Daisy Irani is a well-known actress known for her acting during her childhood days in films of various languages. She was a prominent child star in the industry during the 50s and 60s along with her sister,
She is famous for her roles in films such as ‘Bandish’ which came out in the year 1955 and the movies, ‘
Naya Daur’ and ‘Hum Panchhi Ek Dal Ke’ both which were released in the year 1957, and other movies as well. She was born in the year 1950 into a Zoroastrian family and was one of the famous Irani sisters.
Honey Irani, who is her elder sister, is also a famous actor and screenwriter and is also mother to Bollywood stars Zoya and
Farhan Akhtar. Daisy started her acting career during the 50s, also known as the Golden Age of Hindi Cinema. She was encouraged by her mother, and she said in an interview that she was made to work a lot in a very young age.
Daisy along with her sister both were made to play roles of boys, and their frequent presence in films had encouraged people to name their children after them. During a certain time, Daisy had become so popular that the scripts and scenes were written again just so that her screen time could be increased.
Her oldest known film and possibly her acting debut was in a Tamil movie called ‘Yaar Paiyyan’ in the year 1955 and later that year she also appeared in ‘Bandish.' She further gained fame and recognition in
Raj Kapoor’s ‘Jagte Raho’ in the year 1956 starring Raj Kapoor and
Nargis Dutt. She went on to appear in a row of movies throughout the 50s and 60s and through the 70s.
She had to give up acting due to her marriage when she was just 19 years old. She got married to filmmaker K. K. Shukla in the year 1971 on January 21st. They had three children named Ritu, Varsha, and Kabir. After her husband’s death, she re-entered in the industry with films like ‘
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi’ in 2012, ‘
Housefull’ in 2010 and ‘
Happy New Year’ in 2014.