His portrayal of the police commissioner 'Bharath Chandran IPS' in Commissioner (1994) shot him to superstardom and is etched in Malayalam movie history as one of the most recognized roles. His famous monologue "Ormayundo ee mugkham?" ("Remember this face?") is synonymous with the role and has been subject to much imitation and parody. He is famous for his fervent delivery of English dialogues in the movies that he acts in. He became noted and was glorified for playing larger than life roles that were anti-establishment and often were a dig at the political and social corruption. In 1997 his acting prowess was proved as "Kannan Perumalayan" a role that he played in "Kaliyattam" (The play), a screen adaptation of "Othello" by William Shakespeare for which he got the National Award for best actor in the same year. Other noted hits were 'Pathram' (The Newspaper), Crime File, Kashmeeram, Janadhipathyam (Democracy),Sathyameva Jayathe, Thenkasipattanam, Highway, Summer in Bethlehem, Bharathchandran IPS, 'F.I.R' (First Information Report), Tiger and Chinthamani Kolacase
Before Love Cinema he was English literature field and his favourite pens are Bernard Shaw, Shakespeare, Camilla way etc etc. He is famous for his philanthropic efforts.He done many charity activities in Kerala, Tamilnadu, Gulf etc. Once he neglect the chance of stand for the election with Congress Party. His charity activties are spearheaded by his fans club which has a strength of about 800 members.