- Acted in quite a few professional plays with Bombay Theatre during his college days.
- A cable venture called Network, started in 1981, was his first business venture.
- Founded UTV in 1990, along with his wife and Deven Khote, his friend.
- Established Swades Foundation in 2004, along with his wife.
- Made it to Esquire's list of the 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century in 2008.
- Ranked 78 in the Time 100 list published by Time Magazine in 2009.
- Founded Unilazer Ventures in 2012.
- Published his first book Dream with Your Eyes Open in 2015.
- Participated in a six-episode television show Starting up with Ronnie Screwvala, which first aired on ET Now in 2015.