Irrfan Khan

Saahabzaade Irfan Ali Khan credited as Irrfan Khan or simply Irrfan, was an Indian film actor, known for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema, as well as his works in British films and Hollywood. In a film career spanning almost thirty years and featuring in more than fifty domestic films, Khan received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in four categories. Film critics, contemporaries and other experts consider him to have been one of the finest actors in Indian cinema for his versatile and natural acting. In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour for his contribution to the field of arts. Globally, Khan worked in several international projects such as The Warrior (2001), The Namesake (2006), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), the Academy Award winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008), New York, I Love You (2009), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Life of Pi (2012), Jurassic World (2015) and Inferno (2016).

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Life of Pi (2012)


The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.  (more)

CAST:  Suraj Sharma  •  Irrfan Khan  •  Ayush Tandon  •  Gautam Belur

The Lunchbox (2013)

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A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system (Mumbai's Dabbawallahs) connects a young housewife to a stranger in the dusk of his life. They build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Gradually, this fantasy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ritesh Batra
CAST:  Irrfan Khan  •  Nimrat Kaur  •  Nawazuddin Siddiqui  •  Denzil Smith

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)


Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Dev Patel  •  Saurabh Shukla  •  Rajendranath Zutshi

Billu (2009)


When a famous Bollywood actor visits a small village for a film's shoot, a lowly hairdressers claim that they were once childhood friends soon makes him the centre of attention.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Priyadarshan
CAST:  Irrfan Khan  •  Shah Rukh Khan  •  Lara Dutta  •  Om Puri

7½ Phere (2005)

7½ Phere: More Than a Wedding is a 2005 Bollywood comedy film directed by Ishaan Trivedi and produced by Sonal Malhotra and Nimit Modawal. It stars Juhi Chawla and Irfan Khan in lead roles. The film was released in India on 29 July 2005 with mixed response  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ishaan Trivedi
CAST:  Juhi Chawla  •  Irrfan Khan  •  Manoj Pahwa  •  Nina Kulkarni

Jurassic World (2015)


Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Trevorrow
CAST:  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Chris Pratt  •  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Jake Johnson

Maqbool (2003)

The Scottish tragedy 'Macbeth' set in the contemporary underworld of India's commercial capital; two corrupt, fortune telling policemen take the roles of the weird sisters, and "Duncan" is Abbaji, the head of a crime family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vishal Bhardwaj
CAST:  Pankaj Kapur  •  Tabu  •  Naseeruddin Shah  •  Om Puri

Sainikudu (2006)

Siddharth and his friends rescue a village in Warangal from severe floods. Sidhartha is convinced that Govt will give some relief package to the flood effected. Some time later he realizes that Pappu Yadav hogged on the relief fund before it reached the effected. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gunasekhar
CAST:  Mahesh Babu  •  Trisha Krishnan  •  Irrfan Khan  •  Prakash Raj

Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Before Slumdog Millionaire came Salaam Bombay!, Mira Nair’s Oscar-nominated drama tells the moving story of life on the streets of Bombay as seen through the eyes of Chaipu, a twelve-year-old boy living rough in the city.  (more)

CAST:  Shafiq Syed  •  Nana Patekar  •  Hansa Vithal  •  Chanda Sharma

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

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Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Adrien Brody  •  Bill Murray

The Namesake (2006)

American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.  (more)

CAST:  Kal Penn  •  Tabu  •  Irrfan Khan  •  Sahira Nair

Yun Hota To Kya Hota (2006)

The Visa papers have arrived for stock broker, Salim Rajabali, and he is scheduled to leave in less than a week. Then everything goes wrong when he and his brother, Javed, inadvertently implicate themselves in the murder of Deputy Commissioner of Police Paul, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Naseeruddin Shah
CAST:  Konkona Sen Sharma  •  Irrfan Khan  •  Ayesha Takia  •  Jimmy Shergill

Rog (2005)

Rog is the story of a troubled police officer who falls in love with a dead woman whose murder he is investigating. Maya Solomon mesmerizes all who surround her with her breathtaking beauty and sensuality. Thus giving more twists and turns in the game of life. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Himanshu Brahmbhatt
CAST:  Irrfan Khan  •  Ilene Hamann  •  Suhel Seth  •  Shyamoli Verma

Such a Long Journey (1998)

The story, set in 1971 at the time of the war between India and Pakistan, is based on the novel of the same name by Rohinton Mistry, an Indian now living in Toronto. "Such a Long Journey" takes place mostly in and around a large apartment complex, its courtyard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sturla Gunnarsson
CAST:  Roshan Seth  •  Soni Razdan  •  Om Puri  •  Naseeruddin Shah

The Bypass (2003)

A bypass somewhere in Rajasthan. Two muggers encounter a corrupt police officer after committing murder; nobody is trustworthy. Who is the most violent?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amit Kumar
CAST:  Nawazuddin Siddiqui  •  Irrfan Khan  •  Sundar Dan Detha  •  Manorama Goswami

7 Khoon Maaf (2011)

Susanna is hungry for love and will go to any extent to find it in its purest form. In her quest for the perfect man, she gets married a number of times as each of her husband's die mysteriously.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vishal Bhardwaj
CAST:  Priyanka Chopra  •  Neil Nitin Mukesh  •  John Abraham  •  Irrfan Khan

Thank You (2011)

The film is about three husbands having affairs outside their marriage. One of their wives hires a detective named Kishen and finds out that their husbands are cheating. Their wives find out when Kishen scares them by blind folding them and when they tell their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anees Bazmee
CAST:  Akshay Kumar  •  Bobby Deol  •  Sonam Kapoor  •  Irrfan Khan

Kushti (2010)

The film Kushti is the story of a small village in Northern India where wrestling is a popular sport and an important wrestling match is held every year. Ever year rivals Avtar Singh (Sharat Saxena) and Jiten Singh (Om Puri) try to beat each other in the wrestling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  T. K. Rajeev Kumar
CAST:  Rajpal Yadav  •  Nargis Bagheri  •  Dalip Singh Rana  •  Om Puri

Migration (2008)

One of a four-film series on the AIDS epidemic in India, this film examines the virus as Indian society's great class leveler, following its transmission through interweaving stories that link urban and rural India.  (more)

CAST:  Shiney Ahuja  •  Tinnu Anand  •  Raima Sen  •  Ashok Beniwal

Kali Salwar (2002)

Sultana, a small town prostitute and her pimp Khudabaksh migrate to the metropolis, bringing with them their dreams and meagre belongings. Sultana goes about her bright and artful seductions but somehow misses her targets. Her business collapses. Desperately, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fareeda Mehta
CAST:  Irrfan Khan  •  Surekha Sikri  •  Vrajesh Hirjee  •  Kay Kay Menon
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