Prithvi made his Bollywood debut as a Leading Actor in the film Dil Ka Kya Kasoor (1992), which starred Divya Bharti. Prithvi had his first and only lead role with famous Bollywood actress of the early 1990s, the late Divya Bharti. The film was famous for its songs which include, "Dil Jigar Nazar", "Dil Ka Kya Kasoor", "Ga Raha Hoon Is Mehfil Mein", "Khata To Jab Ho Ke", "Mera Sanam Sabse Pyara Hai" and "Milne Ki Tum Koshish Karna".
The film made Prithvi, a very famous and successful actor, earning him success with several movies in early 1990s, which include Meri Aan (1993), Platform (1993) and Ikke Pe Ikka (1994). However, after his role as Dr. Sen in Daraar (1996), Prithvi became a supporting actor, portraying minor roles in films. He returned as a lead actor, in the film Khanjar, The Knife (2003) which was a flop. Prithvi acted in Tollywood films such as Pelli (1997), Pelli Pandiri (1997), Panchadara Chilaka (1999) and Gowtam SSC (2005) before retiring.