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Irrfan Khan: The Man behind The Amazing Spiderman Villain

Updated on June 23, 2011

Irrfan Khan was born Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan on November 30, 1962 in Jaipur, RajasthanIndia. Khan graduated from the National School of Drama (NSD) inNew Delhiin 1987 and then moved to Mumbai to pursue his acting career.

Khan made steady television appearances ranging from soaps to tele-historical series until he portrayed the lead character, Lafcadia, in director Asif Kapadia’s The Warrior. In 2001 The Warrior was beloved at international film festivals which open the doors into mainstreamHollywood for Khan.

Other movies to follow which landed Khan praises for his acting: Maqbool (2003), Haasil (2003), Rog (2005), The Namesake (2006), A Mighty Heart (2007), Life in Metro (2007), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), and Billu (2009).

Khan has been awarded two Filmfare Awards (2003: best villain award - Haasil; 2007: best supporting actor - Life in Metro), an Independent Spirit Award nomination (2007: best supporting male – The Namesake), a Screen Actors Guild Award (2008: outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture - Slumdog Millionare), Stardust nomination (2008: best supporting actor award – The Namesake), IIFA Award nomination (2008: IIFA best supporting actor – Life in a Metro), and was the 2011 recipient of the Padma Shri award.

Khan has been casted as the villain Nels Van Adder (aka Proto-Goblin) in the The Amazing Spiderman (3D) set for release in 07/2012. The origin of the Prot-Goblin is that he was an Oscorp employee used as a testing subject by Norman Osborn. The serum had a negative effect and transform Van Adder into an insane, demon-like creature. Khan has also been casted as the older Pi in the Life of Pi set for release 12/2012. This move is an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Yann Martel which focuses on a sea stranded boy name Pi and his magical adventures with his animal shipmates.

Irrfan Khan’s filmography highlights:

Movie Character Year

Life of Pi older Pi 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man Nels Van Adder/Proto Goblin 2012

Banker to the Poor Muhammad Yunus 2011

Thank You Vikram 2011

7 Khoon Maaf Wasiullah Khan 2011

Yeah Saali Zindagi Arun 2011

In Treatment (TV Series) Sunil 2010

Hiss Vinod Gupta 2010

New York Roshan 2009

New York, I Love You Mansukhbhai 2009

Billu Billu Vilas Pardesi 2009

Slumdog Millionaire Police Inspector 2008

TheDarjeelingLimited The Father 2007

Life in Metro Monty 2007

Partition Avtar Singh 2007

A Mighty Heart Captain 2007

The Namesake Ashoke 2006

Rog Inspector Uday Rathore 2005

Haasil Ranvijay Singh 2003

Maqbool Maqbool 2003


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