Smriti Malhotra is originally from Delhi and she is the oldest of three sisters. Her mother is of Bengali origin and she is distantly related to the well-known actress Tripti Mishra. Later she married her childhood friend Zubin Irani. She has one son and one daughter called Zohr Irani and Zoish Irani. Now she is known as Smriti Malhotra-Irani.
She shot to fame for her role in the famous Hindi soap opera, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. In 2003, she joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, who were quick to give her a ticket to fight the Lok Sabha elections from Delhi's Chandni Chowk constituency. Although she was defeated in these elections, this five times consecutive best actress award winner continued with the BJP while most of the other actors who had joined the party during that time deserted the party. Her commitment and hard work made the party realize her true potential and it made her a member of the National Executive (the highest decision making body of the Party) and also a member of the Maharashtra Executive.
Today Smriti Irani has also turned a producer with her entertainment Company Ugraya Entertainment. Her company entered into a strategic alliance with the Aditya Birla Group for producing software for television with it’s first production being Virrudh a daily soap for Sony Television (Set India). Her company has also produced two stage presentations Kuch Tum Kaho, Kuch Hum Kahein a social comedy and Maniben.Com a comedy. This former Miss India contestant has come a long way and achieved a lot at a fairly young age.