In Tollywood, he was popular for his roles in hit films such as 'Idiot' (2002), 'Okkadu' (2003) and 'Pokiri' (2006). His hits in Kannada include 'Athithi' (2002), 'Bimba' (2004), and 'Ajay' (2006). His Malayalam movies of the decade were 'Thekkekera Super Fast (2004), and 'Pandipada' (2005).