Before entering the film industry, Irrfan Khan struggled a lot and even did odd jobs to earn his lively. Khan started his career with tv shows and worked hard to get a role in a movie. He starred in the tv serials namely, Chanakya, Bharat Ek Khoj, Sara Jahaan Hamara, Banegi Apni Baat, Chandrakanta, Shrikant, AnooGoonj, Star Bestsellers, and Sparsh.
Khan got his first break as a cameo in the film Bombay Salaam. After working in many unsuccessful films, he gained recognization with his work in the international movie The Warrior. He got his first lead role in the movie "Rog".
Seeing his wonderful work, he was offered roles by many directors and gained fame as a villain. In the movie, Life in a Metro, he received a positive response for his work as a supporting actor. Later he appeared as a cop in the movies namely New York, Jazbaa, Talvar. Apart from this, Irrfan Khan movies list comprise famous films namely Paan Singh Tomar, Gunday, Haider, Piku, and Hindi Medium.
Irrfan Khan has also done a renowned work in the international movies namely Life of Pie, Jurassic World, Inferno, The Namesake, A Mighty Heart, to name a few.