- Made his debut as a four-year-old in Ha Maza Marg Ekla (1962), for which he won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist, a feat he repeated in 1972 with Ajab Tuje Sarkar.
- Has worked in Hindi, Marathi, and Bhojpuri cinema.
- Started directing in the 1980s.
- Directed his future wife Supriya Pilgaonkar in Navri Mile Navryala (1984).
- Rose to superstardom in Maharathi cinema with his film Ashi Hi Bandwa Banwi (1988), in which he also starred.