Irrfan Khan has been amongst the list of great character actors of Bollywood. From being a protagonist to an antagonist in films, Irrfan has lived and performed each of his characters with sheer brilliance. He is a kind of trendsetter who has gone out of his comfort zone into an arena where he is winning hearts of many people. Irrfan Khan is a master piece of acting and it is quite evident in hi movies like Paan Singh Tomar, The Lunchbox, Piku and many others. He has gone time and again out of his comfort zone to perform characters that has defined his worth in the industry.
Irrfan’s journey from being a diffident to a confident personality
Irrfan during his school days had a very shy and introvert nature. In fact, on one occasion he was asked to sing in a competition and he could not utter a single word. Irrfan slowly and steadily gained confidence and his love for acting increased. For those who don’t know about the admission criteria for NSD – the institution requires at least 10 plays / theatre certificates as one of the criteria for admission. Surprisingly, he faked all of them and still got selected. Irrfan during the time of his struggle used to get inspiration from Manoj Kumar and Naseeruddin Shah. With his sheer dedication and strong conviction he reached at the top level and performed some of the finest characters in his films.
From being a television Actor to shining bright in Bollywood
Irrfan has come a long way now, from being a side actor in television to doing highly defined characters in Bollywood films. He has proved his mettle in the industry and has worked extremely hard in initial days of his acting career. In spite of the fact that he was from NSD, he still pulled off small roles in television which included his roles in Chanakya, Bharat Ek Khoj, Sara Jahan Hamara, Banegi Apni Baat, Chandrakanta, Shrikant (Doordarshan), AnooGoonj on Doordarshan, Star Bestsellers (Star Plus), and Sparsh and took up every work that he got. He believed that he would one day attain something over the line which many dream to get in their life.
A man of Bollywood shining bright in Hollywood-
We used to see small appearances of Bollywood actors in Hollywood films, but it was Irrfan Khan who changed this trend and ended up doing some profound roles which won him accolades worldwide. In fact he started working in west by debuting in the show Intreatment in 2008, which was an original HBO series. He was appreciated for his stint in western television as well.
Milestones that he achieved other than his filming career feats-
He was honored with Padma Shri in 2011 and won National Film Award for best Actor for his role in Paan Singh Tomar. In September 2015, he was appointed as the brand ambassador for Resurgent Rajasthan, a campaign by the state government of Rajasthan.
Irrfan Khan is a true inspiration and is always ready to surprise the audience with his stellar performances. His upcoming movie Hindi Medium looks like an another masterpiece of his acting skills as the movie promises to be a great concept which takes a humorous dig at the undying obsession of many people with English language.
Watch the trailer of Hindi Medium here-
We wish him more palms in the coming future and we hope that he keeps entertaining us with his brilliant master pieces!