Bollywood’s Beloved Sanju Baba: Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt is an Indian Film actor who has acted in over a 100 films since his inception at the mainstream Bollywood. He is one of the famous celebrities in India making it into the list of successful actors in the B-Town. Having made his mark for more than 3 decades now, Sanjay Dutt has won many awards and accolades for several hit films he has acted in. The veteran actor is famous for exhibiting larger than life gangster or policeman on-screen. He has excelled is imitating the bad-ass roles in action sequels to perfection. He has been a part of 4 national award winning films. The actor stands out shoulder to shoulder with Bollywood’s biggest superstars with his outstanding performances in biggest hits at the box office.
Sanjay Dutt Age, Height, Weight, and Other Numbers
Sanjay Dutt has gone through many different phases in Bollywood. From being super skinny to exhibiting his well-carved body, and from a fit physique to a little obese stature, Bollywood has seen many phases of the actor. He has graced the Bollywood fraternity with his larger than life screen presence and ethical acting abilities which were inherited in the actor right since his childhood. Here’s a complete trump card that gives analytical details about our Sanju Baba.
Sanjay Dutt Body Vitals
Age: 57 years (as in 11th April 2017)
Height: 183 centimeters, 6 feet
Weight: 84 kilograms, 185 pounds
Chest: 44 inches
Waist: 36 inches
Biceps: 16 inches
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sanjay Dutt’s Biography
Sanjay Dutt Family
Sanjay Dutt was born on 29th July 1959 to the famous actor, producer, and politician, Sunil Dutt. His mother, Nargis was also an established actress in the industry. He is the eldest son in the family with two younger sisters on his back. His younger sister, Priya is a leading politician of the Indian National Congress while Namrata leads a low-key lifestyle.
His mother died of cancer just before the premiere of her son’s debut film in 1981. Sunil Dutt expired on 5th May 2005 due to a heart failure. Prior to his debut, Sanjay Dutt’s mother was annoyed with the actor for his persisting drug addiction habits. Sanjay has been married thrice and has 3 children from two wives.
Baba in the Bollywood
Sanjay Dutt had appeared as a child actor once in his father’s acting venture, Reshma Aur Shera in 1972. The young Dutt played the role of a Qawali singer in the film. After that, he wasn’t seen on the big screen until his debut. Sanjay Dutt’s first movie was Rocky.
The movie, Rocky was released in 1981 and was loved by the audience and the critics. It was a huge success at the box office that established Sanjay’s place as a prime Bollywood actor. He then featured in a series of movies like Vidhata, Main Awara Hoon, and Jaan Ki Baazi. He struggled in his early phases due to his drug addiction and it showed on his demeaning performances in the movies. He made a strong come back in 1985 with Jaan Ki Baazi after he returned from his rehabilitation from the United States.
He made a strong comeback starring in several movies like Ikka, Mardo Waali Baat, Hum Bhi Insaan Hain, Kaanoon Apna Apna, Taaqatwar, and much more. The films were well received by the audiences and the critics. Sanjay Dutt was prolific in his roles where he usually played a cop, gangster, or a thug. Dutt featured in few of the best movies of the era. Movies like Saajan, Sadak, Khal Nayak, Hathyar, and Naam were all critically applauded and cemented his place as a top actor in the Bollywood. The sweet success was short-lived after he was arrested in 1993 in accusation of involvement in the 93 Bomb blast series.
After his release from the jail, Sanjay Dutt tried to re-establish himself with several movies but was met with failure. The movies didn’t go according to the likings of the actor and Dutt experienced a career low during 1997-1998. 1999 was the best year of his entire career where he featured in a total of 5 super-hit films. Kartoos and Khoobsurat were the major financial success. Daag and Haseena Maan Jayegi were commercially successful too. But Sanjay’s acting prowess was tested for good in Vastav. The movie garnered several awards and recognitions for its prolific screenplay, dialogues, and overall presentation. Sanjay Dutt was showered with many awards after his heart-wrenching skills he showcased in the movie. Sanjay went on to play the gangster roles many times in future and at each time awed the audiences with his stunning personification as a Mafia. Here’s a best of Sanjay Dutt films that will introduce you to his acting caliber.
