Sanjay Dutt
Indian actor and politician
Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt is an Indian film star, producer and politician, known for his work in Hindi cinema. Dutt, son of film actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt, made his acting debut in 1981. He has since featured in films that are amongst some of the most popular Hindi language films of the past three decades.
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Sanjay Dutt at BJP venue, eyebrows raised in political circles - Times of India
Google News - 10 months
Financial Express Sanjay Dutt at BJP venue, eyebrows raised in political circles Times of India Mumbai, May 2 () After keeping aloof from public glare for months following his release from prison, Bollywood actor and 1993 serial bomb blasts convict Sanjay Dutt turned up at an event organised by the BJP at a Mumbai suburb on the Maharashtra Day ... Sanjay Dutt shares stage with BJP leaders, eyebrows up in political circlesThe Indian Express Sanjay Dutt stuns Congress, shares stage with BJP leadersDaily News & Analysis Baba bats for BJPMumbai Mirror all 8 news articles »
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Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt freed from jail in weapons case
Yahoo News - about 1 year
NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt said freedom was "the most amazing thing" after he left prison Thursday upon completing his five-year sentence for illegal weapons possession in a case linked to the 1993 terror attack in Mumbai.
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Sanjay Dutt says Manyata still unwell, police to seek medical opinion
The Times of India - about 3 years
Manyata was discharged from hospital late last month after doctors performed a second procedure on her to remove water from her lungs.She lost over two kilograms, said a source close to the family.     
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Sanjay Dutt in Thanedaar
The Times of India - about 3 years
Sanjay Dutt in Thanedaar     
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Sanjay Dutt gets another month's parole extension
The Times of India - about 3 years
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Sanjay Dutts parole extended for a month
Bollywood Hungama - about 3 years
Sanjay Dutt who is out on a parole currently received yet another extension from the jail authorities. The actor was granted this leave from jail on the basis of the wife's ailment. Readers must be aware that the actor's wife Manyata was recently admitted to a hospital in Mumbai after she became unwell. While her doctor revealed that she was kept under observation, they refrained from divulging too many details about her health condition. And now owing to her illness, the actor's parole has been extended. The actor has been serving imprisonment for illegal possession of arms and ammunitions.
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Sanjay to shift Manyata to Lilavati hospital for kids
Bollywood Mantra - about 3 years
Sanjay Dutt has decided to move ailing Manyata to Lilavati Hospital, Bandra near his house, Imperial Heights so that their two kids, Iqra and Shaharaan could see their mother and spend some time with her.
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Sanjay Dutt seeks extension of parole
The Times of India - about 3 years
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Sanjay Dutt rehearses for play in Yerwada Jail
The Times of India - about 3 years
Sanjay Dutt rehearses for play in Yerwada Jail     
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Sanjay Dutt granted 14 day furlough
Bollywood Hungama - over 3 years
We had recently reported that actor Sanjay Dutt had applied for a 14 day furlough for his leg treatment which has now been granted by the jail authorities. Sanjay Dutt has been out of jail for about 14 days already as he was granted with a parole a few days before. And now, the actor will return to his cell on October 29. The parole was too granted by the court on medical grounds post which this extension was granted. Sanjay Dutt is currently serving imprisonement for 42 months on the grounds of illegally possession of arms and ammunitions during the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
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Sanjay Dutt gets 14 days furlough extension
Bollywood Mantra - over 3 years
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt who was on leave from jail on medical ground has applied for furlough extension from the jail authorities which they have accepted.
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Sanjay Dutt applies for 14 days' more leave
The Times of India - over 3 years
Actor Sanjay Dutt, who is on leave of furlough for 14 days from Yerawada Central Prison, has applied for an extension of 14 more days citing health reasons.     
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Bollywood actor granted 2-week break from prison
Yahoo News - over 3 years
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was temporarily released Tuesday from an Indian prison where he is serving time for illegal possession of weapons linked to the 1993 terror attack in the financial capital of Mumbai.
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Imprisoned Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt gets 2-week break for good behaviour
Yahoo News - over 3 years
MUMBAI, India - Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has been temporarily freed from an Indian prison where he is serving time for illegal possession of weapons linked to Mumbai's 1993 terror attack.
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Sanjay Dutt’s play cancelled due to security issues
The Times Of India - over 3 years
Sanjay Dutt and director Rajkumar Hirani’s efforts have gone in vain.     
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sanjay Dutt
  • 2016
    Age 56
    After serving his sentence, Dutt was released from Yerwada Central Jail on 25 February 2016.
    More Details Hide Details As a semi-skilled worker, Dutt earned a salary of Rs 38,000 over a five-year prison term but, having spent most of it on daily use items, he walk out of jail with Rs 450 as salary.
    After serving his sentence with good behaviour and conduct, he was released on 25 February 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Dutt was born to Hindi cinema actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis. His mother died in 1981, shortly before his debut film's premiere; her death has been cited as the cause of his drug addictions. As a child actor, Dutt appeared in the 1972 film Reshma Aur Shera, which starred his father; he appears briefly as a qawali singer.
