Boman Irani | How A Shy Dyslexic Kid Became A Star

Boman Irani | A Shy Dyslexic Kid Became A Star

Updated on July 5, 2024

Do you know the success story of Boman Irani, one of the famous movie star who acted in famous films like, Munna Bhai MBBS, 3 Idiots? Let’s find how a shy dyslexic kid became a star?

When we watch movies and see celebrities, we think they are very lucky people. Because they are rich, luxury living and luxury cars. People respect them a lot. But people know little about the problems and struggle they fought to achieve success.

Who is Boman Irani?

Boman Irani is an Indian film and theatre actor, voice artist and photographer of Irani descent.

He is well-known for his comedic and villain roles in Bollywood films.

Some of his famous films are  Don, Munna Bhai MBBS, 3 Idiots, Happy New Year, PK and Dilwale.

Boman Irani – Early life

  • Born on 2 December 1959, in Mumbai.
  • Finished his schooling in St. Mary’s School, Mumbai.
  • He was dyslexic and had ADHD and had a lisp.
  • Studied a 2-year waiter course at Mithibai College in Mumbai.
  • After his polytechnic diploma course, he joined the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower and worked there as a waiter and in-room service.
  • Got promoted and worked as a waiter at the rooftop French restaurant, Rendezvous.

Boman Irani Success Story

He faced several failures in his early life and stared out late as an actor.

But he never gave up his passion and determination to work hard.

In all the jobs he has done, he perfected them and excelled.

His acting passion started in his early days and talks about how his mother urged him to watch one movie many times and analyse it from different perspectives.

In his childhood, he had a speech problem and had mocked at, which made him a reticent kid.

But, overcoming all his struggles, he became a famous photographer before he forayed into acting.

Since then, he has entertained the masses with appreciated roles in movies such as Munnabhai M.B.B.S, Lage raho Munna Bhai, 3 Idiots, Khosla ka Ghosla, etc.

Boman Irani believes that passion drives everyone to excel.

How A Shy Dyslexic Kid Became A Bollywood Star?

A well known and acclaimed Bollywood actor shares his tumultuous life journey from being a waiter to an actor.

Watch his inspiring talk about his journey to success.


His success story proves that you can not achieve success without hard work and dedication. If you read the stories of successful persons, you will find all of them are struggled a lot to achieve success in life. There is no magic to success.

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Do you feel inspired when reading the success stories of great persons?

References: Wikipedia YouTube

Photo Credits – Bollywood Hungama [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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