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Tanaaz Irani (née Lal) (born 8 April 1971) is an Indian actress. She has acted in Bollywood films and Hindi television serials. She has also been credited as Tanaaz Lal, her maiden name, and Tanaaz Currim (her ex-husband being Farid Currim). She participated in Bigg Boss 3 in 2009.

Tanaaz Irani
Irani in April 2013
Born (1972-04-08) 8 April 1972 (age 46)
Bakhtiyaar Irani (m. 2007)



Tanaaz began her film career in 2000, with Hadh Kar Di Aapne. She was also the Runner-up of Mrs. India 2002. Her significant releases include Abbas Mustan's thriller 36 China Town, Sooraj Barjatya's Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, and Jugal Hansraj's Roadside Romeo. She has acted in several television serials including Ye Meri Life Hai and Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil. She also acted in the film Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai directed by Rakesh Roshan. She played Neeta, Amisha's cousin from New Zealand, in the film.[1] She was noted for her role of a young Anglo Indian girl trying to learn Hindi in Zabaan Sambhal Ke also starring Pankaj Kapoor. In 2009, she featured as a housemate in Bigg Boss (Season 3).[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Tanaaz (middle) with son Zeus right and husband Bakhtiyaar Irani (left)

An Indian Parsee by birth, Tanaaz is married to Bakhtiyaar Irani with a son Zeus and a daughter Zianne (from her previous marriage). Tanaaz was very young when she got married to Farid Currim. She was 20 when she became mother of Zianne.[3] After her divorce, she started acting in serials. In 2006, she met actor Bhakhtyar Irani (brother of Delnaaz Irani), on the sets of Fame Gurukul. The duo fell in love and decided to get married. However it was not permitted by Bhakhtyar's family because Tanaaz is 8 years older than Bhakhtyar. However, Delnaaz and his elder brother Paurus Irani helped to convince their parents and the couple got married in 2007. On 20 March 2008, the couple's first child, a boy, was born. They named him Zeus after the Greek God. On September 19, 2011, Tanaaz gave birth to a baby girl, Zara Irani.[3] Zianne, her daughter, however stays with her ex-husband Farid Currim. Tanaaz and Bhakhtyar are also dancers and stood third in the celebrity dance show Nach Baliye in 2006. They have also done a music album that was choreographed by Bosco Ceaser. In 2009, the couple participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 3 leaving their son with Delnaaz.

She also participated in Maa Exchange, a TV show on Sony, with Vindu Dara Singh's wife Dina.

Tanaaz was also in Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati, a dance reality show on Star Plus. She was the captain of the Girls Team and competed against her husband in the show.

She is now playing the role of Lisa D'Souza in sab TV's serial Badi door se aaye hain.She is paired opposite Baktiyaar Irani who plays the role of Ronnie D'Souza in the show.Both of them are highly appreciated by the viewers for their roles of a Christian couple who stay in a colony called Sunshine colony.



Year Title Role Other notes
2000 Hadh Kar Di Aapne Pares
2002 Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai Anu
Deewangee Yana
2003 Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon Roopa
Kuch Naa Kaho Ms. Lobo
2004 Daag - Shades Of Love
2006 36 China Town Ruby
2008 Roadside Romeo Mini (voiceover)
Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam Champa
2009 Main Rony Aur Jony
One Fine Monday
Problem Mein Phas Gaya Yaar


Show Name Role Channel
V3 Villie EL TV
V3 Plus Tanha Zee TV
Zaban Sambhal Ke Jennifer Jones a.ka. Jenny DD Metro
Gopaljee Julie Zee TV
Hum Aapke Hain Woh Yojna Zee TV
Do Aur Do Paanch Rashmi Zee TV
Gudgudee Various characters Zee TV
Swabhimaan DD National
Shree Zee TV
Nach Baliye Star Plus
Baa Bahoo Aur Baby As Herself To promote Nach Baliye (Special Appearance with Bakhtiyaar Irani) in Episode 177 Star Plus
Hans Baliye
Bigg Boss 3 Colors TV
Meri Biwi Wonderful Angela Sony TV
Shubh Mangal Savadhan Khushi Sahara One
Miley Jab Hum Tum Star One
Talaash Star Plus
Aahat- Maut Ka Khel Sony TV
Maa Exchange as Herself (Reality Show) Sony TV
Ikka Begum Baadshah DD National
Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan-Nawazi Ki as Herself (Reality Show)
Badi Door Se Aaye Hai Lisa Sab TV
Zindagi Abhi Baaki Hai Mere Ghost Veronika
Jamai Raja Resham Kesar Patel

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Tanaaz Currim Irani". IMDb.
  2. ^ "Rakhi's mom on Bigg Boss". Times of India. 2009-10-06.
  3. ^ a b "Tanaaz gives birth to a baby girl". Retrieved 2013-12-15.

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