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From 'Rog' to 'Jurassic World', the intense roles of Irrfan have always made his countless fans proud. His weighty personality on screens wins everyone's heart.
One of the most renowned Bollywood actors, Irrfan is popular for his skilled acting in Hollywood ventures as well. Since 1988 Irrfan has been proving his dazzling talent in movies and no doubt he is one of the most sought after Bollywood stars now.
Irrfan was born in Jaipur, Rajasthan. His parents belonged to a small village, and his father ran a tyre business. Irrfan wanted to became a cricketer but became an actor by chance. In 1984, Irrfan was doing his MA when he gained a scholarship to study at National School of Drama in Delhi. In 1988, he was a final year student at NSD when Mira Nair (filmmaker) chose him for a role in Salaam Bombay.
When Khan moved to Mumbai to start his acting career, at the beginning, he acted in television serials like Chanakya, Chandrakanta, Bharat Ek Khoj, Sara Jahan Hamara, etc. His journey to Bollywood entrance was not effortless. After working in many serials, short films, and other movies, Khan came with a lead role in 'Rog' in 2005. That was the biggest milestone in his acting journey.
Though many of his previous films went unnoticed, he didn't lose hope. He kept on giving his best. His tireless effort and dedication turned him into a veteran actor. His long struggling years taught him to be a kind and wise human being. Irrfan has no ego of his stardom. He believes in hard work and positivity. Irrfan married writer Sutapa Sikdar in 1995. Father of two sons, Irrfan is living happily with his complete family.
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Since 1988 Irrfan has been proving his dazzling talent in movies and no doubt he is one of the most sought after Bollywood stars now.
Irrfan is in the lead role of Jurassic World, first Indian actor to play a major role in the Jurassic Park series. Irrfan has played the character of Simon Masrani, the park's owner in the movie. Jurassic World (4th installment in the Jurassic Park film series) has become the biggest Hollywood opener ever. It earned 208.8 million dollars in the opening weekend in America. It is a matter of pride for Bollywood that Irrfan is a part of it. He takes the overwhelming success of Jurassic World as a blessing.
Padma Shri is India's fourth highest civilian honour. He has won three Filmfare Awards for the movies Paan Singh Tomar, Life In A Metro and Haasil respectively. Filmfare Awards is the most reputed award of Indian Cinema. He has also bagged dozens of other awards for his vibrant acting.
He was internationally awarded for his roles in the movie Lunch Box, Slumdog Millionaire and The Namesake. He received Asian Film Awards for best actor (The Lunch Box), Outstanding Achievement Award in Asia-Pacific Film Festival for the same. And The Lunch Box is the only Indian movie to have ever won a Toronto Film Critics Association Award.
He never runs for fame and money. He is honest and dedicated for what he does. He had to complete his ongoing Bollywood projects. Hence, he rejected 'Interstellar'.
It seems like acting is in his blood. Irrfan brings his character to live. Irrfan has worked in a documentary 'Bypass' with Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Whoever has watched this short silent movie never realized that it has no dialogues.
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P.S. This article was originally published in January 2016.