A Glimpse into the Life of Sanjay Dutt: His Biography, Career, Family, Relationships, Net Worth & More

Sanjay Dutt, the enigmatic hero of Hindi cinema, is a name synonymous with both triumph and tragedy. Born into a legacy of stardust, the son of legendary actors Sunil and Nargis Dutt, his journey has been a tumultuous one, marked by immense success, personal struggles, and ultimate redemption.

Dutt’s acting career began in the 1980s, quickly establishing him as one of the leading action stars of Bollywood. His portrayal of tough, rebellious characters resonated with audiences, solidifying his place as a box-office draw. However, his life off-screen was plagued by controversies, including brushes with the law and a long-standing battle with addiction.

Despite these challenges, Dutt’s talent and charisma shone brightly. He delivered powerful performances in critically acclaimed films like Vaastav: The Reality and Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., showcasing his versatility and depth as an actor.

Today, Sanjay Dutt stands as a symbol of resilience and hope. He has overcome adversity and emerged stronger, inspiring millions with his journey. This article delves deeper into the extraordinary life of this Bollywood icon, exploring his triumphs and tribulations, his passions and vulnerabilities, and his enduring legacy on the silver screen.

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Sanjay Dutt Biography

Full Name Sanjay Balraj Dutt
Nickname(s) Sanju Baba, Munna Bhai
Profession(s) Actor, Film Producer
Famous Role Murli Prasad Sharma (Munna Bhai); in the “Munna Bhai Series” Films
Date of Birth 29 July 1959 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2023) 64 Years
Birthplace Bombay, Bombay State (Now, Mumbai), India
Zodiac sign Leo
Nationality Indian
Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School The Lawrence School, Sanawar (Near Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh)
College/University Not Known
Educational Qualification Not Known
Religion Hinduism
Caste/Ethnicity Punjabi
Blood Group O (+ve)
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian

Sanjay Dutt Family, Relationships, Husband, Kids & More

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Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Tina Munim, Actress (1981-1983)
Richa Sharma, Actress (1987-1996)
Madhuri Dixit, Actress (1990-1993)
Marriage Date First Marriage: October 12, 1987
Second Marriage: Year, 1998
Third Marriage: February 7, 2008
Wife/Spouse First Wife: Richa Sharma, Actress (m. 1987-till her death in 1996)
Second Wife: Rhea Pillai, Model (m. 1998; div. 2005)
Third Wife: Manyata Dutt, Actress (2008-Present)
Children Son– Shahraan (from Manyata Dutt)
Daughter(s)– Trishala Dutt (from Richa Sharma), Iqra Dutt (from Manyata Dutt)
Parents Father– Late Sunil Dutt (Actor)
Mother– Late Nargis Dutt (Actress)
Siblings Brother– None
Sisters– Priya Dutt (Politician), Namrata Dutt (both younger)

Sanjay Dutt Career

The first movie Sanjay Dutt was in was Reshma and Shera (1979); he was only 12 years old. In 1981, Sanjay’s first movie role was in Rocky, directed by his father, Sunil Dutt. The parents were excited for the movie to come out, but Sanjay’s mother, Nargis, died of cancer before the opening.

The death of Sanjay’s mother broke him, even though the film was a huge hit. The news shocked him. It is said that he became hooked on drugs after his mother died. On the other hand, Sanjay’s childish behaviour had drawn attention to himself.

Due to his drug abuse, his father, Sunil Dutt, sent him to a drug rehab centre in the United States. Because of this, his Bollywood image was also hurt. After making a few movies, Dutt’s first big hit was “Naam,” which came out in 1986.

After that, he was in several well-known movies throughout his career. He was caught in April 1993, just three weeks before Khalnayak was freed, because he was linked to the explosions in Mumbai that year.

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Not long after getting out of jail, Dutt appeared in several movies, including Vaastav: The Reality, for which he won his first Filmfare Award in 1999 for Best Actor. In the meantime, his movies Kaante and Jodi No. 1 came out in 2001.

But in 2003, Rajkumar Hirani’s Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. changed Sanjay Dutt’s look again. After the success of this movie, he was in Parineeta and Zinda, which were also big hits at the box office.

