Aruna Irani is an Indian actress hailing from a mixed Irani Parsi and Hindu background. An adept dancer of her times, she has also acted in over 300 movies. She is married to film director Kuku Kohli and is the sister of producer-director Indra Kumar. Her debut film was Gunga Jumna (1961) and after doing supporting roles in several films like Jahanara (1964), Farz (1967), Aaya Sawan Jhoomke (1969) and pairing with comedian Mehmood in Aulad (1968), Humjoli (1970) and Naya Zamana (1971), she finally hit stardom with the role of an aggressive gypsy woman in Caravan (1971). Subsequently, she appeared in lead roles in films like Bombay to Goa (1972) and Garam Masala (1972) opposite stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Mehra. This was short lived, she eventually took up to performing vampish and supporting roles. She won her first Filmfare award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Pet Pyaar Aur Paap (1984).