Irrfan Khan birthday: Lesser known facts about him

Irrfan Khan birthday: Lesser known facts about him
Written by Shubham Dwivedi

Prolific actor Irrfan Khan celebrates his 51st birthday as he just had a wonderful year with Hindi Medium and Qarib Qarib Single as a leading man. The genius of Irrfan Khan is known to all as he has give some spellbinding performances in films like Paan Singh Tomar, Haasil, Haider, Maqbool and the list is beyond calculation. It’s not the volume of the films he has done but the substantial characteristic that he brings in every role of his. He is one of the very few actors from India, who went to Hollywood and did some respectable cinema like Life of Pi.

Irrfan was once approached by director Christopher Nolan to play a part in his epic space film Interstellar but Irrfan said no to the opportunity as he was busy with Ritesh Batra’s Lunchbox. Irrfan started his film career with Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay in 1988 but it was not until 2010 when his film Paan Singh Tomar released as a leading man and did wonders. Paan Singh Tomar was a winner on box office in terms of Return of Investment but gave him a National Award. The anecdote behind this story suggests that Irrfan was leaving films out of boredom in 2007 and than his director friend Tigmanshu Dhulia said to him that let’s get you a national award and than you may leave.

Irrfan has been a part of 2 legendary Hollywood franchises namely Jurrasic world co-starring Chris Pratt and Ron Howard’s Dan Brown adaptation Inferno with Tom Hanks. After working for so long in films Irrfan finally released the first solo hero superhit of his career by the name of Hindi Medium in 2017. His real name is Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan as he belongs from some royalty of Jaipur. Irrfan was an electrical appliance engineer in Mumbai as he once fixed the air conditioner of Rajesh Khanna and later opted to be an actor after passing out from National School of Drama.

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Shubham Dwivedi

A professional journalist, passionate cinema fanatic. Alive and kicking upto the standards of entertainment beat and i always take the life one friday at a time.

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