Irrfan Khan

An important figure in Indian film and television since the early 1990s, actor Irrfan Khan brought complexity and depth to lead and supporting roles in Bollywood films like "The Warrior" (2001), "Rog" (2005) and "Billu" ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1962 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, IN

Filmography

Actor (46)

Jurassic World 2015 (Movie)

Patel (Actor)

Maqbool 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gunday 2014 (Movie)

Satya (Actor)

Haider 2014 (Movie)

Roohdaar (Actor)

Jasmine 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Siddharth 2014 (Movie)

Siddharth/Chai Kid/Kamathipura Child (Actor)

The Lunchbox 2014 (Movie)

Saajan Fernandes (Actor)

Yeh Saali Zindagi 2014 (Movie)

Arun (Actor)

D-Day 2013 (Movie)

Wali Khan (Actor)

Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Life of Pi 2012 (Movie)

Adult Pi Patel (Actor)

Paan Singh Tomar 2012 (Movie)

Paan Singh Tomar (Actor)

Qissa 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 (Movie)

Rajit Ratha (Actor)

7 Sins Forgiven 2011 (Movie)

Wasiullah Khan (Actor)

Chillar Party 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Thank You 2011 (Movie)

Vikram (Actor)

Hisss 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

In Treatment 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Knock Out 2010 (Movie)

Bachchu aka Tony Khosla (Actor)

Right Yaaa Wrong 2010 (Movie)

Vinay Patnaik (Actor)

Teen Patti 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Acid Factory 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Billu Barber 2009 (Movie)

Billu (Actor)

Kal Kissne Dekha 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

New York 2009 (Movie)

Roshan (Actor)

New York, I Love You 2009 (Movie)

Mansukhbhai (Actor)

Dil Kabaddi 2008 (Movie)

Samit (Actor)

Gumnaam - The Unknown 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Krazzy 4 2008 (Movie)

Dr. Mukherjee (Actor)

Mumbai Meri Jaan 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Partition 2008 (Movie)

Avtar (Actor)

Slumdog Millionaire 2008 (Movie)

Police Inspector (Actor)

Sunday 2008 (Movie)

Kumar (Actor)

A Mighty Heart 2007 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

Aaja Nachle 2007 (Movie)

Haru Farooq (Actor)

Apna Asmaan 2007 (Movie)

Ravi Kumar (Actor)

Life in a Metro 2007 (Movie)

Debu (Actor)

The Darjeeling Limited 2007 (Movie)

Village Father (Actor)

The Namesake 2007 (Movie)

Ashoke (Actor)

Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota 2006 (Movie)

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Chocolate 2005 (Movie)

Pipi (Actor)

Meridian 2005 (Movie)

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The Warrior 2005 (Movie)

Lafcadia/the Warrior (Actor)

Schatten der Zeit 2004 (Movie)

Yani Mishra (Actor)

The Killer (Movie)

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Biography

An important figure in Indian film and television since the early 1990s, actor Irrfan Khan brought complexity and depth to lead and supporting roles in Bollywood films like "The Warrior" (2001), "Rog" (2005) and "Billu" (2007) before making the leap to Western entertainment with memorable supporting roles in "A Mighty Heart" (2007), "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008) and the HBO series "In Treatment" (2008-2010). For over a decade, Khan toiled as a character actor on television series and in independent features, essaying men whose intense emotions often contrasted sharply with their reserved outer shells; after his breakthrough as a feudal mercenary who suffers a crisis of conscience in the award-winning "Warrior," he moved into more significant parts, eventually making the leap to leading man with the noir-influenced "Rog" (2005). His unconventional looks and heartfelt performances, which won critical notices around the globe, made an impact on the leading men of the day, who began to move away from the traditional Bollywood fluff and focus on grittier work to reap the same rewards. Khan's consistently solid performances also earned the attention of the West, and his turns as flinty men of authority and gravitas in "Heart," the Oscar-winning "Slumdog," and "In Treatment" made him one of his native country's most accomplished cultural exports.

Relationships

Rukhsana Begum

Sister

Sayeeda Begum

Mother

Yaseen Jagirdar

Father

Imran Khan

Brother

Salman Khan

Brother

Babil Khan

Son
Mother, Sutapa Sikdar

Ayan Khan

Son
Mother, Sutapa Sikdar

Sutapa Sikdar Writer (dialogue)

Wife
Married Feb. 23, 1995

EDUCATION

National School of Drama

Delhi 1984 - 1987
Received a scholarship to study

Milestones

2012

Cast opposite Andrew Garfield in "The Amazing Spider-Man"

2012

Played title character in his later years in "Life of Pi," directed by Ang Lee

2010

Portrayed a widower from Calcutta who recently moved to Brooklyn during third season of HBO's "In Treatment"

2009

Co-starred with Natalie Portman in a segment of "New York, I Love You," directed by Mira Nair

2009

Cast as the eponymous barber opposite Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan in "Billu"

2008

Portrayed the interrogator in the Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire"

2007

Cast as a Pakistani police captain in "A Mighty Heart"

2007

Landed small role in Wes Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited"

2006

Re-teamed with director Mira Nair to play the remote immigrant father in "The Namesake"

2005

First lead role in a Bollywood film, "Rog"

2003

Acted in Indian born writer-director Asvin Kumar’s short film "Road to Ladakh"

2003

Played the title role in the critically acclaimed "Maqbool," an adaptation of "Macbeth"

2001

Received international recognition for his role in "The Warrior"

1988

Made his film debut in Mira Nair's "Salaam Bombay!"

Cast as the main villain on the Indian series "Darr"

Acted in numerous Indian serials such as "Chanakya" and "Banegi Apni Baat"

Moved to Mumbai after graduating from the National School of Drama

Played the role of Marxist Urdu poet Makhdoom Mohiuddin in "Kahkashan"

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