How old was Irrfan Khan in his first movie: Salaam Bombay!?

Irrfan Khan was 20 in Salaam Bombay! when he played the character 'Letter Writer'.

That was over 36 years ago in 1988.

This was his first recorded movie acting credit (although may not technically be his first actual acting role).

In 2020 he died aged just 53, starring in 99 films in his career, 98 of those after Salaam Bombay! was first released. If he were alive today he would be 57.

How old do you think he looks in the movie?

In Salaam Bombay!, I think Irrfan Khan looks:

Did you know?

  • Director Mira Nair has worked with Irrfan Khan a total of 4 times in his career.
  • Irrfan Khan's first movie was as 'Letter Writer' in Salaam Bombay!, released in 1988 when he was 20
  • Salaam Bombay! scores 7.32 out of 10 on TMDB.

Irrfan Khan's other movies