- Known as a "serial kisser", due to his frequently romantic roles in movies.
- Worked as an assistant director on Vikram Bhatt's Raaz in 2002.
- Debuted in Bhatt's Footpath in 2003.
- Rose to fame following his appearance in Murder in 2004.
- Three-time Filmfare Award nominee.
- Performance in Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010) earned him great recognition from critics, who had described his previous roles as too one-dimensional and similar.
- Launched his first book The Kiss of Life: How a Superhero and My Son Defeated Cancer in 2016 in association with Bilal Siddiqi.