Irrfan Khan needs no introduction. The man with exceptional acting talent used to love watching English films in his childhood, and now he acts in them and makes India proud globally. Known for his phenomenal work largely in Hindi films, Irrfan has also made a name for himself in British cinema and Hollywood with his amazing acting prowess. No matter whether his films go on to join any coveted club or not, but the actor always walks out with praises for each and every role he essays on the screen in both Bollywood & Hollywood. The recipient of the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour for his contribution to the field of arts, Irrfan has been a part of several big Hollywood movies including ‘The Namesake’ (2006), ‘The Warrior’ (2001), ‘Life of Pi’ (2012), ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ (2008), ‘Jurrasic World’ (2015) and ‘Inferno’ (2016), to mention a few.
If we talk about his career in Hindi films, the actor stands out in every film he does, irrespective of the length his character has in the movie. For his exceptional performance in the Tigmanshu Dhulia directorial ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ (2012) he earned the National Film Award for Best Actor in the 60th National Film Awards 2012. Over the years, Khan has managed to strike the perfect balance between his Hollywood and Bollywood ventures. Apart from featuring in more than 50 Hindi films, he has worked with some Hollywood biggies and stood tall in front of them in films which earned immense repute all over the world. Besides doing Bollywood and Hollywood movie, Irrfan is also a television host. He is also the brand ambassador for ‘Resurgent Rajasthan’, a campaign by the Rajasthan Government to promote tourism in the state.