Sanjay Dutt Super hit Movies
- Vaastav: The Reality (1999)
- Khalnayak (1993)
- Sadak (1991)
- Munna Bhai M.B.B.S (2003)
- Naam (1986)
- Lagey Raho Munna Bhai (2006)
- Kaante (2002)
- Daag (1999)
- Saajan (1991)
- Agneepath (2012)
- Mission Kashmir (2000)
- All the best: The Fun Begins (2009)
- Jodi No. 1 (2001)
Sanjay Dutt has also made his featured in one of the iconic songs of Bollywood. Though he is not an eccentric dancer, he has covered up his lack of dancing abilities with his supreme power to emote. Here’s a list of songs that prove his supremacy in the industry.
Sanjay Dutt Hit Songs
- Tu Kal Chala Jaayega, Naam (1986)
- Samjho Ho Hi Gaya, Lagey Raho Munna Bhai (2006)
- M Bole Toh, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S (2003)
- Aye Shivani, Khoobsurat (1999)
- Chitti Aayi Hain, Naam (1986)
- Saaki, Musafir (2004)
- Choli Ke Peeche, Khalnayak (1993)
- Ishq Bhi Kya Cheez Hain, Kurukshetra (2000)
- Har Taraf Hain Ye Shor, Vaastav (1999)
- Jeeyen Toh Jeeyen Kaise, Saajan (1991)
- Tharki Chokro, PK (2014)
Likes, Dislikes, and More
Hailing from a healthy Bollywood Background, Sanjay was raised with all the luxuries in life. He sometimes misused his luxuries with useless addictions of drugs and alcohol consumption. Fortunately, the actor restrained himself from the addictions with professional counseling and consoling. He is a good cook, loves to play guitar, and spends time in workouts and exercises. He is trained horse rider and also likes to click. Here’s a complete list of the actor’s favorite everything.
Favorite Food: Tandoori Chicken
Favorite Destination: The United States of America
Favorite Book: A stone by Danny Fisher by Harold Robbins
Favorite Superstars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sunil Dutt, Rajesh Khanna, Nargis, Sharmila Tagore
Favorite Sports: Cricket
Controversies is mainstream, Sanju Baba is involved in Scandals
He has been the bait of the headlines for years now. Ever since he has debuted in the industry, controversies have piled up to add to his resume. Sanjay Dutt has its own way of dealing them out, but one after another he collides with problems that are so huge that it would be justified to call them scandals. Here are a few controversies turned scandals we wished Sanjay Dutt had turned his face from. Unfortunately for the veteran actor, it has cost him many years and struggle in the personal life.
Sanjay Dutt Controversies
- Involvement in 1993 Bombay Bombings
Sanjay Dutt was accused of being involved in the terrorist activities related to Bombay Bomb blasts in 1993. He was arrested under TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive activities Act) for illegal possession of arms which were later used in the 93 bombings. In the same year, he admitted his involvement and was sentenced to eight months. He countered his claims and tried to seek a bail from the court. He was found guilty and the court gave his arrest issues in 1994. Sanjay spent a total of 16 months in jail in 1995 but was granted bail soon after by the Supreme Court. In 2006, Sanjay Dutt was acquitted of his TADA charges but sentenced him for allegedly possessing arms. Ever since Dutt has been in and out of the jail for his ongoing case. He completed his sentence on 25th February 2016 and returned home free of all charges.
- Arrested for possessing illegal drugs
Prior to his release in 1982, Sanja Dutt was arrested by the Mumbai Police for possessing illegal substances and drugs. The actor had a long time problem of running into illegal substances which he was very much addicted to. He spent a 5-month sentence for his guilty. The actor has openly admitted that he has tried his hands on all kind of drugs in his youth and doesn’t wish to visit the memory lane.
- Moral Policing didn’t go well with Ameesha
Sanjay Dutt was furious with Ameesha’s revealing dress at Rohit Dhawan’s sangeet. According to the actor, the dress was too revealing. Therefore, the actor got a dupatta and draped her revealing outfit with it. Ameesha wasn’t happy with Sanjay’s moral policing and claimed that the actor had touched her improperly. The things have always been sour between the gorgeous actress and Dutt’s from that day.
- The Underworld Connections
A tape was brought under the limelight where Sanjay Dutt was recorded speaking with the Mumbai Underworld Don, Chotta Shakeel. Sanjay was accused of money laundering business deals between the Bollywood and underworld. However, nothing suspicious was discovered in the tape. Chotta Shakeel being a dreaded don responsible for numerous murders, extortions, and kidnappings, Dutt’s conversation with the don raised quite a few eyebrows.
