photos

Irrfan Khan

Singer Mika Singh is seen at Versova Kabrastan during the last rites of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, who passed away battling a neuroendocrine tumour at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo

A woman offers condolence to one of the sons of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, who passed away battling a neuroendocrine tumour today, at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.

PTI Photo

Sutapa Sikdar, wife of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, who passed away battling a neuroendocrine tumour today, arrives at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.

PTI Photo

People offer condolence to Babil Khan (L), son of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, who passed away battling a neuroendocrine tumour today at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.

PTI Photo

In this file photo, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan interacts with Irrfan Khan (R) during the screening of film 'Madaari', in Mumbai. Khan, one of India’s finest and most versatile actors, lost his battle with a rare form of cancer and died in a Mumbai hospital. He was 54.

PTI Photo

In this file photo, Irrfan might be on a high, being cast in Inferno with Tom Hanks, but on Father’s Day, he took his boy, Aayan, for an exemplary lesson in simplicity, and a thing of immense symbolism. Father and son were in Sabarmati ashram, spinning khadi.

Photo by PTI

In this file photo, Irrfan Khan with his son and an entourage on the red carpet of the Asian Film Awards in Macau.

Photo by AP/PTI

In this file photo, Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone at the launch of the film 'Piku' in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

PTI Photo

In this file photo, Irrfan Khan during a press conference to extend his support to the Badanavalu Satyagraha, which has been promoting sustainable living, in Bengaluru.

PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak

In this file photo, Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan during the screening of his film Inferno in Mumbai. Khan passed away at a hospital in Mumbai, where he was admitted for colon infection.

PTI Photo

In this file photo, Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan during a press conference for his upcoming movie 'Hindi Medium' in Ahmedabad. Khan passed away at a hospital in Mumbai, where he was admitted for colon infection.

PTI Photo

In this file photo, Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan (R) with RJD Chief Lalu Prasad during promotion of his upcoming film 'Madari' in Patna. Khan, one of India’s finest and most versatile actors, lost his battle with a rare form of cancer and died in a Mumbai hospital. He was 54.

PTI Photo

In this file photo, the deft Irrfan Khan in The Lunchbox

In this file photo, the incomparable Irrfan Khan

When the emperor of maladies lays its dire finger upon anyone, it needs a reserve of inner steel and loving care to stare him down at his court. Irrfan, being treated in London, may have lost some weight, but not his good cheer. Sonali Bendre, who is in New York, has been parrying the adva­nces of ‘Big C’ with the adoring support of her cute son, Ranveer Behl. May victory be theirs.

The incomparable Irrfan

The deft Irrfan Khan in The Lunchbox

Irrfan Khan and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad during promotion of his coming film "Madari" in Patna.

PTI Photo

Irrfan Khan during a press conference to extend his support to the Badanavalu Satyagraha, which has been promoting sustainable living, in Bengaluru.

PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak

Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone at the launch of the film 'Piku' in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

PTI Photo

Shahrukh Khan, Anupam Kher, Irfan Khan and Neha Dhupia pose during trailer launch of the film Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami in Mumbai.

PTI Photo

Irrfan Khan with his son and an entourage on the red carpet of the Asian Film Awards in Macau.

AP/PTI

Wake Up and Smell the Embers A red-hot kangri that came flying at Irrfan—with some of the flyash smearing the boyish Shahid Kapur—may be seen as an advance Kashmiri review of Vishal Bharadwaj's Haider. But admit it, he does look the part. And if an exchange of perspectives is to happen, maybe they'll do better than the government panel.

Fotocorp (From Outlook 10 February 2014)

And He (Of Course) Can Too Irrfan If divertissement via those beguiling TV adverts or Hollywood wasn’t enough, pick from Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, D-Day, Lunchbox and Qissa.

Actor Irrfan Khan, right, and Euzhan Palcy, film director, writer and producer from the French West Indies pose for photographers as they arrive for Extravagant India!, the international Indian Film Festival in Paris.

AP Photo/ Jacques Brinon

Actor’s Self-Image As the only man who redeems the page this week, we present actor (as opposed to dialogue delivery boys cum bad dancers) Irrfan Khan. Paan Singh Tomar won him the national best actor award. It also won him admirers, the young sort with smartphones the size of frisbees.

AP

First look at Irrfan Khan from Nikhil Advani’s D-Day Irrfan Khan’s character name is Wali Khan. Apart from Irrfan Khan, the movie also stars Rishi Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Shruti Haasan & Huma Qureshi in the lead.

Everymedia

'Paan Singh Tomar' was named the best picture at the 60th National Film Awards while its male star Irrfan Khan (Left) shared the best actor trophy with veteran Marathi actor Vikram Gokhale.

PTI File Photo

Irrfan Khan receives CNN IBN Indian of the Year Award 2012 in the category of Entertainment from Sonal Mansingh at a function in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Atul Yadav

The Tiger Also Prances Will the aesopian magical realism of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi find faithful adaptation with Ang Lee? With Gerard Depardieu, Irrfan and Tabu as ballast, this ship shouldn’t be entirely at sea.

AFP (From Outlook 12 November 2012)

President Pratibha Patil presenting the Padma Shri award to actor Irrfan Ali Khan during a function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

File Photos of Padma award winners in the art and cinema category, clockwise from left, Waheeda Rehman (Padma Bhushan), Usha Uthup (Padma Shri), Kajol (Padma Shri), Nageshwara Rao (Padma Vibhushan), Shashi Kapoor (Padma Bhushan), and Irrfan Khan (Padma Shri).

PTI Photo

Irrfan Khan, Actor
We have ancestral property near Jaipur but I always wanted to earn money. I hated studies and wanted to go to Saudi Arabia because that was the ‘in thing’ then. Initially, I used to go door-to-door fixing air-conditioners. But I realised that simply earning money would not do. I was fascinated by films and wanted to learn the craft. When I came to Mumbai, everything fell into place.

Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu