Was the Chair of Central Board of Film Certification in India.
Awarded the "Special National Jury Award" and the "Actor of the Decade Award" (Millennium Honours) among others, but he also holds the record as the only actor in the industry to have won eight consecutive Filmfare awards.
Uncle to actress Vrinda Kher ( Raju Kher's daughter).
One of the founding members of People for Animals.
Has played the father to Parminder Nagra twice. First in Bend It Like Beckham (2002) and again in ER (1994).