Known for his roles in such Bollywood films as Aankhen and Deewana Mastana, this popular Indian actor and many time Filmfare Award nominee also had a career as a politician, serving in his country's parliament as a member of the Indian National Congress Party.
He studied business at Annasaheb Vartak College in Maharashtra, India, and went on to make his screen debut in a television advertisement for a fertilizer brand.
He appeared in a 1990s cult film titled Awaargi.
He married Sunita Ahuja in 1987. They have two children, Narmada and Yashwardhan. His mother, Nirmala Devi, was an Indian classical singer and actress.
He worked on numerous projects with fellow Indian film actor Shakti Kapoor.