Irrfan Khan

(Sāhibzāde Irfan Ali Khan)

Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan
  • Born: January 7, 1967
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Profession: Film Actor, Producer









Sāhibzāde Irfan Ali Khan, also credited as simply Irrfan, is 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 has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in four categories. Film critics, contemporaries and other experts consider him to be 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.

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A film engages you emotionally and intellectually.
A nation needs to know how to utilise talent.
Cinema is changing every week, and multiplex audiences are demanding every week.
For me, acting is becoming naked in front of people, you know? And when you know in the back of your mind somebody is testing you, you cannot really bare yourself. That's a feeling I always have when I'm auditioning.
Hollywood isn't ready for an Indian leading man.
I am lucky that the Western world chooses me to play roles in their movies an television, whatever language it may be. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I am not ready to fit into the mould of commercial cinema.
I can recite poetry, but I cannot write it. Literature, Writers & Writing
I cannot live anywhere else except India.
I can't think of a more pathetic situation for an actor than to do a film and not connect to it. And I pray to God that I never face that situation. Religion & God
I don't want to do romantic roles where I have to lip sync to a song. A role that explores romance on a new level would suit me. Romantic
I want to entertain people, but with some substance.
I was going through a crisis once, so I went to therapy because I was so unbearable for myself.
I will only do a Hollywood film when there is something special offered to me.
I'm trying to strike a balance between Bollywood and Hollywood.
In India, therapy is not part of the culture; it has not become such a big need.
It surely gives you a high to be an international actor with quality work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
It's always an inner wish of every actor to reach out to maximum audiences.
I've played many characters that have consumed me and owned me.
I've realized that my... let me call it 'destiny' or some force that has pushed me to identify looking for your comfort zone as a kind of limitation. And everybody has a tendency to fall into the comfort zone. I did that in the early stage of my career.
Language does not make one an elite.
Maybe to become famous is to reassure yourself that whatever you're lacking inside, you've fulfilled that. Fame
Our Bollywood stars who talk of being part of 100 crore films, I think I belong to the 1,000 crore club.
Parsi theater was known for melodrama.
Sometimes when you're playing a very intense character, a disturbed character, you find other layers. That's much more interesting to me, rather than just playing 'intense.' I find it too boring.
The sign of a good society is where talent is respected. Society
We don't have a culture of realistic acting in India.
What happens with every role, you have to trick yourself, you have to creatively find ways to explore the mental state of your character.
When you come out of the theatre and you don't even talk about that film or remember it, then it disappoints me.
You cannot reduce the power of story with the tag of money because it's not a share market. So you must know the seriousness of the power of storytelling. Power ;Money, Coins & Minting

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