Irrfan Khan Wiki, Age, Death, Height, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Irrfan Khan Wiki, Age, Death, Height, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Irrfan Khan Wiki, Age, Death, Height, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan passed away on Wednesday in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, after a long battle with cancer.

Irrfan was admitted to the ICU on April 28 following a colon infection. However, the actor’s health deteriorated, and he breathed his last on April 29.

The actor’s spokesperson said in a statement, “‘I trust I have surrendered’ – These were some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heartfelt note he wrote in 2018 opening up about his fight with cancer. And a man of few words and an actor of silent expressions with his deep eyes and his memorable actions on screen. It’s saddening that on this day, we have to bring forward the news of his passing away. Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him. After having been struck by lightning in 2018 with the news of rare cancer, he took life soon after it came and he fought the many battles that came with it. Surrounded by his love, and his family for whom he most cared about, he left for a heavenly abode, leaving behind truly a legacy of his own. We all pray and hope that he is at peace. And to resonate and part with his words, he had said, ‘As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it.'”

Irrfan Khan’s health had been on the decline ever since he was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer in 2018. He had been traveling to London frequently for treatment. Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to offer their condolences.

Shoojit Sircar tweeted, “My dear friend Irfaan. You fought and fought and fought. I will always be proud of you.. we shall meet again.. condolences to Sutapa and Babil.. you too fought, Sutapa you gave everything possible in this fight. Peace and Om Shanti. Irfaan Khan salute.”

Hansal Mehta shared on Twitter, “Devastated. Irrfan Khan, I owe you one. The reason will always remain our little secret. Something we will share today. See you again. Until then you will live on in this world through your exceptional art.”

“Deeply saddened to know about #IrrfanKhan demise..an actor beyond brilliant. My deepest condolences to his family, friends n all colleagues from the film industry as well. U will always be deeply missed dearest Maqbool RIP #IrrfanKhan” Urmila Matondkar said via Twitter. Ranveer Tandon wrote on Twitter, “A fantastic costar, an actor par excellence, and a beautiful human being, you are irreplaceable #irrfankhan. ⁦@irrfank⁩ We lost you too soon! Unbelievable. Om Shanti”

Born on January 7, 1966, as Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan in Jaipur, Irrfan was pursuing his MA degree when he earned a scholarship to study at the National School of Drama. After NSD, Irrfan moved to Mumbai to pursue his passion and went on to appear in a slew of well-known shows at the time like Chanakya, Bharat Ek Khoj, Banegi Apni Baat, Chandrakanta, and Star Bestsellers among more.

Irrfan made his screen debut in the 1988 Mira Nair directorial Salaam Bombay. After struggling for many years, success finally came to him after he starred in Asif Kapadia’s The Warrior (2001). The actor went on to star in several acclaimed films such as Haasil, Maqbool, Life in a Metro, Paan Singh Tomar, The Lunchbox, Haider, Piku, and Talvar. Irrfan was also known for his work on international projects like The Namesake, The Darjeeling Limited, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi, and Jurassic World among more.

In a career spanning over three decades, Irrfan Khan acted in over 50 Indian films and even won a National award and four Filmfare awards. In 2011, Irrfan was honored with the Padma Shri by the government of India for his significant contribution to arts and cinema. Loved by critics as well as the audience, the actor had been often praised for his versatility and effortless performances.

A  few weeks before he made the disturbing revelation of suffering from a ‘rare disease’, Irrfan Khan spent half a day with MW at an empty Mumbai restaurant for this cover story’s photography session.  He seemed perfectly healthy and was in great spirits. The story and the accompanying photographs came out of that session, and the print version of the magazine went to press much before he tweeted about his illness. We wish him the very best as he takes on this new challenge. 

Even though he debuted in 1988 in Salaam Bombay!, it was only after Haasil and Maqbool were released in 2003 that Khan was noticed. After a string of assorted (and forgettable films), he delivered quite a bipolar year in 2007, with the jackassery of Monty in Life in a…Metro on the one hand, and the somber pathos of Ashok in The Namesake on the other. Life in a…Metro came as a surprise for the audience, because who would have thought that Khan would be the comic breath of fresh air in a film? Till then, all his film choices had been dark, complex, and grimy. In Life in a…Metro, was fresh and funny, human and connectable. The same can be said about Ashok. Since his debut, Khan had always played characters that were fringe elements, stirring only in the dark and behind shadows. While they were exciting – Haasil, Maqbool, and The Warrior will forever be masterclasses in acting – it was in 2007 that Khan acquired a quality that every mainstream actor craves – likeability.

It is easy to understand why Khan had been dealt such a hand till then. Bollywood has always been very clear about the reappearance dynamic. Good-looking people play positive characters and the not-so-good looking play villains, policemen, gangsters, and thugs – unless the leading man is such a character. The 2000s brought in narcissism and Photoshop, and regular-looking actors, like Khan, definitely had a difficult time shining through in an industry riddled with familial connections and an obsession with beauty. Let’s be frank here: Khan is not a good-looking man, and it is very difficult for regular-looking people to find a footing in this industry. Quite honestly, supremely-talented-regular-looking actors will always be exceptions, like Nawazuddin Siddiqui, for example. We might now accept Rajkummar Rao and Ayushmann Khurrana as leading men, but even then, they are the faces of “slice-of-life”, “content-driven” cinema – the celluloid world is still reserved for Greek gods.

