(Last Updated on : 19-09-2019)
Sanjay Dutt is one of the most popularIndian actors
who have been featured in numerous Hindi movies
. He is the son of legendary actors Sunil Dutt
. Sanjay Dutt made his acting debut with the Hindi film Rocky in the year 1981. He has acted in many blockbuster movies that have established him as a leading actor. He is lovingly called Sanju Baba by his close friends and fans.
Early Life of Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Balraj Dutt was born on 29th July 1959 in Mumbai
to renowned actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis. He has two sisters, Priya Dutt and Namrata Dutt. He was educated at the Lawrence School Sanawar. He has also worked as a child actor and appeared in the film Reshma Aur Shera in 1972, along with his father. His mother died in 1981, shortly before his debut films premiere; her death is cited as the instigator of his drug abuse.
Career of Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt made his movie debut in Bollywood with the film Rocky that released in 1981. Unfortunately his mother died 3 days before the premier of his debut film. During the 1980's he was featured in several other films such as Hathyar, Kabzaa, Taaqatwar, Naam, Jeeva and Vidhata. Sanjay Dutt has been established as a Bollywood star by the 1990s and acted in hit films like Khoon Ka Karz, Thanedaar and Sadak. The major turning point in his career finally came with Subhash Ghai
directed film Khalnayak. This film made the whole nation aware about the birth of a new star. His convincing portrayal of the villainous role in the film gave his career a much-needed boost. He also received a Filmfare
nomination for the role of a best actor. His next powerhouse performance was in the Bollywood flick Vaastav, for which he received awards and critical acclamations. Subsequently he starred in many other movies like Mission Kashmir, Kartoos, Haseena Maan Jayegi, Daag: The Fire, Khoobsurat and others. Sanjay Dutt earned major success with his movie Munnabhai M.B.B.S. and Lage Raho Munnabhai which earned him many prestigious awards of the film fraternity and further cemented his place as one of the best actors in the Indian Film Industry.
Sanjay Dutt also appeared in the remake version of the film Agneepath where he played the character of the main antagonist named "Kancha Cheena". His performance in the film has been appreciated by both his fans and critics. He was also seen excelling in diverse roles in Bollywood films such as Jodi No. 1, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Kidnap, Son of Sardaar, Dhamaal, Blue (2009), All The Best: Fun Begins, Knockout and many others.
Along with his friend and director Sanjay Gupta
, Sanjay Dutt also formed a production company called White Feather Films. Jointly they have produced Bollywood films like Kaante, Musafir and Zinda. He has also co-hosted the Indian television reality show Big Boss Season 5
, along with Salman Khan
. He along with entrepreneur Raj Kundra launched Indias first professionally organised mixed martial arts
league Super Fight League in 2012.
Achievements of Sanjay Dutt
For his superb acting skills, Sanjay Dutt has received several national and international awards for his films. He has won the following awards:
Filmfare Award for Best Actor
, Star Screen Awards
and IIFA Awards
for Vaastav: The Reality (2000).
Filmfare Award for Best Comedian
, Bollywood Movie Award - Most
Sensational Actor, BFJA Awards Best Actor and Stardust Star of the Year Award - Male in Munnabhai M.B.B.S. (2004).
Star Screen Awards Best Supporting Actor
and Zee Premiere Choice - Male for Mission Kashmir (2001).
IIFA Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role
for All the Best (2010).
Global Indian Film Awards, Critics Choice Awards – Best Actor (Male), Stardust Star of the Year Award - Male and Zee Cine Awards
- Best Actor (Male) Critics Awards for Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006).
Stardust Award for Best Actor in Negative Role for Agneepath (2013).
Filmography of Sanjay Dutt
The Filmography of Sanjay Dutt is as follows:
Johny I Love You (1982)
Main Awara Hoon (1983)
Mera Faisla (1984)
Zameen Aasmaan (1984)
Jaan Ki Baazi (1985)
Do Dilon Ki Dastaan (1985)
Mera Haque (1986)
Naam O Nishan (1987)
Inaam Dus Hazaar (1987)
Jeete Hain Shaan Se (1988)
Mohabbat Ke Dushman (1988)
Khatron Ke Khiladi (1988)
Mardon Wali Baat (1988)
Kanoon Apna Apna (1989)
Hum Bhi Insaan Hain (1989)
Do Qaidi (1989)
Jeene Do (1990)
Qurbani Rang Layegi (1991)
Khoon Ka Karz (1991)
Do Matwale (1991)
Jeena Marna Tere Sang (1992)
Zamane Se Kya Darna (1994)
Insaaf Apne Lahoo Se (1994)
Jai Vikraanta (1995)
Daag: The Fire (1999)
Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999)
Vaastav: The Reality (1999)
Chal Mere Bhai (2000)
Mission Kashmir (2000)
Jodi No.1 (2001)
Hum Kisise Kum Nahin (2002)
Maine Dil Tujhko Diya (2002)
Ek Aur Ek Gyarah (2003)
LOC Kargil (2003)
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)
Shaadi No. 1 (2005)
Anthony Kaun Hai (2006)
Lage Raho Munnabhai
Nehlle Pe Dehlla (2007)
Sarhad Paar (2007)
Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)
All The Best: Fun Begins (2009)
Knock Out (2010)
No Problem (2010)
Double Dhamaal (2011)
Chatur Singh Two Star (2011)
Son of Sardaar (2012)
Zila Ghaziabad (2013)
Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 (2018)
Personal Life of Sanjay Dutt
In the year 1986, Sanjay Dutt married Richa Sharma and the couple had a daughter named Trishala. Soon Sharma was diagnosed with cancer
and died on 10th December 1996. He next married model Rhea Pillai
in 1998 but they soon got divorced in 2005. Finally Sanjay Dutt married Manyata in 2008. The couple have a boy named Shahraan and a girl named Iqra.