Sahabzade Irrfan Khan popularly known as Irrfan Khan is an Indian film actor known for his works in Bollywood. He has also worked in Hollywood as well as British films and is considered as one of the finest actors in the Indian cinema. He is known for his versatile and natural acting and has received positive acclaims from critics for his roles in the movies. For his performance in Paan Singh Tomar Khan has received National Film Award for Best Actor IN THE 60TH National Film Awards in 2012. Khan received Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor of India in 2011 for his contribution in the field of arts. Born on 7th January 1967 in Jaipur, Rajasthan Irrfan belonged to a Muslim Pathan family. His mother Begum belonged to Tonk Hakim family whereas his father late Jagirdar was from the Khajuriya village near Tonk district and he had a tyre business. While studying for his MA degree, Irrfan earned a scholarship to study at the National School of Drama in New Delhi. After graduating in 1987, he moved to Mumbai and he was a part of numerous television serials. Khan worked on serials like Chanakya, Sara Jahan Hamara, Chandrakanta and Banegi Apni Baat. He also enacted the character of the main villain in a series called Darr and enacted the character of a psycho killer opposite Kay Kay Menon. He was also a part of Star Bestsellers which was broadcasted on Star Plus. Irrfan continued to do theatre and television until Mira Nair offered him a cameo role in Salaam Bombay. However his role was edited out of the film. Irrfan started to act in movies from 1990s and he was a part of critically acclaimed films like Ek Doctor Ki Maut and Such a Long Journey. He was also a part of various other films that werent popular. Khan then got his first big role from a London-based director Asif Kapadia and he was offered a lead role in The Warrior. The film was released in international film festivals and was appreciated for his role in the movie. he was also a part of another short film made by Ashvin Kumar titled Road to Ladakh. The film received good reviews in international festivals and now a full length movie is being made of the film starring Khan. Khan gained positive reviews b critics for his role in Maqbool which was an adaptation of Shakespeares Macbeth. He got his first lead role in Bollywood in 2005 in the movie Rog. Thereafter he appeared in several movies as a lead or as a villain. He won the Filmfare Best Villain Award in 2004 for his role in the film Haasil. Khan had developed a name for himself in Bollywood for his acting skills. His role in Metro released in 2007 was critically acclaimed and he received Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for the movie. He then did movies like The Namesake and then he started appearing in international films and he was a part of movies like A Mighty Heart and The Darjeeling Limited. Even after having a successful Bollywood career, Khan continued his television appearances and he was the host of the show Mano Ya Na Mano and Kya Kahein. Khans next big project was in Slumdog Millionaire where he played the role of a police inspector. For his role in the movie, he and the cast won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Khan has also worked in action movies and he states that he enjoys working in action films. He featured in Acid Factory in 2009 and then he played the role of a FBI agent in the movie New York. His next big film was Paan Singh Tomar where e played the role of a real-life athlete turned dacoit. The movie was critically acclaimed and he won the National Award for Best Actor. Khan then again did few Hollywood projects and played the role of Dr. Rajit Ratha. He also got featured in Life of Pi and played the adult version of Piscine Pi Molitor Patel. He was also a part of the film Jurassic World in 2015. Khans next successful movie in Bollywood was in the movie Piku alongside Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan. In October 2015, Khan appeared in Jazbaa co starring Aishwarya Rai and it was very well received by critics.his most recent release was the movie Madaari and the movie focused on the corruption in the country. He has recently worked on the third season of HBO series In Treatment and enacted the role of Sunil, who is finding it difficult to come to terms with his wifes death and loneliness after he moved to New York. Khan married to Sutapa Sikdar who was his classmate in National School of Drama. They have two sons Babil and Ayan. Irfan Khan changed his name to Irrfan and added an extra r. He says that he likes the sound of extra r in his name. Khan has won the 2014 Asian Film Award for Best Actor, three International Indian Film Academy Awards, three Filmfare Awards, an Independent Spirit Award nomination and various international honors.