Asrani was born on January 1, 1941. He was born in Jaipur. He then shifted to Bombay in 1964. He did his graduation from FTII, Pune. He got his first break from the movie Hare Kanch ki Chooriyan. Then he did Mere Apne (1971) , Satyakam (1969), and Guddi (1971). He also did small roles in the movies Parichay (1972), Bawarchi (1972), Koshish (1972). His career’s turning point was with the movies like: Abhimaan, Namak Haraam and Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar. Till 1974, he became a well known face of bollywood. He got appreciation for his role in Sholay. He portrayed the character of a jailer and that became a massive hit. Then he did Chupke chupke and Choti chhoti si baat. He is a great artist of the Indian cinema. He is also known for his roles in the movies like: Dream Girl (1977), Sargam (1979) and Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan (1978) etc. He also did direction for the film Chala Murari Hero Banne (1977). This also became a massive hit. He also did roles in 2000 which were worth appreciating. His roles in the movies like: Malamaal Weekly (2006), Paagal Deewana (2000), Bhagam Bhag (2006) were also appreciated. Check out this page for more updates on Asrani.