- Worked as a marketing executive at IBM.
- Began performing comedy in 1996, as a musical comedy double act with Nitin Sawhney.
- Wrote and starred in The Kumars at No. 42 between 2001 and 2006.
- In 2005, received an OBE.
- Was appointed chancellor of the University of Sussex in 2009.
- Received the Outstanding Achievement in Television award at the 2015 Asian Awards.