Irrfan Khan: One Of The Greatest Actors Of His Time

Irrfan Khan: One Of The Greatest Actors Of His Time


According to news reports- Irrfan Khan has said that he is friends with Tom Hanks. Clearly, it is a big deal and is making the actor happy. But his journey has not been a smooth ride all the way to the top. 


With unconventional looks, no support in bollywood and no godfather, Irrfan Khan has won a billion hearts globally for his talent.


As his movie Inferno has hit the big screen, we take a glimpse at the actor's ride to fame and glory.


Born to a zamindar family in Jaipur, he and his family had no connections in Bollywood. Like in a typical business family, he was expected to join the trade after his studies.


With a lot of convincing, he bagged a seat in the National School of Drama. It was then that renowned filmmaker Mira Nair selected him for her film Salaam Bombay.


The 6 feet 1-inch actor, earned global acclaim for the parallel cinema movies that he has acted in, like- The Namesake. But what really made him a global celebrity was Slumdog Millionaire. He was appreciated for his acting skills and unconventional looks, which otherwise were seen as a barrier at the beginning of his career. It was around this time when Hollywood actor Julia Roberts complimented him for his performance in the movie at the Oscar venue.


Irrfan Khan: One Of The Greatest Actors Of His Time


With years passing by, more glory was being added to his name. Lunch Box, a critically acclaimed movie, became the first Indian movie to win a Toronto Film Critic Association Award.


After making his mark in parallel cinema, he also went on to impress the audience in Piku and Jazbaa where he was cast opposite Bollywood’s gorgeous divas- Deepika Padukone and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan respectively.


His rendition in movies like Talwar has proved that his versatility knows no bounds and he can fit any director's bill.


Now that Inferno has released, Irrfan has once again made India proud with his incredible performance and desi attitude. With Tom Hanks complimenting him on the sets for his "magical eyes" and acting, it is sure that this Indian actor has made us proud globally and will continue to do so. 




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