Aruna Irani's life in pics
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Aruna Irani's life in pics

As Aruna Irani celebrates her 61st birthday today, take a look at the veteran actress' pictures that take you through her journey so far.
Ekta Talwar3rd May, 2016
Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani was born on May 3, 1952 in Mumbai. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

She has two brothers actor filmmaker Indra Kumar (L) and Adi Irani (R). Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna made her Bollywood debut with 'Gunga Jumna' in 1961 at the age of nine. She played the role of Azra. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

She did several small roles in films like 'Jahanara' (1964), 'Farz' (1967), 'Upkar' (1967) and 'Aaya Sawan Jhoomke' (1969). Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

She finally shot to fame with her brilliant performance as an aggressive gypsy woman in super hit film 'Caravan' (1971). Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani in super hit Hindi film 'Caravan'. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

She ended up doing vampish and supporting roles, mainly because her memorable performance in 'Caravan' had already typecast her in such roles. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

She got her first lead role opposite Amitabh Bachchan in hit film 'Bombay to Goa' in 1972. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

However, during that time, Aruna was allegedly emotionally involved with comedian Mehmood and did not focus fully on her career. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna and Mehmood's relationship also ruined the chances of her getting the lead roles in films. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

She later acted with Mehmood in films like 'Aulad' (1968), 'Humjoli' (1970), 'Naya Zamana' (1971), 'Garam Masala' (1972), and 'Do Phool' (1973). Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna left Mehmood after he became obsessive and possessive. Her career had also started to derail. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

She made a comeback few years later but only as a character actor, the success as a heroine still eluded her. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna was not accepted as main lead actress but she went on to play powerful supporting roles. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Her films in supporting roles include 'Farz' , 'Bobby', 'Fakira' and 'Sargam'. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Ironically, the new actors and actresses that she supported went on to become stars: Jeetendra in 'Farz', Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia in 'Bobby', Jayaprada in 'Sargam', Kumar Gaurav in 'Love Story' and Sanjay Dutt in 'Rocky'. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

She has also been a part of Marathi films like 'Changu Mangu', 'Lapwa Chapvi', 'Ek Gadi Baki Anadi' and 'Bol Baby Bol'. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna has also acted in some of the South Indian films. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani's life in pics

Aruna Irani with Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia at an event. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Images

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