He is a postgraduate from Delhi University[clarification needed] having studied and taught at St Stephen's College, Delhi, studied at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune 1972 batch, where Naseeruddin Shah and Tom Alter were his batchmates. Prior to FTII, he became a professor of English Literature at St. Stephen's College, Delhi while remaining active in theatre in Delhi.
He founded 'Motley Productions', a Mumbai-based theatre company in 1977, along with Tom Alter and Naseeruddin Shah, and Waiting For Godot was their first play on July 29, 1979 at Prithvi Theatre, the play was revived in 2009 for group's 30th anniversary celebrations. He is currently hosting a quiz show on Disney Channel India, namely Disney Q Family Mastermind.
|2009||8 x 10 Tasveer||Jatin Puri|
|2005||Waqt The race against time||Film Director|
|1985||Mirch Masala||School Master|
|1995-1997||Itihaas (TV series)||Rahul/Father||Doordarshan|
|Tujhpe Dil Qurbaan||Sony|
|2002||Aamrapali||Played Aamrapali's father||Doordarshan||Used to be telecasted every Sunday at 11 am|
|2004||Sahib Biwi Gulam||Sahara One|
|Bhootnath||Bhootnath ( Title role )||Doordarshan|
|2005–2006||Hotel Kingston||Govind Sahai||Star One||Thursday 9 p.m|
|2011–2012||Bunty Bubbly Ki Mummy||Prashant||Doordarshan||Telecasted every Monday & Tuesday at 9:00 pm & re telecast every Saturday at 12 noon|
|2011–Present ( Continued )||Shamaa||Doordarshan||Telecasted Monday to Friday at 12:30 pm|
|The Great Maratha - Nawab Shuja -Ud-Daula|
|Disney Q Family Mastermind||Disney Channel|
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