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
LIFE OF PI, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, A MIGHTY HEART etc.
In 2016, Khan worked with Ron Howard on Dan Brown's INFERNO, where he also
alongside acting stalwarts Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones and Omar Sy. In 2015, Khan
role of Simon Masrani in the box-office smash hit JURASSIC WORLD, which grossed
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
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
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
for his epic performance as and in PAAN SINGH TOMAR in 2013. It is an Indian
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
Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman and in Michael Winterbottom's A
HEART opposite Angelina Jolie. In 2006, Khan starred in Mira Nair's THE NAMESAKE
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,
Filmfare Award for his role in Haasil. Additional credits include, EK DOCTOR KI
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
series in India such as Chanakya, Sara Jahan Hamara, Banegi Apni Baat,
Bestsellers, Sparsh, Darr, Kahkashan, Mano Ya Na Mano, and Kyaa Kahein. He also
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
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.
splits his time between India and Los Angeles.
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