He was appreciated for his performances in 'Waqt' (1965), 'Jab Jab Phool Khile' (1965), 'Haseena Maan Jayegi' (1968), 'Aa Gale Lag Jaa' (1973), 'Roti Kapda Aur Makan' (1974), 'Deewaar' (1975), 'Kabhi Kabhie' (1976), 'Fakira' (1976) 'Trishul' (1978), 'Satyam Shivam Sundaram' (1978), 'Kaala Patthar' (1979), 'Suhaag' (1979), 'Shaan' (1980), 'Kranti' (1981) and 'Namak Halaal' (1982). In most of his Seventies' hits, Shashi was seen playing either a brother or a friend to Amitabh Bachchan's Angry Young Man.