Delnaaz Paul Irani is an Indian actress of Irani origin. She has acted in both Bollywood movies and Hindi television serials. She has also acted in over twenty-five plays.
She is the elder sister of Television actor, Bhaktyaar Irani. Delnaaz met TV actor, Rajeev Paul on the sets of Parivartan, a popular soap in 1993. The couple later married but got separated in 2010 after 14 years of marriage, the two got divorced in 2012. Delnaaz cited infidelity on Rajeev?s part as the cause for the divorce, however, Rajeev denied the allegation. "We had decided never to go public with what had transpired behind closed doors. But now, I guess I need to speak up. In her interview, she (Delnaaz) hinted at me not being a faithful husband. But I never cheated on Delnaaz," Rajeev said. He did, however, blame himself for the divorce stating that "Honestly, it all began when my career was going through a rough patch. I was depressed and even contemplated suicide," said he. The two of them are currently participants on the reality TV series Bigg Boss 6.
Delnaaz has acted in several comic roles in Bollywood movies, item numbers, baarat. She has had one major blockbuster with Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) and worked on several big projects. She has worked with some of the biggest names in Bollywood including Amitabh Bachan, Shahrukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta, and Kareena Kapoor. She participated in Nach Baliye, a reality dance show with her ex-husband, Rajiv Paul.She has become a popular television actress having starred in several serials such as Yes Boss and Baltiwalla House No. 49. She is presently seen as a Supporting lead in Ekta Kapoor?s Kya Huaa Tera Vaada on Sony TV and is also the Contestant in Bigg Boss 6.