Aruna Irani Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Age 76 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth 18 August 1946

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 ft 3 inches (1.60 m)
Weight 55 kg (120 lbs)
Waist 39 inches
Hips 43 inches
Dress Size 4 (US)
Body Type Hourglass
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Salt & Pepper
Nickname Aruna
Full Name Aruna Irani
Profession Actress and Film Director
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Bombay, British India
Religion Hindu
Zodiac Sign Leo

Aruna Irani is a legendry Indian movies actress who has appeared in more than 300 movies in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and Kannada cinema, typically playing character and supporting roles. Aruna has danced on most popular songs like Thoda Resham Lagta Hai, Chadti Jawani Meri Chaal Mastani, Ab Jo Mile Hai, Dilbar Dilse Pyare and Main shayar to nahi. Her stunning performances earned her a nomination for Best Supporting Role at Filmfare Awards. Aruna Irani also holds the record for getting most nominations, under this category, and won the award two times for her characters in the movies like Pet Pyaar Aur Paap and Beta. In the year 2012, Aruna Irani was bestowed with Lifetime Achievement Award on 57th Filmfare Awards.

Aruna Irani was born in Mumbai, India on 18th August 1946. Her mom Saguna was a famous actress while her father Faredun Irani associated a drama group. Aruna is the eldest of 8 siblings, and left studies after her 6th standard just because her family did not have sufficient amount of money to teach all the kids.

She made her first appearance with the movie Ganga Yamuna representing the role of Azra’s childhood. She afterwards appeared in the movie titled Anpadh as Mala Sinha’s infantile role. Aruna Irani afterward did a number of small roles in movies like Jahanara, Farz, Upkar and Aaya Sawan Jhoomke. She later starred with famous comedian Mehmood Ali in movies like Aulad, Devi, Humjoli and Naya Zamana.

In the year1971, Aruna Irani appeared in Caravan. After that, she appeared in Bombay To Goa, Garam Masala and Do Phool. Her movies included Farz, Bobby, Fakira, Sargam, Red Rose, Love Story and Rocky. Aruna received her first Filmfare Supporting Actress Award for the movies Pet Pyaar Aur Paap.

In 1980s & 1990s, Aruna Irani changed to playing the roles of mothers, markedly in Beta for which she bestowed with her second Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actress. She starred in Kannada re-creation of identical movie with the identical role. A few of her Marathi movies are Bhingari, Aandhla Marto Dola, Lapwa Chapvi, Changu Mangu, Mitwaa, Ek Gadi Baki Anadi and Bol Baby Bol.

On 19th Feb 2012, Aruna Irani was bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award at annual awards function held in Mumbai. She married to Bollywood director Kuku Kohli.

Check out exclusive ➡ facts about Aruna Irani.

Aruna Irani Education

Qualification 6th Standard
College Did not Attend

Aruna Irani Career

Profession: Actress and Film Director


Film: Gunga Jumna (1961)

TV: Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand (2001-2005)

Net Worth: $30 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Faridun Irani

Mother: Shaguna

Indra Kumar, Adi Irani, Balraj Irani,Ratan Irani

Surekha Irani, Chetna Irani

Marital Status: Married

Kuku Kohli

Aruna Irani Favorites

Hobbies: Reading, Cooking, Picnic

Favorite Actor: Mehmood, Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor

Favorite Actress: Zeenat Aman

Favorite Food: Non Veg Food

Favorite Destination: Goa

Favorite Color: Black

Facts You Never Knew About Aruna Irani!

  • Aruna Irani has appeared in more than 300 films in Gujarati, Hindi and Marathi playing supporting and leading roles.
  • She made her first appearance in Bollywood film industry with 1961 movie, Gunga Jumna, when she was only 9 years old.
  • Aruna is the eldest of all 8 siblings.
  • She always fantasized to become a doctor when she was a child.
  • Aruna Irani was one of the first prominent ladies in 1972 movie Bombay To Goa.
  • Her remarkable acting in the movie Caravan, the 1973 film Bobby and 1975 film Do Jhoot earned her the nomination for Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award.
  • In the year 2012, Aruna’s love with Bollywood film industry was acknowledged as she received Lifetime Achievement Award in Mumbai.

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