20 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt, Bollywood actor has been released on 2 weeks’ furlough by the Yerwada Central Jail authorities on 24th December 2014. Sanjay Dutt played an important role in the recently released “PK” movie directed by Rajkumar Hirani and co-produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Sanjay Dutt was invited for a special screening of “PK” by Rajkumar Hirani. Sanjay Dutt attended the screening alongwith his wife Maanyata and children Iqra and Shahraan.
Here are the 20 interesting facts you may not know about Sanjay Dutt:
1) Sanjay Dutt was born in 1959 to Sunil Dutt and Nargis, who were legendary film actors of Hindi cinema.
2) Sanjay Dutt married actress Richa Sharma in 1987 but unfortunately Richa died in 1996 due to brain tumour.
3) Sanjay Dutt’s first marriage’s daughter is Trishala, who was born in 1988 and currently stays in United States with her grandparents.
4) Sanjay Dutt married model Rhea Pillai in 1998 and they divorced in 2005.
5) After 2 years of dating, Sanjay Dutt married Manyata (real name : Dilnawaz Sheikh) in 2008.
6) Sanjay Dutt became a father to twins : boy named Shahraan and girl named Iqra in 2010.
7) Sanjay Dutt has appeared in 3 consecutive hits : Daag – The Fire, Haseena Maan Jaayegi and Vaastav : The Reality which was released on the same year 1999.
8) Sanjay Dutt earned his first Best Actor in a Leading Role Award at Filmfare Awards for his performance in the movie Vaastav : The Reality.
9) Sanjay Dutt’s performances in Mission Kashmir, Kurukshetra, Jodi No. 1, Kaante, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Musafir, Parineeta, Shabd, Zinda has won critical acclaim and box-office successes.
10) Sanjay Dutt co-hosted the 5th Season of the Indian Reality Show Bigg Boss alongwith Salman Khan which was aired at ‘Colors’ from 2nd October 2011 to 7th January 2012.
11) Sanjay Dutt launched India’s first professionally organized mixed martial arts league – the Super Fight League alongwith entrepreneur IPL cricket team owner Raj Kundra on 16th January 2012.
12) Sanjay Dutt is referred to as “Deadly Dutt” for portraying larger-than-life character roles in some of the most popular Hindi films.
13) Sanjay Dutt has acted in movie genres ranging from romance to comedy and gangsters to police officers.
14) Sanjay Dutt was arrested under TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act) in 1993 due to illegal possession of AK-56 assault rifle.
15) Sanjay Dutt has been imprisoned for 5 years for illegal possession of arms in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case in 2013.
16) Irrespective of his roller-coaster personal life, Sanjay Dutt is still loved by his fans for his Unique Walking Style, Muscular Physique and for being the Original Bad Boy of Bollywood.
17) Sanjay Dutt’s favorite actor is Arnold Schwarzenegger.
18) Sanjay Dutt was the original choice for Deepak Malhotra’s role in Yash Chopra’s ‘Lamhe‘.
19) His fans and people in Bollywood often refer Sanjay Dutt by his favorite nicknames “Sanju Baba“, “Baba”, “Munna”.
20) Priya Dutt, an Indian politician who represents Indian National Congress is Sanjay Dutt’s sister.