Irrfan Khan, Indian Actor
With a career spanning over 30 years, Irrfan earned numerous accolades, including a National Film Award, an Asian Film Award, and six Filmfare Awards. In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour. In 2021, he was posthumously awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. He debuted with the film Salaam Bombay in 1988 where he had a very small role to play. He had his breakthrough with starring roles in the dramas Haasil (2003) and Maqbool (2004). He went on to gain critical acclaim for his roles in The Namesake (2006) for which he was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Life in a… Metro (2007), and Paan Singh Tomar (2011).