He played Inspector Rai in Shikar, a film that earned him a Filmfare Award. He won Filmfare Awards for Best Actor for his roles in Aandhi and Arjun Pandit.
He first appeared in the film, Hum Hindustani, in 1960.
He played the role of Abu Baba in Vidhaata.
He dated actress Sulakshana Pandit.
He has worked with Om Puri.