Sanjay Dutt is by far one of the most popular and infamous actors in the Bollywood film industry. Belonging to a prestigious family where both his parents were renowned actors, Sanjay Dutt is as popular for his life history as he is popular as an actor in the Indian film industry.
Sanjay Dutt has been an actor from decades and is one of the best actors today. His portrayal of gangsters and anti-protagonists in movies is what is most appreciated and demanded by his millions of fans and followers worldwide.
Sanjay Dutt has acted in over 185 movies till date, and he is also a film producer now. Sanjay Dutt’s stardom has seemed to risen to new heights after his stint in jail in a case relating to the 1993 Mumbai bomb blast incident.
About Sanjay Dutt
|Real Name||Sanjay Balraj Dutt|
|Nickname ||Sanju, Baba, Munna Bhai|
|Date of Birth||29th July 1959|
|Age (as in July 2018)||59 years|
|Place of Birth||Mumbai|
|Education||Pass-out from The Lawrence School in Sanwar (Himachal Pradesh)|
(183 cm) approximately
|Hair Color||Salt and Pepper|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Father||Late Sunil Dutt
|Famous for||Rocky (1981), Vidhata (1982), Mera Faisla (1984), Mera Haq (1986), Hathiyar (1989), Saajan, Sadak (1991), Yalgaar (1992), Khalnayak (1993), Aatish: Feel The Fire (1994), Daud, Sanam (1997), Daag: The Fire, Vastav: The Reality (1999), Mission Kashmir, Kurukshetra (2000), Jodi No. 1 (2001), Kaantein (2002), LOC Kargil, Munna Bhai MBBS (2003), Plan, Musafir (2004), Tango Charlie, Parineeta, Dus (2005), Zinda, Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), Shootout At Lokhandwala, Dhamaal, Om Shanti Om (2007), Kidnap (2008), Agneepath (2012), Zila Ghaziabad, Zanjeer (2013), PK (2014), Bhoomi (2017) and Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster - 3 (2018)|
|First Movie||Rocky (1981)|
|Net Worth||INR 405,00,00,000
(USD 58 Million)
Likes & Dislikes
|Favorite Food||Tandoori Chicken|
|Favorite Actors||Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna|
|Favorite Actresses||Nargis and Sharmila Tagore|
|Hobbies||Photography, cooking, playing guitar, working out and horse riding|
Sanjay Dutt is one of the most popular and globally recognized actors from the Indian Hindi film industry. Mostly known for his gangster and action roles as well as comedies, Sanjay Dutt has portrayed some of the most iconic characters in Hindi cinema. Sanjay Dutt is not only a highly talented and popular actor he is also a film producer.
Sanjay Dutt’s age is 59 years as Sanjay Dutt’s date of birth is 29th of July, 1959. Sanjay Dutt’s father was the late actor and politician, Sunil Dutt, while Sanjay Dutt’s mother was the famous Bollywood actress, Nargis Dutt. Sanjay Dutt was born in Mumbai. Although he does not have any brothers, Sanjay Dutt has two younger sisters – Priya Dutt, the politician, and Namrata Dutt.
Sanjay Dutt’s height is exact 6 ft (183 cm) while Sanjay Dutt’s weight is approximately 85 kg (187 lbs). Sanjay Dutt’s favorite food is Tandoori Chicken and in his spare time, Sanjay Dutt’s hobbies include playing the guitar, cooking, working out, horse riding and photography.
Being a handsome young actor, Sanjay Dutt was rumored to have had 3 girlfriends – Tina Munim, Richa Sharma and Madhuri Dixit, all actresses. Besides, Sanjay Dutt has been married twice previously and Sanjay Dutt’s ex-wife include actress Richa Sharma, whom he married in 1987 till she passed away in 1996. Next, Sanjay Dutt was married to Rhea Pillai, a model, from 1998 to 2005. Currently, Sanjay Dutt’s wife is actress, Manyata Dutt, whom he married in 2008.
Sanjay Dutt’s children include son Shahraan and daughter Iqra, with Manyata Dutt, as well as daughter Trishala Dutt, from his marriage with Richa Sharma.
Sanjay Dutt has had great success as an actor, however, his real life story is more entertaining and inspiring than many of his roles in his numerous movies. In his almost 3 decade-long career Sanjay Dutt has appeared in over 185 movies till date. Many of these movies have earned Sanjay Dutt several awards for his immensely impressive acting prowess.
Talking about Sanjay Dutt’s awards, he won his first award, the Filmfare Award’s Best Actor award for his role in ‘Vastav: The Reality’ (2000). Later, Sanjay Dutt won the Filmfare Awards’ Best Comedian award for his role in the box-office cult hit ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ (2004).
Sanjay Dutt has also won the Star Screen Awards’ Best Actor award for ‘Vastav: The Reality’ (2000), as well as winning the Star Screen Awards’ Best Supporting Actor award for his role in ‘Mission Kashmir’ (2001).
Sanjay Dutt is also the winner of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards’ Best Actor award for his role in ‘Vastav: The Reality’ (2000) and the IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for his movie ‘All The Best’ (2010).
Sanjay Dutt also won the Global Indian Film Awards’ Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actor (Male) for his role in ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ (2006).
Next, Sanjay Dutt is the winner of the Stardust Star of the Year Award – Male for ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ (2004), the Stardust Star of the Year Award – Male for ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ (2007) as well as the Stardust Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for ‘Agneepath’ (2013).
Sanjay Dutt is also the winner of Zee Cine Awards’ Zee Premiere Choice – Male award for his role in ‘Mission Kashmir’ (2001) and the Zee Cine Awards’ Best Actor (Male) Critics’ Award for ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ (2007).
Apart from these, Sanjay Dutt has also won the Bollywood Movie Awards’ Critics’ Award – Male for his role in ‘Kaante’ (2003), the Bollywood Movie Awards’ Most Sensational Actor award for ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ (2004) as well as the Bengal Film Journalists’ Association (BFJA) Awards’ Best Actor award for ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ (2004).
Interesting Facts About Sanjay Dutt
- Sanjay Dutt is a smoker and also drinks alcohol.
- Sanjay Dutt’s dream of taking his mother, actress Nargis, to see his first movie was unfinished as his mother passed away after suffering from pancreatic cancer on 2nd of May, 1981, only 5 days before his debut film ‘Rocky’ was to be released.
- Sanjay Dutt started abusing drugs when he was just in high school.
- Sanjay Dutt was initially arrested for possession of drugs in 1982 but was later again arrested for possession of illegal firearms (AK-56) in 1993, which was linked to the Mumbai serial bomb blast case of the same year.
- Sanjay Dutt, fans and critics alike consider his role of Raghu in ‘Vastav: The Reality’ as one of his best performances and truly iconic role.
- Sanjay Dutt’s role as Munna Bhai in ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ and ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ is considered to be one of the best and most popular characters in Bollywood.
- Being an avid guitar player, Sanjay Dutt won an Air Guitar competition in the US.
- Sanjay Dutt’s biopic, ‘Sanju’ (2018), directed by his close friend, Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani, starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role, garnered excellent reviews and is a super box office hit.