Irrfan Khan Birth Anniversary: Today is the 55th birth anniversary of the late actor Irrfan Khan, who took Bollywood to a new height with his strong acting. He was born on this day on January 7, 1967 in Jaipur. He proved his mettle in films like The Warrior, Maqbool, Haasil, The Namesake, Rog.
Irfan may not be with us today but he will be alive in the hearts of his fans for life. He died on 29 April 2022 after a long battle with cancer. Let us tell you about 10 best films of Irrfan today …
Vishal Bhardwaj’s film ‘Maqbool’ was released in 2003. Irrfan Khan is best remembered for this film. Apart from Irrfan, Tabu and Pankaj Kapoor also had important roles in it. This is a memorable film of Irrfan’s career in which he won accolades for his performance.
Irrfan Khan won the National Award for Best Actor for his lead role in “Paan Singh Tomar”. He played the role of Paan Singh Tomar in this film. The story of Paan Singh Tomar becoming an athlete and then a dacoit after joining the army. It was directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, a close friend of Irrfan.
Another memorable film of Irrfan Khan’s career is The Lunchbox, which won the Grand Rail d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and received a BAFTA nomination. The film was directed by Ritesh Batra. It also starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat Kaur in important roles. The small budget film performed well at the box office.
– “The Namesake” is a 2006 film by Mira Nair, an adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel of the same name. The critically acclaimed film portrays the struggle of first generation migrants from West Bengal to the United States. The film also stars Tabu and Kal Penn in pivotal roles.
Irfan also did a memorable acting in Shoojit Sircar’s film Piku. The film is based on the touching story of a father and daughter relationship. In this, Irrfan has played the role of a travel agency owner, who happens to be a good friend of Piku i.e. Deepika Padukone. This film proved to be a super hit.
Talking about Hollywood, Irrfan Khan got a lot of appreciation from critics in the film ‘Life of Pi’. The film was liked all over the world including India. This 2012 film was directed by Ang Lee.
Another great film of Irrfan’s career is ‘The Lunchbox’, directed by Ritesh Batra. Actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat Kaur were also in important roles with him in this film. This small budget film did wonders at the box office.
Irfan Khan has once again done a great job in ‘Haider’ with Vishal Bhardwaj. The film was inspired by Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. In this, Shahid Kapoor has played the role of Haider. Apart from him, KK Menon and Tabu were also in important roles in the film.
Director Meghna Gulzar’s film ‘Talvar’ is based on the 2008 Aarush-Hemraj murder case of Noida. Irrfan played the role of a CID officer in this film. Apart from him, Konkona Sen Sharma and Neeraj Kabi also have important roles in the film.
Irrfan Khan did a great job in the film ‘Qarib Qarib Single’, released in the year 2017. In this, Irrfan Khan has played the role of a young man named Yogi. Irrfan Khan received a lot of appreciation from critics in this film.