Irrfan Khan

Film Actor, Bollywood

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Bollywood,
Irrfan Khan

Biography

Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan, credited as Irrfan Khan or simply Irrfan, is an Indian film actor, known for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema, as well as his works in British films and Hollywood. Film critics, contemporaries and other experts consider him to be one of the finest actors in Indian cinema for his versatile and natural acting. Marked his screen debut in 1988 with the Academy Award-nominated Salaam Bombay!, Khan received the Padma Shri (2011), India's fourth highest civilian honour for his contribution to the field of arts. Khan has garnered the National Film Award for Best Actor in the 60th National Film Awards 2012 and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance in Paan Singh Tomar. Khan has won the 2014 Asian Film Award for Best Actor, three International Indian Film Academy Awards, three Filmfare Awards, an Independent Spirit Award nomination, and various international honours. He also hosted a television show and commercials. Khan is featured in more than fifty Indian films, and other international works such as The Namesake, The Darjeeling Limited, the Academy Award winner Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi, New York, I Love You, The Amazing Spider-Man, Jurassic World, and Inferno. In September 2015, he was appointed as the brand ambassador for "Resurgent Rajasthan", a campaign by the state government of Rajasthan. In the year 2017, his solo lead film Hindi Medium became a super hit at the box office, garnered significant praise from critics, and earned Khan the 2017 Filmfare Award for Best Actor for the role.