- In his career spanning four decades, he has appeared in films in Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Punjabi, Marathi, and Oriya.
- Debuted in Heera Panna (1973).
- Won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in Parinda (1989).
- Received consecutive Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Awards in 1995 and 1996.
- Runs the media company Jackie Shroff Entertainment along with his wife Ayesha.