The fans, co-workers, and even politicians are mourning over the Slumdog Millionaire’s star Irrfan Khan’s death at the age of 53. Yes, we are talking about Irrfan Khan, one of the greatest actors of the Indian film industry. Irrfan’s death is a tragic loss as he was fighting against the neuroendocrine tumor for over two years, since March 2018. The incredible performances of Irrfan haven’t occurred only in India, as the veteran actor is quite famous for his work in Hollywood movies. Khan’s extensive work in Hollywood and the Indian film industry had accumulated his massive wealth over the 35-years career. This article will dig into the late actor Irrfan Khan net worth.
It might be astonishing for many fans to know that Irrfan Khan wanted to be a cricketer at first. However, he pulled back from his dream of becoming a cricketer due to the inability to pay travel expenses to play cricket. His maternal uncle had a role in provoking his interest in acting as he was a theatre artist. Irrfan Khan struggled a lot at the start by first appearing on stage drama performances.
Later, Irrfan joined the National School of Drama in New Delhi, and here he also met Sutapa Sikdar, whom he married in 1995. They both had two sons together, Babil and Ayan.
Just like many others, Irrfan worked in the TV serials and teleplays before stepping into the film industry. His debut film was Kamla ki Maut, released in 1989. After that, he worked on many other films which didn’t earn him any fame or respect. Khan’s acting career received an uplift in the early 2000s.
Irrfan Khan was cast in the lead role of “The Warrior” that became a historical film as it was completed in just 11 weeks, and it was opened in International film festivals. This movie was a turning point for Irrfan as it received praise from fans. After that, he worked in a short film, Road to Ladakh and an Indian crime drama film, Maqbool.
In 2005, Irrfan Khan got his first lead role in Bollywood in film rog that earned him respect and fans. This movie proved to be the fortune changer for Khan, as, after it, he worked in several films in a leading or supporting role. Later, he worked in the blockbuster films, Life in a… Metro and The Namesake. Irrfan becoming one of the top actors in the industry, didn’t leave his roots and continued working on television despite his success in the film industry.
Irrfan Khan’s international success started with his role as a police inspector in film Slumdog Millionaire. For this movie, Khan, alongside the cast won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Irrfan also worked in the third season of the famous HBO series, In Treatment. He became a more prominent international star after appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012. Irrfan Khan received worldwide success after he played the role of grownup Pi in the movie Life of Pi.
It was the peak time in his career, and after that, he appeared in more Bollywood hits, including Gunday, The Xpose, Haider, Piku, Jazbaa, and Madaari. His 2017’s Hindi Medium was the highest-grossing movie of Khan’s entire career, and he also won the Filmfare Award for the Best Actor.
In the worldwide box, Irrfan’s films had grossed $3.6 billion till 2017. Due to his remarkable work in Indian films and Hollywood, Irfan khan’s net worth was $50 million when he died.