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Daisy Irani (actress)

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Occupation  Actor
Spouse  K.K. Shukla (m. 1971)

Role  Child actor
Name  Daisy Irani
Nieces  Farah Khan, Zoya Akhtar
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Children  Ritu Shukla, Kabir Shukla, Varsha Shukla
Movies  Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal, Aastha: In the Prison of Spring, Bandish, Jagte Raho, Happy New Year
Similar People  Honey Irani, Basu Bhattacharya, Boman Irani, Sajid Khan, Farah Khan

Siblings  Honey Irani, Menaka Irani

Daisy Irani (born 1950) was a noted Bollywood and Kollywood child actor in the 1950s and 1960s. She is most known for film films like Bandish (1955), Ek Hi Raasta (1956), Naya Daur (1957), Hum Panchhi Ek Dal Ke (1957), Jailor (1958), Qaidi No 911 (1959), Do Ustad (1959).Later as a supporting actress she acted in Kati Patang in 1971.


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During the Golden Age (1950s-70s) of Hindi cinema, some child stars had great visibility. The Irani sisters, Daisy and Honey, who generally played young boys with curly hair, became household names. The films that had both fetched the biggest openings. Stories were re-written to include them in the cast or increase their footage in the films, and they were prominently publicized in the promos of their movies. Their most-remembered movies, together or separate, include Bandish, Jagte Raho, Bhai Bhai, Naya Daur, Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke, Musafir, Sahara, Quedi No. 9211, Duniya Na Mane, Do Ustad, Dhool Ka Phool, Soorat Aur Seerat and Chandi Ki Diwar. Daisy, who was more popular than her younger sister as a child artiste, continued to act after growing up, though not in any significant roles.

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She quit films after her marriage in 1971, with her last release being Kati Patang in 1971. In the 1980s, she worked in theatre for a while and also started an acting school. After the death of her husband in early 1990s, she returned to acting; working the comedy TV series, Dekh Bhai Dekh and films like Aastha (1997), Kya Kehna and Shararat (2002).

She appeared in nephew Sajid Khan’s 2010 film Housefull and thereafter in Farah Khan's acting debut film, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi (2012) directed by Bela Sehgal.

Background and personal life

Irani was born into a Zoroastrian family and her mother-tongue is Gujarati. She is the eldest of three sisters, the other two being Honey Irani and Menaka Irani. Her younger sister Honey Irani, who was also a child-star like herself, went on to marry script-writer Javed Akhtar and is the mother of Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar. Irani's other sister, Menaka, is married to the stunt film-maker Kamran Khan and is the mother of film-makers Sajid Khan and Farah Khan.

Daisy married screenwriter K. K. Shukla (a Hindu Brahmin) on 21 January 1971 at age 19. Her career as a child-star being at an end, she made no effort to pursue a career in films as an adult, but devoted herself to her husband and family. She has three children, a son named Kabir and two daughters, Varsha and Ritu. None of her children is involved with the entertainment industry in any capacity.

Although born a Zoroastrian and married to a Hindu, Daisy grew interested in Christianity later in life. In 1975, she became a member of New Life Fellowship in Mumbai.


  • Happy New Year (2014 film)
  • Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi (2012)
  • Housefull (2010 film)
  • Anjaane: The Unknown
  • San ge hao ren (2005)
  • Shararat (2002)
  • Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachaao (2001)
  • Aastha: In the Prison of Spring (1997)
  • Ahankaar (1995)
  • Gomti Ke Kinare (1972)
  • Jwala (1971)
  • Geet (1970)
  • Kati Patang(1970)
  • Pehchan (1970)
  • Talash
  • Ankhen (1968)
  • Nawab Sirazuddaula (1967)
  • Arzoo (1965)
  • Bhai-Bahen (1959)
  • Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan (1959)
  • Dhool Ka Phool (1959)
  • Do Ustad (1959)
  • Duniya Na Mane (1959)
  • Kangan (1959)
  • Qaidi No. 911 (1959)
  • Vanjikottai Valiban (1958)
  • Raj Tilak (1958)
  • Detective (1958)
  • Jailor (1958)
  • Panchayat (1958)
  • Sahara (1958)
  • Talaaq (1958)
  • Bhabhi (1957)
  • Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke (1957)
  • Musafir (1957)
  • Naya Daur (1957)
  • Suvarna Sundari (1957)
  • Bhai-Bhai (1956)
  • Devta (1956)
  • Ek-Hi-Rasta (1956)
  • Jagte Raho (1956)
  • Bandish (1955)
  • Yaar Paiyyan (Tamil) (1955)
  • References

    Daisy Irani (actress) Wikipedia

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