Irrfan Khan Biography: His Childhood, Acting Career and More


Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan died on Wednesday 29 April 2020 at the age of 54 due to stomach infection. He was hospitalized for the last two days. Recently he was in the news for his film English Medium. He was an actor who was loved by both critics and fans. After the film Paan Singh Tomar, he made a place in the hearts of fans with his acting. Irrfan received training from the National School of Drama. Today we are sharing things related to his career with you.

Irrfan Khan was the diamond in the world of cinema, whose brightness grew day and night, and every producer-director worked with him. Not only in films, but also in the TV world, Irfan had proved his talent. Hardly anyone knows, but Irfan became the superstar of the TV world before becoming the star of cinema.

Born in a Muslim Pathani family, this was his real name

Born on 7 January 1967 in the Muslim Pathani family of Jaipur, Irfan was rich in versatility since childhood. His full and real name was Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan, which was later changed to Irrfan Khan. Irrfan Khan never wanted to get into acting. He was aspiring to become a cricketer, but when he got scholarship from National Scroll of Drama, the acting worm woke up.

Graduation studies on mother’s condition

In an interview to an English newspaper about five years ago, Irrfan Khan said that there was no career pressure on him. Just his mother’s wish that Irfan somehow pass the graduation. During the interview, Irfan had said that his mother’s condition was that he should first graduate and later focus on realizing his dreams. Irfan always wanted to go into the acting world, so he fulfilled his mother’s dream. But after becoming a successful actor, Irfan said that graduation degree in acting career did not work anywhere.

He wanted to become a cricketer but was rejected by his parents. After this, as if with a stroke of luck, he was encouraged to attend NSD (National School of Drama) and got a scholarship. He was doing his MA in Jaipur at the time. He lied about experience to get admission in theater school.

The actor, who started his career in 1998 with the film Salaam Bombay, did not think that he would make even his acting crazy to Hollywood. In Hollywood, he acted in historical films such as Mighty Heart and Jurassic Park.

Acted as AC repair on arrival in Mumbai

Irfan Khan came to Mumbai after taking action, and here he started doing AC repair. It is believed that the person whose house he first went to fix the AC was the house of superstar Rajesh Khanna.

Tehelka was created as soon as it entered the world of TV

Well, after this Irrfan Khan’s entry took place in acting and took the first step into the world of TV. The first TV show was ‘Srikanth’ and after that he starred in serials like ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’, ‘Kahakshan’ ‘Sara Jahan Hamara’, ‘Banegi Apni Baat’, ‘Chanakya’, ‘Anguri’, ‘Sparsh’ and ‘Chandrakanta’ Worked and created a different identity.

In Neerja Guleri’s ‘Chandrakanta’, Irrfan Khan played the role of Badrinath, a trusted character of Shivdutt. Apart from Badrinath, he also played the character of twin brother Somnath. The show itself changed the direction of Irrfan Khan’s career. He got a line of big film and TV offers.

Meanwhile, Irrfan did a teleplay on Doordarshan titled ‘Blue Horse on Red Grass’, in which he played Lenin. Apart from this, Irfan also worked in the TV series ‘Der’, in which he played the psycho killer. Actor KK Menon was also in this series. Irrfan was doing wonders in the world of theater and TV when Meera Nair caught sight of him and in 1988, Irrfan was cast in his film ‘Salaam Bombay’. From here, the doors of Bollywood opened for Irfan.

When Irrfan Khan had decided to quit acting

But at the same time there was a turning point in Irrfan Khan’s life when he wanted to quit acting. This was when he was also working in films with TV. The TV shows were a hit, but Irrfan felt sorry that not a single film was playing. But Asif Kapadia’s film ‘The Warrior’, which came in 2001, which is his best movie and changed his mind.


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