Irrfan Khan was one of the most remarkable actors Hindi Film Industry has ever seen, born in city of Tonk, Rajasthan. Irrfan did his schooling and even pursued his Masters from his home town. Apart from his acting career he was also into cricket, was chosen to play in the CK Nayudu Trophy for emerging players in the under-23 category, he was unable attend as he couldn’t afford the expenses. Irrfan was introduced to theatre by his uncle who was a theatre artist himself, he even did several stage performances in Jaipur. Recently, paying his tribute to theatre On World Theatre Day Irrfan Khan Tweeted “Theatre put me onto a path of self-discovery”. During his college years, he won a scholarship in NSD (National School of Drama). after completing his MA he joined National School of Drama in New Delhi to learn more about acting.
Khan Made his debut with a minor role in Salaam Bombay! Directed by Mira Nair. Khan played various roles in Shows such as Laal Ghaas Par Neele Ghode which was based on a Russian play, translated by Uday Prakash, other various television shows such as Chanakya, Bharat Ek Khoj, Sara Jahan Hamara, Chandrakanta, Shrikant, Banegi Apni Baat, AnooGoonj which aired on Doordarshan.
After struggling for years, Irrfan Khan was casted as lead in a Film named The Warrior Directed by a British filmmaker. The Film was chosen for the renowned San Sebastián film celebration and won the Bafta award for best British film. After The Warrior, Khan hence broke into standard Indian movies, frequently playing cops or villains – including the lead role in Maqbool, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth set in the Mumbai hidden world. He not exclusively did wonders in Hindi Film Industry yet additionally was perceived and praised universally for his role of a police officer in Slumdog Millionaire In 2008, which won 8 Oscars. After that, In 2009 he featured in the films like New York, Acid Factory in Bollywood. Irrfan khan was granted the Padma Shri, India’s fourth most noteworthy civilian honor for his commitment to the field of arts. He played a part as Dr. Rajit Ratha in The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012, also played as adult version of Piscine “Pi” in Life of Pi which received much appraisal and success. Same year he won a National Film Award for Best Actor for His lead role in Paan Singh Tomar. In 2013, He played a lead in romance film The Lunchbox, which was a huge-success It was highest-grossing Hindi film and was nominated for the Best Film Not in the English Language category of the British Academy Film Awards 2015.
The Lunchbox was also screened at International Critics’ Week at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Khan received the BAFTA Award for His performance in the film. After that he appeared in many films such as Haider, Gunday, and The Xpose in 2014. A year later he starred in Piku alongside Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan and In Jurassic World and Jazbaa too. In 2016, he was seen next to Tom Hanks in the thriller film Inferno, and also starred in Madaari directed by Nishikant Kamat. In 2017, he won Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his lead role as Raj Batra in Hindi Medium which was critically appraised. The film became the Highest Grossing Hindi Film, surpassing The Lunch Box. Khan also appeared in Qarib Qarib Single, Karwan, and Blackmail. Khan’s last appearance was in Homi Adajania’s comedy-drama film Angrezi Medium, which was released on 13th February 2020.
Unfortunately, On 29th April 2020 we got the news of the gem passing away due to colon infection. Irrfan khan was a mesmerizing actor, who struggled and did wonders not only in Hindi film Industry but also on the International screens. Many celebrities and artists mourned for this huge loss and paid their tribute virtually.