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Irrfan Khan
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Actor
    (January 7, 1969-April 29, 2020)
    Born in Jaipur, India
    Birth name was Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan
    Appeared in the films 'The Warrior' (2001), 'Haasil' (2003), 'Maqbool' (2004), 'The Namesake' (2006), 'Life in a.... Metro' (2007), 'The Darjeeling Express' (2007), 'Slumdog Millionaire' (2008), 'Paan Singh Tomar' (2011), 'The Amazing Spider-Man' (2012), 'Life of Pi' (2012), 'Lunchbox' (2013), 'Gunday' (2014), 'Jurassic World' (2015), 'Hindi Medium' (2017), and 'Angrezi Medium' (2020)
    He considered quitting in the early 1990s, because ‘I came into this industry to do cinema and I was stuck in television.’
    He added an extra ‘r’ to Irfan because he liked the sound.
    In several films, he went by the single name ‘Irrfan.’
    He was good enough at cricket to earn an invitation to the CK Nayudu Tournament for emerging players in the under-23 age group, considered a stepping stone to first class play, but was unable to attend due to a lack of funds.
    He earned a scholarship to the National School of Drama in New Delhi (1984).
    He won four Filmfare Awards – the Bollywood equivalent of Oscars.
    Director Danny Boyle said about his acting, ‘It’s beautiful to watch.’
    He was described as ‘India’s most celebrated face in the West.’

Credit: C. Fishel


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