Name: Irrfan Khan
Birthday: 7th January, 1967
Marital Status: Married to Sutapa Sikdar Khan.
Awards: Recipient of Padma Shri award, 2 Filmfare Awards
Biography: Irrfan was born to a Muslim family in Jaipur. After completing his graduation he earned scholarship in 1984 to study at National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi. After completing his graduation at NSD he moved to Mumbai and appeared in some television serials. Khan was responsible for conducting acting-workshops for children who were working in Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay and thus got a small cameo appearance in this film in 1988. Irrfan appeared in some unnoticed films during 90s and then things changed when he got a lead role in London based director Asif Kapadia’s The Warrior. This film opened in many international film festivals and Irrfan became a well known face.
In 2003, he acted in the critically acclaimed film Maqbool, the screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. His negative role in Haasil (2004) earned him a Filmfare Best Villain Award. Irrfan played his first main lead role in 2005 film Rog. After appearing in some films like Life In A Metro, Aaja Nachle and Krazzy 4, Irrfan was seen in Danny Boyle’s Oscar Award winning film, Slumdog Millionaire in 2008.
Irrfan’s upcoming films include a Hollywood film The Amazing Spider-Man and a Bollywood film Paan Singh Tomar.