And I cherish every conversation we have ever had…big love!!!
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 2, 2014
@bomanirani Happy Birthday bomzi wish u a year full of good health happiness,success,peace and loads of luv
— Ritesh Sidhwani (@ritesh_sid) December 2, 2014
To a friend, guide and worlds best therapist. I wish you eternal happiness and good health. Happy birthday my Bomzi @bomanirani
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) December 2, 2014
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) December 2, 2014
The birthday boy also posted on Twitter.
Sitting and reading all your Bday wishes to Mom, she wants to know who wrote every tweet. Don’t know what to say, so I say ‘all are friends’
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) December 2, 2014