Who Is Sanjay Dutt?
Sanjay Balraj Dutt aka Sanjay Dutt is an Indian, actor, and producer. Sanjay is the son of Bollywood famous actor, director, producer, and politician Sunil Dutt. He is mainly known for his tremendous work in the Bollywood film industry. Sanju is well known for successful movies such as Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003), Musafir (2004), Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), and Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007). Dutt’s family and close friends call him ‘Sanju‘ and Fan’s called him Sanju Baba.
In 1971, he first appeared as a Child artist with his father Sunil Dutt’s crime drama film ‘Reshma Aur Shera‘, where he played very small ‘Qawwali singer’s‘ character. In 1981, the Actor debuted his Bollywood career with Sunil Dutt’s ‘Rocky’ and played the Rocky (lead) character in that film. This film got success at the box office. After the massive success of Rocky, Sanjay starred Bollywood famous director Subhash Ghai’s drama film ‘Vidhaata’ in 1982 and that film was the highest grossing Hindi film of 1982.
Sanju was born on 29 July 1959, Bombay State, Mumbai, India. His father Sunil Dutt is actor, director, producer, and politician and mother Nargis Dutt was an actress. His mother died in 1981, shortly before his debut film Rocky’s premiere. The actor has two younger sisters Priya Dutt (politician) and Namrata Dutt.
The actor completed his schooling from The Lawrence School in Sanawar, Himachal Pradesh, India. After that, he didn’t continue his studies and joined his father to build his career in Bollywood.
Sanjay’s personal life was full of problems. Since the young age, he started taking drugs. In 1993, he arrested under TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities) Act. He was also arrested for having illegal AK-56 rifles which is a part of a large consignment of arms connected to the terrorists. His life becomes worst after the demise of his first wife, Richa Sharma, from cancer in 1996. The actor was released from jail on 25 February 2016 after serving his sentence.
Debut & Success
In 1971, he first appeared as a Child artist in his father Sunil Dutt’s crime-drama film ‘Reshma Aur Shera‘, where he played very small ‘Qawwali singer’s‘ character. In 1981, the Actor debuted his Bollywood career with Sunil Dutt’s ‘Rocky’ and played the Rocky (lead) character in that film. This film got success at the box office.
After the massive success of Rocky, Sanjay starred in directed by Rakesh Kumar’s romantic-drama film ‘Johny I Love You (1982)’, which was not done well at the box office. At the same year, Sanju baba appeared in Bollywood famous director Subhash Ghai’s action-drama film ‘Vidhaata’ and that film become the highest grossing Hindi film of 1982. This film was the first breakthrough of Sanju’s career. This film helped him to establish himself as an action hero in Bollywood industry. In 2003, Sanjay starred Bollywood popular director Rajkumar Hirani’s comedy-drama film ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S’. That film created a new history of Sanju’s career. Sanjay received Filmfare Awards for Best Comedian award.
In the trial period (2006 – 2016), he can’t able to concentrate on his career and can’t able to show his acting skills. After a lot of difficulties, he made a fresh start of his career.
Sanju appeared in more than 150 Bollywood films. Maximum movies were super hit at box office. Now Sanjay Dutt counted as one of the successful and established actors in Bollywood industry. Sanjay also set to debut as a producer with ‘Prassthanam‘ film, which is the Hindi remake of the Telugu film ‘Prasthanam (2010)’. His production banner name is ‘Sanjay Dutt Productions Pvt. Ltd‘.
Sanjay Dutt was linked with many actresses like Farah Naaz, Rekha, Tina Munim, Kimi Katkar, Anita Raj, Lisa Ray and more. But in 1986, he met Richa Sharma in a film Mahurat and fell in love. Later, Sanjay finally proposed Richa at the set of ‘Aag Hi Aag’ (1987). Sanju Baba married Richa Sharma in 1987.
After 9 years, Richa died suffering from a brain tumor in 1996. Together they have one daughter Trishala Dutt (Born: 1988). Sanju got married 2nd time with model Rhea Pillai in 1998. After 10 years of married life, the couple decided to separate and their divorce granted in 2018. Same year on 7 February 2008, Sanju tied the knot 3rd time with Maanayata Dilnawaz Shaikh (Maanayata Dutt). On 21 October 2010, Sanjay and Maanayata become the proud parents of twins kids: a son Shahraan Dutt and a daughter Iqra Dutt.
Sanjay Dutt Full Details
Below are the complete details about Sanjay Dutt (Age, Height, Body measurement, Shoe Size, Social Accounts, Family, Friends, Address, House, Affairs, Controversies, Favorite Things, Hobbies, Vehicle Collection, Car Collection, Movies, Bike Collection, Net Worth, Income, Side Business, Hit Flop, Upcoming Movies, Awards, Unknown facts and more details).
|Real Name||Sanjay Balraj Dutt.|
|Other Name/NickNames||Sanju Baba, Sanju.|
|Born||29 July 1959.|
|Age||61 Years. (As In 2020).|
|Birth Place||Bombay, State of Bombay (Mumbai), India.|
|Occupation||Film actor, film producer, politician, television presenter.|
|Height||- 6 Feet 0 Inches.
