Happy Birthaday Irrfan Khan: Top 5 Films Prove He Is An All-Round Actor

Salena Harshini |Jan 07, 2020

On the occasion of the 53rd birthday of Irrfan Khan, take a look at the best 5 films that prove he is a versatile entertainer.

Irrfan Khan officially turns 53 today. The actor is undeniably among the most versatile entertainers of B-town and being an amazing performer like he is, Irrfan can totally give other stars a good run for their money. Not only established himself as a niche in Bollywood, but the actor is also widely known in the West.

Throughout his career, he has proved to be a fluid actor by getting into the skin of diverse characters and bringing about the commendable performances. Although Irrfan Khan may not appear much in the public, he can still speak volumes via his movies like Haider, Life of Pi and more.

Irrfan Khan

Moreover, he has bagged many prestigious awards for his acting. He also was honored with the Padma Shri Award for the devotion to the arts field. Those who have watched Irrfan’s movies would agree that he never fails to ace the screens.

On the occasion of the actor turning one year older, check out his top 5 movies.

1. Hindi Medium

Hindi Medium

Irrfan Khan’s Hindi Medium is still considered one of the top family movies. The flick delivered a strong message and showed the poor condition of the Indian education system.

In the film, Irrfan acted as a Chandni Chowk middle-class man who finds it difficult to be in harmony with the first class. He aspires that his daughter would have the best education possible. However, there are some obstacles to their fate. The actor’s performance was praised by the viewers and humor in the movie was finespun.

2. Life of Pi

Irrfan Life Of Pi

Over the years, many Bollywood celebrities have made a bid for their luck in Hollywood including Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, and others.

Irrfan Khan not only won hearts with Bollywood movies but also with his acting in Hollywood flicks such as The Namesake, Life of Pi, Inferno and more.

Especially in Life of Pi, he has heaped praises with his stellar prowess and contributed big time to make it a huge hit. He has become quite of a big name in the Hollywood land.

3. Piku


Helmed by director Shoojit Sircar, the film is made on the base of the relationship between a father and a daughter. Piku saw the feature of Deepika Padukone as a single lady who is athirst for a break from her hypochondriac father.

While Amitabh Bachchan acts as the father, Irrfan Khan is the owner of a cab agency and he is the one who drives the father-daughter duo to their hometown. In a talk with PTI, Irrfan said that he was longing to do something like that as he also aspired to do comedy.

4. The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox

The actor’s acting chops in The Lunchbox will surely make you fall for him one way or another. In the flick, Irrfan depicted the character of a middle-aged man who works in government and he gradually becomes smitten with love through a series of delish lunchboxes tagged with letters.

Even though he barely appeared in the same frame with the female lead Nimrat Kaur, but his reactions while reading her letters will simply leave everyone gushing.

5. Paan Singh Tomar

Paan Singh Tomar1

The actor stuns people with his stints in the 2012 film Paan Singh Tomar. Irrfan Khan aced his character to that extent that the audiences not only praise him but also said that Irrfan acted like the role is made just for him. The film was a low-budget one and it had to cope with many problems. The filmmakers even postponed the movie.

Irrfan Khan gets into the skin of a steeplechase who resorts to arms eventually to take revenge on the corrupt system. He underwent a drastic physical transformation so as to step in the role of an athlete.


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