Thursday, 7 January 2016

Irrfan Khan's 48th birthday: Some unknown facts you must know

Regarded as one of the most celebrated actors of India, Irrfan Khan was born 48 years ago on January 7, 1967. He is known for his work in many Indian films, British films and Hollywood films. Irrfan Khan is internationally known as a versatile and natural actor.

Here are some unknown facts that you must know about Irrfan Khan:

•Irrfan Khan's full name is Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan
•He changed his name to Irrfan saying he like the sound of extra 'r'
•Irrfan Khan became an actor by chance. He was pursuing his M.A. degree when he was offered a scholarship to study in the National School of Drama (NSD)
•Irrfan Khan was offered a role in Interstellar by Christopher Nolan but he had to turn it down because of his other film commitments
•Irrfan Khan reads at least one new Hollywood script every week
•Irrfan co-starred in Jurassic World, which is known as one of the highest grossing films with $1,66,89,84,926
•He was awarded the Padma Shri award by the Government of India in 2011
•In 2012, he was awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor for his role in Paan Singh Tomar
•In 2009, GQ (Indian Edition) named him the 'Man of the Year'
•In 2012, CNN-IBC named him 'Indian of the Year'
•In 2014, he was the guest of honor at the River to River, Florence Indian Film Festival
•He is the brand ambassador of 'Resurgent Rajasthan', a campaign by the state government.
He is in fact one of the most versatile actor, who moulds himself quite easily in any role