- Known for frequently reciting ghazals whilst his time at university.
- After graduating he entered the advertising industry, but soon went on to work in theatre production and, eventually, in TV and cinema.
- Made his debut on the big screen in Naseem (1995).
- Nominated for the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his performance in Sarkar (2007).
- Considers Naseeruddin Shah his mentor in the acting world.