India Bollywood Icon Actor Irrfan Khan Dead At 53
Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, renowned internationally for roles in the hit films Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic World, has died at the age of 53.
Khan, one of Bollywood’s most celebrated stars, rose to global fame with his roles in the Oscar-winning films Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi.
Khan was known for his nuanced and understated performances, with many calling him one of India’s most talented actors.
He was so highly respected, director Wes Anderson once wrote him a part just so he could work with him.
In 2018, the actor revealed he had a neuroendocrine tumour, a rare cancer.
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi described his death as “a loss to the world of cinema and theatre”.
“He will be remembered for his versatile performances across different mediums. My thoughts are with his family, friends and admirers. May his soul rest in peace,” he tweeted.