Smriti Zubin Iran – the name needs no introduction! Irani, now the Minister for Women and Children’s Development, became a household name and gained unparalleled fame in the television industry in the early 2000s. She was a participant in the Miss India pageant in 1998. In the year 2000, she made her TV debut with the programs Aatish and Hum Hain Kal Aaj Aur Kal, both of which aired on Star Plus. In the middle of 2000, she got the role of Tulsi Virani in Ekta Kapoor‘s Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, who reaped her immense appreciation and fame.
While the actress who has become a politician is celebrating her birthday today, let’s take a look at 5 of her shows you should see if you have not already done so!
1. Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Smriti Irani essayed the memorable role as Tulsi Virani in the show. Her performance brought her fame from one day to the next, and she quickly became a household name. The show followed the story of an ideal daughter-in-law getting married into a rich family. The show was co-produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor under the banner of Balaji Telefilms. It was broadcast from July 3, 2000 to November 6, 2008. Smriti won 5 Indian TV Academy Awards in a row for Best Actress (Popular) and 3 Indian TV Awards. She left the show in June 2007, after which she was replaced by Gautami Kapoor. She made a comeback for a special episode in July 2008.
Smriti Irani also starred in Zee TV’s Ramayana, which aired in 2002. The show was produced and directed by Baldev Raj Chopra and Ravi Chopra. It aired every Sunday at 9 a.m. In 2008, the show was reworked on Zee TV and DD National.
3. Virrudh: Har Rishta Ek Kurukshetra
Irani not only starred in the soap opera Virrudh: Has Rishta Ek Rishta, but also produced it under her banner Ugraya in collaboration with Applause Entertainment. The show aired on Sony Entertainment Television from March 26, 2007 to January 17, 2008. In addition to Smriti, the show featured Mihika Verma and Achint Kaur in key roles. The show follows Vasudha’s life, which is split between his father Dhirendra Raisinghania and his fiancée Sushant.
With Maniben.com, Smriti Irani dived into the comedy genre. The show was based on a Gujarati play of the same name and had Irani at the helm. It was broadcast on SAB TV from 8 June 2009 to 24 June 2010.
5. Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Sa Aasmaan
Which of these programs have you seen?
Team Pinkvilla wants Smriti Irani a very happy birthday.
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