Sanjay Dutt is a very famous actor and producer of the Bollywood film industry. He is also known as ‘Sanju Baba’ and ‘Munna Bhai’. Sanjay has appeared in more than 180 Hindi films. He got great success as the lead actor in movies ranging from Romance to Comedy, or Roles of Thugs, Gangsters, or Action movies gave him a lot of appreciation.
Sanjay Dutt was born on 29 July 1959 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is the son of veteran actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt. He has two younger sisters Priya Dutt and Namrata Dutt. Dutt married thrice in his life. Sanjay married actress Richa Sharma in 1987. The couple was blessed with a daughter Trishala in 1988, who now lives in the U.S with her mother’s parent. His first wife Richa died in 1996 because of a brain tumor.
Then Sanjay Dutt married Rhea Pillai in 1998 but they got divorced in 2005. He then married to Manyata Dutt after two years of dating in a private ceremony in Goa in 2008. On October 21, 2010, he became the father of twins, a boy, and a girl. Their names are Iqra and Shahraan.
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Sanjay Dutt Wiki/Bio
|Birth Name||Sanjay Balraj Dutt|
|Nick Name||Sanju Baba, Munna Bhai|
|Age||(as in 2022) 63 Years|
|Debut||Film (Child Actor): Reshma Aur Shera (Hindi; 1972)|
Film (Lead Actor): Rocky (Hindi; 1981)
Film (Producer): Shortkut (Hindi; 2009)
TV: Bigg Boss Season 5 in 2011 (co-host with Salman Khan)
|Famous Role||Murli Prasad Sharma (Munna Bhai) in the "Munna Bhai Series" Films|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Leo|
|Birth Place||Bombay(Now, Mumbai), India|
|Date of Birth||29 July 1959 (Wednesday)|
|Residence||58 Smt Nargis Dutt Road, Pali Hill, Bandra, Mumbai 400050|
|Home Town||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hobbies||Playing the Guitar, Photography, Cooking, Doing Workouts, Horse Riding|
|Political Inclination||In the 2009 Lok Sabha Elections, he was offered a ticket from the Samajwadi Party to contest the election. However, he withdrew when the court refused to suspend his conviction in the illegal possession of arms case. His sister, Priya Dutt, is a Member of Indian National Congress (INC)|
|Mother's Name||Late Nargis Dutt (Actress)|
|Father's Name||Late Sunil Dutt (Actor)|
|Sister|| Priya Dutt (Politician), Namrata Dutt (both younger)|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Tina Munim, Actress (1981-1983)|
Richa Sharma, Actress (1987-1996)
Madhuri Dixit, Actress (1990-1993)
Marital Status, Wife and Children
|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)
|Marriage Date||Not Known|
|Children||Son- Shahraan (from Manyata Dutt)|
Daughter(s)- Trishala Dutt (from Richa Sharma), Iqra Dutt (from Manyata Dutt)
|School||The Lawrence School, Sanawar (Near Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh)|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Profession||Actor, Film Producer|
|Brands Endorsed||Polio treatment|
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 183 cm|
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet inches- 6’
|Weight (Approx.)||in kilograms- 85 kg|
in pounds- 187 lbs
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Punjabi|
|Blood Group||O (+ve)|
|Hair Color||Salt & Pepper|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|S*xual Orientation||Not Known|
|Dress Size||Not Known|
|Shoe Size||Not Known|
|Tatoos||Upper Arm (Left Shoulder)- Om Namah Shivaya, written in Sanskrit|
Upper Arm (Right Shoulder)- A Dragon breathing fire
Right Arm- Two Samurai soldiers one below the other, one in black and white, the other colorful, with Japanese flowers falling over them
Left Shoulder Blade- Shiv Gayatri Mantra
Left Forearm- A snake and “Dilnawaz," his wife Maanayata's real name
Right Forearm- A lion and the words “Simba Rules"
Chest- His parents’ names Nargis in Urdu and Sunil Dutt in Devanagari
Neck- A Tibetan Om, his birth sign Leo and a red-inked tattoo of the numerical one
|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|
|Favourite Food||Tandoori Chicken|
|Favourite Actors||Sylvester Stallone, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna|
|Favourite Singer||Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar|
|Favourite Actress||Sharmila Tagore, Nargis|
|Favourite Book||A Stone For Danny Fisher by Harold Robbins|
|Controversies||In 1982, he was arrested possessing illegal drugs and was imprisoned for 5 months.|
In 1993, he was arrested under TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act) for possessing illegal arms (in this case AK-56) during the 1993 Mumbai Serial Blasts. However, he was released on bail in October 1995, but was re-arrested in December 1995. In April 1997, he was again released on bail.
He spent 7 months in Pune's Arthur Road Jail during the period of 2006-07.
