Sanjay Balraj Dutt is an Indian actor who works in Hindi films. He is the son of actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis. Dutt made his Bollywood movie debut with the box-office super hit Rocky in 1981.
About Sanjay Dutt in brief
Sanjay Balraj Dutt is an Indian actor who works in Hindi films. He is the son of actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis. Dutt made his Bollywood movie debut with the box-office super hit Rocky in 1981. The 1986 film Naam was a turning point in Dutt’s career, it was a major commercial and critical success. His successes continued in the 1990s, with films that include Tejaa, Khatarnaak, Zahreelay, Thanedaar, Khoon Ka Karz, Yalgaar, Gumrah, Sahibaan and Aatish: Feel the Fire. He was arrested under the TADA and the Arms Act in April 1993 and was convicted for violation of Arms Act for possession of illegal weapons procured from other accused in the 1993 Bombay bombings. After serving his sentence, he was released in 2016. His life receives considerable media coverage in India, and in 2018, Sanju, a biopic based on his life, was released to positive reviews and emerged as one of the highest-grossers of Indian cinema. 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 briefly as a qawali singer in the 1972 film Reshma Aur Shera, which starred his father.
He went on to star in some of the most era-defining Indian films of the early 1990s as Sadakan and Khalnayak, for which he earned his second Filmfare Award nomination. He earned his first Best Actor at the ceremony for playing a common man-turned-gangster in Vaastav: The Reality. He also won accolades for playing an army officer in Mission Kashmir, a soft-hearted goofy gangster in Munna Bhai M. B. S. and its sequel Lage Raho MunNA Bhai. His performances in both Kabzaa and J. P. Dutta’s 1989 Hathyar were both well received by critics although both films only managed average collections at the box office. In 1985 he shot Jaan Ki Baazi, his first film in two years. He appeared in successful films throughout the ’80s such as Imaandaar, Inaam Dus Hazaar, Jeete Hain Shaan Se, Mardon Wali Baat, Ilaaka, Hum Bhi Insaan Hain, Kanoon Apna Apna and Taaqatwar. In the late 1980s he was seen in a number of multi-starrers alongside leading actors like Govinda, Mithun, Dharmendra, Jackie Shroff and Sunny Deol.