He is an Indian actor who has appeared in around 400 films and many plays. Mainly working in Hindi films. He played a role of aamir khan's father in the movie Dil and his character name was Hazari Prasad. He has held the post of chairman of Central Board of Film Certification and National School of Drama in India. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016 for his contribution in the field of cinema and arts.