Babil Khan made his debut with the Netflix film 'Qala', directed by Anvita Dutt. He recently won the Best Debut Award at the Zee Cine Awards 2023 for his portrayal of Jagan in the film.
His performance as Jagan, a talented singer in the 1930s, was raw and resonant. Hailed as Bollywood's wunderkind, the newcomer son of the late Irrfan Khan has won hearts with his subtle, assured and human rendering of Jagan’s tragic journey. With this award, he proves that he is a talent to watch out for and is ready to carve his own niche in the world of cinema, his team declared.
While accepting the award, Babil thanked the team behind ‘Qala’ to say: “Validation at this age results in a lot of motivation.”
He added: “I am truly grateful and humbled to receive this award. It's an honour to be recognised for my debut performance and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work on a project as meaningful as 'Qala'.
“This award has motivated me to work even harder and continue to grow as an actor. I owe this win to my incredible team who supported me throughout the filming process and helped me bring Jagan to life on screen. I am excited for what the future holds and can't wait to keep sharing my art with the world.”
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As Babil said these words, he couldn't help but feel overwhelmed with gratitude and determination to keep improving and delivering powerful performances in the future, his team at Tree-Shul Media shared.
This isn’t Babil’s first award for ‘Qala’, having won the News 18 Reel Awards as the Best Debutant of the Year – a title he shared with Shantanu Maheshwari, who also made a remarkable debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Gagubai Kathiawadi’.