- Made his acting debut in Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (1970) and went on to subsequently star in over 40 films.
- Set up his own production company Filmkraft in 1980.
- Directed his first film in 1987, which was titled Khudgarz.
- Was shot by two gang members in 2000, didn't suffer any serious injuries.
- Won the Filmfare Best Director award in 2004 for Koi Mil Gaya.