- Made his acting debut in Kidar Sharma's Chitralekha (1941).
- Won the Filmfare Best Actor award for his performance in Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1954).
- His first wife died whilst giving birth to his second child.
- After starring alongside her in Barsaat Ki Raat (1967), he married actress Ratna.
- Owned an extensive library which he frequently presented to visitors.