Born to some humble farmers in U.P , India.
He was the eldest of his eight siblings so he had to take responsibilities.
Later, he graduated with a Bachelor Of Science degree and worked as a Chemist
Wanting some more out of life he moved to Delhi.
Got admitted in the National School of Drama but yet again failed to embrace any opportunities.
Moreover, he had to work as a watchman for some months to pay his rent and help his family.
After graduating from NSD, he moved to Mumbai.
In 2004, which was one of the worst years of his struggle, he couldn’t pay any rent.
He asked an NSD senior if he could stay with him. The senior allowed him to share his apartment in Goregaon if he was willing to cook meals for him.
After all the expenses he had just 500 rupees left and a laundry to work at.
From 1999 to 2003, he struggled and when in Peepli Lives, he got the role of a reporter which paved his recognition as an Actor.
Then, Anurag Kashyap casted him in few films.Another blockbuster was Kahaani.
Finally he is a pretty famous actor now and can be seen as a Great Inspiration.