"B.R." received an M.A from Lahore University in English Literature. His interest in movies started as a movie journalist. After the partition of British India into India and Pakistan in 1947, he moved to Delhi, and then to Bombay (Mumbai).
In 1955, B.R. formed his own production house, B.R Films. His first movie for this production house was the highly successful Naya Daur.
B.R. was instrumental in developing the career of singer Mahendra Kapoor, and employed Mahendra in most of his movies. (Director-producer Yash Choprā, a brother of B.R., cast Mahendra Kapoor's son in Fasle.)
B.R.'s foray into television led to Mahabharat, one of the most successful TV serials in Indian television history.