He is one of the finest and versatile actor in the industry. He is known for some prominent work that he has done in Bollywood. Bagging fans and acclaim for his films, he is now the favourite of every Bollywood maniac. We are talking about none other than, Hindi Medium, Piku, Life Of Pie, The Lunchbox and many more commendable blockbusters fame actor, Irrfan Khan.
We all know Irrfan as an actor, as a human being through his interviews, but not many of us are aware of his personal life. Irrfan rarely talked about his wife, Sutapa Sikdar. Qarib Qarib Singlle actor got candid in an interview and talked about his lovely wife, his best friend. Irrfan was quoted as saying, "My wife is my best friend and we discuss everything. We often talk about my work and she thought producing a film like 'Qarib Qarib Singlle' would be great as the love story was unique."
Adding to it further, he said, "We studied in the same film school and my wife has a better understanding of many things than me, including performances. She has a lot of creative energy, which translated beautifully in this film and its story.” For the unfamiliar ones, Irrfan met his lady-love during one of his practice acting sessions at the National School of Drama, New Delhi. They became good friends during their course in NSD, and by the end of their respective courses, they were in love.
The lovebirds got married in February 1995 in a simple court marriage. He says that his wife is his biggest critic and if she tells him his performance is good, he believes her blindly. They are blessed with two sons, Babil and Ayaan. Talking about how wonderful Irrfan is as a father, Sutapa once said in an interview, “The way he understands them, their mood swings and other things… It’s not just about playing football like most of the fathers do. He understands their mind, soul, heart and understands the different approach in parenting.” Talking about marriage in general, she also remarked, “Keep re-inventing… Forget husband and wife, if every individual keeps re-inventing, then any relationship will go in a positive direction.”
He feels that love happens in the most unexpected ways to people and it can be found anywhere. He stated, "Love can happen in the most unexpected ways to people. Some meet their partners and spouses through friends, an arranged marriage set-up or matrimonial sites. A dating site is a cool platform to find someone who you think you're compatible with. There shouldn't be any stigma or any taboo around it." Irrfan believes, "If you really want to know a person, go on a journey. The masks come off and you can see their real nature."
Irrfan has an observation about the younger generation who are impulsive decision makers when it comes to relationships. According to him, today’s generation gets into a relationship very fast and then they break up even faster. He remarked, "Today's generation is more impulsive than what we were. There is no peace in their life and most of them are impulsive decision makers. With time, they will all learn the importance of having that one special person with whom they can spend the rest of their life."
Here’s wishing Irrfan and Sutapa all the happiness and success in their life.