1. He hold a Diploma in Dramatic Arts and got a scholarship to attend NSD (National School of Drama) in 1984.

1. Irrfan himself added an extra ‘R’ to his name, hence the name IRRFAN which brought him such charm.

1. As he was directed to stay in the USA for four months at a stretch for movie shootings he refused a big role in Interstellar.

1. His movie LunchBox is the only Indian movie to have ever won a TFCA (Toronto Film Critics Association Award), and also won Critics Week Viewers Choice Award at the Cannes Film Festival

1. The Rajasthan government named him the brand ambassador of “Resurgent Rajasthan” campaign in September 2015

the year 2011, Irrfan Khan received the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor in India, for his contribution to the field of arts.

1. He was proud winner of three International Indian Film Academy Awards, three Filmfare Awards and an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

1. He has been detained twice at LA Airport because his name is similar to a terror suspect.