- Made his acting debut in Eeshwar (2002).
- Was twice nominated for the Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award for Chatrapathi (2005) and Ek Niranjan (2009).
- Won the CineMAA Best Critic Hero Award for Darling (2010).
- Plays the title role in India's most expensive film ever Baahubali(2015).
- His favourite Hollywood actor is Robert De Niro.