- Starred in almost 300 films.
- Won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his part in Aashirwad (1968).
- Received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1988, for his contribution to Indian cinema.
- Awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, in 1998.
- Two-time winner of the Filmfare Best Actor award and also recipient of the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement award in 1995.