Late actor Irrfan is regarded as one of finest actors of all time, also gained International fame through Hollywood films.
7 January 1967 born Irrfan Khan was received India’s fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri by the Government of India for his peerless contribution to the Indian arts and cinema, has gone too soon. The actor was battling cancer since March 2018, left us on 29th April 2020.
He was born in Jaipur, Rajasthan from father Jagirdar and mother Sayeeda Begum. After completing post graduation in 1984 from National School of Drama, joined Indian Television and worked in several serials like Chanakya, Bharat Ek Khoj, Sara Jahan Hamara, Banegi Apni Baat, Chandrakanta, etc.
He first played a small role in 1988’s Oscar-nominated film Salaam Bombay!. 1990’s time was struggle time for Irrfan Khan, he was worked in numerous movies but unnoticed. In 2001 London-based director Asif Kapadia gave him a lead role in the British film The Warrior (2001) and he became popular, but he was still unnoticed in Bollywood.
The actor got a lead role in Bollywood through Himanshu Brahmbhatt directed thriller film Rog (2005), finally gained fame after a long time of struggle. Haasil (2003), Metro (2007), and Paan Singh Tomar (2012), Hindi Medium (2017) like films made him National and Filmfare award-winning actor.
Lions of the Sea
Salman Khan and Irrfan was agreed to do a film together:
Salman Khan Films (SKF) and First Take Entertainment Ltd. (FTE) were going to produce Irrfan Khan starrer Lions Of The Sea, based on a real incident and Irrfan Khan was suppose to play Sikh lawyer Gurdit Singh.
Irrfan’s last film is Angrezi Medium, every fan feels that Cinema was need Irrfan but the actor died an early age of 53.