Star of Bollywood and Indian Art Cinema who also worked with many non-profits to help impoverished children. His other films include Mr. and Mrs. Iyer and Anuranan, in which he played Rahul Chatterjee.
He acted on stage in Bombay before joining the cast of the English-Hindi film English, which won several Arthouse Awards.
He founded an NGO focused on ending discrimination, and became Oxfam's global ambassador in India.
His sister married the director of Mid-Day newspaper.
He was cast in a lead role in the screen adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Midnight Children, but the project was scrapped due to government resistance.