- Worked as a film editor and in advertising before establishing himself as director/producer.
- Three-time winner of the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.
- Gave his directorial debut with Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003), which won both the Filmfare Best Movie Award and the Critics Award for Best Movie.
- His movie Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003) was reviewed by the British Medical Journal.
- Directed 3 Idiots (2010), the highest ever grossing Bollywood film, which also earned him the Filmfare Best Director and Best Film awards.
- Topped the annual list of People with Money magazine's highest paid directors of 2014.