Irrfan Khan Biography, Death, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Wiki

Actor Irrfan Khan has passed away at the age of 53 on 29 April 2020 while battling a colon infection. He passed away in the presence of his family; Wife Sutapa Sikdar and two sons.

Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan was born on 7 January 1967 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. He was an Indian actor and producer, known primarily for his work in Hindi cinema in addition to American and British films.

Irfan Khan-Biography

early life

Khan was born in a Muslim family in Rajasthan. Irfan’s mother Saeeda Begum Khan and his father late Yasin Ali Khan came from Khajuria village near Tonk district and ran a tire shop.

Irfan was good at cricket and was later selected as a stepping stone to first-class cricket in India for the CK Nayudu tournament for aspiring players under the age of 23. However, he could not appear for the tournament due to paucity of money.

Khan completed his Master of Arts in Jaipur before receiving a scholarship to study acting at the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi in 1984.

After arriving in Mumbai, he worked as an air conditioner mechanic, and while working as an AC repairman, he visited superstar Rajesh Khanna’s house to get his AC repaired.

Irrfan Khan married writer and fellow NSD graduate, Sutapa Sikdar, a Hindu Brahmin, on 23 February 1995. He has two sons; Ayan Khan and Babil Khan. Sutapa is an Indian film producer, dialogue writer and screenwriter.


After graduating in 1987, Irrfan Khan moved to Mumbai, where he appeared in several television series such as Chanakya, Sara Jahan Humara, Bharat Ek Khoj, Banega Apni Baat, Chandrakanta, Srikanth (Doordarshan) and Star bestseller (Star Plus), Sparsh lamps. e.t.c.

He was the main villain and played the role of a psycho serial killer in the series Darr (aired on Star Plus) opposite Kay Kay Menon. He also played the role of famous Urdu phenomenal poet and Indian Marxist political activist, Makhdoom Mohiuddin, in Kahkashan produced by Ali Sardar Jafri.

He also performed in a series called Bhanwar (aired on Set India) in two episodes. In one episode, he played a thug who somehow reached the court, where he introduced himself as a lawyer.

Theater and television kept him afloat until Mira Nair offered him a cameo in Salaam Bombay (1988), although his role was edited out in the final film.

In the 1990s, he starred in the critically acclaimed films Ek Doctor Ki Maut and Such a Long Journey (1998) and other films which went unnoticed.

After several unsuccessful films, things changed when London director Asif Kapadia offered her the lead role in a historical film, The Warrior, which was completed in 11 weeks across locations in Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan. In 2001, The Warrior debuted at international film festivals, making Irrfan Khan a known face around the world.

In 2003, he starred in the short film Road to Ladakh by Indian-origin screenwriter and director Ashwin Kumar. After receiving rave reviews at international festivals, the film became a feature film, again starring Irrfan Khan. That same year he played the lead in the critically acclaimed Maqbool, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Her first significant role in Bollywood came in 2005 with the film Rog. After that, he appeared in several films, either playing the lead role or playing a minor role as a villain. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Villain in 2004 for his role in the film Haasil.

In 2007, he performed in the blockbusters Metro, for which he received the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, and The Namesake, which was a hit overseas. Irrfan’s chemistry with Konkona Sen in Metro was one of the highlights of the multi-starrer. His appearances in the international films A Mighty Heart and The Darjeeling Limited followed him.

Even after becoming a successful Bollywood actor, he has not broken his ties with television. He used to work in the show ‘Mano Ya Na Mano’ (aired on Star One). He had organized another program called “Kya Kehna” which was in the same vein of Mano or Na Mano based on superstition and extra belief.

In 2008, he appeared as a narrator in an Arts Alliance production, ID – Identity of the Soul. The artists toured around the world, with thousands attending the event as they went to the West Bank. Irrfan also played a police inspector in the 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire, for which he and the film’s cast won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

He rose to fame with his portrayal of Paan Singh Tomar in the acclaimed biographical sports drama Paan Singh Tomar (2011), which won him the National Film Award for Best Actor and the Filmfare Critics’ Award for Best Actor.

