In 1990, he directed Vijayakanth-starrer Tamil actioner Sathriyana, a blockbuster which earned him immense popularity. He directed nearly 20 films with last one being 2005 Hindi actioner Insan, which featured Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar, Esha Deol and Lara Dutta. He had also assisted Rajkumar Santoshi on a few projects.
As a writer, he had worked on Hindi films such as Sunday, Entertainment and Housefull 3.
The last rites of Subhash will take place on Wednesday.