Boman Irani (born 1 October 1957 in Mumbai, Maharashtra) is an Indian film and theatre actor and photographer. He is a graduate of Mithibai College in Mumbai. After his graduation he pursued a career-initially with the Life Insurance Corporation of India from 1982 to 1985. At the same time he also established an Uncle Chips franchise in Dadar which ran until 1986 before shutting down owing to a loss. Irani turned to photography in 1987 and continued until 1989. He is a professional photographer.
Irani began his acting career in theatre and moved to film in 2001 at the age of 44 with a minor role in Everybody Says I'm Fine!. Irani gained attention for his role in the 2003 comedy Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. He later appeared in Lage Raho Munna Bhai for which he received several IIFA award nominations and in 3 Idiots opposite Aamir Khan which earned him a Filmfare Award and a Star Screen Award.