- First appeared on screen in his father's Thulluvadho Ilamai (2002).
- Became PETA brand ambassador and was voted one of the hottest vegetarian celebrities in 2011.
- Won the National Film Best Actor Award for Aadukalam (2011), becoming the youngest actor to receive the award.
- The song "Kolaveri" for the film 3 (2012) went viral on YouTube and amassed over 2 million views in it's first week online.
- Two time winner of the Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Tamil.
- Produced Visaranai (2015), which became the first Tamil film to be premiered at the Venice International Film Festival.