- Despite his father's acting background, he decided to complete his schooling before taking a plunge in acting.
- Debuted in Imtiaz Ali's film Socha Na Tha (2005).
- Was nominated for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor award for his performance in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011).
- For the same film he has trained to be a deep-sea diver.
- Other than Hindi films, he has also appeared in the English language film The Lovers (2013).