- Made his acting debut in Didi (1960).
- Won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969).
- Turned to directing and producing with Apradh (1971).
- Took an eleven year break from acting following Yalgaar (1992), returning with Janasheen (2003).
- Received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.