Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan also known as Irrfan Khan, was a prominent actor, known for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema, as well as his works in British cinema and Hollywood. He made his screen debut with the Academy Award nominated film Salaam Bombay! Followed by the successful drama Life in a... Metro that marked a turning point in Khan's career, earning him praise and several awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. He rose to prominence with his portrayal of Paan Singh Tomar in the acclaimed biographical sports drama Paan Singh Tomar, which garnered him the National Film Award for Best Actor and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. His performance in the BAFTA Award nominated romance The Lunchbox earned him universal acclaim by the critics and audiences. Khan went to feature in the commercially and critically successful films Haider , Gunday , Piku and Talvar. His highest-grossing Hindi release came with the critically acclaimed comedy-drama Hindi Medium, which became a sleeper hit in India and China, which ranks among highest-grossing Indian films of all time and earned him praise for his performance, winning several awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
The charismatic actor Irrfan Khan, left us all at the age of 53 due to a colon infection following diagnosis of a neuroendocrine tumour. Despite his status as one of Bollywood’s most celebrated actors, Khan had a reputation for modesty and integrity and news of his death sent India into mourning, prompting actors, fans and politicians from across the world to express their sadness at his death. This was the simplicity of this great actor which left a void in the hearts of million on this great loss.