Star Bollywood actor known for his villainous roles in such films as Rocky, Qurbani, and Himmatwala. For his role in the 1995 film Raja Babu, he broke type and earned a Filmfare Award for Comedy.
He began his Bollywood acting career in the late 1970s; some of his early films include Darwaza and Sargam.
He studied at Delhi University's Kirori Mal College.
He played a major role in the 1983, Subhash Ghai-directed feature, Hero.