Former fast-medium bowler for India who became a Punjabi film star after his playing career.
His debut cricket Test was at Wellington against New Zealand.
He appeared in many Punjabi films beginning in 1983, including Qurbani Jatt Di, West Is West, and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
His son Yuvraj joined the Indian cricket team in 2000.
He co-starred with Om Puri in the 2010 film West is West.