- Debuted in Daraar (1996), portraying a psychotic wife-beater, for which he won the Filmfare Best Villain Award.
- Nominated for the 1999 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 1999.
- Appeared in the TV serial Karishma - The Miracles of Destiny (2003), playing the role of Aarnav.
- Started producing films under the banner of Arbaaz Khan Productions in 2010, releasing Dabangg the same year, which won National Film and Filmfare awards.
- Made his directorial debut with the sequeI Dabangg 2 in 2012.