Born : India
Occupation : Film director, writer
What is common in between Being Cyrus, Cocktail and Finding Fanny? Nothing much except the fact that, all these three Bollywood movies are being directed by the man called Homi Adajania. He is a known director and writer of Bollywood, who entered into the stardom right from his first movie called Being Cyrus made in the year 2006. Homi comes from a non-movie background, as his father is a retired army officer and was even the president of Indian Boxing Federation. Since his father was an army officer, hence, he was brought up in different places, but his love for films compelled him to head to the city of dreams called Mumbai- the Tinsel Town. He is married to Anaita Shroff Adajania the Fashion Director of the popular magazine called Vogue India. The couple has two kids.
Wiki : Homi Adajania made his entry into Bollywood as a co writer to the popular English based psychological drama called Being Cyrus released the year 2006 wherein Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Boman Irani and Naseeruddin Shah were in the lead roles. The movie was successful to garner positive reviews despite being a flop over the box office. Most of the critics were seen giving positive reviews about the movie, with one calling it a stylish thriller, which was showcased in one of the most captivating fashion. His second project was the romantic comedy called Cocktail starring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Diana Penty along with Boman Irani and Dimple Kapadia. The movie was declared as a big hit in both India and overseas market. Both critics and audience appreciated his directorial work.
His next directorial project is Finding Fanny, which is releasing on 12th September 2014 in two languages – English and Hindi. It is basically a satirical comedy, which features Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur and Naseerudding Shah. Apart from directing the movie, Homi has even written the script for the same. His ventures in Bollywood have been restricted with just three films. While he gives credit to enter into this domain to his father who according to him was a great story teller. His father was an army officer and he also visited a number of countries, which helped him to get loads of stories from him. During his college days, he was active in TV ads, while is also a certified CMAS Scuba diver. He did a couple of odd jobs as well like working on a petrol pump for around an year in Bombay and working as a Scuba diving instructor to earn to meet his expenses. Home Adajania enjoys a good net worth yardstick in the celebrity circles.