Best 5 Of Bollywood’s Paan Singh Tomar: Irrfan Khan

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By Nikita Dutta

Apr 27, 2018

Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan was born on 7 January 1967 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, to a Muslim Pathan family. He is not just a Bollywood celebrity but also an International star. Khan has received numerous awards in his 30 years of career span including a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards in four categories. He was also awarded the Padma Shri by the government of India back in 2011. He started his career with screen debut Academy Award-nominated film ‘Salaam Bombay!’ in 1988.

Best 5 movies by Irrfan Khan


Release Year



Paan Singh Tomar


The Lunchbox




Hindi Medium


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The movie is directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and stars Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapur, Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah. The movie revolves around an underworld don`s henchman who falls for his boss’s mistress, Nimmi, who instigates him to kill his boss. And as planned they murder their leader but soon their fate changes and they fall in a web of problems.

Paan Singh Tomar-

This Tigmanshu Dhulia’s movie stars Irrfan Khan in the protagonist’s role, with Mahie Gill, Vipin Sharma and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in supporting roles. The movie depicts the story of an athlete who wins gold medals at the Indian National Games seven times in a row but is forced to become a dacoit when his mother is murdered and the police refuse to take any action.

The Lunchbox-

The movie is about two people who develop a friendship without meeting each other by an unlikely misplacement done by a tiffin carrier service. Housewife Ila prepares a special lunch for her neglectful husband which was mistakenly delivered to Saajan Fernandes. It is directed by Ritesh Batra and stars Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.


With Shoojit Sircar’s direction, the movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan in lead roles. The movie revolves around a family which goes on a road trip to Kolkata which makes the father-daughter bond stronger and starts a new love story between Piku and their driver (played by Irrfan).  

Hindi Medium-

The movie is directed by Saket Chaudhary and stars Saba Qamar, Deepak Dobriyal, and Dishita Sehgal along with Irrfan. The story is about a couple who yearn to get their daughter educated from a reputed school. They then realize that their background is holding her back, which makes them go to various lengths to change her fate.

This list will definitely prove why he is considered as one of the best Bollywood actors and will make you another Irrfan Khan fan! For more Bollywood updates stay tuned to Fresh Box Office.

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