Actor extraordinaire Irrfan Khan passed away at a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday. He was suffering from neuroendocrine tumour and while the actor may not be among us, he will continue to live through his work for years to come.
As we remember Irrfan, we bring you some of his most memorable films:
1. Haasil: Irrfan has played a student leader in the Tigmanshu Dhulia-directed movie.
2. Maqbool: An adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the film had Irrfan playing the titular role. He had shared screen space with Tabu, Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur in the movie.
3. Life In A Metro: Irrfan had played a straight forward and socially inept man in Anurag Basu’s much-loved anthology and was seen opposite Konkona Sen Sharma.
4. The Namesake: Irrfan had played the lead role in Mira Nair’s The Namesake and even got complimented by Julia Roberts for his fantastic performance in the Tabu starrer.
5. Slumdog Millionaire: Irrfan had played the role of a cop in the Oscar Award-winning movie.
6. Billu: Irrfan had played a simple barber in the movie, which also starred Shah Rukh Khan and Lara Dutta
7. Yeh Saali Zindagi: Irrfan had shared screen space with Chitrangda Singh, Arunoday Singh and Aditi Rao Hydari in Sudhir Mishra’s crime-thriller.
8. Paan Singh Tomar: Irrfan won the Best Actor Award at the 60th National Film Awards for his fabulous portrayal of a dacoit in this biographical drama.
9. Life Of Pi: Irrfan has played the titular role in Ang Lee’s Oscar winning movie.
10. The Lunchbox: Irrfan Khan’s The Lunchbox starring Nimrit Kaur not only impressed the critics but was also a box-office hit.
11. Haider: Irrfan made a solid impression as he played the mysterious Roohdar in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor starrer Haider.
12. Talvar: Irrfan had played the lead role in Meghna Gulzar’s Talvar, which was based on 2008 Aarushi Murder case.
13. Piku: Irrfan’s affable character in Shoojit Sircar’s Piku made a special place in every movie lover’s heart. He was seen with Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan in the movie.
14. Hindi Medium: Irrfan had played a desperate father in the 2017 sleeper hit.
15. Angrezi Medium: Sequel to Hindi Medium, the film, which released in March 2020, will always remain special as it was his last.