- 1.82 Meters.
- 182 Centimeters.
|Chest: 44 Inches.
Waist: 38 Inches.
Biceps: 18 Inches.
|Eye Color||Dark Brown.|
|Hair Color||Salt & Peeper (natural hair color along with gray).|
|Shoe Size||10 Inches (US).|
|Trade Mark||1. The original Bad Boy of Bollywood.
2. Unique Walking Style.
|School||Lawrence School in Sanawar, Himachal Pradesh, India.|
|Educational Qualification||High School Passed.|
|House & Address|
|Residence/House||House 1: 58/Smt Nargis Dutt Road, Pali Hill Bandra, Mumbai 400050.
|Office Address||Office 1: Plot No 101 & 102, Mayfair Melody, Tagore Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai - 400054.|
|Family & Friends|
|Father||Sunil Dutt (Actor, producer, director, and politician).
Born: 6 June 1929, Punjab, Pakistan.
Died: 25 May 2005, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Aged: 75 Years.
|Mother||Nargis Dutt (Actress).
Born: 1 June 1929, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Died: 3 May 1981, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Aged: 51 Years.
|Sister||Younger: Priya Dutt (Politician).
Born: 28 August 1966.
Age: 54 Years. (As In 2020).
Younger: Namrata Dutt.
|Best Friends||Paresh Ghelani (Kamlesh), Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan.|
|Sanjay Dutt Facebook|
|Sanjay Dutt Instagram
|Sanjay Dutt Twitter
|Websites||Sanjay Dutt Productions Website|
|Drugs||In 1982, he was arrested for possessing illegal drugs and imprisoned for 5 months.|
|Rehabilitate||We all know Sanjay Dutt started taking drugs at the young age. He confessed that from heroin to cocaine, he had tried everything. Dutt had gone under 2 years of rehabilitation to get rid of this addiction in Texas, America in 1984.|
|Chhota Shakeel Controversy||In 1991, a conversation audio was leaked between Sanjay Dutt and underworld don Chhota Shakeel. Though there was no full-proof evidence against Dutt, it led to a great controversy.
|TADA & Illegal Weapon Case||He was arrested for having illegal AK-56 rifles which is a part of a large consignment of arms connected to the terrorists during the 1993 Serial Bomb blasts at Mumbai. Two FIR filed against him under TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities) Act and weapon act.|
|Imprisonment||On 31 July 2007, TADA Court cleared him of charges related to the Mumbai blasts and sentenced him 6 years of imprisonment for possessing illegal weapons. On 21 March 2013, the Supreme Court of India reduced the sentence from 6 years to 5 years imprisonment. The actor was released from jail on 25 February 2016 after serving his sentence.|
|Political Career||In 2009, Sanjay Dutt was deided to contest the Lok Sabha elections, but due to his illegal arms act and controversial involvement in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts , Supreme court rejected his candidacy for the election.|
|Spouse & Children|
|Spouse||1. Manyata Dutt (Dilnawaz Shaikh)(Actress, Model, Producer) - (Married: 7 Feb 2008 - Present).
Born: 22 Jul 1979.
Age: 41 Years. (As In 2020).
2. Rhea Pillai (Actress, Model) - (1998 - 2008).
Age: 55 Years. (As In 2020).
3. Richa Sharma (Actress) - (1987 - 1996).
Born: 6 Aug 1963.
Dead: 10 Dec 1996.
Aged: 33 Years.
|Wife Occupation||Manyata Dutt (Actress, Model)|
|Childrens||1. Daughter: Trishala Dutt.
Born: 10 Aug 1988.
Age: 32 Years. (As In 2020).
Daughter of Sanjay Dutt and Richa Sharma.
2. Son: Shahraan Dutt.
Born: 13 Nov 2010.
Age: 9 Years. (As In 2020).
3. Daughter: Iqra Dutt.
Born: 13 Nov 2010.
Age: 9 Years. (As In 2020).
|Girlfriends & Affairs|
|Tina Munim (Actress).
Indian business magnate Anil Ambani's present wife Tina Ambani.
|Farha Naaz (Actress).
|Richa Sharma (Actress).
|Lisa Ray (Actress, Model).|
|Madhuri Dixit (Actress).
|Rhea Pillai (Actress, Model).
|Nadia Durrani (Actress).
|Maanayata (Dilnawaz Shaikh)(Actress, Model, Producer).|
|Favorites & Hobbies|
|Hobbies||Playing Guitar, Photography, Cooking, workouts, Horse Riding.|
|Favorite Food||Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Tikka.|
|Favorite Book||A Stone for Danny Fisher by Harold Robbins.|
|Favorite Perfume||Armani, Diptyque, Azzaro, Tuscany|
|Favorite Actor||Bollywood: Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna.
Hollywood: Arnold Schwarzenegger.
|Favorite Actress||Sharmila Tagore, Nargis.|
|Favorite Singers||Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar.|
|Favorite Sport||Cricket, Mixed martial arts (MMA), Wrestling.|
|Favorite Holiday Destinations||London, France, Africa, Singapore.
|Net Worth & Income|
|Per Add: ₹50 Lakhs - 1 Crore (INR).
