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Born Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan, in Jaipur, Rajasthan (NW India) on January 7, 1967, to a Pashto-speaking Muslim family. Khan’s mother, Begum Khan, was from the Tonk Hakim family and his father, Jagirdar Khan, from the Khajuriya village near the Tonk district, ran a tire business. He is the only Khan that deserves to be on our list, so SRK & Sallu fans can quit now.
BEST PERFORMANCE: PAAN SINGH TOMAR
Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan, previously known as Irrfan Khan and later as just Irrfan in Bollywood movies (Hindi: इरफ़ान ख़ान; born 7 January 1967),is an Indian actor in film, television, and theatre.
In India, Khan gained a reputation as a skilled actor from his roles in Bollywood movies such as The Warrior, Maqbool, Haasil, Paan Singh Tomar, Rog, and The Namesake. He also hosted the TV show Mano Ya Na Mano and appeared in popular Vodafone commercials. In 2012 he appeared in the lead titular role in Paan Singh Tomar, a biopic about an athlete. Both the movie and Khan’s performance received critical acclaim. He has appeared in more than 30 films in Bollywood.
Khan’s work in Hollywood includes character roles in movies like A Mighty Heart, Slumdog Millionaire, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Life of Pi, as well as in the HBO series In Treatment.
Khan has won two Filmfare Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Independent Spirit Award nomination. He is also the recipient of the 2011 Padma Shri award, the fourth highest civilian award in India.