Active - 1969 - 2016  |   Born - Jan 1, 1941 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India  |   Genres - Comedy, Musical, Romance

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  • Worked as a voice actor at a radio station to help fund his studies.
  • Played alongside his future wife Manju Bansal in Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar (1973) and Tapasya (1976).
  • Won the Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar (1973) and Balika Badhu (1977).
  • After directing the Gujarati film Amdavad No Rikshawalo (1974), all of his subsequent films have been in Hindi.
  • Was director of the renowned Film Institute in Pune from 1988 to 1993.