- Birthday: 07. January 1967
- Birthplace: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
- Awards: 2015: Indian Film Festival of Melbourn - Best Actor - Piku, 2014: Indian International Film Festival of Queensland - Best Actor - Qissa, 2013: Asian Film Award for Best Actor - The Lunchbox, 2013: Asia-Pacific Film Festival - Outstanding Achievement Award - The Lunchbox, 2013: Dubai International Film Festival - Best Actor - The Lunchbox, 2012: IRDS Film Award for social concern – Best male character – Paan Singh Tomar, 2012: CNN-IBN Indian of the Year, 2011: International Indian Film Academy Awards - Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema, 2015: Central Ohio Film Critics Association - Best Ensemble - Slumdog Millionaire, 2009: GQ (Indian edition) - Man of the Year, 2008: International Indian Film Academy Awards - Best Actor In A Supporting Role - Life in a... Metro, 2008: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture – Slumdog Millionaire, 2006: Alliance of Women Film Journalists - Best Seduction - The Namesake, 2004: Screen Weekly Awards - Best Performance in a Negative Role - Haasil, 2003: Filmfare Best Villain Award – Haasil
Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan (born 7 January 1967), credited as Irrfan Khan or simply Irrfan, is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Hindi cinema. He is also known for his works in British films, and Hollywood. Film critics, contemporaries, and other experts consider him to be one of the finest actors in Indian cinema for his versatile and natural acting. In 2011, Khan received the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour for his contribution to the field of arts.
Khan has garnered the National Film Award for Best Actor in the 60th National Film Awards 2012, for his performance in Paan Singh Tomar. 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 honours. He also hosted a television show and commercials. As of 2015, he had appeared in more than 50 Indian films in Bollywood, and a few international films, such as Life of Pi and Jurassic World, with a featured role alongside Tom Hanks in the 2016 adaptation of Dan Brown's novel Inferno. In September, 2015, he was appointed as the brand ambassador for "Resurgent Rajasthan", a campaign by the state government of Rajasthan.
Khan was born in Jaipur, Rajasthan, to a Muslim family. Khan's mother, Begum, was from the Tonk Hakim family, and his father, the late Jagirdar, was from the Khajuriya village near the Tonk district, and ran a tyre business. Khan was studying for his MA degree when he earned a scholarship to study at National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi in 1984.