How tall was Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan's Height

5ft 11 (180.3 cm)

Indian actor, best remembered for roles in films such as Life of Pi, The Namesake, Jurassic World, Inferno, Slumdog Millionaire, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Lunchbox. He claimed to stand "Six Feet" tall.

How tall is Irrfan Khan
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Average Guess (102 Votes)
5ft 11.16in (180.8cm)
VitoCheng said on 6/Sep/20
I believe his height is at least 5ft11.25
Rukmini Singh said on 29/Aug/20
Rest in Peace
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Tall Sam said on 6/May/20
A posthumous tribute to him on Vulture.com describes him as "more than six feet high". I think he could give a taller impression on screen at times than his actual height.
Tall Sam said on 30/Apr/20
An excellent actor, should've been around much longer. Cancer is the pits. Rob, time to change to best remembered for.
Editor Rob
It is always a sad occasion when I change an actor's entry to 'best remembered'.
VitoCheng said on 30/Apr/20
irrfan khan, no matter if you are 5'11 or 6 foot tall ", you will always be one of the greatest stars in bollywood, i hope you will go all the way πŸ‘‹ rip irrfan khan
tejaswi said on 30/Apr/20
rest in peace
Kristian Storvold Davidsen said on 29/Apr/20
R. I. P. Irrfan. You will be truly missed
Alex 6' 3" said on 29/Apr/20
Irfan RIP! We lost a great talent, soulful artist. 5' 11" yes.
Amit Jha said on 29/Apr/20
RIP
Lakheswar Saikia said on 29/Apr/20
Rip Him He dies today
Godse said on 29/Apr/20
RIP Irrfan Sir😭
VitoCheng said on 29/Apr/20
irrfan khan, no matter if you are 6 foot tall or 5'11 ", you will always be one of Bollywood's greatest stars, I hope you go well πŸ‘‹
K.A 188.4! said on 29/Apr/20
RIP GOOD MAN. Your films were very good and realistic.
Aman laswell said on 29/Apr/20
RIP Irrfan Khan
As said on 29/Apr/20
Rip irfan. Great actor. I don't know whether he was 6ft or more, but he was truly a giant of the cinema.
Sap said on 29/Apr/20
Rip irfan sir 😞😭
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/Apr/20
Such terrible news to read this morning that Irrfan has died at just 53.

RIP Irrfan XXX πŸ•―οΈ
mark thompson said on 29/Apr/20
rip man
Lakheswar Saikia said on 29/Apr/20
Rip him he dies πŸ’” he dies today at 12noon
Blanc said on 29/Apr/20
RIP Irrfan Khan
Linke said on 29/Apr/20
Irrfan passed away today at the age of 53. Undoubtedly, one of the finest actor that Indian cinema ever had.

Rob, he used to claim 6 feet as his height. He says it around 0.20 mark.
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At his peak, he seemed smidge over 5'11.
Editor Rob
Thanks for linking to the q&a video.
Linke said on 16/Dec/19
He claims 6'0 even, could be anywhere between 180-181 cms.
afzal said on 2/Apr/19
How is 179 cm
Neelasish Send Roy said on 30/Mar/19
He was in Piku. There he worked with Amitji and Deepika Padukone. There bengali actor Jisshu Sengupta was present who might be same height as him. is Jisshu Sengupta was 5'11",Rob?
afzal said on 29/Mar/19
Looks 5.10 about 2.5 inch short from Big B
M Anas Jamshed said on 28/Aug/18
John Abraham and Irfan Khan is real 5'11 guys as both looking very tall.
5'11 is very good height in Asia.
Caaq said on 5/Aug/18
Dear Editor Rob
He looks taller than Tom Hanks in Inferno.
He looks almost as tall as Amitabh in Piku.
He looks taller than Akshay.
So I think he is 6 feet reasonably strongly.
Very stringently as well not less than 5 11.5.
So will give 5 11.75 evening height.
FE said on 20/Jul/18
@Editor Rob,

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Ranveer Singh (Listed 5’9”)
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Bushan Kumar (Listed 5’7”)
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Arjun Rampal (Around 6’)
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He seems like a solid 5’11er, I agree with GRACIAN on this one.

