Happy birthday Irrfan Khan

Happy Birthday Irrfan

Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan’s birthday

Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan (Irrfan Khan), who was born today (January 7, 1967) was an actor per excellence. Apart from his outstanding acting abilities, he was also a terrific human-being. He also worked in Hindi cinema as well as British and American films. Irrfan, cited in the media as one of the finest actors in Indian cinema, gave over him 30 years of life to cinema.

Irrfan’s acting skills helped earned him a National Film Award, an Asian Film Award and Filmfare Awards. It was in the year 2011, when he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour. He debuted with Salaam Bombay! (1988). But it was followed by years of struggle. He had his breakthrough with starring roles in Haasil (2003) and Maqbool (2004).

Vishal Bharadwaj’s Maqbool gave Irrfan a proper stage and since then he was no looking back for him. He acted in The Namesake (2006), Life in a…Metro (2007), Paan Singh Tomar (2011), The Lunchbox (2013), Piku (2015) and Talvar (2015). These were his golden years.

The genius played supporting roles in the Hollywood films The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Life of Pi (2012), Jurassic World (2015) and Inferno (2016). He was well-appreciated in Slumdog Millionaire (2008), New York (2009), Haider (2014), and Gunday (2014), and the television series In Treatment (2010). People loved him in Hindi Medium (2017) and its sequel Angrezi Medium (2020).

Sadly, in 2018, Irrfan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour. On April 29, 2020, he left for heavenly above, thus creating a void in the Indian cinema.

Alas, actors like Irrfan had gone, never to return.

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Shanku Sharma

Shanku Sharma is a journalist and film-buff. Being a Film Studies student (Master of Mass Communication and Journalism), he likes to read books on cinema and film studies. He also likes to pen down his thoughts on world cinema.

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