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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 7 January 1967Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Birth NameSahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Irfan Khan is from Jaipur, India. He was studying for his M.A. degree when he snagged a fellowship at (NSD) National School of Drama in 1984. After graduating in 1987, he moved to Mumbai. Theater and television kept him afloat till he appeared in a small role in Mira Nair's in "Salaam Bombay" since Khan was responsible for the acting-workshops for the children of the film.

He continued to dabble in television making impacts on various soaps and tele-historicals series. To break away from television Irfan featured in few main stream movies but none of them were a box-office success.

But things changed when London based director Asif Kapadia gave him the lead in "The Warrior". An historical film completed in 11 weeks on the locals in Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.

"The Warrior" stormed in international film festivals making Irfan Khan a noticed actor. His first Bollywood main lead role came in the movie "Rog".

He is married to writer Sutapa Sikdar who's also a NSD graduate and they have a son named Babil.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: The Old Fox {by_oldfox@yahoo.com}

Spouse (1)

Sutapa Sikdar (? - ?) (1 child)

Trivia (2)

The first Bollywood actor to star in two films that won the Academy Award for Best Director (Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and Life of Pi (2012)). Both films also won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography and Best Original Score.
In two completely unconnected movies, Irrfan Khan speaks of 'Richard Parker': the tiger in Life of Pi (2012) and Spiderman's dad in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).

Personal Quotes (2)

I often visualized giving my mother this big black suitcase crammed with notes like those gangsters do in our masala flicks.
We're yet to make inroads into the West and the way Chinese cinema is made. I mean, long before Ang Lee's 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon', Bruce Lee had made an impact on the Western audience with his 'Enter The Dragon'. Indian cinema is yet to make that kind of impact. But we're getting there.

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