Sanjay Dutt Biography, Life Story, Age, Career, Achievements
Sanjay Balraj Dutt (संजय दत्त, born 29 July 1959) is an Indian film actor and producer known for his work in Hindi cinema (Bollywood). He was educated at The Lawrence School, Sanawar. The son of veteran Hindi film actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt, he made his acting debut in 1981 and has since appeared in more than 187 Hindi films. Although Dutt has enjoyed great success as a lead actor in genres ranging from romance to comedy, it has been the roles of gangsters, thugs and police officers in the drama and action genres that have won him much appreciation. The Indian media and audiences alike popularly refer to him as Deadly Dutt for his larger-than-life portrayals of such characters.
In a film career spanning more than 37 years, Dutt has won two Filmfare Awards, two IIFA Awards, two Bollywood Movie Awards, three Screen Awards, three Stardust Awards, two Zee Cine Awards, and a Global Indian Film Award. Four of his films have won various National Film Awards. He has won most of his awards for Vaastav: The Reality, Mission Kashmir, Munna Bhai MBBS, and Lage Raho Munna Bhai. He won three Best Actor awards for Vaastav: The Reality.
Dutt was arrested under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) in April 1993. Charges of terrorism were dropped but he was convicted of illegal possession of weapons. After serving his sentence with good behaviour and conduct, he was released on 25 February 2016.
Dutt was born to cinema actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis. He has two sisters, Priya Dutt and Namrata Dutt. He is a devout Hindu who has read holy scriptures and theological works. His mother died in 1981, shortly before his debut film’s premiere; her death is cited as the instigator of his drug abuse. As a child actor, Dutt appeared in the 1972 film Reshma Aur Shera, which starred his father; he appeared briefly as a qawali singer. Dutt married actress Richa Sharma in 1987. She died of a brain tumour in 1996. The couple have a daughter, Trishala, born in 1988, who lives in the United States with her maternal grandparents. Dutt’s second marriage was to model Rhea Pillai in 1998. The divorce finalised in 2008. Dutt married Manyata (born Dilnawaz Sheikh) in 2008 in a private ceremony in Goa, after two years of dating. On 21 October 2010, he became a father to twins, a boy and a girl.
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