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Indian film actor
Spouse: Sutapa Sikdar (m. 1995) Trending
Born: January 7, 1967 (age 51), Jaipur, India
Height: 1.83 m
Upcoming movies: Karwan, Blackmail, Kabir
Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan (born 7 January 1967), credited as Irrfan Khan or simply Irrfan, is an Indian film actor, known for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema, as well as his works in British films and Hollywood.
Film critics, contemporaries and other experts consider him to be one of the finest actors in Indian cinema for his versatile and natural acting.
Marked his screen debut in 1988 with the Academy Award nominated Salaam Bombay!, Khan received the Padma Shri (2011), India’s fourth highest civilian honour for his contribution to the field of arts.
Khan has garnered the National Film Award for Best Actor in the 60th National Film Awards 2012 and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance in Paan Singh Tomar.
Khan has won the 2014 Asian Film Award for Best Actor, three International Indian Film Academy Awards, three Filmfare Awards, an Independent Spirit Award nomination, and various international honours.
He also hosted a television show and commercials. Khan is featured in more than fifty Indian films, and other international works such as The Namesake, The Darjeeling Limited, the Academy Award winner Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi, New York, I Love You, The Amazing Spider-Man, Jurassic World, and Inferno.
In September 2015, he was appointed as the brand ambassador for “Resurgent Rajasthan”, a campaign by the state government of Rajasthan.
In the year 2017, his solo lead film Hindi Medium became a super hit at the box office, garnered significant praise from critics, and earned Khan the 2017 Filmfare Award for Best Actor for the role.
On 23 February 1995, Khan married writer and fellow NSD graduate Sutapa Sikdar. They have two sons, Babil and Ayan.
Sikdar said about him, “He was always focused. I remember when he would come home, he would head straight for the bedroom, sit on the floor, and read books.
The rest of us would be hanging around gossiping.” Even now, as he reads through at least one new Hollywood script a week, he believes in doing his homework, staying up till 3 in the morning, taking notes, trying to understand ways to play his character.
Sikdar recalls how he would demand as many as 11 rewrites from her when he directed episodes of Banegi Apni Baat. “Once he dragged me to a police station in Mumbai to understand procedure,” she recalls.
In 2012, he changed the spelling of his name from “Irfan” to “Irrfan” and has said he likes the sound of the extra “r” in his name.
Real Name Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan
Nickname Not Known
Profession Actor, Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements – Chest: 41 Inches
– Waist: 33 Inches
– Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black
Date of Birth 7 January 1967
Age (as in 2017) 50 Years
Birth Place Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Capricorn
Signature Irrfan Khan signature
Hometown Khajuriya village, Tonk district, Rajasthan, India
School Not Known
College National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi
Educational Qualification Diploma in dramatic arts
Debut Film: Salaam Bombay (1988, Bollywood)
The Warrior (2001, British film)
A Mighty Heart (2007, Hollywood)
A Mighty Heart
TV: Shrikant (1985)
Family Father- Sahabzada Yaseen Ali Khan (Entreprenuer)
Mother- Sayeeda Begum
Brother- Salman Khan, Imran Khan
Sister- Rukhsana Begum
Address 5th floor of an apartment in Oshiwara, Mumbai
Irrfan Khan house in Mumbai
In July 2016, he landed himself in a controversy over remarks on the Islamic ritual of ‘qurbani’, or sacrificing animals on Eid-al-Adha, while he was promoting his film Madaari in Jaipur. He said, “Jitne rituals hain, jitney festivals hain, hum unka asal matlab bhool gaye hain. Hamne unko ek tamasha bana diya he. (We have forgotten the real meaning behind rituals and festivals and have turned them into a spectacle). Qurbani ek bahut ahem festival hai… it means sacrifice. Goat was then a prime source of food and there were many who went hungry. So you had to, in a way, sacrifice something dear to you and distribute it to people.” His comments were criticized by the Muslim clerics. Irrfan in reply tweeted, “Pls Bhaiyon, who r upset with my statement, either u r not ready to introspect or u r in a hurry 2 reach 2 a conclusion.”
Favourite Food Muglai food
Favourite Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando
Favourite Film Hollywood: The Men (1950)
Favourite Colour Black
Favourite Sport Cricket
Favourite Hotel Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat in France
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Sutapa Sikdar (Dialogue writer)
Wife/Spouse Sutapa Sikdar (Dialogue writer, m. 1995-present)
Irrfan Khan with his wife and children
Marriage Date 23 February 1995
Children Son- Ayaan Khan, Babil Khan
Car Collection SUV
Irrfan Khan SUV
Salary 12-14 crore/film (INR)
Net Worth Not Known
Some Lesser Known Facts About Irrfan Khan
Irrfan was born in a family with royal connections from his mother’s side, and his father was a wealthy Zamindar who wanted him to join their family business of tires.
He was so shy during his school days that he was often scolded by teachers for not being audible in the class.
During his struggling days, he did odd jobs such as giving tuitions to kids and repairing air conditioners.
He initially tried his luck in cricket, then he tried business, but he quickly got bored, and when he was studying for his M.A. degree, he got a scholarship to study at National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi in 1984.
He met his wife Sutapa Sikdar in NSD where they used to study in the same class.
After passing out from NSD, he moved to Mumbai and acted in various TV shows namely ‘Chanakya’, ‘Chandrakanta’, ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’. Irrfan Khan in Chandrakanta
He made his debut with a small role in Mira Nair’s National Award winning film ‘Salaam Bombay’ (1988). Later, he appeared in some unnoticed films during the 90s. But things changed when he got the opportunity to play a role in the British-Indian film ‘The Warrior’ and 2 years later, his negative role in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s film ‘Haasil’ (2003) got him into the limelight.
He played his first lead role in the film ‘Rog’ (2005).
Irfan khan has changed his name to Irrfan, not because of a suggestion from a numerologist, but because he likes the sound of the extra “r” in his name.
In 2012, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the film ‘Paan Singh Tomar.’
He has been detained at US airports twice, in 2008 and in 2009 because of the fact that his name is similar to a terror suspect.
He is the first Bollywood actor to have acted in two films that won the Academy Awards – Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and Life of Pi (2012).