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Aruna Irani, Bollywood Actress
Aruna Irani has more than 300 movies to her credit and is known for her remarkable performances.
 
 Aruna Irani, Bollywood ActressThe renowned Bollywood actress Aruna Irani is a well-known celebrity belonging to the mixed Iranian Zoroastrian and Hindu background. She is also known to be an accomplished actress and dancer of her ages. She epitomized as a vamp and as a dancer in the 1960s and 1970s. She has acted in about more than 300 Hindi movies and has been recognized all across the nation for her exceptional performances in both positive and negative portrayals. The noted film producer and director Indra Kumar is her brother and the renowned film director Kuku Kohli is her husband.

Film Career of Aruna Irani
Aruna Irani started her journey to stardom as a child actor in the film Ganga Jamuna in the year 1961. In the mid sixties she completely transformed her image into those of coquettish vamps providing with outstanding dance numbers. She graduated to portraying supporting roles in films which also won her many unforgettable characters. She paired with the comedian Mehmood in movies like Aulad (1968), Humjoli (1970), and Naya Zamana (1971). The actor later offered Irani lead roles in movies like Bombay To Goa (1972), Garam Masala (1972), and Do Phool (1973). She has acted with almost all notable actors and actresses of Bollywood like, Jeetendra, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Dimple Kapadia, Sanjay Dutt, Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and many others. Among her movies the most memorable has been her portrayal of the character of a gypsy girl in the blockbuster hit movie Carvaan.

As a producer also she played a brilliant role by producing films like Anari No. 1 starring Govinda and Raveena Tandon which went to become a raging hit. She produced another movie Yeh dil Aashiqana. Next as a director she debuted on television in the much popular serial Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand. She next went on to produce many serials like Mehndi Tere Naam Ki, Rabba Ishq Na Hove, Vaidehi...Ek Aur Agni Pareeksha and many more.

Awards and Honours of Aruna Irani
Aruna Irani in BobbyAruna Irani have won the Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actress twice, once for Pet Pyaar Aur Paap in the year 1984 and the second time for Beta in 1992.
Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award - Nomination
Year Films Year Films
1972 Caravan - Nisha 1982 Rocky - Kathy D`Souza
1974 Bobby - Nima 1995 Suhaag - Asha R. Sharma
1976 Do Jhoot Kartavya - Gayetridevi Singh
1978 Khoon Pasina - Shantimohan Sharma/Shanti "Shanno" Devi 1998 Ghulam-E-Mustafa - Bhagyalaxmi Dixit

Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012

Selected Filmography of Aruna Irani
Year Films Year Films
1961 Ganga Jamuna 1981 Rocky, Love Story, Yaarana, Kudarat
1964 Jahanara 1982 Angoor, Bemisal
1967 Farz, Patthar Ke Sanam, Upkar 1983 Bade Dilwaala
1969 Aaya Sawan Jhoomke, Anjaan Hai Koyee, Ek Paheli 1984 Pet Pyaar Aur Paap
1970 Humjoli, Aan Milo Sajna 1988 Shahenshah
1971 Naya Zamana, Sanjog, Johar Mehmood in Hong Kong, Ek Naari Ek Brahmchari, Caravan, Buddha Mil Gaya, Andaz 1989 Chaalbaaz
1972 Garam Masala, Bombay to Goa 1991 Phool Aur Kaante
1973 Bobby, Do Phool 1992 Beta
1974 Prem Nagar, Roti Kapada Aur Makaan 1994 Raja Babu
1975 Mili, Do Jasoos, Khel Khel Mein, Deewaar 1995 Bewafa Saman
1976 Bhanwar, Charas, Sangram, Fakira, Zindagi 1996 Indian, Chhote Sarkar
1977 Duniyadaari 1997 Hamesha, Dil To Pagal Hai
1978 Shalimar 1999 Haseena Maan Jaayegi
1979 Jaani Dushman, Surakshaa 2002 Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam
1980 Aas Paas, Doodh Ka Karz, Karz, Qurbani 2010 Khatta Meeta

Television
Aruna Irani produced  Film - Yeh dil AashiqanaSanjog Se Bani Sangini on Zee TV
Jhansi Ki Rani (TV series) on Zee TV
Saas v/s Bahu as Judge on Sahara One
Naaginn on Zee TV
Babul Ki Bitiya Chali Doli Saja Ke on Sahara One
Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki on Star Plus
Rabba Ishq Na Hove on Zee TV
Vaidehi (TV series) on Sony TV
Zameen Se Aassman Tak on Sahara One
Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan on Zee TV
Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand on STAR Plus
Mehndi Tere Naam Ki on Zee TV
Zamana Badal Gaya on DD Metro

Personal Life of Aruna Irani
Aruna Irani is married to film director Kuku Kohli.

(Last Updated on : 13/06/2012)
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