|Real Name / Reel Name||
Sanjay Balraj Dutt / Sanju Baba
The Nayak of Hindi Cinema
The Arnold Schwarzenegger of India
|Date of Birth||29th July 1959|
|Parents||Film Actor Sunil Dutt and Actress Nargis Dutt|
|Siblings||Elder Sister Namrata Kumar and Younger Sister Priya Dutt ( Roncon )|
Richa Sharma (Expired 1996),
Rhea Pillai (Divorce ),
Manyata Dutt (born Dilnawaz Sheikh)
Elder Daughter Trishala Dutt (By Richa Sharma )
Son named Shahraan and Daughter named Iqra (By Manyata ) . Twins.
Sanjay Dutt was born with a silver spoon in the family of legendary actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis. He was their eldest child followed by two daughters Namrata and Priya.
He did his schooling at The Lawrence School, Sanawar near Chandigarh.
Sanjay Dutt's personal life has been a roller coaster ride from the time his mother Nargis died due to cancer and he took up to drugs which worsened with the demise of his mother whom he was very attached too. Sanjay Dutt has been romantically involved with many ladies in the film industry and has had his setbacks in his personal life as well as in his career.
After his tryst with drugs and depression, he finally found happiness when he married the beautiful upcoming actor Richa Sharma in 1987. They had a daughter a year later in 1988. But just two months after their daughter was born , tragedy struck him again when Richa Sharma was diagnosed with brain tumor and had moved to US with her family for treatment and she died in 1996. His daughter continued to live with her grandparents in United States, following a custody battle with Dutt's after the Richa's death.
His second marriage was to model Rhea Pillai in 1998 and divorced in 2005. Sanjay Dutt remarried for the third time to Manyata, a Muslim daughter of Dilnawaz Sheikh. In a private ceremony in Goa, he became a father to two beautiful twins.
Sanjay Dutt despite of the turmoil and the ups and downs in his personal life has enjoyed a great success as a lead actor in genres ranging from romance, to comedy to action and drama and continues to be a favourite actor among his fans and audience.
Sanjay Dutt belongs to a village near District Yamuna Nagar (Haryana) The Village is named Mandhauli.
Sanjay Dutt was first seen on the Bollywood screen as a child actor and appeared in the film Reshma Aur Shera in 1972 in which he starred with his father as a Qawali singer.
He made his debut in the film Rocky in 1981 and the film was released a few days after his mother had passed away . He did many films thereafter like Vidhaata, Jaan Ki Baazi, Main Awara Hoon, Jeeva, Mera Haque , Imaandaar, Inaam Dus Hazaar, Jeete Hain Shaan Se, Mardon Wali Baat and Ilaaka to name a few.
He went on to star in some of the most defining roles like his films Sadak, Saajan and Khalnayak . Three weeks before its release he was arrested for the first time with charges of being involved in the 1993 Mumbai Bombings.
Sanjay Dutt has appeared in more than 100 films . He has enjoyed great success as an Actor in genres ranging from Romance to Comedy to Thriller, Action and Drama. Has played usually the roles of Gangsters, Thugs and Police Officers that won him much appreciation. The Media popularly refer to him as the ' Deadly Dutt' for his larger than life portrayal in the films.
In a film career spanning for more than 35 years Sanjay Dutt has won Filmfare Awards, IIFA Awards, Bollywood Movie Awards, Indian Film Awards etc. He has played the lead in four films that won him the National Award.
His film Jaan Ki Baazi marked a comeback for Sanjay Dutt and he thereafter was doing many films in the years that followed which didn't do too well at the Box Office.
In 1986, He had his first Blockbuster film' Naam ' in 1986 which was his first major critical success and a turning point in his career. The film firmly cemented him amongst India's first finest actor in the mainstream leading actor's roles and he earned praises for his performance.
In 1989 he acted in the film Hathyar which was also well received by the Critics although both the films did only average collection at the Box office. He has been seen in many multi-starrer films there after in the late 80's along with actors Govinda, Mithun Chakarwarty, Dharmendra , Jackie Shroff and Sunny Deol .
His success continued in the 90's with films and he went on to doing films year after year till his first arrest, due to which he was unable to actor the four years due this subsequent arrests and bails although many incomplete films released featuring Dutt during the time that all sank without a trace of this film.
With the film, Dushman in 1998, with all the due credit given to his co-star Kajol, was an excellent year for Sanjay Dutt and he considers it truly his comeback year with his five releases thereafter starting with Kartoos , Khoobsurat , Daag - The fire , Haseena Maan Jayegi and the award winning film, Vaastav-The Reality for which he has won awards.
As the years rolled by he continued to play lead roles and gained popularity and critical success for his films Jodi No 1 , Kaante, Pitaah, and his Award winning block buster Munna Bhai MBBS which garnered him with several awards and he continued to play lead roles and was a popular film actor for his films Musafir, Plan, Parineeta, Dus, Shabd, Zinda , he had another blockbuster, a sequel of Munna Bhai MBBS , the film Lage Raho Munna Bhai was released in 2006 for which he has received Award from the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his work in the film. NDTV named him the Indian of the Year.
He also sang and danced in a music video by Asha Bhosle called Asha and Friends directed by S. Ramachandran.
Although he was going through a successful period professionally and receiving great acclaim for his performance , it coincided with the start of the Mumbai Bombing Trials. The nation became transfixed with his Court proceedings , which found him not guilty of terrorism and related acts but jailed him for short periods on two occasions between 2006=2007. He was granted bail enabling him to complete his films and gain success in his films Dhamaal, Shootout at lokhandwala, All the best, Double Dhamaal , Agneepath for which he had won a number of awards .
His last role before his sentence in 2013 was in the film PK as a supporting actor.
In January 2008, the Indian Film Institute had featured Sanjay Dutt in its Top 100 Highest-Grossing movies of all times list.
In May 2013 edition his name was listed in the 100 years of Indian Cinema featuring him in the Top 20 list.
His first tour for concert was with Jeetendra , Sridevi and Gulshan Grover in May 1992.
Sanjay Dutt co-hosted the fifth session of the Indian Reality Show, The Big Boss that aired in 2011.
He went on a World tour Concert with Salman Khan in May 1998 to Cities in Canada, America followed by his tour concert with Shahrukh Khan in 2000 to Canada, America and England.
He also went on a world tour concert with Sunny Deol, Salman Khan, Bobby Deol, Amisha Patel in April 2003.
Sanjay Dutt's Dutt an entrepreneur for Indian Premier League for Cricket tea owner Raj Kundra launched India's first professionally organised mixed martial arts league . The Super-Fight League on 16th January 2012.
Sanjay Dutt since the time he has made his debut in the Hindi Films in 1981 has appeared in more than 100 films in a career spanning for 35 years for which he has won the following awards
Two Filmfare Awards,
Two IIFA Awards,
Two Bollywood Movie Awards,
Three Screen Awards
Three Stardust Awards,
One Zee Film Award
One Global Indian Film Award and
One Bengal Film Journalist Association Award.
National Award for four of his films.
He has played the lead in four films that have won national awards.
|Imprisonment and release||
Mumbai suffered a series of Bombings in 1993 and Sanjay Dutt was among several people associated with it and was accused of his involvement with the Gangsters Abu Salem and his accomplice.
In 2007 the court sentenced Sanjay Dutt to six years of rigorous imprisonment for illegal possession of weapons and cleared him of the charges related to the Mumbai Bomb Blasts.
On 21st March 2013, the Supreme Court upheld the verdict of TADA but shortened the sentence to five years