We’ve often heard people say, ‘Believe in your dreams, never lose hope and it’ll all pay off one day’. And if you still aren’t convinced with this, the story of Boman Irani will make you believe it! His journey hasn’t been an easy one but he never gave up. From working in room service to becoming an actor at 35, his story is the most inspiring thing you’ll read today.

Boman’s story was covered by Humans Of Bombay and it began with the actor sharing about his life since childhood. “I lost my dad before I was born. He ran a wafer shop & after him, my mom took over. My sisters had school, so my mom had to leave me at the fire temple with the priest’s wife, while she ran the shop,” he said.

He soon started school but had learning and speech disability, and to better it, he started singing. During one performance, he got a very loud cheer and his mother recorded it. Listening to that recording helped him get his confidence back. After his college got over, he had to start contributing to the family and started working at Taj, first in room service and then as a waiter. But soon after, he has to sit at the shop because his mother met with an accident. He was at the shor for almost 14 years and during this time, he met his wife and also had children. But still, he felt something was missing.

Boman Irani then tried his hand at photography, featured in over 180 ads and eventually got a role in Vidhu Vinod Chopra‘s Munnabhai MBBS at 35! And that’s when his dream career began.

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This definitely proves that age is no bar to start living your dream career! And if we have the patience and wait for it, all good things will come our way. We’re glad we have an actor like you in the industry, Boman sir. Thank you for all the entertainment and roles which will always be special.