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50th birthday special: Watch the best of Irrfan Khan 

On the occasion of the multifaceted actor's 50th birthday, Cinestaan.com looks at some of his best work.

Sonal Pandya

As he enters his fifties, Irrfan Khan's career continues to soar. A scholarship student at the National School of Drama (NSD), Khan began his film career with a cameo in Mira Nair's Oscar nominated film Salaam Bombay (1989). His performance was eventually edited out, but he returned 19 years later to act as the lead in Nair's adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake (2007).

Khan received his first lead role in Hindi cinema with the Mahesh Bhatt-produced film, Rog (2005). He's come a long way since then, headlining an ensemble cast in Nikhil Advani's D-Day (2013), romancing Deepika Padukone in Piku (2015) and sharing the screen with Tom Hanks in Inferno (2016). Considering a very natural actor, Irrfan, has had an innate screen presence even in smaller roles in films like Life of Pi (2012) and Haider (2014).

Here's looking forward to his upcoming projects of 2017 - Hindi Medium and The Song of Scorpions, and wishing the versatile actor a very Happy Birthday!

Watch the video below:

Video edited by Ankit Tripathi