- Dubbing the lines for a small kid in a mosquito repellent ad was his first job, for which he was paid Rs.300.
- Received the CNBC Manager of the Year Award in 1999 for his articulate speaking skills.
- Worked as an assistant director to Mani Ratnam for the movie Kannathil Muthamittal (2002). This movie also marked his debut as an actor.
- Made his Bollywood debut with the film Rang De Basanti (2006), earning him some well-deserved fame.