Actor Irrfan Khan was an Indian film actor, majorly known for his work in Hindi cinema (Bollywood) also worked in British films and Hollywood. In his career of nearly 30 years, Irrfan Khan received many awards– National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards. He was referred to as one of the finest and amazing actors that Indian cinema has produced.
1 Irrfan Khan was Very Shy in His School Days
Irrfan Khan may be known for his astounding acting skills however, as a student, He said he was so shy that nobody knew he even existed. Irrfan Khan said he was regularly reprimanded by my educators for not being appropriately perceptible in the class and “My schoolmates didn’t realize I existed in school. I was invisible. At the point, when my teacher used to ask my name, I used to stand up and say, but they couldn’t hear. I was frequently admonished ‘speak loudly, say your name.’ I was so shied,” Irrfan Khan said.
2 Irrfan Becomes Famous After Appearing in the Famous British film ‘The Warrior’
In 1998, Irrfan Khan made his Bollywood debut with ‘Salaam Bombay.’ In the year 1990s, Irrfan Khan acted in widely praised films– Ek Doctor Ki Maut, Such a Long Journey, etc. After numerous television series and unsuccessful movies, Irrfan Khan was cast for the lead role in the movie ‘The Warrior’ by the London-based director Asif Kapadia. The shoot of The Warrior was completed in 11 weeks on several locations in Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan. When ‘The Warrior’ opened in international film festivals in 2001, Irrfan Khan got renowned.
3 Irrfan Khan was Arrested Twice in Los Angeles Because His Name Gives a Terror Suspect
In the outcome of the 9/11 assaults in New York and Washington, Irrfan Khan ended up twice confined at Los Angeles International Airport because his name was similar to that of a terrorist suspect.
4 Irrfan Khan Struggled a Lot in His Life Before He Became an Actor. He did Odd Jobs Such as Tutor, Repairman, etc
In the year 1984, Irrfan Khan was doing his Master’s degree when he got a scholarship to study at the National School of Drama in New Delhi. When he arrived in Bombay, he worked as an air conditioner repairman, and one among the homes he visited to repair an air conditioner was the house of Indian film superstar Rajesh Khanna. Irrfan Khan faced a lot of struggles in his teenage, and he even worked as a tutor to earn his living.
5 After Completing his Diploma, Irrfan Appeared in Several Dramas Like Bharat Ek Khoj, Chanakya, etc
Irrfan Khan enacted in many TV series– Chanakya, Bharat Ek Khoj, Sara Jahan Hamara, Banegi Apni Baat, Chandrakanta, Shrikant (Doordarshan), AnooGoonj, etc. Irrfan Khan acted as the main villain role in ‘Darr’ series which aired on Star Plus Channel. In another TV series, Irrfan Khan played the role of a revolutionary Urdu poet and Marxist political activist of India Makhdoom Mohiuddin.
6 Irrfan Once Said That He Can’t Afford to Watch Jurassic Park in 1993, But in 2015, He Appeared in One Part of Jurassic Park
Irrfan Khan co-starred in the film ‘Jurassic World’ in the year 2015. Irrfan Khan also appeared in ‘Talvar’, ‘Jazbaa’ alongside Aishwarya Rai, ‘Inferno’ alongside Tom Hanks in the same year.
7 Irrfan Khan Met His Wife Sutapa Sikdar While Studying in NSD. They Both Fell in Love and Got Married on 23 February 1995
Irrfan Khan married Sutapa Sikdar, a Hindu Brahmin women on 23 February 1995. Sutapa Sikdar is a part of many famous movies. She is famous as an Indian Film Producer, Screenplay Writer and, Dialogue Writer. Irrfan Khan met Sutapa Sikdar while studying in the National School of Drama (NSD). They both fell in love and got married. Sutapa is a part of many famous movies. Ayaan Khan and Babil Khan- two sons of this Couple.