Homi Adajania

Born Place
Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Birth Name
Homi Adajania
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Eye Color
Hair Color
Dark Brown
Race / Ethnicity
Asian (Indian)
Homi Adajania is of Parsi descent.
Sexual Orientation

[Homi Adajania] Introduction

Homi Adajania, born in 1972, is an Indian film director and writer. He made his directorial debut in 2006 with the English-language psychological drama Being Cyrus. His success continued with the Hindi-language romantic comedy Cocktail in 2012. Adajania's other directing credits include the satire Finding Fanny.

[Homi Adajania] Career

Homi Adajania has been an important figure in the film industry since 2006 when he directed and co-wrote the English-language psychological drama Being Cyrus, starring Saif Ali Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, and Boman Irani. The film earned critical acclaim, despite being a commercial failure. He then went on to direct the Hindi-language romantic comedy Cocktail, written by filmmaker Imtiaz Ali featuring Khan, Deepika Padukone, and debutante actress Diana Penty. After its three-week run, the film was declared a hit by Box Office India. His other works include the satirical comedy Finding Fanny (2014) and the Hindi-film Angrezi Medium (2020), starring Irrfan Khan. All of his works have been critically acclaimed, with some having a steady run at the box office.

[Homi Adajania] Personal life

Homi Adajania was born in a Parsi family to Aspy Adajania, an Indian Army officer and a pioneer of amateur boxing in India who went on to serve as a top administrator of the sport and referee high profile matches. Homi played for the Bombay Gymkhana rugby football team in his youth and is a certified CMAS (Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques) dive instructor who taught in the Lakshadweep islands. Unfortunately, he lost his beloved sister Zia Diwan Adajania to a stroke in 2014. Homi is married to fashion stylist and the Fashion Director of Vogue India, Anaita Shroff Adajania, with whom he has two children. His sister-in-law, Scherezade Shroff, a well-known YouTuber, is married to actor Vaibhav Talwar.

More Details


  • A tattoo on his right arm


  • Father – Aspy Adajania (1942–1994) (Indian Army officer; Pioneer of amateur boxing in India who went on to serve as a top administrator of the sport and as a referee who officiated high-profile matches; President of the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) in 1985, 1987, 1990, and 1991 and chairman of the Bombay Boxing Association)
  • Mother – Persis Adajania
  • Siblings – Zia Adajania Divan (Sister) (Died in 2014 after suffering a stroke)
  • Others – Scherezade Shroff (Sister-In-Law, Anaita’s Sister) (Social Media Personality, YouTube Star, Content Creator)

 Girlfriend / Spouse

  • Anaita Shroff Adajania (2002-Present)