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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 Tanaaz 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)
Height5 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 Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Juhi Chawla, 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


Year Serial Role
1999–2002 Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka
1999–2009 Yes Boss Kavita Verma
2004 Hum Sab Barrati Harsha
2005–2006 Sanya Tanaaz Gupta
2005 Batliwala House No. 43 Mrs. Batliwala
Son Pari Pari Shitara
Shararat Pritika the Ghost
Nach Baliye 1 Contestant
2007 Karam Apnaa Apnaa
Baa Bahoo Aur Baby Zenobia
Mere Apne
2008 Zara Nachke Dikha 1
2009 Hans Baliye Herself
2010 Kya Mast Hai Life Mrs. Zarina Khan
2012 -2013 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Pammi Suri
Bigg Boss 6 Contestant
2013 Comedy Circus Contestant
Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki 1
2013 –2014 Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le Zara Dilshad (Dilz)
2014–2016 Akbar Birbal Rani Sahiba Jodha Bai
Jamai Raja Resham Kesar Patel
2015 Power Couple Contestant
2017-2018 Ek Deewaana Tha Odhni
2018 Partners Trouble Ho Gayi Double Shanno

As HostEdit

Year Serial Role
2011 Filmy Daba Party Host

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.[2][3]

See alsoEdit


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

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