On 31 July 2007, TADA Court cleared him of charges related to the Mumbai blasts and sentenced him 6 years of rigorous imprisonment for possessing illegal weapons and was moved to the Yerwada Jail in Pune. On 20 August 2007, he was granted bail and on 22 October 2007, he was again sent to Jail. On 27 November 2007, the Supreme Court granted him bail.
On 21 March 2013, the Supreme Court of India upheld the TADA verdict, however, reduced the sentence from 6 years to 5 years imprisonment and was given a month to surrender.
Sanjay Dutt completed his schooling at The Lawrence School, Sanwar(Near Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh). After schooling, Sanjay Dutt did not join any educational institute. He was good at the study but at the same time, he grievously addicted to drugs during his high school days. Later, he decided to leave this bad habit and became successful to get rid of it through drug rehabilitation. He also changed his name from ‘Sunjay’ to ‘Sanjay with an aim to begin a new life with a new name.
Sanjay’s mother had a life-threatening disease Pancreatic Cancer, and after a long period of suffering with it, she died on 2 May 1981. Posterior her death, when he saw an audio record of Nargis struggling for her life, he lost into gloom and wept for many days, as in it, she revealed her last wish for his son to preserve his natural instinct throughout his life and to never show off.
Sanju made his Hindi film acting debut as a child actor with the film ‘Reshma Aur Shera’ in 1972, In 1981, He made his lead role debut with the hit film Rocky, That was a big hit on Theaters.
Sanjay Dutt Net Worth
Sanjay Dutt earns the majority of his earning from Brand Endorsements for which he charges Rs. 5- 6 Crores, As of now he has a total net worth of $30 Million. With such an achievement, He is always ahead when it comes to social cause and charity work.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||$ 30 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||Under Review|
|Income Source||Actor, Film Producer|
Sanjay Dutt is the Brand Ambassador for Polio treatment and various other states of India for tourism. Also, he is among the highest payer of income tax in the country. Apart from acting, Dutt is also a film producer, stage performer, and reality TV show Host. He has also invested in multiple real – estate properties.
Sanjay Dutt owns Multiple Houses in Mumbai. Sanjay Dutt Lives in 58 Smt. Nargis Dutt Road, Pali Hill, Bandra, Mumbai. The road is named after his mother. Sanjay bought this House in 2009. The Present Value of the House is around Rs. 3.5 Crores.
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‘Naam’ was Dutt’s second movie and first big critical success for him which was released in 1986. He kept on delivering hit movies in the 1990s, with films such as Aatish: Feel the Fire and Saajan among several others. In 1999, he touched the sky with his superhit movie- Vaastav: His role as Raghunath Namdev Shivalkar or Raghu was highly appreciated by the film critics and audiences.
He acted the National Award-winning film Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. which won him several awards in 2003. This movie’s sequel Lage Raho Munna Bhai was one of the biggest hits of his career.
In the 2009 Lok Sabha Elections, Samajwadi Party gave him a ticket to contest the election, but due to his illegal possession of arms case, he couldn’t start the campaign and withdrew his candidature. In the same year, he also produced a film ‘Shortkut.
Sanjay Dutt appeared as a co-host with the actor Salman Khan in a TV show Bigg Boss Season 5 in 2011.
In Agneepath which released he played the role of a psychotic villain Kaancha, which was immensely praised by audiences and critics. He then played a cameo in the highly acclaimed film PK in 2014.
