- First appeared on screen as a child in his brother Ramesh Babu's debut film Needa (1979).
- Four time winner of the Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award.
- Starred in Dookudu (2011), which became the first Telugu film to gross over 1 billion rupes.
- Ranked 31st on the Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list in 2013.
- Voted India's most desirable man in 2013 in a poll by the Times of India.