Indian leading man who has won multiple FilmFare Awards for Best Actor. His film credits include Amarkalam, Dheena, Billa, and Veeram.
He found work as an auto mechanic after dropping out of secondary school.
He took a break from acting to compete in British Formula 2 racing.
He married actress Shalini Kumar in 2000 and the couple had a daughter named Anoushka and a son named Aadvik.
He co-starred in the 2000 film I Have Found It with acting legend Mammooty.