2007 changed our perception of Khan. After some smashing performances in Slumdog Millionaire, Mumbai Meri Jaan, Billu, New York, and Saat Khoon Maaf, he knocked it out of the park with Paan Singh Tomar in 2012 and the globally-lauded The Lunchbox in 2013. In 2015, he delivered yet another fantastic pair of polar opposite performances in Qissa and Piku – the brooding and grisly Umber Singh in one and the rascally, rakish Rana Chaudhary in the other. Khan was perfect as Rana in Piku, the confused third party in an outrageous bowel-obsessed triangle. Also, Piku was Khan’s first outing as a mainstream lead and love interest, the older man with crackling chemistry with Deepika Padukone. While Piku might not have been the most mainstream of films itself, it was a sign that the times were changing. After Piku, he appeared in powerful roles in Talvar, Jazbaa, and Madaari in 2016 and changed track completely with the hilarious – and very lovable – Hindi Medium and Qarib Qarib Singlle in 2017.

Till Life in a…Metro, Khan allowed himself to be typecast. He was a drama school graduate – intense, powerful, and dramatic. He gravitated towards fringe characters because the mainstream cinema of the early 2000s was mediocre and forgettable. Even in mainstream outings, he preferred darker shades, because they were the only roles written with any scope to perform. It is surprising that in a film like Life in a…Metro, Khan is the light-hearted one. It almost felt like he wanted to prove that he could go beyond the underbelly. I personally believe that the decision to do this film steered him away from becoming a Nana Patekar – an actor defined only by his intensity in dramatic roles, while his versatility remains ignored.

With The Namesake, Khan flaunted his ability to be soft, sad, weak, and human. We had not seen a vulnerable middle-class Khan before The Namesake – a regular man beset by regular problems. His hooded, heavy eyes, till then utilized for their menacing qualities to theatrical perfection, shone in this film with the small joys of life, marriage, secretive middle-class romance, and later, loneliness and pain. His most memorable scene in The Namesake remains that deftly-directed phone call that Ashok shares with Ashima, moments before he passes away. These softer sensibilities came back in The Lunchbox, a film I am not particularly a fan of, but one that definitely flaunts Khan’s ability to perfectly understand characters and their desires. He explored comedy again in Piku and in Hindi Medium and Qarib Qarib Singlle last year, a genre that he might not have worked in much, but is definitely quite a pro at. But more on that later.

I have seen every Irrfan Khan film, but when I sit down to think about him, it will always be his character Roohdar’s entry sequence in Haider that comes to mind. That character, the ambiguous manifestation of Haider’s father’s spirit (Bhardwaj’s cinematic device for Hamlet’s father’s ghost) holds true for Khan’s presence in the movie industry as well. You may not see him all the time, but he is there – a towering presence with an enviable filmography and performances that deserve reverence. Even when he jovially participates in AIB videos for movie promotions, there is a sense of honesty in his performance that makes it believable and bearable.

Irrfan Khan was born on 7 January 1967. Irrfan Passed away on 29 April 2020 at age of 53. He is an Indian Actor. He has also worked in British films and Hollywood Films. Irrfan made his debut in Bollywood with the movie Salaam Bombay in 1988. He was also one of the finest actors in Indian Cinema. Irrfan has worked in many super hit movies like Maqbool, Paan Singh Tomar, The Lunchbox, Piku, Hindi Medium, and Angrezi Medium.

Real Name Irrfan Ali Khan
Nickname Irrfan
Profession Actor
Debut Film Salaam Bombay
Known Language Hindi & English
Date Of Birth 7 January 1967
Birthplace Jaipur, India
Hometown Mumbai, India
Age (as in 2020) 53
Star Sign Virgo
Height in Centimetres 185 cm.
Height in meters 1.85 m.
Height in inches 6 feet 2 inches
Weight In Kilograms 75 Kg
Weight in pounds 165 lbs
Chest Measurement (Approx.) 40 Inches
Waist Measurement (Approx.) 30 Inches
Biceps 14 Inches
Hair Colour Black
Eye Colour Brown
Shoe Size (Approx.) 11 (US)
Father Yaseen Ali Khan
Mother Sayeeda Begum
Sister Rukhsana Begum
Brother Imran Khan, Salman Khan
Son Babil Khan, Ayan
Religion Islam
Girlfriend/Affair Sutapa Sikdar
Wife Sutapa Sikdar
Marital Status Married
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan, shah rukh khan, Ayushmann Khurana
Favorite Actress SARA ALI KHAN,ANANYA PANDAY
Food Habit Vegetarian
Favorite Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Athlete Not Known
Favorite Fashion Designer Not Known
Favorite Book Not Known
Hobbies Reading, Traveling, and Singing
Favorite Hotel The Taj Hotel, Mumbai
Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Holiday destination London, New York & Dubai
Salary (approx.) Not Known
Net Worth (approx.) $50 Million