“Dariya bhi main, darakht bhi main. Jhelum bhi main Chinar bhi main. Dair hu haram bhi hu. Shiya hu sunni bhi hu. Main hu Pandit, main tha, main hu or main he rahunga” —Irrfan, in Haider.
He born in a small district of Rajasthan, Tonk t an old conservative jagirdaar family and now he is the face of India in Hollywood. I’m talking about the one and only Irrfan Khan. A man, whose eyes talk more than words. A hero whose dialogue delivery is one of the best parts to keep you “wow” in his movies. A star struggled a lot and that is why today everyone can see him shine brightly.
Irrfan in NSD
Irrfan’s childhood went helping his father in his tyre business as he was not very fond of studying. He had very close relation with his father. But when Irrfan was 19 his father died. And suddenly everything was changed; a carefree Irrfan has now responsibilities of his family. He started running his father’s business and had no clue of his future. But luck gave him a chance. In his college days he got a scholarship to study in NSD that is national school of drama. Irrfan took the call of his heart and went to learn acting.
In the last year of his graduation in NSD he clinched a role in Mira Nair’s Saalam Bombay, but unfortunately when the movie was released his role edited and wiped out. This thing hit him very hard. But he kept on trying and did many roles TV serials most of which remained unnoticed. He tried hard for four years and was about to quit but then a role in serial named Warrior made him a known face. After that he got roles in movies and gained fame with is roles for Maqbool, Haseel. He became famous for his roles in Pan Singh Tomar, Haider and D-Day. He has now won many awards for acting. And he is now a well known actor in Hollywood too by acting in movies like Life of Pi, and Inferno alongside Tom Hanks. In 2011 Irrfan Khan won the prestigious Padmshree award.
From being a struggling artist to a man who never gave up to an international icon Padmshree Irrfan Khan is an inspiration for everyone.