After his polytechnic diploma course, Boman Irani joined the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower and worked there as a waiter and room service staff.
Thereafter, he joined his mother to run their ancestral bakery shop between Novelty and Apsara Cinema in South Mumbai.
Irani turned to photography in 1987 and continued until he turned into an actor.
Irani began his acting career in theater and moved to film in 2000.
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 for Best Actor in a Villainous Role.
Boman Irani did theater as well. He has lot of passion about theater.
He joined Bollywood at an age (around 41 years) when most of actors plan to take retirement.
Specialty about his acting is that he always play the role with a difference like Doctor from Munna Bhai to Lucky Singh in Lage Raho to Virus in 3 Idiots.