Arjun (Firoz Khan) Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Arjun Firoz Khan

Arjun Firoz Khan is an Indian actor who is best known for playing the mythological role of “Arjun” in B. R. Chopra’s epic television drama “Mahabharat.”

Wiki/Biography

Arjun was born as Firoz Khan on 9 January (the year is not known) in Mumbai.

Arjun Firoz Khan's Birthday

He graduated from Shrimati Mithibai Motiram Kundnani College of Commerce & Economics (M. M. K. College) in Mumbai. Thereafter, he went to Oxford for his further studies. When he returned to India; after completing his studies from Oxford, he wanted to join Taj in Mumbai; however, destiny had something big for him, and he landed the role of ‘Arjun’ in B. R. Chopra’s Mahabharat, and the rest is history.

An Old Photo of Arjun Firoz Khan

An Old Photo of Arjun Firoz Khan

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 10″

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Dark Brown

Arjun Firoz Khan

Family & Caste

Arjun Firoz Khan belongs to a Muslim family. [1]Nai Dunia

Parents & Siblings

There is not much information about his parents and siblings.

Arjun Firoz Khan With His Mother

Arjun Firoz Khan With His Mother

Arjun Firoz Khan in His Childhood

Arjun Firoz Khan in His Childhood

Relationships, Wife & Children

Firoz Khan is married to Kashmira.

Arjun Firoz Khan With His Wife Kashmira

Arjun Firoz Khan With His Wife Kashmira

The couple has three children – a son and two daughters.

Arjun Firoz Khan With His Wife and Children

Arjun Firoz Khan With His Wife and Children

His son, Jibraan Khan is an actor who is best known for his performance as a child artist in ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.’

Arjun Firoz Khan's Son Jibraan Khan in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham

Arjun Firoz Khan’s Son Jibraan Khan in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham

His daughter Sanah Khan is married to Kabir Sharma in Mumbai while his another daughter named Farah Khan Bari is also married and settled in Dubai.

Arjun Firoz Khan's Wife and Children

Arjun Firoz Khan’s Wife and Children

Career

Film

Firoz Khan made his Bollywood debut with the film ‘Manzil Manzil’ (1984) alongside Sunny Deol, Dimple Kapadia, and Danny Denzongpa. In this film, he played the role ‘Rupesh.’

Arjun Firoz Khan's Hindi Debut Film Manzil Manzil (1984)

Thereafter, he went on to do more than 250 films in his career. [2]Jagran He has delivered many memorable performances, such as ‘Arjun Singh’ in ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ (1988), ‘Duryodhan’ in ‘Jigar’ (1992), ‘Rasik Nath Gundaswamy’ in ‘Tirangaa’ (1992), ‘Naahar Singh’ in ‘Karan Arjun’ (1995), ‘Billoo’ (Eunuch/Hijra) in ‘Mehndi’ (1998), and ‘Sikh Inspector in London’ in ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 2’ (2013).

Arjun Firoz Khan in Mehndi (1998)

Arjun Firoz Khan in Mehndi (1998)

He made his Telugu debut with the film ‘Swayam Krushi’ (1987) in which he played the role of ‘Chinna.’

Arjun Firoz Khan's Telugu Debut Film Swayam Krushi (1987)

Arjun Firoz Khan’s Telugu Debut Film Swayam Krushi (1987)

In 1996, he made his Kannada debut with the film ‘Hello Daddy’ in which he played the role of ‘Ji Jo.’

Arjun Firoz Khan's Kannada Debut Film Hello Daddy (1996)

Arjun Firoz Khan’s Kannada Debut Film Hello Daddy (1996)

Television

Firoz Khan made his television debut with B. R. Chopra’s epic historical drama Mahabharat (1988) in which he played the role of ‘Arjun,’ a character that has changed his life up to such an extent that he is still recognized by the name ‘Arjun’ even in his personal life. On this phenomenal change in his life, he says,

My real name is Firoz Khan, but Arjun’s character has given me such fame that even my mother calls me Arjun back in the home.” [3]Nai Dunia

Arjun Firoz Khan as Arjun in Mahabharat

Arjun Firoz Khan as Arjun in Mahabharat

In an interview, when asked how he got the role of Arjun in Mahabharat, he said,

I firmly believe in destiny. Basically I was never inclined to do any TV serial. I studied in Oxford and returned to join Taj. But acting always fascinated me. One day I was informed about an ongoing audition for a movie. But unfortunately, I was late and some other actor was finalised. Little disheartened, I was passing by Mr.B.R Chopra’s house. I saw a group of renowned actors and actresses present there. I was very captivated. I met Mr.Gufi Pantel(Who played ‘Shakuni’ in Mahabharata). He told me that audition for Mahabharat was going on and insisted me to go for it. At that moment I had no idea about Mahabharata script. To my surprise, I was handed the dialogues which were in Hindi, the language I was not at all fluent with. So, I first translated the dialogues into English and then I went for the audition. Fortunately, after a week I came to know that I was selected for the role of Arjun.”

Initially, he wasn’t confident about portraying Arjun in Mahabharat; as he was not well-versed in Hindi. While talking about it, he says,

Initially I had problems learning the dialogues but late Rahi Masoom Raza and Pandit Narendra Sharma (the scriptwriter) helped me a lot to overcome my problem. With time I improved and then everything became simple and more interesting.”

Web Series

Firoz Khan made his digital debut with the 2016 web series ‘I Don’t Watch TV’ in which he did a cameo. It was premiered on Arre and YouTube.

I Don't Watch TV Web Series

Favourite Things

  • Travel Destination(s): Muscat, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan
  • Street Food: Vada Paav
  • Sport: Boxing

Facts & Trivia

  • He has a bungalow near Shastradhara in Dehradun, and he loves to spend his quality time there whenever he gets free time from his busy schedule. [4]Jagran
  • During Mahabharat’s auditions, it was Gufi Paintal who got him dressed in the costume of Arjun and presented him in front of B. R. Chopra who ultimately selected him for the role. [5]Amar Ujala
  • When he was landed with the role of Arjun, he wasn’t well versed in Hindi. [6]Amar Ujala
  • He is very close to his Mahabharat co-star Gajendra Chauhan who played the role of Yudhisthira.

    Arjun Firoz Khan With Gajendra Chauhan

    Arjun Firoz Khan With Gajendra Chauhan

  • Although he is a Muslim, he has great faith in Hindu deities, and he often visits the Bhairon Temple in Bikaner. [7]Patrika Arjun Firoz Khan and His Connection With Bhairon Temple in Bikaner
  • He loves to watch boxing, and he has been a boxing champion for Maharashtra.
  • Firoz is a trained singer and enjoys singing Mohammed Rafi‘s songs. He has done many live shows where he performed many melodious renditions of Rafi.

    Arjun Firoz Khan performing at an event

    Arjun Firoz Khan performing at an event

  • In March 2020, he even recorded his debut Bollywood song for Sandesh Gour’s film “Mobile India.” [8]Morning Bharat

    Arjun Firoz Khan recording his debut Bollywood song

    Arjun Firoz Khan recording his debut Bollywood song

  • Reportedly, he supports the BJP and even campaigned for the party in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. [9]Amar Ujala

    Arjun Firoz Khan Campaigning for the BJP in Dehradun

    Arjun Firoz Khan Campaigning for the BJP in Dehradun

  • He derives more joy in doing negative roles. He says,

    Playing negative character needs a lot of articulations and mannerisms that are different from the stereotype heroes. The villain has got a lot of shades. I feel if the negative is strong the positive will automatically be strong. A perfect balance between the contrasts can be maintained when a negative portrayal is right.”

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