Irrfan Khan

7 January 1967 | Capricorn

Actor

Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan

The National Award winning actor is regarded as one of the finest actors in the industry today and has won laurels for his performances in The Lunchbox, Paan Singh Tomar and Haasil. Irrfan, who is a student of the coveted NSD, is also a part of many prestigious international films.

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Filmography

9 October 2015Jazbaa
Inspector Yohan

2 October 2015Talvar
Investigating Officer

8 May 2015Piku
Rana

20 February 2015Qissa
Umber Singh

2 October 2014Haider
Roohdaar

14 February 2014Gunday
Satya

19 July 2013D Day
Wali Khan

1 January 2012Sunday
Kumar Mangat

22 October 2010Hisss
Vinkram Gupta

13 February 2009Billu
Billu Vilas Pardesi

29 August 2008Chamku
Vijayraj Kapur

30 November 2007Aaja Nachle
Farooque - Najma's husband

16 May 2003Haasil
Ranvijay Singh

Biography

The National Award winning actor is regarded as one of the finest actors in the industry today and has won laurels for his performances in The Lunchbox, Paan Singh Tomar and Haasil. Irrfan, who is a student of the coveted NSD, is also a part of many prestigious international films. Irrfan was born in Jaipur as Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan. His father, who hailed from the Khajuriya village had a tyre business and his mother, Begum, belonged to the Tonk Hakim family. While pursuing his masters, Irrfan received a scholarship from the National School of Drama and shifted to Delhi. After completing his courses, Khan moved to Mumbai where he appeared in a number of serials and telefilms like Bhanwar, Chandrakanta, Chanakya, Darr and others. He did a cameo in Salaam Bombay (1988) but unfortunately his part was edited from the final film. Khan also appeared in films like Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1990) and Such A Long Journey (1998). However, it was with Asif Kapadia’a The Warrior (2001), that he came to the limelight. The film, which opened in international film festivals, brought him to the limelight. He entry into mainstream Bollywood came with the film Haasil (2003), where he portrayed the role of a villain and won the Filmfare Award for the best villain. The following year he earned critical acclaim with Vishal Bhardwaj’s Maqbool, which was an adaptation of Macbeth. In 2005, he was cast as the lead in Rog, where his performance was critically acclaimed. The film, however, failed to perform at the box office. His 2007 film, Life...In a Metro, earned him another Filmfare Award for the best supporting actor. He followed it up with beautiful performances in The Namesake, The Darjeeling Limited and A Mighty Heart - all in the same year. The subsequent year, he was the narrator for the extremely popular Arts Alliance Production - id- Identity of the Soul. Over the next few years, he starred in many international projects alongside Hindi films. He has also remained closely associated with television and has hosted shows like Mano Ya Na Mano, Kya Kahein and the HBO series In Treatment. Irrfan also had significant roles in international films like Slumdog Millionaire (2008), The Amazing Spider Man (2012) and Jurassic World (2015). In 2012, he earned the Filmfare Critics Award and National Film award for best actor for Paan Singh Tomar. The following year, he once again impressed audiences and critics alike, with the internationally acclaimed The Lunchbox. 2014 saw Irrfan appearing in Gunday, The Xpose and Haider. His latest films are Qissa and Piku, which have only added to his critical and commercial success. Khan will be seen next in Talwar (2015) and Jazbaa (2015). Among international projects, Khan will be seen alongside Tom Hanks in Robert Langdon's Inferno, which is based on Dan Brown's book. For his contribution to cinema, he was awarded the Padma Shri in 2011. Apart from films, Khan has endorsed brands like SYSKA LED, Ceat Tyres, IndiaMART and Envy deodorants. He is married to writer Sutapa Sikdar and they have two kids - Babil and Aryan.

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