Prolific Bollywood actor and director known for his comedic roles. He's appeared in over 120 films, directed two and won Best Supporting Actor at the Karataka State Film Awards.
His first job in cinema was as assistant director to K. V. Raju & Rajkishore in 1982.
He is better known by his stage name, Navarasanayaka, which means Master of 9 Emotions.
He ran away with a woman named Parimala in 1984 and they were married. They have two sons, Gururaj and Yathiraj.
Aamir Khan is another Bollywood star who both acts and directs.