Irrfan Khan Biography, Facts & Life Story

Irrfan Khan Indian Actor, Producer

Quick Facts

Known ForWork Predominantly Hindi cinema, British films and Hollywood

Nickname:Irrfan Khan

Full Name:Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan

Profession:Actor, Producer


Date of Birth:7 January 1967

Date of Death:April 29, 2020

Place of Death:Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute, Mumbai, India

Cause of Death:Neuroendocrine tumor

Birthplace:Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m)

Weight:75 kg (165 lbs)

Chest:41 Inches

Waist:33 inches


Biceps:12 Inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Dark Brown

Irfan Khan is a renowned Indian movie actor, typically recognized for his work primarily in Hindi movies, in addition to his works in Hollywood and British movies. He was born in Jaipur, Rajasthan on 7th January, 1967 to a Pashto Muslim family. Khan’s Mom, Begum Khan, was from Hakim Tonk family and his father named Jagirdar Khan, from Khajuriya village near Tonk district, associated with a tire business.

The Irfan Khan’s family name comes from Mongol and Turkish languages and mean great leader or King. Posterities of Ghengis Khan in central Asia espoused Islam and emerged as Moghuls, who subjugated India for more than a few centuries until British rule.

Irfan Khan was a proficient cricket player. In his earlier 20’s, he was nominated for CK Nayudu Tournament. He did not upturn for the tournament on account of deficiency of funds and consequently he concentrated on acting. In the year 1984, he received a scholarship to National School of Acting New Delhi. Irfan Khan was awarded with Padma Shri, India’s 4th top civilian honor for his influence to arts fields.

His depiction of Paan Singh Tomar in the applauded biographical athletic drama Paan Singh Tomar bestowed him with National Filmfare Award for the Best Actor as well as a Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Actor. His enactment in BAFTA Award nominated romance “The Lunchbox” garnered him worldwide acclaim by the audiences as well as audiences.

Internationally, Irfan Khan was in The Namesake, The Darjeeling Limited, The Warrior, Slumdog Millionaire, I Love You, New York, Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider-Man, Inferno and Jurassic World. As of year 2017, his movies have grossed more than $3.643 billion at global box office. In the year 2018, Irfan Khan was spotted with a neuroendocrine tumor.

Irfan Khan is married to Sutapa Sikdar, since the year 1995. His wife belongs to Bramin Hindu caste. She is a Dialogue Writer, Film Producer as well as a Screenplay Writer. Famous Movies: Supari, Kahaani, Khamoshi: The Musical, Qarib Qarib and Madaari. The couple has two kids named Babil Khan and Ayaan Khan. Contrasting most Indian movie stars, Irfan Khan has been opinionated on religion.

Facts You Never Knew About Irrfan Khan!

    • Irfan Khan was born in a family with royal influences from his Mom side, and his father was an affluent Zamindar who desired him to join their family vocation of tires.
    • He was a very shy child in his school and his teachers always used to reproach him as his voice was never loud in class.
    • He faced lots of exertion in his early age, and he was associated as a renovator of air conditioners and also as an instructor to earn his living.
    • Irfan Khan always aspired to emerge as a cricketer, though his Mom and Dad were not in favor of this.
    • While pursuing his Master’s degree in Jaipur, he was provided a scholarship to join NSD and by chance, he entered in drama world.
    • Irfan Khan starred in a few unnoticed movies all through 90s. Though things changed when he got the chance to portray his role in British-Indian movie, The Warrior.

Irrfan Khan Education

Qualification: Diploma in dramatic arts

School: National School of Drama

College: National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi

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Irrfan Khan Career

Profession: Actor, Producer

Known For: Work Predominantly Hindi cinema, British films and Hollywood

Debut TV Series/Movie:

  • Film: Salaam Bombay (1988, Bollywood)
  • The Warrior (2001, British film)
  • A Mighty Heart (2007, Hollywood)
  • TV: Shrikant (1985)

Salary: 12-14 crore/film (INR)

Net Worth: USD $50 million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Sahabzada Yaseen Ali Khan (Entreprenuer)

Mother: Sayeeda Begum

Brother(s): Salman and Imran

Sister(s): Rukhsana Begum

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Sutapa Sikdar (Dialogue writer)

Children: 2

Son(s): Ayaan Khan, Babil Khan

Daughter(s): None

Ex Girlfriends:

Not Known

Irrfan Khan Favorites

Hobbies: Reading

Favorite Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando

Favorite Actress: Deepika Padukone

Favorite Food: Muglai food

Favorite Destination: Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat in France

Favorite Color: Black

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