Tannaz Irani (née Lal) is an Indian actress. She has acted in Bollywood films and Hindi television serials. She has also been credited as Tannaz Lal, her maiden name, and Tannaz Currim (during her first marriage).

Tannaz Irani
Irani in April 2013
  • Farid Currim
(m. 2007)



Tannaz began her film career in 2000, with her debut as Neeta in Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai, directed by Rakesh Roshan. That film was also the debut film of the lead actors Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel. She played Patel's cousin and Roshan's friend.[citation needed] Her significant credits include Abbas Mustan's thriller 36 China Town, Sooraj Barjatya's Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, and Jugal Hansraj's Roadside Romeo. She has also acted in several television serials including Ye Meri Life Hai, Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil, and played the role of Lisa D'Souza on the sitcom Badi Door Se Aaye Hain. In 2019, played Nishi Sippy on the TV show Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum.

Besides acting, Tannaz was also the Runner-up of Mrs. India 2002. She and her husband, Bakhtiyaar Irani, came in third in the celebrity dance show Nach Baliye in 2006. They have also done a music album that was choreographed by Bosco-Caesar.[citation needed] In 2009, she featured as a housemate on the reality show Bigg Boss 3;[1] and participated in Maa Exchange in 2011, with Vindu Dara Singh's wife Dina.

Personal life

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

An Irani Zoroastrian by birth, Tanaaz was very young when she married Farid Currim.[citation needed] She was 20 when she gave birth to her first daughter Zianne, who stays with her ex-husband Farid Currim.[2] After her divorce, she started acting in serials. In 2006, she met actor Bakhtiyaar Irani, on the set of Fame Gurukul. The duo fell in love and wanted to get married, but it was not permitted by Bakhtiyaar's family because Tannaz is seven years older than Bakhtiyaar. 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 19 September 2011, Tannaz gave birth to a second girl, Zara Irani.[2]




Year Title Role Other notes
2000 Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai Neeta
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai Preeti's friend
Hadh Kar Di Aapne Pares
2001 Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein Shruti
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
Manini Maya Marathi film
2006 36 China Town Ruby
2008 Roadside Romeo Mini voice role
Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam Champa
2010 Golmaal 3 Cameo in "Aale" Song


Show Name Role
V3 Villie
V3 Plus Tanha
Zaban Sambhal Ke Jennifer "Jenny" Jones
Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki Mita
Gopaljee Julie
Hum Aapke Hain Woh Yojna
Do Aur Do Paanch Rashmi
Gudgudee Various characters
Swabhimaan Babli
Ye Meri Life Hai Jayashree
Shree Mungna Behn
Nach Baliye Contestant (2nd runner up)
Hans Baliye Contestant (Semi finalist)
Bigg Boss 3 Contestant (Evicted on Day 42)
Meri Biwi Wonderful Angela
Shubh Mangal Savadhan Khushi
Miley Jab Hum Tum Tanya
Ssshhhh...Koi Hai Shape Shifting Spirit
Aahat – Maut Ka Khel
Maa Exchange Herself
Ikka Begum Baadshah
Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan-Nawazi Ki Herself
Badi Door Se Aaye Hai Lisa
Jamai Raja Resham
Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum Nishi Sippy
Apna Time Bhi Aayega Rajeshwari Singh Rajawat aka Ranisa
Jijaji Chhat Parr Koii Hai Mayuri
Barsatein – Mausam Pyaar Ka Beena
Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin Roopa

Web series

Year Title Role Language Note
2021 Benaqaab Shenaaz Shroff Gujarati Debut

See also



  1. ^ "Rakhi's mom on Bigg Boss". The Times of India. 6 October 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Tanaaz gives birth to a baby girl". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2013.