Ishtiaq Khan is an Indian actor and comedian, known for playing supporting roles in Bollywood films such as Faas Gaye Re Obama (2010), Tamasha (2015), and Ludo (2020). In September 2022, he appeared in the Indian comedy show The Kapil Sharma Show on Sony TV.
Ishtiaq Khan aka Ishtiaq Arif Khan was born on Thursday, 15 April 1976.age 46 years; by 2022) in Panna, Madhya Pradesh, India. His zodiac sign is Aries. Ishtiaq completed his schooling from Government RPHS School, Panna, Madhya Pradesh. He graduated from National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi, India.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Weight (approx): 60 kg
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
parents and siblings
Ishtiaq’s father’s name is Furqan Ali. His mother’s name is Dilara Bano.
Ishtiaq has a brother, Faiz Mohammad Khan
wife and children
Ishtiaq Khan married Kiran Arif Khan on 9 April 2007.
The couple has a son Shams Khan and a daughter Sheen Khan.
Ishtiaq Khan believes in Islam.
In 2009, Ishtiaq Khan made his Bollywood debut with the film Aagya in which he played the role of Laxman. In 2010, he appeared in the film Faas Gaye Re Obama, in which he played the role of an English teacher.
Later, he appeared in some Bollywood films such as Tees Maar Khan in Ek Gramin (2010), Jolly LLB as Vasu (2013). Jai Ho! Satisfaction as a Democracy (2015), and Tamasha aso Rajesh Autowala (2015). In 2017, Ishtiaq appeared in two films, Aara’s Anarkali as Hiraman Tiwari and Fukrey Returns as Tiddi. In 2018, he appeared as Sunny in the film Fryday. In 2019, he played the role of Chaurasia in the film Bharat, and in 2020, he appeared on Netflix as Sukumar Sinha in the film Ludo.
In 2022, he appeared in some movies like Khuda Hafiz: Chapter 2 – Agni Pariksha Asi Shailendra Thakur, Released in 2018 on Disney Plus Hotstar as Sunil Prem Gajra Ani Mirch Chicken, Chaman as Aanchi, and on ZEE5 as Purushottam Tiwari.
In an interview, when asked about playing the father’s role in the film, Ishtiaq revealed that at first he was unsure of taking up the role, but later accepted the offer and said,
I am playing the role of Nushrat Bharucha’s father, who has a lingerie business. When I was offered the role, I thought there was some misunderstanding as to how I would look like his father, but then director Jay Basantu and writer Raaj Shaandilyaa explained the character graph to me. Also casting director Parag said that I am fit for this role, so I started preparations for it.
In February 2018, Ishtiaq Khan made his television debut with the show “Har Shakh Pe Ullu Baitha Hai”, in which he played the role of Puttan on StarPlus. In 2022, he appeared in the show Hasee Ka Haakar on The Q.
Ishtiaq Khan aspired to become an actor since childhood. During his school days, he participated in many theater plays and drama competitions. Ishtiaq performed some plays for the theater group Anvesh Theater Group in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh. After graduating from the National School of Drama, he moved to Mumbai to fulfill his dream of becoming an actor. In 1989, he joined the Indian People’s Theater Association (IPTA), a theater group in Juhu, Mumbai. Ishtiaq did his first street play Gilli Gilli Phu, which was directed by Devesh Mishra. His first stage show was Ek Tha Gadha aka Aladd Khan, which was directed by Satish Sharma.
In 2021, Ishtiaq Khan appeared in the web series Dhindora on YouTube. In 2022 he appeared in the web series Shubh Mangal Mein Dangal on Hungama Play.
In November 2019, Ishtiaq Khan won the Special Festival Mention Award at the Moonwhite Films International Film Fest 2019.
- Holiday Destination: Jaipur
Facts / Trivia
- Ishtiyat Khan is passionate about singing, and likes to play various musical instruments like Tabla, Harmonium, Dholak, Benju and Konga.
- Ishtiaq follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- Ishtiaq is trained in Indian classical music, and received training from his mentor, Ram Prasad. Ishtiaq received training in Rang Sangeet from Shri Baba Karanth.
- Ishtiaq is the owner of Mukhatib Theater Group, a theater group in Mumbai, India.