- Started working with his father's theatrical company Prithvi Theatres in 1948.
- Made his acting debut in Jeewan Jyoti (1953).
- Won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Brahmacheri (1968).
- Received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.
- A brass statue of him stands on the Walk of the Stars at Bandra Bandstand in Mumbai.