5 Surprising Facts about Irrfan Khan that will make your jaw drop!


Unconventional looks, outstanding talent with the wit of a fox. Irrfan Khan has taken the Bollywood in his stride and simultaneously managed to also walk a lap around Hollywood.  Surely his diehard fans know all about his achievements, but those who have appreciated him and haven’t had a chance to know much about him, here’s a list of interesting facts about Irrfan Khan

  1. A cricketer at heart.

Ever since Irrfan was a young boy he wanted to be a cricketer but his parents were strongly against it. As luck would have had it, Irrfan got a scholarship at NSD thanks to a good lie (of having past theater experience) which eventually landed him right into the film industry.


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2. A wish in a suitcase

Not many people know this but Irrfan’s dream and wish is to gift his mother a suitcase filled with money. An unconventional wish but still beautiful in it’s own way. Truth be told, his passion, dedication and zeal doesn’t make his wish a difficult one to achieve.


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3. The boredom drive

During his time in TV Irrfan was so bored at one point that he actually wanted to quit the industry! Fortunately he got cast in Asif Kapadia’s “Warrior” and continued his work as an actor.


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4. An extra ‘R’ to stardom

Irrfan was originally Irfan. Now most people would assume that he was guided into this decision by a numerologist, but no! He actually did this himself.


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5. The Tough choice

Irrfan was offered a part in Interstellar, but rejected it because he was expected to stay in the US for 4 months at a stretch.


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So here’s wishing one of the most talented Khans, Irrfan Khan a Happy Birthday!

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