Relationships, Affairs, Girlfriends and more
Dutt’s scandalous life events are matched with his even more intriguing relationships. He has had a string of unsuccessful relationships and 2 unsuccessful marriages. Sanjay Dutt has attracted a lot of personal problems owing to the gruesome series of events. Sanjay was rumored to be dating Tina Munim in his early Bollywood stages. Soon after, he was married to actress, Richa Sharma. The duo stirred a split due to infidelity from Sanjay’s side. It is believed that the actor’s growing proximity with Madhuri Dixit hampered their marriage. The couple divorced in 1996.
The rumors say it that Madhuri dumped Dutt after his arrest in the TADA case. However, Madhuri’s father didn’t like his daughter hanging out with the superstar because he was bound in marriage. Dutt then married the model turned actress, Rhea Pillai in 1998. The marriage couldn’t go beyond 2005, where the duo called it quits on official papers.
Sanjay Dutt is now married to the actress, Manyata Dutt. Both his sisters disapproved of their marriage owing to the actress’s past and participation in B-Grade movies. They didn’t attend their wedding either which was held in Goa on 7th Feb 2008.
Dutt has three children altogether from two wives. Two children, Sharaan and Iqra were born to Manyata Dutt while Trsihala is his daughter from his first wife, Richa. Trishala stays with her grandparents in the USA after Dutt lost his custody case because of his drug addictions probe.
Money, There is a whole lot of it!
Sanjay Dutt was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. The actor has had fame and money right from his childhood. With more than 100 films in his career, the productional endeavors, and brand endorsements of several products in the country, Sanjay has piled up an empire for himself. The money has flown through all gates in the Dutt’s House
Sanjay Dutt Net Worth
The estimated net worth of the Raghu fame Sanjay Dutt is 175 crore rupees. The amount is a remuneration of the fees from the movies, brand endorsements, property investments, and a fleet of luxury cars. Sanjay Dutt charges around 4-8 crore rupees per film and is one of the richest celebrities in the B-Town.
Cars Collection: Ferrari 599 GTB, Rolls Royce Ghost, Audi A8L W12, Audi Q7, Audi R8, Toyota Land Cruiser, Bentley Continental GT, Lexus MX470, Mercedes M-Class, Porsche SUV.
Bikes Collection: Harley Davidson, Ducati
Awards, Accolades, and Recognitions
Sanjay Dutt has proved his mettle as an actor in more than 100 films in his career. The actor has been a part of 4 national award winning movies. He has had over 27 nominations in prestigious award functions and has managed to claim 10 trophies from it. Here is a complete list of awards our Sanju Baba has earned in his long defining career spell of 35 years.
Sanjay Dutt Awards
- Filmfare award for the best actor for Vaastav: The Reality (2000)
- Filmfare award for the best performance in a comic role for Munna Bhai M.B.B.S (2004)
- IIFA award for the best actor for Vaastav: The Reality (2000)
- 2 Stardust award for the actor of the year for Munna Bhai Series (2004,2007)
- IIFA award for the best performance in a comic role for All the best (2010)
- Zee Cine Premiere Choice Award-Male for Mission Kashmir (2001)
- Bollywood movie award for the most sensational actor for Munna Bhai M.B.B.S (2004)
- Bollywood movie critics award-Male for Kaante (2003)
- Zee Cine Critics award for the best actor-Male for Lagey Raho Munna Bhai (2007)
Social Media Buzz
Sanjay Dutt is active on twitter with 1.52 million followers. The actor is highly responsive towards his fans messages and doesn’t fail to thank them time and again for the solidarity support, they have shown during his difficult times. His twitter handle is @duttsanjay. He doesn’t use Instagram to connect with his fan following. He operates his own website, sanjayduttproductions.com. He primly uses the website for business related matters and to foresee his production endeavors.
Sanjay Dutt is one of the talented actors in the Bollywood. Had he stayed away from the controversies, Dutt would’ve bamboozled audiences with his terrific screen presence and acting abilities. He would’ve been as big as a superstar like the Bollywood’s Khans. Unfortunately for Sanjay, his career in the Bollywood was grief-stricken with tragedy. His casualness and notorious obligations caused him the chance to achieve the ultimate stardom. Nonetheless, the actor has delivered outstanding performances and has shined through his good and the bad times. One of the most talented action heroes in the industry, Dashing Dutt will be remembered for his spectacular performances in movies like Munna Bhai M.B.B.S and Vaastav.