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Delnaaz Irani (born 4 September 1972) is an Indian actress. Her brother is Bhakhtiyaar Irani and her sister-in-law is Tenaz Irani.

Delnaaz Irani
Delnaaz Irani at I am the Best Premiere
Irani at the premiere of I am the Best
Born (1972-09-04) 4 September 1972 (age 46)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actress
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Rajeev Paul
(m. 1998; div. 2012)




Delnaaz debuted in Baba Sehgal's music video "Ga Ga Ga Gori Gori" in the early 90s. She later acted in several comic roles in Bollywood movies, including Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) and worked on several big projects. She has worked with some of the biggest names in Bollywood including Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu, Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. She participated in Nach Baliye, a reality dance show with her ex-husband, Rajiv Paul.[1] She has become a popular television actress having starred in several serials such as Bigg Boss and Baltiwalla House No. 49. She was a contestant in Bigg Boss 6 and got evicted on the 93rd day. She came in 6th in the race for the title, being evicted in a dramatic midnight eviction. She participated in Power Couple with Percy Karkaria as her partner, however they were eliminated and failed to reach the final.


Year Title Role Other notes
1999 C.I.D Bela
2003 Kal Ho Naa Ho Jaspreet Kapoor (Sweetu)
2004 Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha Dhillon Won Viewers choice Award
2005 Pyaar Mein Twist Dolly
2006 Humko Deewana Kar Gaye Tanya Berry
2007 Showbiz
2008 Bhootnath Mrs. Jojo
Khallbali: Fun Unlimited Bipasha
2009 Char Yaar Filming
Paying Guests Sweety
2010 Milenge Milenge Honey
Toonpur Ka Super Hero Ramola Released on 24 December 2010.
2011 Ra.One Teacher
2012 Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum Mrs.Dev
Future to Bright Hai Ji Fansiben Patel As Delnaaz Paul
2013 I am 24 Filming
2018 My Mother's Wedding Parinaaz Short film

Television: FictionEdit

Year Serial Role Network
1999–2002 Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka Sony TV
1999–2009 Yes Boss Kavita Verma SAB TV
2004 Hum Sab Barrati Harsha Zee TV
2005–2006 Sanya Tanaaz Gupta Hungama TV
2005 Batliwala House No. 43 Mrs. Batliwala Sony TV
Son Pari Pari Shitara Star Plus
Shararat Pritika the Ghost
2007 Karam Apnaa Apnaa
Baa Bahoo Aur Baby Zenobia
Mere Apne 9X
2010 Kya Mast Hai Life Mrs. Zarina Khan Disney Channel India
2012 -2013 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Pammi Suri Sony TV
2013 –2014 Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le Zara Dilshad (Dilz)
2014–2016 Akbar Birbal Rani Sahiba Jodha Bai BIG Magic
Jamai Raja Resham Kesar Patel Zee TV
2017-2018 Ek Deewaana Tha Odhni Sony TV
2018 Partners Trouble Ho Gayi Double Shanno SAB TV

Reality televisionEdit

As contestant
Year Show Standing Network
Nach Baliye
Star Plus
Zara Nachke Dikha
Hans Baliye
Bigg Boss 6
Evicted Day 93, 6th place
Colors TV
Comedy Circus
Guest performer
Sony TV
Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki
Life OK
Power Couple
Sony TV
As Host
Year Show Network
Filmy Daba Party
Food Food
  • 2018: Juzzbaatt - Sangeen Se Namkeen Tak as Herself[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Delnaaz met TV actor, Rajeev Paul on the sets of Parivartan, a popular soap in 1993. The couple later married but got separated in 2010 after 14 years of marriage and got divorced in 2012. Delnaaz cited infidelity on Rajeev's part as the cause for the divorce, however, Rajeev denied the allegation. "We had decided never to go public with what had transpired behind closed doors. But now, I guess I need to speak up. In her interview, she (Delnaaz) hinted at me not being a faithful husband. But I never cheated on Delnaaz", Rajeev said. He did, however, blame himself for the divorce stating "Honestly, it all began when my career was going through a rough patch. I was depressed and even contemplated suicide." The two were participants on the reality TV series Bigg Boss 6.[3][4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Bigg Boss Season 6 CONTESTANTS". Colors TV. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Delnaaz Irani and Sayantani Ghosh on the sets of Juzzbaatt". 29 June 2018.
  3. ^ Vickey Lalwani (12 July 2012). "Rajeev Paul is shocked at wife's allegation". Mumbai Mirror. The Times of India. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  4. ^ Kavita Awaasthi (8 October 2012). "Delnaaz Irani-Rajeev Paul back with Bigg Boss 6". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 21 April 2016.

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