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Irrfan Khan

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Irrfan Khan was born in Jaipur, to a Muslim family. Khan’s mother, Begum, was from the Tonk Hakim family, and his father, the late Jagirdar, was from the Khajuriya village near the Tonk district and ran a tyre business. He was studying for his M.A. degree when he snagged a fellowship at (NSD) National School of Drama in 1984. After graduating in 1987, he moved to Mumbai. Khan has a lengthy list of credits from his consistently excellent work in Indian cinema, but he has recently made the transition into English language films.

Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan

He was credited as Irrfan Khan in the 2012 U.S. film The Amazing Spider-Man. He recently appeared in Partition, directed by Vic Sarin and A Mighty Heart for Michael Winterbottom, opposite Angelina Jolie. Irrfan is first Bollywood actor to star in two films that won the Academy Award for Best Director (Danny Boyle‘s Slumdog Millionaire and Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, costarred Suraj Sharma). Most Hindi movie actors disappear when they hit middle age, but Khan arrived at an age when others retire. His unconventional looks and intense eyes gained him the coveted title role in the film Maqbool (2003), a Hindi interpretation of Macbeth set in the Bombay underworld. Khan’s stunning performance as Maqbool won all the major Indian acting awards.

He garnered further awards for his portrayal of a student leader who rises from nowhere but falters before he can reach his pinnacle in Haasil (2003), a love story set against university politics (Allahabad). Critics hailed it as a rare performance in Hindi cinema. Khan’s most challenging role came in British director Asif Kapadia’s acclaimed The Warrior (2001), winner of the BAFTA award for Best Film in 2003. Khan plays a lone warrior who renounces his violent role as the law enforcer to a local lord, only to be murderously pursued into the Himalayan Mountains.


Name: Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan
Another name: Irrfan Khan
Born: January 7, 1967
Star Sign: Capricorn
Birth Place: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Height: 6 feet
Education: National School of Drama
Profession: Actor
Citizenship: Indian
Language: Hindi, English
Religion Muslim


  • Spouse: Sutapa Sikdar (m. 23 February 1995)
  • Parents: Sahabzade Yaseen Ali Khan, Sayeeda Begum
  • Son: Babil

    • Schatten der Zeit (2004)
    • The Warrior (2005)
    • Chocolate (2005)
    • Life in a Metro (2007)
    • A Mighty Heart (2007)
    • Partition (2008)
    • Krazzy 4 (2008)
    • Kal Kissne Dekha (2009)
    • Acid Factory (2009)
    • Knock Out (2010)
    • Chillar Party (2011)
    • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
    • Life of Pi (2012)
    • D-Day (2013)
    • Haider (2014)
    • Jurassic World (2015)
    • Madaari (2016)
    • Inferno (2016)


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