Satish Kaul studied at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). Danny Denzongpa, Jaya Bhaduri, Aasha Sachdev and Anil Dhawan were his batch mates in 1969. After completing studies, Satish Kaul got an opportunity to work as a hero in many Punjabi films. He tried his hand in Hindi films too, but he didn’t get the kind of success he hoped. He worked with leading Bollywood actors of the previous era like Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Vinod Khanna. However, he couldn’t enjoy the name and fame in Bollywood which he got in Punjabi films.