10 Most Interesting and Unknown Facts About Irrfan Khan

It is true to say that talented stars or artist make a movie hit. There are many talented Bollywood stars who are ruling the industry but then there is Irfan Khan who is not a chocolate looking boy but has intense eye and acting talent that made him a star not only in Bollywood but also in some of the Hollywood movies including Jurassic world. He made his career by doing small role and a lots of television shows. He has no godfather in the industry but today he is working with all the leading ladies of Bollywood including Aishwarya Rai Bacchan, Kangna Raunavat and many more. Here we will provide you 10 Most Interesting and Unknown Facts about Irrfan Khan.


He became an actor by chance

Very few people might know that Irrfan always wanted to be a cricketer but his Parents disapproved of it and his luck later landed him film industry. He applied for NSD and then he got a scholarship to attend National School of Drama, luck was working his way. He was pursuing MA in Jaipur at that time. To get in NSD, he lied about the having past theater experience to get in. but today when we watch his movie one thing is sure that by all means, it was a ‘good lie.’

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Salaam Bombay

In the year 1988 when he was a final year student at NSD, Mira Nair chose him for a role in Salaam Bombay. One thing is true to say about this great star that Bollywood have a handful of real artists like him. He is one star who works on his conditions and it was proven when he was offered a big role in Interstellar, but turned it down as he was expected to stay in USA for four months at a stretch and he didn’t wanted to do that.

His real name – Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan

This great artist who is doing great job even in international movies was born in the village of TONK in Jaipur. He is coming from in a well off family with royal connections. His father is wealthy Zamindar who wanted his son to join family business after completing his studies. He has two siblings. After joining Bollywood he added an extra ‘R’ to his name and hence the name IRRFAN. Irrfan changed his name; it was not a numerologist who suggested this.

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Regular TV shows

At the starting of his career, he did TV regular from 1994 to 1998. After some time Irrfan was so bored that he thought of quitting. He did an award winning movie based on local tribes of Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. Very few people know that he is blessed with 6 feet, 1 inch height; Irrfan is one of the tallest actors in Bollywood. He did some of the most memorable TV shows including Chandrakanta and many others.  Now this actor is quite busy in doing all sorts of movies.

Lunch Box and Jurassic world

Lunch box is the only Indian movie to have ever won a TFCA – Toronto Film Critics Association Award and when you have Irrfan in it you can always predict awards. His role is the Jurassic world is also appreciated by critics in India and abroad. It is true to say that with so much talent he sure has a long way to go. While doing Jurassic park, he once told that, he did not have enough money to watch Jurassic Park in a hall once.

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It has been said that our own Irrfan Khan might play the full fledged baddie, in the Spider-Man expected in 2016.  Very few people know that He reads a lot to understand how to play his roles better. In the year 1990 Irrfan did about 200 episodes of one of the famous TV serial. You can say that he is one serious actor who takes all his work seriously to provide great performance on silver screen. Irrfan recently turned 48; the journey to fame and riches has not been easy for him but now he is enjoying all the attention.

He has a wish

People close to him will tell about his one wish or dream and that is to gift his mother a suitcase full of money. What an unusual but practical dream and I guess every kid dreams such things but very few get the opportunity to do something like this. His success and achievements speak volumes of his commendable persistence in entertainment world and his in the position to make his wish come true. He is truly a man of substance and  he has to go long way.

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Julia Roberts connection

To compliment Irrfan on Slumdog Millionaire, Julia Roberts Stopped outside the Kodak Theater, where the Oscars were being staged and congratulate him on his performance. It was definitely a big day for this great actor. Getting so much success with Unconventional looks, without godfather in Bollywood and no story of exponential rise in the industry, irrfan success stories have many things to say. Right now we can say that Irrfan Khan, the actor, the person and the global Indian, who is making India shine and proud for sure.

Terror suspect

When Sharukh was detained in an international airport as a terror suspect, many news channels covered the story but Irrfan has been detained twice at Los Angeles Airport because his name is similar to a terror suspect. It is definitely a difficult time but he took the incident well and said it is their security checks and he respected their concern as well. His diehard fan would sure know a lot about this talented man but for the rest this article will help them to learn a lot about him.

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If you are waiting to see this amazing actor then you can get your fill of Irrfan Khan in 2015 as several movies are coming and your wait will be over. He is one actor who made his name and built a reputation for himself. His fan will convince you with his acting talent and looks that would not be like a typical Indian actor but he has charm that can make any movie work.

Manoj Mehra, a blogger and co-founder of Blazed Story, He always tries to share top 10 lists for India and worldwide to increase The knowledge of internet users.
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