Birth Name: Irrfan Khan
Birth Place: Jaipur, Rajasthan, IN
Born Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan in the city of Jaipur on Nov. 30, 1962, Irrfan Khan was the oldest son of a wealthy, conservative Muslim family led by his father, Jagirdar Khan, who owed a tire dealership, and his mother, Sayeeda Begum. He developed a fascination for the socially conscious Indian films of the 1960s and 1970s, but realized that a career in acting would clash with his family's wishes. While pursuing an MFA at a college in Jaipur in 1984, he discovered that a slot had opened at the National School of Drama in New Dehli. The pressure to support his family had intensified due to the death of his father that year, but Khan also knew that he would never forgive himself for passing o...
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