Which Indian Movie Star Died Recently?

On April 30, 2020, the Indian film industry lost one of its brightest stars – Irrfan Khan. The actor, who was known for his nuanced performances and unconventional roles, passed away at the age of 53.

Early Life

Irrfan Khan was born in Jaipur, Rajasthan on January 7, 1967. He grew up in a middle-class family and was the eldest of four siblings. After completing his primary education in Jaipur, he went to study at the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi.


After graduating from NSD in 1987, Irrfan started his acting career with a few minor roles in television shows. In the early ’90s, he got his first break in Bollywood with a small role in the film “Salaam Bombay!” However, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that Irrfan began to gain recognition for his work.

Some of his notable performances include his portrayal of a police officer in “Maqbool” (2003), a supporting role in “The Namesake” (2006), and lead roles in “Paan Singh Tomar” (2011) and “The Lunchbox” (2013). He also appeared in several Hollywood films such as “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008), “Life of Pi” (2012), and “Jurassic World” (2015).

Illness and Death

In March 2018, Irrfan was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumor – a rare form of cancer. He underwent treatment for the same but had to take a hiatus from work to focus on his health.

In April 2020, he was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital due to a colon infection. Unfortunately, he passed away on April 30, 2020.


Irrfan Khan’s death came as a shock to his fans and colleagues in the film industry. He was known for his versatility as an actor and his ability to bring depth and nuance to his performances. Many of his peers, including actors, directors, and producers, paid tribute to him on social media and expressed their condolences.

In conclusion, Irrfan Khan will always be remembered as one of the finest actors in Indian cinema. His work has left a lasting impact on the industry, and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations of actors.