Came to acting through a chance encounter with Ajay Devgn, who helped him find work in Bollywood. Was nominated for the Filmfare Best Debut Award for his first role in Haal-e-dil (2008). Appeared in his father Shekhar Suman's film Heartless (2014). Weighed around 110 kg whilst at college, but has slimmed down considerably since. Mahesh Bhatt called him the face of young Bollywood.