Irrfan Khan was an Indian actor who worked predominantly in Hindi cinema, as well as in British films and Hollywood. Khan has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards. In a film career spanning almost thirty years, Irrfan established himself as one of the finest actors in Indian cinema with his versatile and natural acting. In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour. Some of his prominent films includes – Salaam Bombay! (1988), Haasil (2003), Maqbool (2004), Life in a… Metro (2007), Paan Singh Tomar (2011), The Lunchbox (2013) , Haider (2014), Gunday (2014), Piku (2015), Talvar (2015), Hindi Medium (2017). His international projects include – The Warrior (2001), The Namesake (2006), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), New York, I Love You (2009), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Life of Pi (2012), Jurassic World (2015) and Inferno (2016).
In 2018, Khan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor. He travelled to London for treatment. He died at the age of 54 on April 29, 2020, due to colon infection.
- Irrfan Khan was appointed as the brand ambassador for “Resurgent Rajasthan” in September 2015. This was a campaign by the state government of Rajasthan
- Irrfan Khan also lent his voice to the show at the war memorial for the Indian army at Vidhan Sabha Road, Jaipur.
Irrfan Khan was a gem of a person who won the hearts of millions through his acting in numerous National and International films. Irrfan Khan was known for his sheer brilliance of dialogue delivery and soul-stirring performances.
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.