IRRFAN KHAN

January 7, 1967 – April 29, 2020
Tonk, Rajasthan, India
53 years old

“I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.”

— Big Tom Callahan (Brian Dennehy) in “Tommy Boy”

Most of Irrfan Khan’s career was spent in India, but it’s his American work that caught my attention. The first thing I remember seeing him in was also my favorite of his performances, as the police inspector in the Oscar-nominated Danny Boyle film “Slumdog Millionaire.” He would eventually land roles like the adult version of Pi in Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning film “Life Of Pi.” Plus, one cannot forget his memorable roles in genre films like “Jurassic World” and “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Despite me only knowing his role in America cinema, the man had a long, illustrious career. He leaves behind two children and his film producer wife, Sutapa Sikdar.

FAVORITE PERFORMANCE

Police Inspector in “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008)

LAST PERFORMANCE SEEN

Harry Sims in “Inferno” (2016)

BEST VOICE PERFORMANCE

Voice of Baloo in Hindi-dubbed version of “The Jungle Book” (2016)

BIGGEST AWARD WIN

Asian Film Awards win for role in “The Lunchbox” (2013)

IRRFAN KHAN’S FILMOGRAPHY

1988Salaam Bombay!Letter writer
1989Kamla Ki MautAjit
1990DrishtiRahul
1990Ek Doctor Ki MautAmulya
1991Pita (The Father)Dr. Sen
1992Mujhse Dosti KarogeMir Hassan
1993Karamati CoatJaggu
1994The Cloud Door (short)Irfan
1994Vaade IraadeNaresh Tripathi
1994Purush
1995Adhura
1997Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus OneInspector Khan
1998Such a Long JourneyGustad’s dad
1998Bada DinPolice Inspector
1999The GoalAnupam Singh
2000GhaathMamu / Romesh Bhagwat Dogra
2001KasoorPublic Prosecutor Nitin Mehta
2001The WarriorLafcadia – Warrior
2002Kali SalwarShankar
2002GunaahDigvijay Pandey
2002PrathaPriest Ninni Pandey
2002Haathi ka AndaBadruddin
2002Bokshu, The MythHigh priest
2003Dhund: The fogAjit Khurana
2003HaasilRanvijay Singh
2003SupariBaba
2003FootpathSheikh
2003The Bypass (short)Policeman
2003MaqboolMaqbool
2004Charas: A Joint OperationRandhir Singh Rathore
2004Aan: Men at WorkYusuf Pathan
2004Shadows of TimeYani Mishra
2004Road to Ladakh (short)Terrorist
2005RogInspector Uday Rathore
2005ChehraaChandranath Diwan
2005ChocolatePipi
20057½ PhereManoj
2005The FilmShamim Bhai (voice)
2005Dubai ReturnAftab Angrez
2006Yun Hota Toh Kya HotaSalim Rajabali
2006The KillerVikram / Roopchand Swaroopchand Solanki
2006The NamesakeAshoke
2006Deadline: Sirf 24 GhanteKrish Vaidya
2006SainikuduPappu Yadav
2006Mr. 100%Mr. Perfect
2007PartitionAvtarEnglish
2007Life in a… MetroMonty
2007A Mighty HeartZeeshan KazmiEnglish
2007The Darjeeling LimitedThe FatherEnglish
2007Apna AsmaanRavi Kumar
2007Aaja NachleFarooque – Najma’s husband
2007The NamesakeAshoke GanguliEnglish
2008TulsiSuraj
2008SundayKumar
2008One Two ThreeNarrator
2008Krazzy 4Dr. Mukherjee
2008Mumbai Meri JaanThomas
2008ChamkuVishal Kapoor
2008Slumdog MillionairePolice InspectorEnglish
2008New York, I Love You
(Segment “Mira Nair”)
MansukhbhaiEnglish
2008Dil KabaddiSamit
2009BilluBillu / Vilas Pardesi
2009New YorkRoshan (FBI Official)
2009Acid FactoryKaizar
2010Right Yaaa WrongVinay Patnaik
2010Knock OutBacchoo / Tony Khosla
2010HisssInspector Vikram Gupta
2011Yeh Saali ZindagiArun
20117 Khoon MaafWasiullah Khan a.k.a. Musafir
2011Thank YouVikram
2012Paan Singh TomarPaan Singh Tomar
2012The Amazing Spider-ManDr. Rajit RathaEnglish
2012Life of PiAdult Piscine Molitor Patel (“Pi”)English
2013Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster ReturnsIndrajeet Singh
2013The LunchboxSaajan Fernandes
2013Meridian LinesDevraj
2013D-DayWali Khan
2013Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely GhostUmber Singh
2014GundayA.C.P. Satyajeet Sarkar
2014The XposeAlec D’Costa
2014HaiderRoohdaar
2015PikuRana Chaudhary
2015Jurassic WorldSimon MasraniEnglish
2015JazbaaYouhan
2015TalvarAshwin Kumar
2015Bajirao MastaniNarrator (voice)
2016The Jungle BookBaloo (voice) *Hindi dubbed*
2016MadaariNirmal Kumar
2016InfernoHarry “The Provost” SimsEnglish
2017Hindi MediumRaj Batra
2017Doob: No Bed of RosesJaved Hasan
2017The Song of ScorpionsAadam
2017Tokyo TrialRadhabinod Pal
2017Qarib Qarib SinglleYogi
2018PuzzleRobertEnglish
2018Durga Rani Singh
2018BlackmailDev Kaushal
2018KarwaanShaukat
2019Love Sucks (short)
2020Angrezi MediumChampak Bansal

IRRFAN KHAN‘S TELEVISION SERIES

1985–86ShrikantTV Series
1986Katha SagarEpisode: “Ward Number 6”
1988Bharat Ek KhojAbd al-Qadir Bada’uni6 Episodes
1991JazeereAlfredTelevision movie
1991KahkashanSarwan2 Episodes
1991Little EyolfTelevision movie
1992ChanakyaSenapatiTV Series
1992Laal Ghaas Par Neele GhodeLeninTelevision movie
1993Shesh PrashnShivnaathTV Series
1993KirdaarSarwan2 Episodes
1993AnuGoonjTV Series
1994Hum Bambai Nahin JayengeEpisode: “Librarian”
1994HumrahiTV Series
1994Sara Jahan HamaraTV Series
1994ChandrakantaBadrinath / Somnath20 Episodes
1994The Great MarathaNajeeb Khan47 Episodes
1995Banegi Apni BaatKumar312 Episodes
1995GumarahTV Series
1996Just MohabbatMr. SinghTV Series
1996SafarTV Series
1996Tere Mere SapneTV Series
1997-2000Jai HanumanMaharishi ValmikiTV Series
1997Naya DaurTV Series
1997Bombay BlueRamiz3 Episodes
1997Jaane Kahan Mera Jigar Gaya JiTV Series
1997-98SatyaAdvocateTV Series
1998SparshTV Series
1998GardishTV Series
1998BhanwarTV Series
1998X ZoneMagician RahulEpisode: “Agreement”
1998Saturday Suspense: Paheli
1999Star BestsellersTV Series
1999Geeta RashasyaKans
2000DarrSerial KillerTV Series
2000Govind Aur GaneshTV Series
2000ZameerTV Series
2003Ssshhhh…Koi HaiAmarEpisode: “Mumkin”
2003MuqammalTV Series
2004AdhikaarEpisode: “Adhikaar”
2010In TreatmentSunil Sanyal7 Episodes
2016Tokyo TrialRadhabinod Pal4 Episodes
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