"I suppose, in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye." -Piscine Militor Patel (Life of Pi)

Irrfan Khan, one of the most versatile actors of the industry, left us on the 29th of April 2020 leaving behind a vast legacy of exceptional acting that is impossible to fathom or pen down in mere adjectives. Irrfan did every role with sheer passion. One could connect to his character instantly as if we've known each other forever. Everyone on the internet was seen grieving his demise. The media was flooded with his memories and stupendous acting performances.

Here is a list of the most famous performances by Irrfan Khan that gave us a different perspective of cinema and will forever be remembered.

Life Of Pi

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The famous dialogue by Irrfan Khan that I quoted at the beginning of this write up was from this beautiful movie. It was an adventure drama film directed by Ang Lee and Irrfan played the adult version of the protagonist, Pi.


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A film revolving around a father-daughter duo wherein Irrfan played a taxi driver. His character had gradually developed along with the script and it paid off with Irrfan's marvelous acting.


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Directed by Mira Nair, Namesake with Irrfan's acting brought about the struggles of being an immigrant in a new place, with a new wife and a kid. It's delightful to watch and comforting in every way.

Hindi Medium

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Irrfan Khan effortlessly pulled off the role of a fairly rich boutique owner who strives to get his daughter in the best school in Delhi.

Paan Singh Tomar

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Irrfan plays an Indian athlete, a soldier, and a rebel with such ease in this movie. It is a biographical account of Paan Singh Tomar's story and Irrfan sure knew how to bring it to life.

The Lunchbox

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This award-winning movie had Irrfan working as an accountant who goes with the name Saajan Fernandes. This story is an epistolary romance between him and a housewife who accidentally sends him a lunch box.


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Irrfan's acting in this Shakespeare's adapted drama was phenomenal. A must watch if you're into movies and have read Macbeth.

Slumdog Millionaire

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This Oscar-winning movie had Irrfan playing a tough cop who plays an important role in the protagonist's life.

Watch these movies for the cinematic magic they provided with Irrfan's remarkable and stunning performances and let us know your favourite.

Irrfan will always be remembered for not only his work in both Bollywood and Hollywood but also for the kind of simple, practical, and hard-working person that he was.   

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