Although Bollywood is majorly known for Salman, Shah Rukh, Akshay and Ajay but the fact that fine actors like Kader Khan, Om Puri, Paresh Rawal and Naseeruddin Shah among others who complete it. Imagine Bollywood without Johnny Lever or Hollywood with Ben Stiffler and you will get an idea of what we are talking about.
Life is a race and if you won't run fast then you will also be like a 'Broken Andaa'
Indeed, we are talking about sheer passion for acting and abundance of talent. And 3 Idiots actor Boman Irani is that one actor who has proved that looks, age, dimensions are no parameters for judging an actor's talent.
And today, on the auspicious occasion of the Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. actor's birthday, we will tell five mind-blowing facts about the life of marvellous Indian actor Boman Irani:
Dyslexic Parsi boy!
We all know Boman for his straight-up dialogue deliveries and marvellous body language on screen. But things were not always the same for Viru Sahastrabuddhe. Born on 2nd December in a Parso family in Mumbai, Boman had dyslexia, ADHD and lisp in the early stages of life. Fortunately, Boman worked through his lisp and turned out to be perfectly normal.
Boman Irani is a huge inspiration to pateints dealing with dementia.
Passion for acting!
Although Boman made his Bollywood debut when he was 35-years-old but he always had a passion for it. Irani's love for acting began during his school days. Our sources quote that Boman "trained under acting coach Hansraj Siddhia from 1981 to 1983 for adopting professional acting methods."
Boman started doing theater under the mentorship of veteran theater actor, Alyque Padamsee. You will be surprised to know that Boman's Bollywood career has not yet stopped him from doing theater. Not only acting, Irani has a thing for theater.
Waiter Boman Irani
Soon after completing his school, Boman undertook a two-year waiter course from Mithibai College, Mumbai. Also, Boman joined Taj Mahal Palace & Tower for working as a waiter. At that time who knew that soon a waiter will be one of the most famous actors in the whole entertainment fraternity.
Let us also add that the renowned 58-year-old actor was pretty good in his job as a waiter that he was promoted as a waiter in the rooftop French restaurant, Rendezvous.
You will be surprised to know that Boman Irani has been an insurance agent, a waiter, professional photographer, theater artist and a shopkeeper, before coming into Bollywood. It is well-said that life has its own ways of providing. And one fine day, Boman's talent was recognized by a film-maker who offered him his first role in a not-so-renowned Bollywood movie.
Since then Boman has done over 20 movies for the Indian cinema.
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.
58-year-old Indian actor was offered a role in Sanjay Dutt starrer Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. Where everyone had their eyes on superstar Dutt, Boman stole the show in the role of dean Dr. Asthana. Boman as Dr. Asthana won a million hearts and gave him all the fame he needed.
At the time when Boman was a middle-class, 43-year-old man, he first-experienced stardom. Undoubtedly, Bollywood found one of its priceless possessions, Boman Irani.
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