- Appeared as a child actor in Shree 420 (1955) and Do Ustad (1959).
- Made his full film debut in Kal Aaj Aur Kal (1971), which he also directed and starred his father, grandfather, and future wife.
- Completed his father's film Heena (1991), as he died during the filming.
- Quit acting following Khazana (1987), but returned to the screen in 1999, starring in Mother.
- Daughters Karisma and Kareena Kapoor are both successful Bollywood actors, despite his initial reservations for them pursuing the same profession as him.