He was a character artist, especially known for his role as a villain. He is widely remembered for his comic negative roles in the films like Seeta Aur Geeta and The Great Gambler. He was the cousin of actress Mumtaz. He also directed and produced two films, Hai Meri Jaan (1991) and Meri Aan (1993). His last film release was Paapi Devta in 1995, the same year of his death.