Irrfan Khan was an Indian film actor, known for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema, as well as his works in British films and Hollywood. In a film career spanning almost thirty years and featuring in more than fifty domestic films, Khan had received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in four categories. In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour for his contribution to the field of arts.

Birth Name

Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan


Irrfan Khan


Actor, Film Producer



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Irrfan Khan was born on 7th of January 1967, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.


He is currently 53 years old.


Irrfan died on 29 April 2020, after being admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday, where he was under observation for colon infection.


Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Sun Sign



Asian (Indian)

He has Pathan Indian ancestry.




Irrfan got a full scholarship at the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi from here he graduated with a master’s degree in Arts in 1984.


Family Details

  • Father – Sahabzade Yaseen Ali Khan
  • Mother – Sayeeda Begum
  • Siblings – Salman Khan (Younger Brother), Imran Khan (Younger Brother), Rukhsana Begum (Younger Sister)

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Irrfan Khan has dated –

  • Sutapa Sikdar (1995-Present) – On 23 February 1995, Khan married writer and fellow NSD graduate Sutapa Sikdar. With his death on April 29, 2020 he is survived by his wife and two sons Babil and Ayan.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 6 feet 0 inches
  • In centimeters – 183 cm
  • In meters – 1.83 m


  • In Kilograms – 75 kg
  • In Pounds – 165 lbs

Body Build


Shoe Size

His shoe size is 11 (US) shoe.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color




Professional Statistics

Famous For

Irrfan has appeared in a number of hit movies as well as TV shows. His first successful work was Haasil (2003) in which he played the lead antagonist and he won the Filmfare Award for Best Villain. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his role in the hit biographical sports drama Paan Singh Tomar. It is one of his best works in his career.

Film Debut

In 1988, Irrfan made his feature debut in Mira Nair’s drama film, Salaam Bombay!.

Television Debut

In 1985, Irrfan made his first television show appearance on Shrikant. The series, based on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyaya’s novel of the same name, had its run on Doordarshan.

Brand Endorsements

Irrfan Khan has done endorsement work for the following brands- MasterCard, Resurgent Rajasthan, Envy 1000 deodorant, Lift Perfume Body Spray, Edelweiss Group, LU Bakeri Nankhatai (2017) & Vodafone.

Irrfan Khan Favorites

  • Favorite Actors – Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh
  • Favorite Actresses – Deepika PadukonePriyanka Chopra
  • Favorite Restaurants – Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat
  • Favorite Cuisine – Thai
  • Favorite Game – 8 Ball Pool
  • Favorite Food – Thai Foods

Irrfan Khan Net worth

Irrfan Khan has an estimated net worth of $50 million dollars as of 2020. He charges between INR 12-15 crore per film as remuneration.

Social Media Profiles

Irrfan Khan Facts

  • In school, he was a good cricketer and played for the school team. He got selected for the CK Nayudu Tournament, which is for emerging players under 23 years but turned down the opportunity due to lack of funds.
  • Irrfan got his start in entertainment industry with roles in television serials before making it to big screen. He had appeared in a number of TV serials before making it to films.
  • Irrfan landed a small role in the film Saalam Bombay! but his portion was removed in the final cut.
  • In 2009, he featured in the film Acid Factory. Khan has stated that he wants to do more action films in the future.
  • In 2010, he worked on the third season of the HBO series In Treatment, enacting the part of Sunil, who is finding it difficult to come to terms with his wife’s death and loneliness after moving to New York.
  • In 2011, Irrfan was awarded the 4th highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri award for his contribution to the field of cinema and arts.
  • In 2014, Khan appeared in Gunday which was a moderate box office success.
  • In September 2015, he was made the brand ambassador for Resurgent Rajasthan, a campaign by the state government of Rajasthan.
  • Irrfan is the only Bollywood actor to have starred in two Academy Award winning movies, Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi.
  • Anurag Kashyap selected him to play a pivotal role in his film, Black Friday but he walked out of it.
  • In 2018, Khan appeared in Karwan with Dulquer Salmaan, Mithila Palkar and Kriti Kharbanda.
  • In 2018, Khan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor. He passed away at the age of 53 on April 29, 2020.


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