Also, his next film, Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), made him a big star. People liked how he played the lead role in the 2012 movie Agneepath. In 2017, he came back with the movie Bhoomi.

Sanjay Dutt Awards, Honours, Achievements

Sanjay Dutt

Filmfare Awards 2000: Best Actor for Vaastav: The Reality
2004: Best Comedian for Munnabhai M.B.B.S.
Star Screen Awards 2000: Best Actor for Vaastav: The Reality
2001: Best Supporting Actor for Mission Kashmir
International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) 2000: Best Actor for Vaastav: The Reality
2010: Best Performance in a Comic Role for All the Best
2013: Best Actor in a Negative Role for Agnipath
Global Indian Film Awards 2006: Best Actor for Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Stardust Awards 2004: Best Actor for Munnabhai M.B.B.S.
2007: Best Actor for Lage Raho Munna Bhai
2013: Best Actor in Negative Role for Agneepath
Zee Cine Awards 2001: Premiere Choice- Male for Mission Kashmir
2007: Best Actor Critics Awards for Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Bollywood Movie Awards 2003: Critics Award Male for Kaante
2004: Most Sensational Actor for Munnabhai M.B.B.S.
Bengal Film Journalists Association Awards 2004: Best Actor for Munnabhai M.B.B.S.

Sanjay Dutt Social Media Details

Twitter twitter.com/duttsanjay (2.5m followers)
Facebook facebook.com/Duttsanjay (10m followers)
Instagram instagram.com/duttsanjay (4.3m followers)

Sanjay Dutt Favourites

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Food Tandoori Chicken
Actor(s) Sylvester Stallone, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna
Actress(es) Sharmila Tagore, Nargis
Singer(s) Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
Book A Stone For Danny Fisher by Harold Robbins

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Sanjay Dutt Net Worth

Salary (approx.) Rs. 5-6 Crore/Film
Net Worth (approx.) Rs. 65 Crore (as of 2014)
Cars Collection Red Ferrari 599 GTB, Porsche SUV, Rolls Royce Ghost, a two-seater Audi R8, Audi Q7, BMW 7 series
Bike Collection Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

Interesting Facts About Sanjay Dutt

  • Sanjay Dutt is an Indian actor who primarily works in Bollywood movies. His parents are Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt.
  • Mohanchand Uttamchand Tyagi was Sanjay Dutt’s maternal grandfather. He was born into a wealthy Punjabi Hindu Mohyal Brahmin family in Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India. However, he became a Muslim to marry Jaddanbai Hussain.
  • Fatima Rashid was his mother’s real name, Nargis Dutt.
  • Only a few know that the Urdu language film magazine Shama let real people vote on Sanjay Dutt’s name.
  • Nargis, his mother, died in 1981, not long after his first movie, Rocky (1981), came out. People say that the death of his mother made him start using drugs.
  • Along with other people, Sanjay Dutt was arrested in April 1993 under the TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act). Terrorism charges were dropped, but he was found guilty of having guns without a permit.

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  • Richa Sharma and Sanjay Dutt got married on October 12, 1987. Richa passed away in 1996 from a brain tumour. Trishala Dutt, a daughter, was born on August 10, 1988. It is in the United States that Trishala lives with her biological grandparents.
  • Rhea Pillai used to be an air hostess and is now a model. Sanjay Dutt married her in February 1998. 2005, they broke up, and their divorce was completed in 2008.
  • He married Manyata Dutt for the third time on February 7, 2008. On October 21, 2010, they had twins, Shahraan Dutt and Iqra Dutt.
  • In August 2020, it was found that he had stage 3 lung cancer. After treatment, he is now free of lung cancer.
  • Namrata and Priya Dutt didn’t go to Sanjay Dutt and Manyata’s wedding because they weren’t happy with their marriage.
  • Priya Dutt swore at and beat up Manyata in public, and he wouldn’t accept her as his brother’s wife.
  • In 1984, she married star Kumar Gaurav, who was his sister. Their names are Saachi Kumar and Siya Kumar.
    Saachi Kumar is married to Bilal Amrohi, Kamal Amrohi’s grandson.
  • A girl named Devina Anand, daughter of Dev Anand, dated Sanjay Dutt in 1983. But for some reason, they broke up.

Sanjay Dutt

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