He did his graduation in Commerce from the MES College in Bangalore. Simultaneously, he did a three months acting course from the prestigious Kishore Namit School of Acting in Bangalore. He started getting film offers even while he was in college but rejected them as he decided to first finish with his studies.
As soon as he completed his studies, he got his portfolio done and also made some videos of himself. Soon after he got an offer to work in multi starrer film titled Khushi. Thus, he made his acting debut. After making a successful debut, he did supporting roles in films such as Hani Hani, Ee Bandhana and Geleya.
After finding it difficult to get significant roles, he landed at noted director Prashant's office who was already in the hunt for some fresh legs in his upcoming film. He was impressed seeing his portfolio and signed him for his film Love Guru. Love Guru was his first film as a mainstream hero and was also a box-office smash. The film won the coveted State award under the category of Best movie.
After Love Guru, he became a sought-after actor and was seen in lead roles in films such as Naanalla, Gaana Bajaana, Pade Pade and Ondu Kshanadalli among others. His chemistry with Radhika Pandit has been well received.