Irrfan Khan

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Full Name Irrfan Khan
Age 53 Years Old
Nick Name Irrfan
Gender Male
Famous As Actor
Birth Date January 7th, 1967
Birth Place Jaipur, Rajasthan

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Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan, popularly known as Irrfan Khan or Irfan Khan was a veteran Indian actor. Known for his fine acting, he appeared in numerous hit Bollywood movies as well as several British and Hollywood movies. He made his breakthrough in the movie industry from the 2003 drama film, Haasil. He later in critically acclaimed and commercially successful movies such as Life in a Mero, Paan Singh Tomar, The Lunchbox, Piku, Talvar, and Hindi Medium among others. He has appeared in English movies such as Jurassic World, The Amazing Spider-Man, Life of Pi, and Inferno. He is one of the finest actors in Bollywood and has won numerous highly acclaimed accolades for his contribution to the entertainment industry. He received the Padma Shri in 2011. 

Irrfan Khan died due to a colon infection on 29 April 2020. He was previously diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor in 2018. 

His official Instagram @irrfan has over 540k followers. 

What is Irrfan Khan Famous For?

  • Considered one of the finest actors in Bollywood.
  • Appeared in numerous critically acclaimed movies.
  • Awarded Padma Shri in 2011. 

Irrfan Khan Siblings

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Where was Irrfan Khan Born?

Irrfan Khan was born on 7 January 1967. His birth name is Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan. His birth place is in Jaipur, Rajasthan in India. He held Indian nationality. He was born to a Muslim family, Yaseen Ali Khan (father), and Saeeda Begum Khan (mother). He has 3 siblings, Salman Khan, Imran Khan, and Rukhsana Begum. His religion was Islam. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He belonged to Indian ethnicity. 

He was an excellent cricketer growing up. However, his financial background denied him pursuing a career in cricket. 

Regarding his educational background, he completed his MA in Jaipur. Following his MA, he studied acting at the National School of Drama in New Delhi. 

Irrfan Khan Career Timeline

Irrfan Khan started his acting career working in several Indian television serials. Some of Irrfan's early serial appearances include Shrikant, Chanakya, Bharat Ek Khoj, Banegi Apni Baat, Doordarshan, Star Bestsellers, Bhanvar, etc. 

He made his film debut in a minor (cameo) role in the 1988 film, Salaam Bombay!. The film was nominated for Academy Award. 

Following a series of acting roles in films and tv series, he made his breakthrough in the 2003 drama film, Haasil, where he played a negative role. 

For his villainous role in 2004 film, Maqbool, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Villain.

The 2007 musical drama film Life in a... Metro marked a turning point in his acting career. He won several awards for his role in the film. 

Irrfan Khan appearing major films includes Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Paan Singh Tomar (2011), The Lunchbox (2013), Haider (2014), Gunday (2014), Piku (2015), Talvar (2015), Hindi Medium (2017), and Angrezi Medium (2020) among others.

He voiced Baloo in the 2016 adventure film, The Jungle Book. 

Irrfan Khan Movies

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Irrfan Khan in Hollywood  

He has also appeared in several English language films and tv series. 

He appeared in 2007 American comedy-drama film, Darjeeling Limited in 2007. 

He appeared in Academy Award-winning film, Slumdog Millionaire in 2008. 

He appeared as an FBI agent in the 2008 American romantic comedy-drama anthology film, New York, I Love You.

He appeared in HBO series In Treatment in 2010. 

He played Dr. Rajit in Marvel Superhero film, The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012. 

He played the adult version of Piscine "Pi" Molitor Patel in Ang Lee's film adaptation of Life of Pi in 2012. 

He appeared in the 2014 film Jurassic World.

He appeared alongside Tom Hanks in the film adaptation of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon thriller Inferno in 2016.

He appeared in the 2018 American drama film, Puzzle. 

His other international projects were The Warrior (2001), The Namesake (2006).  

Irrfan Khan Awards

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What Awards has Irrfan Khan Won?

Irrfan Khan has won numerous accolades for his contribution to the entertainment industry. He has won four Filmfare Awards in four different categories. 

1. Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for Haasil (2004).

2. Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Life in a... Metro (2008).

3. Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Critics) for Paan Singh Tomar (2013).

4. Filmfare Award For Best Actor for Hindi Medium (2018).

He was awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor for Paan Singh Tomar in 2013.

He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2011. It is India's fourth-highest civilian honor. 

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for Slumdog Millionaire (2008).

2013 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) Best Actor Award for The Lunchbox.

2017 DIFF Honorary Award. 

Irrfan Khan Wife

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Who was Irrfan Khan Married to?

Irrfan Khan was a married man. He was married to writer and fellow NSD graduate Sutapa Devendra Sikdar. The couple got married on 23 February 1995. They shared 2 children together, Babil and Ayan.  

How did Irrfan Khan Die?

Irrfan Khan was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, a neuroendocrine tumor in 2018. He was admitted to Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on 28 April 2020. The health officials had started receiving treatment for a colon infection. He died due to a colon infection at the age of 53 on 29 April 2020. He died around the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. His mother, Saeeda Begum Khan, had died just four days ago. 

Following his death, several celebrities paid tributes to Irrfan Khan. 

Irrfan Khan Kids

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What were Irrfan Khan Body Measurements?

Irrfan Khan stood at a height of 1.83 m i.e. 6 feet tall. He had a body weight of 165 lbs i.e. 75 kg. He had a slim body build. He had dark brown eyes and his hair color was black.

What is Irrfan Net Worth?

Irrfan Khan was one of the finest actors in the Bollywood industry. He was one of the highly acclaimed actors having grossed over $3.6 billion worldwide. His major income came from his acting career. His acting skills drew roles for him in several English and Hollywood films as well. He was one of few Bollywood actors starring in English and Hollywood films. Besides films and tv series, he has endorsed several popular brands.