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Irrfan Khan’s Biography

Irrfan Khan

Who is Irrfan Khan? 

Irrfan Khan is an Indian actor who has worked in Hindi films as well as British and American films. He is ranked as one of the best actors in the Indian film industry by the media. 

Irrfan Khan died of an intestinal infection on April 29, 2020, at the age of 53. 

Irrfan Khan

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Quick Facts about Irrfan Khan

Name Irrfan Khan
Nickname Irrfan
Profession Actor, Producer, Writer
Age 53 Years
Birth Date 7 January, 1967
Birth Place Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Gender Male
Sexuality Straight
Father Sahabzada Yaseen Ali Khan
Mother Sayeeda Begum
Relationship Status Married
Wife Sutapa Sikdar
Nationality Indian
Education Diploma in Dramatic Arts from NSD
Religion Islam
Food Habit Vegetarian
Net Worth 360 Indian rupees (about 3.6 billion Indian rupees)
Social Media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Irrfan Khan: Early life, Family and Education

Irrfan Khan was born in Rajasthan on January 7, 1966, into a Pathan Muslim family. Irrfan-khan’s mother, Begum Khan, is from the Tonk-Khakim family, and his father, Yasheen Ali Khan, is from Khajuriya village near Tonk. They ran a tire shop in Rajasthan. 

Irrfan Khan with his siblings

Irrfan Khan with his siblings

Khan was interested in Cricket in his earlier days. He was also selected for the CK Nyadu Trophy for emerging players (under 23 years) trophy but couldn’t attend it due to his financial conditions.

In 1984, Irrfan Khan received a scholarship to study at the National Academy of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi and obtained a Master of Arts degree. 

In 2012, he changed his name from Irfan to Irrfan; he said he likes to add “r” to his name. He later deleted “Khan” from his name because, according to an interview in 2016, he wanted to define his name by his work, not his origin. 

Relationship and marriage 

Irrfan Khan married Sutapa Sikdar (Indian Brahmin) in 1995. The couple has two children: Babil Khan and Ayaan Khan. 

Irrfan Khan with his family

Irrfan Khan with his family

Sutapa Sikdar is an Indian film producer, dialogue writer, and screenwriter. She has worked in many movies. It is worth noting: Khamosi: The Music (Conversation Writer, 1996), Supari (Conversation Writer, 2003), Kahani (Conversation Writer, 2003), Madaari (Producer, 2016), Quarib Quarib Single (Producer, 2017).

Irfan Khan: Filmography

  1. Salaam Bombay! as letter writer (1988)
  2. Ek Doctor Ki Maut as Amulya (1990)
  3. The Cloud Door as Irfan (1994)
  4. Vaade Iraade as Naresh Tripathi (1994)
  5. Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One as inspector Khan (1997)
  6. Bada Din as Police Inspector (1998)
  7. Kasoor as prosecutor Mehta (2001)
  8. Gunaah as ACP Digvijay (2002)
  9. Supari as baba (2003)
  10. Dhund as Ajit Khurana (2003)
  11. Footpath as Sheikh (2003)
  12. Charas as policemen (2004)
  13. Aan: Men at Work as Yusuf Pathan (2004)
  14. Chocolate as pipi (2005)
  15. Rog as inspector Uday Rathore (2005)
  16. Chehraa as Chandrakant Diwan (2005)
  17. 7½ Phere as Manoj Joshi (2005)
  18. Mr.100% (2006)
  19. Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota as Salim Rajabali (2006
  20. The Killer as Vikram Roopchand (2006)
  21. Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante Krish Vaidya (2006)
  22. The Namesake as Ashoke (2006)
  23. Gumnaam (2006)
  24. Sainikudu as Pappu Yadav (2006) Telugu film
  25. Life In A… Metro as Monty (2007)
  26. Apna Asmaan as Ravi Kumar (2007)
  27. Aaja Nachle As Farooque (2007)
  28. A Mighty Heart As Zeeshan Kazmi, Karachi Police Chief (2007)
  29. Tulsi as Suraj (2008)
  30. Sunday as Kumar Mangat (2008)
  31. Krazzy 4 as Dr Mukherjee (2008)
  32. Chamku as Vijayraj Kapur (2008)
  33. Dil Kabaddi as Samit (2008)
  34. Slumdog Millionaire as a Police inspector (2008)
  35. Billu as Billu Vilas Pardesi (2009)
  36. New York as Roshan (2009)
  37. Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011) as Arun (2011)
  38. Life of Pi (2012) as adult Pi
  39. Gunday as ACP Satyajeet Sarkar (2014)
  40. Piku as Rana Chaudhary (2015)
  41. Madaari as Nirmal Kumar (2016)
  42. Inferno (2016)
  43. Hindi Medium as Raj Batra (2017)
  44. Blackmail as Dev Kaushal (2018)
  45. Angrezi Medium as Champak Bansal (2020)

