Irrfan Khan Bio: Net Worth, Death, Family, Education, Films, Awards, Unknown Facts, Controversies, and More

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Actor Irrfan Khan was an Indian film actor and producer, majorly known for his work in Hindi cinema (Bollywood)

BirthJanuary 7, 1966;  Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
DeathApril 29, 2020; (53 years old); Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
OccupationActor, Producer 
Active in Industry1985-2020
WifeSutapa Sikdar; married in 1995)
ChildrenAyaan Khan and Babil Khan

Irrfan Khan: Family and Education 

Irrfan Khan was born as Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan on January 7, 1966, in Jaipur, Rajasthan to a Muslim Pashtun family. Irrfan Khan’s mother Begum Khan hailed from the Tonk Hakim family and his father Jagiradar Khan was from Khajuriya village near the Tonk district. Irrfan Khan’s father ran a tire business and his mother was a housewife.  Irrfan Khan died on April 29, 2020, at the age of 53 years due to a colon infection. 

Irrfan Khan was a skilled cricketer and was selected for CK Nayudu Tournament– a stepping stone to First-Class cricket for under 23 players. However, he did not turn up for the tournament owing to a lack of funds.

In 1984, Irrfan Khan was doing his Master of Arts degree when he got a scholarship to study at the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi. When Irrfan Khan arrived in Bombay, he worked as an air conditioner repairman, and one of the houses he visited to repair an air conditioner was the house of superstar Rajesh Khanna.

Irrfan Khan married Sutapa Sikdar (a Hindu Brahmin) in 1995. The couple has two sons: Ayaan Khan and Babil Khan. Sutapa is an Indian Film Producer, Dialogue Writer, and Screenplay Writer. She is a part of many famous movies– Khamoshi: The Musical (Dialogue Writer, 1996), Supari (Dialogue Writer, 2003), Kahaani (Dialogue Writer, 2003), Madaari (Producer, 2016), Qarib Qarib Singlle (Producer, 2017). 

Irrfan Khan: Illness and Death

Irrfan Khan was diagnosed with an undisclosed disease in February 2018. The actor put the speculations to an end stating that he was suffering from a neuroendocrine tumor – a rare form of cancer that can target various parts of the body via his Twitter handle. The same year Irrfan Khan traveled to London for the treatment. 

On April 28, 2020, Irrfan Khan was rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai where he was treated for a colon infection. On April 29, 2020, four days after his mother’s death in Jaipur, Irrfan Khan passed away at the age of 53. 

Irrfan Khan Net Worth:$50 Million

Irrfan Khan: Unknown Facts

1- Irrfan Khan was very shy in his school days. 

2- Irrfan Khan did drinking and smoking.

3- Irrfan Khan struggled a lot in his life before he became an actor. He did odd jobs such as tutor, repairman, etc. 

4- Khan becomes famous after appearing in the famous British film “The Warrior”.

5- After completing his diploma, Khan appeared in several dramas like Bharat Ek Khoj, Chanakya, etc.

6- Irrfan Khan met his wife Sutapa Sikdar while studying in NSD. They both fell in love and got married on 23 February 1995.

7- Irrfan once said that he can’t afford to watch Jurassic Park in 1993, but in 2015, he appeared in one part of Jurassic Park.

8- Irrfan Khan was arrested twice in Los Angeles because his name gives a terror suspect.

9- In 2012, Irrfan khan changed the name of his spelling from “Irfan” to “Irrfan” stating that he liked the sound of extra ‘r’ in his name. However, there was no numerology behind this change. 

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