- Is the grandson of veteran Bollywood actor Dina Nath Zutshi.
- Debuted in Bollywood as actor in Holi (1984).
- Is one of the few Kashmiri actors who made it big in Bollywood.
- Was mentored in theatre by Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah.
- Made a comeback to television after a 15 year hiatus with the role of the uncrowned ruler of Motihari in the Colors channel serial Madhubala... Ek Ishq, Ek Junoon (2012-2014).
- Celebrated his 100th film on the sets of Sunil Prem Vyas' Take It Easy (2015).
- Divorced Nuzhat Khan in 2006 after 16 years of marriage and without any progeny.
- Has been close to his stepson – the Bollywood actor Imran Khan, from Nuzhat's first marriage.