Education: Fellowship at National School of Drama
Debut Film: "Salaam Bombay"
Film Awards: Filmfare Best Villain Award for "Hasil"
Best Supporting Actor for "Life in a Metro"
Irfan Khan was born at Jaipur. After passing out from National School of
Drama (Delhi), Irfaan Khan moved to Mumbai. Before coming to films
Irrfan acted in numerous television serials like "Banegi Apni Baat",
Chandrakanta, Starbest Sellers, Darr etc.
Irfan Khan's first stint with a Hindi film was a cameo role in Mira
Nair's "Salaam Bombay", which was edited out in the final
film. He kept himself busy with theatre and television till he appeared
in the critically acclaimed film "Ek Doctor Ki Maut". Since
then Irfaan Khan has featured in various mainstream Bollywood movies.
Irfaan appeared as supporting actor in most of his movies but things
changed when he got lead role in an English film "The Warrior"
directed by London based director Asif Kapadia. The film "The
Warrior" stormed in international film festivals in 2001 and Irfan
Khan was noticed in a big way. In Bollywood, his first film as the lead
actor was "Rog", which proved a flop at box office. Irfan Khan
played the title role in the critically acclaimed film "Maqbool",
which was an adaptation of Shakespear's story 'Macbeth'.
Irfan Khan won his first Filmfare Award in Best Villain category for his
role in the film "Haasil", where he played the role of a
student's union leader. Irfan appeared in another English film "The
Namesake" which was one of the biggest hits overseas. Irrfan has
also appeared in another international film "A Mighty Heart".
Aaja Nachle, Life in a Metro, Maqbool, Ek Doctor Ki Maut, Haasil, The
Namesake, A Mighty Heart, The Warrior, The Killer, Yun Hota To Kya Hota,
7½ Phere, Rog, Chocolate and Charas.