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IRRFAN KAHN is one of India's most prominent and celebrated actors, he is now creating waves in the west as well with his acclaimed performances in films like THE LUNCHBOX, LIFE OF PI, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, A MIGHTY HEART etc.

In 2016, Khan worked with Ron Howard on Dan Brown's INFERNO, where he also worked alongside acting stalwarts Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones and Omar Sy. In 2015, Khan played the role of Simon Masrani in the box-office smash hit JURASSIC WORLD, which grossed over 1.6 billion dollars worldwide. Khan can also be seen in the Academy Award winning film Life of Pi and he also essayed an integral character in Marc Webb's THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN. Khan was honored with a Screen Actors Guild Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture" for his performance in Danny Boyle's Academy Award winning film, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.

His latest stint as Sajjan Fernandes in Bafta - Best foreign film nominated THE LUNCHBOX - won hearts not only in India but all over the world. He also won the Best Actor-National Award for his epic performance as and in PAAN SINGH TOMAR in 2013. It is an Indian biographical film based on the true story of the athlete Paan Singh Tomar. He also appeared in 2007's LIFE IN A METRO for which he received a Filmfare Award.

Previously, Khan starred in Wes Anderson's THE DARJEELING LIMITED opposite Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman and in Michael Winterbottom's A MIGHTY HEART opposite Angelina Jolie. In 2006, Khan starred in Mira Nair's THE NAMESAKE for which he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his performance.

Khan gained international acclaim for his role in THE WARRIOR. A film circa feudal India in the State of Rajasthan, Khan plays Lafcadia, a fierce warrior who abandons his cruel and sadistic Lord who reigns terror on all and decides to put down his sword to seek peace in his village. In 2003, Khan starred in Indian born writer/director, Asvin Kumar's short film, Road to Ladakh which received warm reviews at international film festivals. Khan had also starred as the title role in Maqbool, the critically acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, as well as the Bollywood film, HAASIL. Khan received Screen Weekly Award and Zee Cine Award nominations for his work on Maqbool, and a Screen Weekly Award, Zee Cine Award, and Filmfare Award for his role in Haasil. Additional credits include, EK DOCTOR KI MAUTH, SUCH A LONG JOURNEY, ROG, ACID FACTORY, NEW YORK, PAAN SINGH TOMAR, and NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU. With his start in television, Khan has starred in numerous series in India such as Chanakya, Sara Jahan Hamara, Banegi Apni Baat, Chandrakanta, Star Bestsellers, Sparsh, Darr, Kahkashan, Mano Ya Na Mano, and Kyaa Kahein. He also starred in the Golden Globe winning HBO series, In Treatment. In its third season, Irrfan plays Sunil, a recent widower and new immigrant from Calcutta who now lives with his son's family in Brooklynand is struggling with his life in America.

Khan received a fellowship at National School for Drama and after graduating began acting in television and theater. Born in Jaipur, Khan is married to writer, Sutapa Sikdar. He currently splits his time between India and Los Angeles.


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