Irrfan Khan was known as the actor with deep eyes and unique expressions but there were only few who could analyze that he taught us the real meaning of life by the roles he played. From exceptional acting skills to getting into the skin of every character he played, Irrfan was indeed the best Bollywood could ever had.
The heartbreaking news of one of the finest actors in Bollywood passing away has led to the whole industry in shock. Irrfan who was battling a rare cancer left for the heavenly abode on April 29, 2020 leaving a legacy and millions of fans behind but we would always keep his extra-ordinary journey in our hearts until next time.
Here’s looking at the journey of the most celebrated actor
Irrfan made his screen debut with the Academy Award-nominated film Salaam Bombay! (1988). Followed by a series of roles in films that failed to propel his career forward, he received critical acclaim for playing negative roles in the drama films Haasil (2003) and Maqbool (2004), for the former he won the Filmfare Award for Best Villain.
The successful drama Life in a… Metro (2007) marked a turning point in Khan’s career, earning him praise and several awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. He rose to prominence with his portrayal of Paan Singh Tomar in the acclaimed biographical sports drama Paan Singh Tomar (2011), which garnered him the National Film Award for Best Actor and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.
His performance in the BAFTA Award-nominated romance The Lunchbox (2013) earned him universal acclaim by the critics and audiences. Khan went on to feature in the commercially and critically successful films Haider (2014), Gunday (2014), Piku (2015) and Talvar (2015).
His highest-grossing Hindi release came with the critically acclaimed comedy-drama Hindi Medium (2017), which became a sleeper hit in India and China, which ranks among highest-grossing Indian films of all time and earned him praise for his performance, winning several awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Irrfan’s last movie was Angrezi Medium which released in March but was halted due to lockdown. However, the movie re-released again of Hotstar plus.
Apart from the well known movies, there were others which touched the heart of the audience for the simple reason, Irrfan’s exceptionally well played role. I remember watching ‘Qarib Qarib Single’ for the first time in which Irrfan played a role of a man named Yogi. For all those who have watched this film, they know how flawed the character of Yogi was but Irrfan Khan playing it made us love Yogi whatsoever.
2018 release Karwaan also touched hearts of many and Irrfan made us emotional, laugh and admire him even more by the role of he played. This won’t be an understatement to say that Irrfan has been the backbone of every film.
For the man with a golden heart, heaven is indeed a better place to be in. Until next time. He and his acting will be missed by all. Biding Adieu!
Rest In Peace Irrfan Ali Khan!