|Relatives|| Indra Kumar (brother)|
Adi Irani (brother)
Firoz Irani (brother)
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 for a total of ten awards, holding a record for the most nominations in the category. In January 2012, Irani was honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award at the 57th Filmfare Awards.
Aruna Irani was born in Mumbai, India to an Irani father and a Hindu mother. Her father Faredun Irani ran a drama troupe, and her mother Saguna was an actress. She is the eldest of eight siblings, and gave up studies after sixth standard because her family did not have enough money to educate all the children. [ citation needed ] Her brothers Indra Kumar, Adi Irani and Firoz Irani are all associated with the film industry. Actress Bindu is her cousin.She claims to have learnt dancing while working in the films because she could not afford professional training from a master.
Aruna Irani made her debut in the movie Ganga Jamna (1961) playing Azra's childhood character. She then acted in the movie Anpadh (1962) as Mala Sinha's childhood character. She next did several small roles in films such as Jahanara (1964), Farz (1967), Upkar (1967) and Aaya Sawan Jhoomke (1969). She later acted with comedian Mehmood Ali in films such as Aulad (1968), Humjoli (1970), Devi (1970) 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 films have included Farz (1967), Bobby (1973), Fakira (1976), Sargam (1979), Red Rose (1980), 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 with the same role. Some of her Marathi films are Aandhla Marto Dola, Bhingari, Changu Mangu, Lapwa Chapvi, Ek Gadi Baki Anadi, Mitwaa and Bol Baby Bol.
In her later career, Irani also switched to television, performing character roles in various serials. She also took up direction and production of tele-serials such as Mehndi Tere Naam Ki , Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand , Rabba Ishq Na Hove , Vaidehi and more.
On 19 February 2012, she was awarded the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the annual Filmfare awards function in Mumbai.
She is married to Bollywood film director Kuku Kohli.
|1995-1997||Zamana Badal Gaya||Veena||Main Lead|
|2001-2005||Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand||Teji||Also as a Producer under AK Films|
|2000-2002||Mehndi Tere Naam Ki||Sharda Malik|
|2003-2005||Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan||Shalini|
|2005-2006||Zameen Se Aassman Tak||Balraj's Mother|
|2005-2006||Rabba Ishq Na Hove||Veera's Mother|
|2006-2007||Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki||Narayani Devi||Balaji Telefilms|
|2007-2009||Babul Ki Bitiya Chali Doli Saja Ke||Dadima||Also as a Producer under AK Films|
|2008||Saas v/s Bahu||Judge|
|2009-2011||Jhansi Ki Rani||Vahini Sahiba|
|2010-2011||Sanjog Se Bani Sangini||Rajrani|
|2011-2012||Dekha Ek Khwaab||Rajmata Mrinalini Devi||Lead|
|2011-2012||Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki||Sharda Agnihotri|
|2012||Parichay — Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka||Sulekha Diwan|
|2013–2014||Sanskaar - Dharohar Apno Ki||Ansuya Vaishnav|
|2015||Uzalo||Producer of AK Films||Producer|
|2018-2019||Dastaan-E-Mohabbat Salim Anarkali||Hamida Banu Begum (Mariam Makani)|
|2019||Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji||Mrs Khosla|
|2019||The Kapil Sharma Show||Herself|
|2019||Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai||Herself|
|1972||Filmfare Awards||Caravan||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|1985||Pet Pyaar Aur Paap||Won|
|2012||Lifetime Achievement Award||N/A||Won|
|1993||Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards||Beta||Best Supporting Actress (Hindi)||Won|
|2003||Indian Telly Awards||Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand||Best Weekly Show||Won|
|Best Programme of the Year||Won|
|2004||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|2007||Maayka||Best Actress in a Negative Role||Nominated|
|2008||Gold Awards||Naaginn||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||Won|
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