Television

  1. Shrikant (1987)
  2. Bharat Ek Khoj (1988)
  3. Kahkashan (1991)
  4. Chanakya (1992)
  5. Shesh Prashn (1993)
  6. Kirdaar (1993)
  7. Chandrakanta (1994)
  8. The Great Maratha (1994)
  9. Banegi Apni Baat (1995)
  10. Just Mohabbat (1996)
  11. Jai Hanuman (1997)
  12. Bombay Blue (1997)
  13. Satya (1997-1998)
  14. Sparsh (1998)
  15. Star Bestsellers (1999)
  16. Geeta Rashasya (1999)
  17. X Zone (2000)
  18. Daar (2000)
  19. Ssshhh…Koi Hai (2003)
  20. Kyaa Kahein (2004)
  21. Mano Ya Na Mano (2006)
  22. Don (2007)
  23. MTV Hero Honda Roadies 7 (2009)
  24. In Treatment (2010)
  25. Tokyo Trail (2016)

Video Games

  1. Lego Jurassic World (2015)
  2. Lego Dimensions (2015)

Irrfan Khan: Controversy

Irrfan Khan’s comments on ‘Qurbani’ on Eid al-Adha in 2016 sparked controversy. 

When promoting his film, Madaari Irfan stated that we humans had forgotten the true meaning of all festivals and ceremonies. 

‘Qurbani ek bahut ahem Festival hai’…means sacrifice. 

Goats were the main food source at that time, and many people were starving. Therefore, in a sense, you must sacrifice something precious and give it away. 

Later, after receiving widespread criticism, Irfan tweeted, ‘Pls Bhaiyon, who r upset with my statement, either u r not ready to introspect or u r in a hurry to reach a conclusion.’

Unknown facts about Irfan Khan

1-Irfan Khan was a shy student during his school years. 

2-Irfan Khan drinks and smokes. 

3-Before Irfan Khan became an actor, he encountered many problems in his life. He has served as a teacher, mechanic, and other jobs. 

4- Khan became famous after starring in the famous British movie “The Warrior.” 

5- After graduation, Khan appeared in various dramas such as Bharat Ek Khoj and Chanakya. 

6-Irrfan Khan met his wife Sutapa Sikdar while studying. They got into a romantic relationship and finally married on February 23. 1995.

7-Irrfan once said that he could not afford to watch Jurassic Park in 1993, but in 2015, he appeared in a part of Jurassic Park. 

9-2012 Irfan Khan was arrested in Los Angeles because of his name, which shows that he is a terrorist suspect. However, there is no numerology behind this change. 

Other works apart from entertainment:

1-Irrfan Khan was appointed as the Brand Ambassador for “Resurgent Rajasthan” in September 2015. It was a campaign of the Rajasthan government. 

2-Irrfan Khan lent his voice to the show “Light and Sound” at the war memorial for the Indian Army at Vidhan Sabha Road.

Irfan Khan has won millions of hearts for his roles in many films. With his outstanding talents and outstanding dialogue and performance skills.

Irfan Khan (Irfan Khan) was a gem who has won millions of hearts for his numerous films. He is known for his outstanding dialogue performance skills. 

Net Worth

Irfan’s total net worth is estimated to be US$50 million, which is approximately 360 Indian rupees (about 3.6 billion Indian rupees) in Indian currency. 

Most of the income comes from movies and brand advertising. In addition to acting expenses, Irfan Khan also shares the profits he earns from the movies. 

Irfan has played several major roles in Hollywood movies, making him one of the most versatile and talented actors in the film industry. 

With so many win-wins, Irrfan always ranks first in sharing, charity, and social work. 

Mr. Khan was also number one in income tax and one of the largest taxpayers in the country.

Sickness and Death

In February 2018, Irrfan Khan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor, a rare form of cancer. 

He went to London for treatment and returned to India after one year in 2019. 

On April 28, 2020, he got a colon infection. His family took him to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai for treatment.

On April 29, 2020, four days after his mother died in Jaipur, Irfan Khan passed away at the age of 53.

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