Her performance in the BAFTA-nominated romance The Lunchbox (2013) earned her universal recognition from critics and audiences alike. Khan appeared in the commercially successful and important films Gunday (2014), Haider (2014), Talwar (2015), and Piku (2015).

His highest-grossing Hindi release came with the critically acclaimed comedy-drama Hindi Medium (2017), which became an overnight blockbuster in India and China, becoming one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time. And it earned him praise for his performance, winning various awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

He was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour, for his contribution to the arts.

international honor

Worldwide, Khan has appeared in several international films such as The Warrior (2001), The Namesake (2006), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008), New York and I Love You (2009) . , The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Life of Pi (2012), Jurassic World (2015) and Inferno (2016). As of 2017, his films have grossed $3.643 billion at the global box office.

cause of death

Irrfan Khan was diagnosed with an unknown disease in February 2018. The actor put an end to the speculations and said that he was suffering from a neuroendocrine tumor – a rare form of cancer that can target different parts of the body, via his official Twitter handle. In the same year, Irrfan Khan went to London for treatment.

On April 28, 2020, Irrfan Khan was taken to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai, where he was treated for a colon infection. On April 29, 2020, Irrfan Khan passed away at the age of 53, four days after the death of his mother in Jaipur.

In a statement, a spokesperson said:

‘I trust, I have surrendered’; These were some of the words that Irrfan expressed in an open-hearted note about his battle with cancer in 2018. And the man of chand words and the actor of silent expression with his keen eyes and his memorable works on screen.

It is sad that today we have to bring to the fore the news of his passing. Irrfan was a strong soul who fought till the end and always inspired everyone who came close to him.

irfan khan biography

Name Irfan Khan or Irfan
birth name Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan
date of birth 7 January 1967
age 53 years (in 2020)
Death April 29, 2020
birth place Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
nationality Indian
profession actor, producer
Religion Islam
Sun sign Capricorn
hobby playing cricket, studying

Irrfan Khan Height, Weight and Body Measurements

height 5′ 10″ (179 cm) almost
weight 75 kg (165.3 lb/lb) almost
chest size 41 inches
waist size 33 inches
biceps size 12 inches
shoe size 8 (USA)
hair color black
eye color dark brown
body type average
sexual orientation Straight

Qualification / Education

school not known
university National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi
Qualification MA and Diploma in Dramatic Arts


father Yasin Ali Khan
Mother Saeeda Begum Khan
Sister Rukhsana Begum
brother Salman Khan, Imran Khan

Irrfan Khan Affairs (Relationship Status)

What was the marital status of Irrfan Khan? (single, engaged, married or divorced) married
How many children did Irrfan Khan have? Two Sons (Ayan Khan, Babil Khan)
Is Irrfan Khan Gay? No
Who was Irfan Khan’s wife? Sutapa Sikdari

favorite things

actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando
Thin layer The Men (1950)
color black
Play Cricket
restaurant Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat in France

Irrfan Khan Net Worth and Salary

Irrfan Khan is one of the finest actors of Indian cinema and has also acted in international films. After gaining popularity and success, Irrfan Khan prefers to charge around 12-15 crore Indian rupees (1.6-2 million USD) per film as salary. Irrfan Khan has an estimated net worth of around $50 million at the time of his death.

Trivia: Fast facts about Irrfan Khan

  • In his early 20s he was selected for the CK Nayudu tournament. However, he could not come for the tournament due to lack of funds.
  • Wife Sutapa is a dialogue writer in films.
  • He was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour, for his contribution to the arts.
  • The first Bollywood actor to star in two films that won the Academy Award for Best Director (Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and Life of Pi (2012)). Both films also won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Original Score.
  • Of the two films he worked in (Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi), two collectively won 12 Oscars.
  • When he arrived in Bombay, he worked as an air conditioner repairman. One of the first homes he visited to repair an air conditioner was the house of superstar Rajesh Khanna.