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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.
Irani at the premiere of I am the Best
4 September 1972|
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Height||5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)|
(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. 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.
|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|
|Khallbali: Fun Unlimited||Bipasha|
|Toonpur Ka Super Hero||Ramola||Released on 24 December 2010.|
|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|
|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|
|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|
- As contestant
- As Host
- 2018: Juzzbaatt - Sangeen Se Namkeen Tak as Herself
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.
- "Bigg Boss Season 6 CONTESTANTS". Colors TV. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
- "Delnaaz Irani and Sayantani Ghosh on the sets of Juzzbaatt". 29 June 2018.
- Vickey Lalwani (12 July 2012). "Rajeev Paul is shocked at wife's allegation". Mumbai Mirror. The Times of India. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
- Kavita Awaasthi (8 October 2012). "Delnaaz Irani-Rajeev Paul back with Bigg Boss 6". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 21 April 2016.