Remerging late actor Irrfan Khan's memorable roles on his birth anniversary

In 2020, Bollywood lost its beloved stars, like Sushant Singh Rajput, Rishi Kapoor and many more. But one star who still live in our hearts is Irrfan Khan. He passed away on 29 April, 2020.

His career of 35 years brought him several accolades, including the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour. Film critics, contemporaries, and audiences consider him to be one of the finest actors in Indian cinema for his versatile acting.

While maintaining his status of an extraordinary actor predominantly in Hindi cinema, Khan also bagged a couple of hit works in Hollywood films.

On his birth anniversary, let’s take a look at some of his most memorable roles in Bollywood and international movies.


In the movie, Khan essayed the role of the right-hand man of a powerful, underworld don. It was one of the first movies that established Khan in mainstream Bollywood movies.

The Namesake

Directed by Mira Nair, the movie is based on Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel by the same name. In the movie, Khan played the role of a first-generation immigrant in the United States of America. The story traversed the lives of the Gangulis as they tried to settle down and raise their son in a foreign country.

The Lunchbox

It was one of Khan’s most memorable roles. In the film, his character was a middle-aged man who falls in love with a much younger woman due to a mix-up of lunchboxes.

Life of Pi

Pi Patel, as a teenager, finds a way to survive in a lifeboat that is adrift in the middle of nowhere. His fight against the odds is heightened by the company of a hyena and a male Bengal tiger. This internationally acclaimed film was another milestone in the actor’s career.

You will forever stay in our hearts, Irrfan Khan.

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