- Runs the production house Spirit Media Ltd.
- As co-producer he won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for Bellyful of Dreams (2006).
- Made his acting debut in the Telugu thriller Leader (2010), for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut - South.
- Received positive reviews for his Hindi film debut in Dum Maaro Dum (2011).
- In recent years he has been ranked 10th and 20th most desirable man in India, in the annual poll conducted by The Times of India.