The 6 Best Performances Of Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan is one of the most versatile and talented actors working in Bollywood today. India is fortunate to have an amazing actor like him who always gives power-packed performances in his films whatever may be the role. He is also one of the few actors who has been successful in both mainstream and offbeat cinema. Earlier this year, his film Hindi Medium earned widespread critical acclaim and commercial success.

He is said to be the flagbearer of the breed of actors who are blending critical, content-driven cinema with mainstream & commercial cinema. He is also one of the few Indian actors who are in a high demand on the international circuit. He has worked with acclaimed filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, and Ang Lee and is a darling of Hollywood. His latest release Qarib Qarib Singlle hits the theatres today and let's take look at 5 of his best performances:

Maqbool- Though he was working in Bollywood for a long time, it was through Maqbool that he got praises from various corners of the Industry and Vishal Bhrdwaj gave him one of the most memorable roles of his life as the titular 'Maqbool' based on Shakespere's Macbeth. 

The 6 Best Performances Of Irrfan Khan

Paan Singh Tomar- As the National Champion turned dacoit Paan Singh Tomar, he gave a riveting performance in this Tigmanshu Dhulia directorial. He aced the role to perfection and it brought him a National Award as well as the Filmfare critics award for the best actor.

The 6 Best Performances Of Irrfan Khan

Piku- As the hapless Taxi-business owner Rana Chaudhary who wanted to get away from his nagging mother and sister, he played the role with remarkable ease. His chemistry with Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan was spot one and it showed us that he can do light-hearted comedies as well.

The 6 Best Performances Of Irrfan Khan

Talwar- As the no-nonsense investigative officer Ashwani Kumar, he gave a heartfelt performance as a man trying to find answers in this Meghna Gulzar directorial. The film was based on the 2008 Noida Double Murder Case.

The 6 Best Performances Of Irrfan Khan

The Lunchbox- He gave a genuine performance as the middle-aged, lonely Saajan Fernandes. The Lunchbox received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics as well as the audiences and have cemented his legacy permanently in Bollywood.

The 6 Best Performances Of Irrfan Khan

Yeh Saali Zindagi- This is probably the dark horse of this list. Not many people have watched it but its a must watch for anyone who wants to enjoy a dark comedy thriller and Irrfan Khan as Arun is a raging highlight in this Sudhir Mishra film. 

The 6 Best Performances Of Irrfan Khan