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Irrfan Khan is an Indian film actor primarily known in Bollywood. He has appeared in several Hindi movies like The Warrior, Maqbool, Haasil, Paan Singh Tomar and Rog to name a few. He has featured in few British films like A Mighty Heart, The Namesake, Slumdog Millionaire and many more. He has garnered the National Film Award 2012, for his performance in Paan Singh Tomar.

Personal Profile

Birth Name : Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan
Name : Irrfan Khan
Birth place : Jaipur, Rajasthan
Date of birth : 7 January 1967
Age : 50 years
Height : 6'
Zodiac sign : Capricorn
Occupation : Actor
Spouse : Sutapa Sikdar
Education : MA degree
Professional qualification : 3 years diploma from National school of Drama, Delhi

Irrfan Khan


Irrfan Khan was born as Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan on 7 January 1967 in Jaipur, Rajasthan to a Muslim family. He was studying for his MA degree, when he earned a scholarship to study at National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi in 1984. After his graduation he shifted to Mumbai and then struggled a lot to enter into Bollywood.

He made his acting debut with the 1988 film "Salaam Bombay" in a small role. His luck changed when London based director Asif Kapadia gave him the film "The Warrior" as a lead. He is also the recipient of 2011 Padma Shri award, the fourth highest civilian award in India. His first Bollywood main lead role was in 2005 with the film "Rog". His 2007 film "Metro" earned him Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.

Latest News

Irrfan Khan has lent his voice for debutant director Dinesh Vijan's upcoming movie Raabta. The director said that, "We needed a soothsayers' voice for the trailer. Irrfan's voice is amazing and distinct. We were flying to Georgia when I asked Irrfan if he could do a small voice-over for 'Raabta'".

After Piku, Irrfan once again is going to be seen in a romantic role. As per the reports, he will be romancing not one or two but four actresses in upcoming Tanuja Chandra's film. The makers are currently busy in search of female leads.


Irrfan Khan was brought up into a Muslim family. His father late Jagirdar ran a tyre business and has two brothers, Imran Khan, Salman Khan and one sister Rukhsana Begum. He is married to Sutapa Sikdar and has two children Babil and Aryan.


Irrfan is married to writer Sutapa Sikdar who is also a NSD graduate. They both tied knot on 23 February 1995. The couple have two children named Babil and Aryan.

Turns co-producer

Irrfan Khan is all set to begin a new venture as a producer. As per the sources, he would be co-producing a film titled 'Kaash'. This film will mark the directorial debut of fashion photographer Ishaan Nair, nephew of Mira Nair. Irrfan's wife Sutapa Sikdar is also associated with the project.

In Inferno Movie

Irrfan Khan was seen in the role as Harry in the hollywood movie Inferno. This mystery thriller film directed by Ron Howard and written by David Koepp. It featured Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Ben Foster and Sidse Babett Knudsen in lead roles.

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1988 Bharat Ek Khoj
1992 Chanakya
1994 Chandrakanta
1994 The Great Maratha
1995 Banegi Apni Baat
1997 Just Mohabbat
1997 Jai Hanuman
1999 Star Bestsellers
2004 Kyaa Kahein Host
2006 Mano Ya Na Mano Host
2009 Mtv Hero Honda Roadies 7
2010 In Treatment

Hollywood/British movies
2007 A Mighty Heart
2007 The Namesake
2007 Partition (Canada film)
2008 Slumdog Millionaire
2009 New York, I Love You
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man
2012 Life of Pi
2016 Inferno

Bollywood movies
1988 Salaam Bombay
1989 Kamla Ki Maut
1990 Drishti
1999 The Goal
2001 The Warrior (British-Indian Film)
2003 Haasil
2004 Shadows of Time (Bengali/German film)
2005 Rog
2007 Life in a Metro
2008 Mumbai Meri Jaan
2009 New York
2010 Hisss
2011 Yeh Saali Zindagi
2012 Paan Singh Tomar
2013 The Lunchbox
2014 Gunday
2014 Haider
2015 Piku
2015 Jurassic World
2015 Talvar
2015 Jazbaa
2016 The Jungle Book (Voice for Baloo)
2016 Madaari

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