Irfan Khan Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Irrfan Khan

About Irfan Khan

Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan was born on January 7, 1967, also considered a simple Irrfan Khan. He is an Indian actor, known for his work mainly in Hindi cinema, as well as for his British and Hollywood films. In almost thirty years of film career and more than fifty national films, Khan has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in four categories. Film critics, contemporaries and other experts consider him one of the best actors in Indian cinema for his versatile and natural game. In 2011, he received the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honor for his contribution to the arts. In 2021, he was posthumously awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.

On February 23, 1995, Khan married Sutapa Sikdar, a writer and NSD graduate. They have two sons, Babil and Ayan.

Sikdar says about him, “He was always focused, I remember when he came home, he would go straight to the bedroom, sit on the floor and read books. trailed in gossip. ” Even now, while reading at least one new Hollywood script per week, he believes it’s good to do homework, stay up until 3 am, take notes and try to understand how to play his character. Sikdar remembers how he would require up to 11 rewrites from him when he made episodes of Banegi Apni Baat. “Once, he dragged me to a police station in Mumbai to understand the procedure,” she recalls. In 2012, he changed the spelling of his name from “Irfan” to “Irrfan” and said he liked the sound of the extra “r” in his name.

In February 2018, Khan was diagnosed with an “undisclosed illness” and many media speculated that he was suffering from “brain cancer”. After much speculation, the actor went to his Twitter account and announced that he would “share his story” in “a week – ten days” and asked the media and fans not to “speculate” anything. On March 16, 2018, Khan announced via Twitter message that he was suffering from a neuroendocrine tumor. He went to London for treatment.

Khan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour. He died at the age of 53 on 29 April 2020 due to a colon infection. Khan was described by Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian as “a distinguished and charismatic star in Hindi and English-language movies whose hardworking career was an enormously valuable bridge between South Asian and Hollywood cinema“. [1]Leoranews


Name Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan
Nick-name Irrfan
Sex Male
Date Of Birth  

7 January 1967 – 29 April 2020 (aged 53)


Age 53 Years (as in 2020)
Date Of Death & Place 297 April 2020 & Mumbai, Maharashtra
Profession / Occupation Actor, Producer (Hindi, English)
Mother Tongue Not Known
Religion Islam
Nation Indian
Caste Pathan
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Height / Weight 6′ / 75kg
First Movie Salaam Bombay (1988)

Physical Stats

Height in Centimeters 183 cm
Height in Meters 1.83 m
Height in Feet Inches 6′
Weight 75kg
Body Measurement 41-33-12
Chest Size 41 inches
Waist Size 33 inches
Biceps Size 12 inches
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black


Father Sahabzada Yaseen Ali Khan (Entreprenuer)
Mother Sayeeda Begum
Brothers Salman Khan, Imran Khan
Sisters Rukhsana Begum
Marital Status Married (23 February 1995)
Wife Sutapa Sikdar (Dialogue writer)
Daughters None
Sons Ayaan Khan, Babil Khan
Uncle Not Known
Aunties Not Known
Grandfather Not Known
Grandmother Not Known

Personal Life

Education Qualification Diploma in Dramatic Arts
School Not Known
College / University National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi
Others Not Known


Civilian Awards 2011: Padma Shri by the Government of India
National Filmfare Awards 2004: Best Actor in a Negative Role for Haasil
2008: Best Supporting Actor for Life in a… Metro
2013: Best Actor (Critics) for Paan Singh Tomar
2018: Best Actor for Hindi Medium
Other Awards 2004: Screen Awards for Best Performance in a Negative Role for Haasil
2012: CNN-IBN Indian of the Year
2013: Institute for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences awarded him as Best Male Character for Paan Singh Tomar

Relationships & more



Sutapa Sikdar (Dialogue writer, m. 1995-present)


Favorite Things

Favorite Colour Black
Favorite Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando
Favorite Actress Deepika Padukone
Favorite Food Not Known
Hobbies Reading, Playing Cricket
Favirote Director Not Known
Favorite Movies The Men (1950)
Favorite Restaurant Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat in France
Favorite Perfume Not Known
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Destination Not Known

Money Factor

12-14 Crores/film

Some unknown facts

  • Did Irrfan Khan Smoke?: Yes
  • Did Irrfan Khan Drink Alcohol?: Yes In an interview, he explained his drinking habit –

    Drinking’s not a gentleman’s game for me – you know two pegs every evening. If I start drinking, I drink till I drop dead. So generally, I don’t drink, because the next day I don’t like my body, I hate myself. When I was younger, I could keep drinking all night and it wouldn’t hit me that hard.”

  • Irrfan was born into a family with royal connections from his mother’s side, and his father was a wealthy Zamindar who wanted him to join their family business of tires.
  • In his school, he was a very shy person, and his teachers would often scold him because his voice was never audible in the class.
  • Reportedly, he faced a lot of struggle in his teenage, and he even worked as a repairer of air conditioners and also as a tutor to earn his living.
  • He aspired to become a cricketer. He was selected for a tournament named CK Nayudu Tournament, which is for players under 23 years, but due to lack of funds, he missed the opportunity. [3]Starsunfolded

Irfan Khan Social Media

Twitter @irrfank
Facebook @irrfanofficial
Instagram None
Wikipedia @Irrfan_Khan


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