December 6, 2023 06:26:06

Remembering Bollywood gem ‘Irrfan Khan’, looking back at his initial years!

FILE PHOTO: Irrfan Khan, Best Supporting Male nominee for "The Namesake", arrives at the 2008 Film Independent's Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, February 23, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo

Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan, was a commercial actor, and is famous for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema, as well as his works in British and Hollywood movies. He was born into a Muslim Nawab household. He was pursuing his M.A. level, when he got a scholarship to study at the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi in 1984.


After graduating in 1987, Khan moved to Mumbai, Where he acted in numerous television serials like Chanakya,’ Sara Jahan Hamara’,’ Banegi Apni Baat’ and Chandrakanta (Doordarshan) and star. He was the primary villain in a series called Darr Opposite Kay Kay Menon. Kahkashan was produced by Ali Sardar Jafri.

His first Bollywood main lead role came in 2005 With the film Rog. Thereafter, he appeared in many movies either playing the In 2004, he won the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his character in the film Haasil.

In 2007, he seemed at the box office hits Metro, for which he received a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, and The Namesake, which was a hit overseas.

In 2008, he was included as a narrator in an Arts Alliance production, identification – Identity of the Soul. The actors toured Globally, in which tens of thousands turned out to observe the event as it toured the West Bank. He also played the police inspector in the 2008 movie Slumdog Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Have a look at his best movies

The Warrior (2001)

  • Maqbool (2004)
  • Life in a…Metro (2007)
  • Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
  • Life of Pi (2012)
  • The Lunchbox (2013)
  • Piku (2015)
  • Madaari (2016)
  • Hindi Medium (2017)
  • Angrezi Medium (2020)