Irrfan Khan Date of Birth

Bollywood legend Irrfan Khan was on born 7 January 1967.

Irrfan Khan Age

He is 52 years old.

Irrfan Khan Family

Khan was born in Jaipur, Rajasthan, to a Muslim Pashtun family.

Khan’s mother, Begum Khan, was from the Tonk Hakim family, and his father, the late Jagirdar Khan, was from the Khajuriya village near the Tonk district, and ran a tire business.

Irrfan Khan Biography

Irrfan was good at cricket, having been selected for the CK Nayudu Tournament. He did not turn up for the tournament owing to lack of funds.

Irrfan Khan Image
Irrfan Khan Image

Khan was studying for his MA degree when he earned a scholarship to study at National School of Drama (NSD) in 1984.

Later Khan moved to Mumbai, where he acted in numerous television serials, including Chanakya & Bharat Ek Khoj.

Irrfan Khan Movies

Soon he made his screen debut with the Academy Award nominated film Salaam Bombay! (1988).

Followed by a series of roles in films that failed to propel his career forward, he received critical acclaim for playing negative roles in the movies Haasil (2003) and Maqbool (2004), for the former he won the Filmfare Award for Best Villain.

The successful drama Life in a… Metro (2007) marked a turning point in Khan’s career, earning him praise and several awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Later he rose to prominence with his portrayal of Paan Singh Tomar in the acclaimed biographical sports drama Paan Singh Tomar (2011), which garnered him the National Film Award for Best Actor and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.

Soon his performance in the BAFTA Award nominated romance The Lunchbox (2013) earned him universal acclaim by the critics and audiences.

Khan went on to feature in the commercially and critically successful films Haider (2014), Gunday (2014), Piku (2015) and Talvar (2015).

Later his highest-grossing Hindi release came with the critically acclaimed comedy-drama Hindi Medium(2017), which became a sleeper hit in India and China, winning several awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

Irrfan Khan Hollywood Movies

Globally, Khan has worked in several international projects such as The Warrior (2001), The Namesake (2006) and  the Academy Award winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008).

As of 2017, his films have grossed $3.643 billion at the worldwide box office.

Irrfan Khan Health

Later on March 16, 2018, Khan announced through a Twitter post that he is suffering from a neuroendocrine tumor. He travelled to London for treatment. Irrfan is recuperating slowly.

He won’t be returning to acting for a while now. The process of healing is slow and exhausting.

Even after full recovery he won’t be allowed to get back to work for at least a year.

Irrfan Khan Best Movies

His best movie is Paan Singh Tomar (2011), which garnered him the National Film Award for Best Actor.

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