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Irrfan Khan (Actor) Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 29, 2020

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Short Biography

Irrfan Khan was born on 07-01-1967 in Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan, India. He was an Indian Film Actor, Film Producer, Television Actor, Theatre Actor & Voice Artist. He was best known for his work in Hindi, English, Bengali and Telugu cinema.

Other Name: Sahabzade Muslim Irfan Ali Khan, Saahabzaade Irfan Ali Khan, Irrfan, Irrfan Ali Khan
Other Professions: Film Producer Television Actor Theatre Actor Voice Artist
Appearance: Bollywood Hollywood Bengali Telugu English Hindi

Irrfan Khan Complete Bio & Career

He was born as SahabzadeIrfan Ali Khan. He was an actor from India mainly associated with Bollywood and has also appeared in Hollywood and British films as well. He had received a scholarship to study at the National School of Drama when he was pursuing his MA degree in 1984. Seeking opportunities in acting, Irrfan Khan moved to Mumbai. There he started acting in television serials and telefilms. Some of the television soaps he appeared include ‘Chandrakanta, Bharat EkKhoj, AnooGoonj, Sparsh, and BanegiApniBaat. He also played the main antagonist in the television series ‘Darr’ that was aired on Star Plus. He portrayed Lenin in a Doordarshan teleplay titled, ‘LaalGhaas Par NeeleGhode’.
His first film cameo was in the 1988 movie ‘Salaam Bombay’. However, his role was cut in the final film. He then appeared in a couple of critically acclaimed movies like ‘Such a Long Journey’ and ‘Ek Doctor Ki Maut’. He gained recognition after playing the lead role in the historical movie ‘The Warrior’. Further, he appeared in the critically acclaimed short film ‘Road to Ladakh’ in 2003. He starred in the movie ‘Maqbool’, which also garnered rave reviews by critics. His first Bollywood lead role was in the movie ‘Rog’ in 2005. He went on to win the Best Villain Award at Filmfare awards for his performance in the movie ‘Haasil’. He had a great box-office success with the 2007 film ‘Metro’, the performance which earned him Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. In the same year, he also appeared in a couple of popular international movies like The Darjeeling Limited and A Mighty Heart. He continued his television career as he hosted shows like “Mano Ya Na Mano’ and ‘KyaaKahein’. He was cast in the role of a police officer in the movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. The movie bagged Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. He appeared in a biography film ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, which garnered favorable reviews from critics. For his performance in the film, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor in 2012. He was cast in the 3rd Season of HBO Series ‘In Treatment’ in 2010. He starred in the role of Dr.RajitRatha in the film ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’. Irrfan Khan played the role of adult Piscine Molitor Patel in the film ‘Life of Pi’. He appeared in supporting roles in movies like The Xpose, Gunday, and Haider. He starred alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone in the 2015 film ‘Piku’. He was also cast in ‘Jurassic World’. He appeared alongside Tom Hanks in the 2016 thriller film ‘Inferno’.
He was the Brand Ambassador for ‘Resurgent Rajasthan’, a campaign by the Government of Rajasthan. He was widely considered as one of the finest actors in Indian Cinema. Irrfan Khan was best recognized for his natural and versatile acting. He was awarded the Padma Shri award by the Government of India in 2011 for his contribution in the field of Arts. He was last seen in Bollywood film Angrezi Medium. 
Recently it was learned that he has been suffering from brain cancer and it will take some time for him to recover. All the big names from Bollywood have wished him for a speedy recovery.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 2011 Arts

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died on 29-04-2020 at the age of 53. In 2018, he got infected with cancer and couldn't recover fully after that. On 28th April 2020, he was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai where he underwent treatment for colon infection. He finally succumbed to the infection a day after. 

DEATHDAY 29 April,2020 (Saturday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Irrfan Khan Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Sahabzade Yaseen Ali Khan and Sayeeda Begum. He had two brothers named Salman Khan and Imran Khan. He also had a sister named Rukhsana Begum. He married to Sutapa Sikdar on 23-02-1995 and the couple together had two sons named Ayan Khan and Babil Khan. His wife is a famous screenwriter, dialogue writer & film producer.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 40
Biceps Size 12
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Khajuriya, Tonk
Nationality Indian
Religion Islam
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College NSD (National School Of Drama)
Qualification MA and Degree in Dramatic Arts
Hobbies Reading
Marital Status Married
Debut Television Series - Sanjha Chulha (1980)
Bollywood Film - Salaam Bombay! (1998)
Best Movies Maqbool (2003), Life in a... Metro (2007), Paan Singh Tomar (2012), The Lunchbox (2013), Hindi Medium (2017) among others
Best Friends Sutapa Sikdar, Shah Rukh Khan
Salary INR 10-12 Crore Per Film
Net Worth $10 Million
Official Website N/A
Spouse Sutapa Sikdar (Film Producer)
Marriage Date 23rd February, 1995
Children Ayan Khan (Son)
Babil Khan (Son)


Car Collections Audi Q5 and Mercedes Benz


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Angelina Jolie
Favorite Actor Robert De Niro
Favorite Movie The Men (1950)
Favorite Food Mughlai Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Irrfan Khan

  • He was born in a royal family of zamindars and his father wanted him to join his father's tires business.
  • He also played cricket for a while and was also engaged his family business before finally making up his mind of becoming an actor.
  • He and his wife Sutapa Sikdar were batchmates at NSD, Delhi.
  • His film Lunchbox is the only Bollywood film that has won the Toronto Film Critics Association Award.
  • Julia Roberts stopped outside the Kodak Theater to compliment him for his performance in Slumdog Millionaire.

Irrfan Khan Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Irrfan Khan was 53 years 3 months & 22 days old age.