- First appeared on screen in Sudigundalu (1967) as a child, playing alongside his father.
- Received the National Film Award for Ninne Pelladata (1996), which he produced.
- Winner of a total of nine Nandi Awards.
- Co-founded Blue Cross of Hyderabad with his wife, an NGO which works towards animal welfare.
- President of the non-profit film school Annapurna International School of Film and Media in Hyderabad.