Ira Dubey is among the brightest, most talented young actresses in the country today. Born on August 1, 1984, Ira grew up in a family of actors and claims that theatre was imprinted in her personality. Her father,
Ravi Dubey is the senior vice president and her mother, Lillete Dubey is an actress.
She has a sister named Neha, who is a former actress and is now a psychotherapist in Mumbai. Since her mom and aunts were completely immersed in theatre, she claims that theatre is a part of her. Ira did her schooling in The Cathedral & John Connon School in Bombay and then graduated from St. Xavier’s College.
She completed her higher studies at the Yale University in Filmmaking and creative field. Ira returned to India and struggled to get roles in Bollywood, she later went on to do theatres and then got a few films. Her first film was Marigold with
Salman Khan in the year 2007.
However, her recognition in the industry came with her supporting role in the film; The President Is Coming which was released in 2009 and then for a few minor roles in films such as Aisha in 2010. Later on, she gave a special appearance in the movie, Turning 30 in 2011.
Ira Dubey was seen acting in various films such as MCream in 2012, which was about four travellers on a search for a mystic drug. The movie won Grand Prize for Best Feature film when it was screened at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.
In another movie, Ira was seen in
Aisa Yeh Jahaan as Ananya. Directed by
Biswajeet Bora, the movie was India’s first carbon neutral movie focussing on the environmental issues. She held a small role in the film called Dilliwali Zaalim Girlfriend.
Apart from Bollywood, she is also seen acting in small screen as a host in a couple of TV shows such as Chicks on Flicks. Her major break came with the play ‘9 Parts of Desire’, which is about 9 Muslim women in Iraq. Ira received a standing ovation for her performance.
She claims to have studied each and every character in and out with the help of the writer Heather and took the roles very personally. She states that good work at the end of the day must be universal and should connect thoroughly with the audience.