- Began his career at the age of 16 by doing theatre work.
- Turned to film acting succumbing to his brother's insistence.
- Ondanondu Kaaladalli (1978) was his debut movie.
- Won an acting award in 1979 at the International Film Festival New Delhi for his debut performance.
- Became legendary after directing the famous television show of yesteryears, Malgudi Days.
- Met an untimely death in an automobile accident.