What do u think Rob?
Editor Rob
5ft 11.25 is arguable for him, more than 5ft 10.25-10.5 range, that is too low. 5ft 11-11.25 may well be a range in which Khan can measure.
MAD SAM said on 8/Jul/18
He should be a clean 5’11” at least, maybe a quarter inch more at 181 cm
Mahad95 said on 7/Jul/18
Question1: You gave Tom Hanks 181.6cm which is 5’11.5, by looking at his pic with Irrfan Khan can we make a case for him between 179cm or 179.7cm on a good day?
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What’s your opinion?
Editor Rob
I think with Hanks he is behind him a bit....I'm not convinced this gentleman is under 5ft 11.
Aloy said on 2/Jul/18
He's billed as 5'10" (178 cm) in IMDB.
Editor Rob
I'd never guess he was that short.
FE said on 6/May/18
@Editor Rob,

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Michael Winterbottom (Listed 5’11”)
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Sunny Deol (around 5’9.5” range, a friend of mine met him)
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Jaccky Bhagnani (Listed 5’10”)
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Shahid Kapoor (5’8” Range)
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Use to think he was 5’11” flat, but I suppose 181 is quite possible.

What do you think Rob?
Editor Rob
181 is probably the most I'd estimate.
Gracian said on 14/Apr/18
Rob, I agree that this guy is not 6 feet! But I think a little over 5'11" would be better for him. Ron Howard in the pictures with Khan looks very short, besides Khan looks a little shorter than Omar Sy and very similar to Tom Hanks. Please, Rob, looks at this photos: http: //tinyurl.com/y8ymwp38
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Rob, I think Irrfan should get a safe upgrade from you to 5'11.25".
Shivam said on 25/Feb/18
As he is one of my favorite actors I would give him a 6'0
Yvon said on 8/Oct/17
The man is 5'10, but nothing more. 5'11 with shoes for sure.
Judd said on 19/Jul/17
You forget to put Inferno in his list film...however 5'11/180cm seems fine! He looks a tad shorter than a 2016's Tom Hanks!
thanasis t said on 25/Feb/17
looks 6'or more with 6'2" amitabh bachchan
Eddie said on 12/Jan/17
he looks same height as tom hanks in inferno so i'd say 5.11 or above
heightchecker34 said on 7/Aug/16
Underrated actor, never gives the appearance of being that tall, however when you see him in pictures with other actors in that 180-182 cm range, he goes toe to toe with them. He has good posture for the most part and doesn't seem the type to be wearing lifts, so 5'11 seems right. For me personally, I would love to be in the 5'11 range because that is the upper end of average and almost where "tall" begins.
Kat said on 14/Jun/16
5'10.5 tops. 5.11 is a stretch!
Aza said on 14/Dec/15
He is a solid 180cm. Probably wakes up at 181.5. Looks 6ft with shoes.
Sam said on 20/Nov/15
I think towards the end of The Life of Pi walking with Rafe Spall he looks around 2 inches shorter.
Lee said on 17/Nov/15
He looks a good 4 inches taller than Freida pinto there whose five foot six I'm assuming her heels give her at least 3 inches. Taking into account his shoes will probably give him an inch I'd say he's 6 foot. What you think rob?
linke said on 16/Nov/15
I'll actually say he's pretty similar to Ranbir Kapoor guy
Sam said on 16/Nov/15
There's a few shots from Cannes where he is near Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, in some both Khan and Pitt look a smidge taller than each other but they look too close IMO for Khan to really be six foot.
linke said on 16/Nov/15
Big C said on 14/Nov/15
Is 5'11 tall for a Indian man Rob? I would say so imo

In rural india yes. In urban areas, it will be above average, similar to how a 6'1 guy would feel in US.
sebs said on 15/Nov/15
Big C, average in india is 5'7 so yah 5'10+ is usually taller than most indian males.
Big C said on 14/Nov/15
Is 5'11 tall for a Indian man Rob? I would say so imo
Mr. Zulu said on 13/Nov/15
Out of curiosity Rob, what made you downgrade him an inch from his listed height?
Editor Rob: I look at how tall he appears with other people and thought he was in 5ft 11 range more than being a six feet range.
mr.rashid said on 12/Nov/15
I knew he wasn't 6 foot, he might as well be Max 5'11"
Sam said on 12/Nov/15
Thanks for adding...this guy is a really talented actor. He did look similar height to Brad Pitt I think and maybe 2-3 inches under Dev Patel. I believe he'd be on the tall, lanky side for Indian gentlemen still today.

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