Remembering the veteran actor, Irrfan Khan on his first death anniversary today!
Tribute to Irrfan khan’s marvelous yet underrated journey in Bollywood. Irrfan Khan is one of the most underrated actors that the industry has lost. An actor, who knew how to place all emotions at the right corner, at the right time, had his share of sacrifices in becoming a global movie actor. He breathed his last on April 29, 2020. With this news, the entire nation shattered.
Irrfan Khan established himself as an actor who had so much potential and hardworking nature to learn more on his way ahead.
Let’s have a look at his journey of life!
Born as Sahabzade Irrfan Khan on January 7, 1966, in Jaipur, Rajashthan, Irrfan Khan belonged to a Muslim Pashtun family. As per reports, he dropped Sahazada, as it indicated his family’s privileged past. He also chose to drop ‘Khan’ upon entering Bollywood.
While pursuing his Master of Arts Degree in 1984, he got a scholarship to study at National School Drama (NSD) in New Delhi.
Irrfan Khan was a skilled cricketer and was also selected for CK Nayudu Tournament. He did not turn up to the tournament owing to the lack of funds.
Did you know that with Irrfan’s arrival in Bombay in the initial days, he worked as an air conditioner repairman? To one of the houses he visited to repair an air conditioner was the superstar’s residence, Rajesh Khanna.
Irrfan Khan married Sutapa Sikdar in 1995. The couple has two sons, Babil Khan and Ayaan Khan. His wife, Sutapa is an Indian Film Producer, Dialogue writer and screenplay writer. Their son , Babil Khan is making his OTT debut with ‘Qala’ on Netflix.
Evolution of Irrfan Khan’s career and journey in the Entertainment industry!
Starting right from television, Irrfan’s early age serials were Bharat Ki Khoj, Chanakya, Shrikant and Anoogoonj of Doordarshan. He started out with a small role in Mira Nair’s Saalam Bombay in 1988. Sources say that Irrfan sobbed all night after hearing that most of his role got chopped. After some unsuccessful films, Khan made his appearance and created himself in Asif Kapadia’s The Warrior. With this not only did Irrfan’s film make its way to the international film festivals but also broke the long running stereotypes in Bollywood of how looks matter the most.
Critics even pointed out that Khan’s eyes were so important and use to speak louder than his dialogues. Irrfan Khan established himself in Bollywood with Life in a Metro and Maqbool. He was recognised as a global actor from many international films like, The Namesake (2006), Slumdog Millionaire, Academy Award- winner (2008), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Life of Pi (2012), Jurrasic World (2015) and Inferno (2016).
The talented Veteran actor had so much influencing power in his acting that every middle class Indian man could relate to some of his diverse characters. Among the Indian Bollywood movies, his amazing performances were seen in Haider (2014), Piku (2015), Talvar (2015), Madaari (2016). His biggest solo hit ‘Hindi Medium’ collected more than 200 crores in China.
As a versatile actor, Irrfan Khan highly made his impact in Hollywood. Apart from hitting numbers at the box office collections, he also played substantial roles in big films. His stunning performances from The Namesake, Life of Pi and Jurrasic World touched people’s hearts.
Irrfan Khan’s last role was in Angrezi Medium (2020). Its theatrical release got affected due to the Covid- 19 pandemic. It was later released on OTT platform Disney + Hotstar.
Tribute to Irrfan Khan’s journey: Actors who remembered him on his death anniversary!
Tribute to irrfan khan’s marvelous yet under rated journey in Bollywood. Irrfan was admitted to Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai due to colon infection. The veteran actor battled a rare form of cancer- Neuroendocrine Tumour for long two years. He breathed his last on April 29, 2020. On his first death anniversary, Bollywood celebrities remembered him with social media posts. Arjun Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Bhushan Kumar, Randeep Hooda, Divya Dutta, Nimrat Kaur, Piyush Mishra, and his son, Babil Khan shared their grief on the actor’s loss.
As per reports, Irrfan had predicted his death and told Babil Khan, his son about it. He always wanted to work onscreen with his son but sadly that never happened and never will.
Irrfan Khan had said, “Actors aren’t heroes. They are glamorous people.” In a charismatic way, he highlighted the word ‘hero’. He also said, “Real Heroes affect people’s lives.” Irrfan’s want to make his audience genuinely happy made his demise so personal probably.
Today the world notices the end of this legend, Late Mr. Irrfan Khan. The world grieves over his loss!