Longtime Indian professional that has appeared in more than 150 movies. He became the very first South Indian professional to be asked towards the Academy Honours wedding ceremony in 1978. He previously his first performing role at age group 23 within the 1978 film, Pranan Kareedu. He started his political profession in 2012, when he became the Minister of Travel and leisure of India. He provides three children along with his wife Surekha called Memory, Sushmita and Sreeja. He co-starred within the 1980 film, Kaali, with Rajinikanth.