Sanjay Dutt (born 29 July 1959) is an Indian Hindi film actor and politician. Dutt, son of Hindi film actors Sunil and Nargis Dutt, made his acting debut in 1981.
anjay Dutt, son of Nargis and Sunil Dutt, was first featured in Rocky (1981). Although the film did well, it failed to promote him as an established actor.
Sanjay’s personal life was exacerbated by drug problems, and worsened with the demise of his first wife, Richa Sharma, from cancer, and his arrest under TADA. He was also arrested for having illegal possession of several AK-57 weapons, and was imprisoned while the case continued. After his release, he appeared in three consecutive hits; Daag: The Fire (1999), Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999) and Vaastav: The Reality (1999), all of which brought him moderate success. His performance in Vaastav: The Reality (1999) earned him the Best Actor in a Leading Role award at Filmfare Awards.
Sanjay then appeared in the movie Mission Kashmir (2000) which also earned him an award. His most recent role is that of “Ajju” in Kaante (2002), which was another award winning performance.
He belongs to a village near district Yamuna Nagar (Haryana). The village’s name is Mandhaulli. His beloved mom’s (Nargis Dutt) memorial grave is still there on the bank of river Yamuna.
Is great friends with director Sanjay Gupta, actor Aditya Pancholi, actor-director Mahesh Manjrekar and actor Sunil Shetty. One can see various combinations of all these people in almost all of Sanjay Dutt’s movies.
His sister is married to Kumar Gaurav, the one-hit wonder of 80s. Kumar Gaurav gave a super-duper hit in his debut – Love Story (1980) but all his subsequent films flopped. Both of them featured in a movie for the first time in the movie – Naam (1986). Sanjay was given all the credit for the movie’s success and he has never looked back ever since.
Height:6′ (1.83 m)
SpouseManyata Dilnawaz Shaikh (7 February 2008 – present)