Per Movie: ₹5 - 8 Crore (INR).
|$55 Millon (US).
₹350 Crore (INR).
|Bike Collection||Ducati Multistrada 1200 (2011).
Shah Rukh Khan gifted this bike to Sanjay.
|Car Collection||# Range Rover SV Autobiography (₹2.11 Cr.).
# Rolls Royce Ghost.
# Audi R8.
# Ferrari 599 GTB.
# Audi Q7 (2017).
# BMW 7 Series (2017).
Reshma Aur Shera (1971) - As a child artist.
Rocky (1981) - Lead Actor.
Bigg Boss Season 5 (2011) - co-host with Salman Khan.
|Breakthrough/Turning Point Movies||Naam (1986).
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003).
|Total Movies||Click Here To Know.|
|Hit/Flop & Box Office||Click Here To Know.|
|Awards Wins||17 (Till 2017).
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|Total Nominations||27 (Till 2017).
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|Other Recognitions||Click Here For Details & Updates.|
|Other Business/Side Business|
|Own Cricket Club||N/A.|
|Production House||Sanjay Dutt Film Productions Pvt Ltd.
|Starring||Sanjay Dutt Upcoming Movies
Sanjay Dutt Unknown Interesting Facts
His mother, Nargis’s last wish is to watch her son on the silver screen. But unfortunately, she died on 2 May 1981 due to cancer, 5 days before the release of ‘Rocky (1981)’.
We all know Sanjay Dutt started taking drugs from the young age. He confessed that, from heroin to cocaine, he had tried everything. Dutt had gone under 2 years of rehabilitation to get rid of this addiction in Texas, America in 1984. Dutt is also reported to be a heavy drinker and smoker.
16Wanted to settle down in America
While his drug rehab program began in 1984, he decided to settle down in America. But later he changed his mind.
15‘Sunjay’ to ‘Sanjay’
After came from the drug rehabilitation center, he changed the spelling of his name from ‘Sunjay’ to ‘Sanjay’ as he wanted to a new life.
14Controversial Audio Leaked
In 1991, an audio was leaked where there was a conversation between Sanjay Dutt and underworld don Chhota Shakeel. Though there was no full-proof evidence against Dutt, it led to a great controversy.
He was arrested for having illegal AK-56 rifles which is a part of a large consignment of arms connected to the terrorists during the 1993 Serial Bomb blasts at Mumbai. Two FIR filed against him under TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities) Act and weapon act. On 31 July 2007, TADA Court cleared him of charges related to the Mumbai blasts and sentenced him 6 years of imprisonment for possessing illegal weapons. Then the Supreme Court of India reduced the sentence from 6 years to 5 years imprisonment on 21 March 2013. On 25 February 2016, The actor was released from jail after serving his sentence.
12Love Of Life
His beloved first wife, Richa Sharma, Richa died suffering from a brain tumor in 1996. His life becomes worst after the demise of his first wife.
11Lost Daughter’s Custody
After the death of his first wife, Richa, Sanjay lost the custody of her daughter, Trishala Dutt. Trishala started living with her maternal grandparents in the United States.
10Gym Trend Maker
Sanjay Dutt has created the gym trend in Bollywood. Stars like Salman Khan credited Dutt as the inspiration to build muscular physiques.
The National Award-winning blockbuster film Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003), is counted as the most iconic film for Sanjay Dutt career.
After two years of dating, on 7 February 2008, Sanju tied the knot 3rd time with Dilnawaz Shaikh (Maanayata Dutt) in a secret ceremony in Goa.
7Maanayata’s Unknown Fact
Wife Maanayata Dutt was previously married to a struggling writer in Bollywood, Meraj Ul Rehman Shaikh. Together Manyata and Meraj have a son that was born in 2005. His name is Mustafa.
Sanju’s wife Maanayata did her first film ‘Lover’s Like Us’ in 1975 as Dilnawaz Shaikh.
5Dated So Many Girls
Sanjay Dutt was linked with many actresses like Farah Naaz, Rekha, Tina Munim, Kimi Katkar, Anita Raj, Lisa Ray and more. In ‘Sanju (2018)‘ film he stated, he dated almost 350 girls.
4‘Sanju (2018)’ Film
On June 29, 2018, a biopic based on his real-life story and incidents titled ‘Sanju’ released in which he also made a special appearance.
3Gift From Friend
2Sanajay Dutt’s Recipe
While an interview with Kapil Sharma in his show (s2-Prassthanam film promotion) Sanjay Dutt confirmed that there is a restaurant called ‘Nur Mohammadi Hotel’ in Dongri, Gorai, Mumbai where they made a recipe named ‘chicken Sanju baba’ which is actually Sanjay Dutt’s recipe. They came to Sanjay and he made the chicken and give them the recipie.
He has established his production company by the name Sanjay Dutt Productions. His wife Maanayata and daughter Trishala Dutt manages the company.
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