|1971||Reshma Aur Shera|
|1982||Johny I Love You, Vidhaata|
|1983||Main Awara Hoon, Bekaraar|
|1984||Zameen Asmaan, Mera Faisla|
|1985||Do Dilon Ki Dastaan, Jaan Ki Baazi|
|1986||Naam, Mera Haque, Jeeva|
|1987||Imaandaar, Naam O Nishan, Inaam Dus Hazaar|
|1988||Mardon Wali Baat, Khatron Ke Khiladi, Mohabbat Ke Dushman, Kabzaa, Jeete Hain Shaan Se|
|1989||Do Qaidi, Ilaaka, Kanoon Apna Apna, Taaqatwar, Hum Bhi Insaan Hain, Hathyar|
|1990||Zahreelay, Kroadh, Thanedaar, Tejaa, Khatarnaak, Jeene Do|
|1991||Khoon Ka Karz, Do Matwale, Saajan, Sadak, Yodha, Qurbani Rang Layegi, Fateh|
|1992||Adharm, Sahebzaade, Sarphira, Yalgaar, Jeena Marna Tere Sang|
|1993||Kshatriya, Gumrah, Sahibaan, Meri Aan, Khalnayak|
|1994||Zamane Se Kya Darna, Insaaf Apne Lahoo Se, Pyar Ka Rog, Amaanat, Aatish: Feel the Fire|
|1995||Andolan, Jai Vikraanta|
|1997||Mahaanta, Daud, Sanam|
|1998||Dushman, Achanak, Chandralekha|
|1999||Daag: The Fire, Kartoos, Safari, Haseena Maan Jaayegi, Vaastav: The Reality, Khoobsurat|
|2000||Khauff, Baaghi, Chal Mere Bhai, Mission Kashmir, Kurukshetra, Raju Chacha, Jung, Nidaan|
|2002||Pitaah, Hum Kisise Kum Nahin, Yeh Hai Jalwa, Maine Dil Tujhko Diya, Hathyar, Annarth, Kaante|
|2003||Ek Aur Ek Gyarah, LOC Kargil, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.|
|2004||Plan, Rudraksh, Deewaar, Rakht, Musafir|
|2005||Shabd, Tango Charlie, Parineeta, Dus, Viruddh... Family Comes First, Shaadi No. 1, Ek Ajnabee, Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!|
|2006||Tathastu, Zinda, Taxi No. 9211, Anthony Kaun Hai, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Sarhad Paar|
|2007||Eklavya: The Royal Guard, Nehlle Pe Dehlla, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Dhamaal, Om Shanti Om, Dus Kahaniyan|
|2008||Superstar, Woodstock Villa, Mehbooba, C Kkompany, Kidnap, EMI|
|2009||Kal Kissne Dekha, Luck, Shortkut, Blue, All The Best: Fun Begins, Aladin|
|2010||Lamhaa, Knock Out, Tees Maar Khan, No Problem, Toonpur Ka Super Hero|
|2011||Ready, Double Dhamaal, Chatur Singh Two Star, Rascals, Ra.One, Desi Boyz|
|2012||Agneepath, Department, Son of Sardaar|
|2013||Zila Ghaziabad, Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke, Policegiri, Zanjeer|
|2018||Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3|
|2019||Kalank, Torbaaz, Prasthanam Remake, Panipat|
Facts About Sanjay Dutt
- Does Sanjay Dutt drink alcohol?: Yes
- Does Sanju Baba smoke?: Yes
- His present wife’s name is Manyata, but her real name is Dilnawaz Sheikh.
- Moreover, an audio recording of a conversation between Sanjay Dutt and Chhota Shakeel surfaced in the media, in which Sanjay Dutt used abusive language.
- During the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, he was offered a ticket by the Samajwadi Party. The court refused to suspend his conviction in the illegal possession of arms case, so he withdrew.
- At the Yerwada Jail, he was allotted the prisoner number- 16656.
- After he was arrested in 1993 for his alleged involvement in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, he was out of work for four years. Ajay Devgan, Saif Ali Khan, Salman Khan, and Akshay Kumar showed their support for Sanjay Dutt at that time.
- He plays the guitar very well and has won the Gold medal for playing the guitar in a competition in the USA.
- Sanju’s younger sister, Namrata Dutt, is married to actor Kumar Gaurav.
- During his 5 years in Pune’s Yerwada Jail, Sanjay Dutt earned 38000, and he spent most of it on daily expenses.
- After Sanjay Dutt was released from the Yerwada Jail in February 2016, Rajkumar Hirani announced that he would make a biopic about his life.
- In 2018, Ranbir Kapoor was confirmed to play Sanjay Dutt in his biopic “Sanju.”
- He was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer at Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital in August 2020 after complaining of chest pain and breathlessness; however, he tested negative for the COVID-19.
Is Sanju a real story?
‘Sanju’ movies are the biopic of Sanjay Dutt in which Ranbir Kapoor played the role of Sanjay Dutt. It is an endorsed biopic of Sanjay Dutt, as told by Sanjay Dutt! This is the version of his life that he (plus Manyata + family) will want people to believe and remember.
Who is Sanjay Dutt’s best friend?
Paresh Ghelani is the best friend of Sanjay Dutt. His character is also featured in the film Sanju which was played by actor Vicky Kaushal. This film shows how Paresh was supporting Sanjay Dutt in every problem.
Is Sanjay Dutt sick?
Bollywood Actor Sanjay Dutt is diagnosed with stage-three lung cancer and is likely to visit America for his treatment. He was previously admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital after he complained of breathlessness’ but the 61-year-old actor was released soon after his COVID-19 report came negative.
Who is Ruby in the real life of Sanjay Dutt?
Ruby, played by Sonam Kapoor, has been projected as one of Sanjay Dutt’s ex-girlfriends. As per the reports, Sonam’s character is an amalgamation of Sanjay’s ex-girlfriends and the character is based loosely on Tinu Munim or Madhuri Dixit.
Who gave drugs to Sanjay Dutt in real life?
He is forced into drugs by a man called Zubin Mistry, played by Jim Sarbh. At one point, the film says that Mistry himself used glucose powder while giving hardcore drugs to Dutt.