Indian actor known for playing villains in a variety of Telugu films. He won a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana" in 2005.
He got his start in the film industry as a stuntman.
He founded the Akshara Foundation following the death of his four-month-old daughter Akshara.
He married the actress known as Disco Shanti in 1993.
He co-starred with Shahid Kapoor in 2013's "R… Rajkumar," one of his final films.