Sanjay Dutt Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki Full NameSanjay Balraj Dutt Nickname(s)Sanju Baba, Munna Bhai Profession(s)Actor, Film Producer Famous RoleMurli Prasad Sharma (Munna Bhai); in the "Munna Bhai Series" Films Physical Stats & More 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 Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 44 inches - Waist: 36 inches - Biceps: 16 inches Eye ColourDark Brown Hair ColourSalt & Pepper Personal Life Date of Birth29 July 1959 Age (as in 2017)58 Years BirthplaceBombay, Bombay State (Now, Mumbai), India Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo Signature
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sanjay Dutt
Does Sanjay Dutt smoke?: Yes
Does Sanjay Dutt drink alcohol?: Yes
His mother Nargis used to call him “Chand.”
His mother, Nargis, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she died on 2 May 1981, 5 days before the release of “Rocky,” which was Sanjay’s first film, Nargis wanted to see his son on the silver screen but unfortunately, she couldn’t.
He started taking drugs when he was in high school.
He changed the spelling of his name from “Sunjay” to “Sanjay” after his drug rehabilitation; as he wanted to start a new life with a new name.
During an interview, he revealed that although he was very close to his mother, Nargis, he didn’t weep on her death. He also said that once his father, Sunil Dutt, sent him an audio record of Nargis (when she was not well and was struggling for her life), and when he played the audio, he wept for almost next 4-5 hours; remembering his deceased mother. In the audio, Nargis asked Sanjay to keep his natural instinct throughout his life and to never show off.
He was listed among the leading Bollywood actors after the 1986 blockbuster film- Naam. His role in the film was critically praised, both by the audience and the critics.
He was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor Award for the first time in 1992 for the film- Saajan.
He was out of work for 4 years; after he was arrested in 1993 for his alleged involvement in the 1993 Mumbai Serial Blasts. The rising stars of that time including Ajay Devgan, Saif Ali Khan, Salman Khan, and Akshay Kumar, showed their support for Sanjay Dutt.
The 1999 blockbuster film- Vaastav: The Reality received critical acclaims and his role was considered one of the best performances in his career.
The character of Munna Bhai in the National Award-winning blockbuster film Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003), is considered the iconic role in his career.
He plays the guitar very well and has won the Gold medal for playing the guitar in a competition in the USA.
His first wife, Richa Sharma, died due to Cancer in 1996.
His younger sister, Namrata, is married to actor Kumar Gaurav.
After the death of his first wife, Richa, Sanjay lost the custody of her daughter Trishala and thereafter, Trishala started living with her maternal grandparents in the United States.
His third wife, Manyata’s real name is Dilnawaz Sheikh.
His 2 children with Manyata (son Shahraan and daughter Iqra) are twins.
An audio of a conversation between Sanjay Dutt and Chhota Shakeel also surfaced in the media, in which Sanjay Dutt was heard using abusive language.
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.
At the Yerwada Jail, he was allotted the prisoner number- 16656.
During his stay at the Pune’s Yerwada Jail, he earned ₹38000 in 5 years of his jail term, and after having spent most of it on daily uses, he came out of jail with ₹450.
In 2016, Rajkumar Hirani announced to make a biopic on Sanjay Dutt’s life and also took the first shot when Sanjay Dutt was released from the Yerwada Jail in February 2016.
By 2018, it was confirmed that Ranbir Kapoor would play the role of Sanjay Dutt in his biopic titled “Sanju.”