In an interview to Times of India, Pratheik Babbar admitted his accidental entry into films. The actor said, “I stumbled upon acting. I accepted Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na without giving it any serious thought. I took it up as more of an extracurricular activity. I never prayed that film chal jaye. But I enjoyed the process and the reviews encouraged me to take up films as a career."
Prateik Babbar started his career as an assistant to ad filmmaker Prahlad Kakkar and he was also cast in ad films for KitKat. He made his acting debut in the Aamir Khan production Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na and he played Genelia's brother Amit. His performance got lot of accolades from critics and also brought him offers like Dhobi Ghaat, Dum Maro Dum and Aarakshan.