- Worked as a painter and in a bank, as well as in theatre, before working in cinema.
- Won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for Gol Maal (1980).
- For his film Anahat (2003) his wife Sandya Gokhale wrote the screenplay.
- Received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English for Quest (2006).
- Worked with the nonprofit organisation TeachAIDS.