Best known for playing Yohaan Awasthi in a 2007 Bollywood movie titled Taare Zameen Par, this Indian actor went on to appear as Linguswamy in the 2010 Hindi comedy film Khatta Meeta.
A skilled swimmer during his early years, he earned several gold medals at the Maharashtra State Amateur Aquatic Association Championships.
He studied at the Campion School in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
He was born in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. His grandfather, Ishwar Girdharlal Engineer, was a champion water polo player.
He was inspired by the career of fellow actor and swimmer Johnny Weissmuller.