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Our Favourite Bollywood Bawas

This Parsi New Year we have a line up of Parsis who’ve made us proud in the Indian Film Industry.  Actors, comedians, directors, there’s a pool of Parsi talent out there!

  • Boman Irani

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The versatile actor has donned many hats in his lifetime. A photographer, a baker and an amazingly talented actor, he has starred in some of the biggest films in Indian cinema. From Don to 3 Idiots and his unforgettable role in Munna Bhai, Boman Irani is one of Bollywood’s biggest names.

  • Farah Khan

Farah KhanOne of the most sought after directors of Bollywood, Farah Khan is half- Parsi. There is nothing she can’t she do. She’s a host, actor, choreographer and producer and ofcourse a mother of triplets! We don’t know how she does what she does, but there’s no stopping her.

  • Ronnie Screwvala

Ronnie Screwvala ImageFrom a cable TV operator to the founder of UTV, one of India’s biggest and finest media houses, Ronnie Screwvala has come a long way. He has produced several films including Rang De Basanti (2006), Fashion (2008), Chennai Express (2013).

  • Cyrus Broacha

c31401a25f0a38b333d00192bb57532bThe funny guy, Cyrus Broacha is seriously talented. TV anchor, theatre personality, comedian, political satirist, columnist author and not to forget prankster (M TV Bakra) he does it all!

  • Perizaad Zorabian

perizaad ZorabianThe beautiful actress Perizaad Zorabian acclaimed for her film Joggers Park in 2003 currently runs a restaurant called Gondola started by her father 4 decades ago. Good looks and good food come easily to these Parsis!

  • Sooni Taraporevala

Sooni TaraporevalaIndian screenwriter and photographer, best known for The Namesake and Oscar-nominated Salaam Bombay (1988) and directed her first feature film Little Zizou (2007) She was awarded the Padma Shri by Government of India in 2014.

  •  Farhan Akhtar

farhan akhtarBorn to a Parsi mother Honey Irani and Javed Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playback singer, lyricist and television host. Growing up under the influence of the film industry this handsome guy wears many feathers in his hat. Owner of Excel Entertainment we can’t wait to see more of him on and off screen. Rock on Farhan! We are proud of you.

  • John Abraham

johnThis sex symbol of Bollywood, John Abraham was born to Firoza Irai an Irani Zoroastrian, the actor’s Persian name is ‘Farhan’ while his father christened him John. He has had a tremendously successful journey from model to actor and now producer. With his good looks and great physique, he is undeniably one of the sexiest men in the country.

  • Anaita and Homi Adajania

homi with anaitaAn Indian film director and writer who earned critical acclaim for his directorial debut, Being Cyrus (2006) and great commercial successful for his romantic comedy Cocktail (2012). Married to Anaita Shroff Adajania owner of the Style Cell company and Fashion Director for Vogue, she has been noted for her design work on several Bollywood films including the Dhoom franchise, Being Cyrus,  Love Aaj Kal and Cocktail among others. They’re a power packed Parsi couple we are proud of.

  • Farooq Sheikh

farooq shaikhThe blue-eyed boy of parallel cinema,  was born in 1948 to a Parsi mother in Bharuch, Gujarat. His contribution to Indian Cinema has been stupendous and we will never have another Farooq Sheikh.

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