Family members

Father Faridun Irani
Mother Shaguna
Husband Kuku Kohli
Brother Five brothers
Sister Three sisters

Short biography

Aruna Irani was born on 3rd May 1952 in Bombay, Maharashtra state. She started her film career as a child artist and made her debut in 1961 through Bollywood film Gunga Jumna. Since her debut she worked for more than 300 movies and numerous Television shows.

She gained recognition after appearing in Bollywood film Caravan in 1971, for which she received nomination for Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her performance. She subsequently appeared in numerous commercial hits like Farz co-starring Jeetendra and Babita, Bobby co-starring Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia and Prem Nath, Fakira co-starring Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi and Danny Dengzongpa, Sargam co-starring Rishi Kapoor, Jaya Prada and Shakti Kapoor, Love Story alongside Kumar Gaurav, Vijayta Pandit and Danny Denzongpa , Rocky, Beta, among other films.

Apart from films she also worked for Television shows like Sanskaar – Dharohar Apno Ki, Parichay — Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka, Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki, Dekha Ek Khwaab etc. She also ventured into direction and production through tele-serials like Mehndi Tere Naam Ki, Rabba Ishq Na Hove, Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, Vaidehi etc.

Aruna Irani family members’ names, childhood and photos


She was born to stage actor’s Faridun Irani and Shaguna. Her father also appeared in few films.


She is the eldest of eight siblings (five brothers, three sisters). Actor Adi Irani and director Indra Kumar are his younger brothers. Firoz Irani, Ratan and Balraj Irani are involved in film production.

Aruna Irani siblings Actor Adi Irani
Adi Irani
Aruna Irani siblings Balraj Irani
Balraj Irani
Aruna Irani siblings director Indra Kumar
Indra Kumar


She has two younger sisters Chetna, married to a sound recordist and Surekha, married to a banker.


Aruna Irani is married to Bollywood director Kuku Kohli who is also known as Sandesh Kohli since 1990. He is known for his blockbuster hit Phool Aur Kaante.

Aruna Irani Husband director Kuku Kohli

Childhood pictures

Aruna Irani Childhood pictures