  • 2013
    Age 53
    He was paroled from 21 December 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The parole was extended three times until March 2014, raising concern in Mumbai High Court and a proposal from the Government of Maharashtra to amend the law of parole. He returned to Yerwada prison after his parole ended. Dutt was out on a two weeks' furlough granted by the Yerwada Central Jail authorities on 24 December. He said "I have lost 18kg. Now if I lose any more weight, I will vanish." Sanjay Dutt was subsequently incarcerated in Yerwada Central Jail, to complete his jail term.
    On 14 May, Dutt withdrew the mercy plea and surrendered to the Mumbai Police on 16 May 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Just before the surrender, the Mumbai jail authority got an anonymous letter threatening Dutt's life. Dutt filed an appeal to allow him to surrender before Yerwada Central Jail. Later, Dutt withdrew this request too. Dutt subsequently surrendered in court as ordered.
    In March 2013 the Supreme Court upheld Dutt's five-year sentence, 18 months of which he already spent in jail during the trial.
    More Details Hide Details He was given four weeks to surrender to the authorities, the court having refused to release him on probation due to the severity of the offence. With analysts believing that his imprisonment would have a significant impact on the fortunes of Bollywood, people from the movie business made statements of support following the ruling and some said that they would be making appeals for him to be pardoned. On 10 May, the Supreme Court rejected Dutt's review petition for the reconsideration of his conviction and asked him to surrender on the stipulated date. On 13 May, the Supreme Court rejected appeals filed by two film producers who were seeking more time for the actor to surrender so that he could complete two of his under-production films.
  • 2010
    Age 50
    He was then appointed General Secretary of the party, leaving that post in December 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 49
    Dutt has said that "I am not a politician but I belong to a political family." He was persuaded by a close friend to contest the 2009 Lok Sabha elections as a candidate for the Samajwadi Party but withdrew when the court refused to suspend his conviction.
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  • 2008
    Age 48
    Dutt married Manyata (born Dilnawaz Sheikh) in 2008 in a private ceremony in Goa, after two years of dating.
    More Details Hide Details On 21 October 2010, he became a father to twins, a boy named Shahraan and a girl named Iqra.
  • 2007
    Age 47
    On 27 November 2007, Dutt was granted bail by the Supreme Court.
    More Details Hide Details On 21 March 2013 the Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the TADA court but shortened the sentence to five years' imprisonment. Dutt was given a month to surrender before the authorities.
    On 22 October 2007 Dutt was back in jail but again applied for bail.
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    Dutt appealed against the sentence and was granted interim bail on 20 August 2007 until such time as the TADA court provided him with a copy of its judgement.
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    On 31 July 2007, the TADA court sentenced Dutt to six years' rigorous imprisonment for illegal possession of weapons and cleared him of charges relating to the Mumbai blasts.
    More Details Hide Details According to The Guardian, "The actor claimed he feared for his life after the notorious "Black Friday" bombings, which were allegedly staged by Mumbai's Muslim-dominated mafia in retaliation for deadly Hindu-Muslim clashes a few months earlier. But the judge rejected this defence and also refused bail." Dutt was returned to jail at Arthur Road and soon after moved to the Yerwada Central Jail in Pune.
  • 2006
    Age 46
    The case came to court in 2006 and during the period of 2006–2007, Dutt spent seven months in Arthur Road Jail and Pune prison on three occasions for the offences.
    More Details Hide Details Abdul Qayyum Abdul Karim Shaikh, who was thought to be a close aide of the terrorists' ringleader, Dawood Ibrahim, was arrested. Dutt had given Qayuum's name to the police when confessing to arms possession, saying that in September 1992 he had bought a pistol from Qayuum in Dubai.
    The nation became transfixed with Dutt's court ongoings which saw him found not guilty of terrorism related acts but jailed for short periods on two occasions between 2006–2007, as he was found guilty under the Possession of Arms Act.
    More Details Hide Details He was granted bail, enabling him to star in successes like Dhamaal (2007), Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007), All the Best (2009), Double Dhamaal (2011), Son of Sardaar (2012) and Agneepath (2012) for which he won a number of awards as the psychotic villain Kaancha. His latest role was as a supporting character in the Bollywood film PK, which he completed before being sentenced to imprisonment in early 2013, for the possession of illegal arms verdict handed out to him in 2006. In January 2008, the Indian film Institute Filmfare listed 12 films featuring Dutt in its top 100 highest-grossing movies of all-time list. In its May 2013 edition 100 years of Indian cinema Filmfare listed three films featuring Dutt in its top 20 list of highest-grossing Hindi films of all time, adjusted for inflation these films were Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Khalnayak and Saajan.
  • 1998
    Age 38
    Dutt's second marriage was to model Rhea Pillai in 1998. They divorced in 2005.
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  • 1997
    Age 37
    He was again released on bail in April 1997.
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  • 1995
    Age 35
    Dutt was granted bail by the Supreme Court of India in October 1995 but was re-arrested in December 1995.
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  • 1993
    Age 33
    In April 1993, he was arrested under the provisions of the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA).
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    Dutt's first film after his 1993 arrest 1997's Daud which did not manage to sustain its phenomenal opening at the box office and was declared an average.
    More Details Hide Details He followed this up with the 1998 Dushman but all credit for the film's success was given to lead actress Kajol. 1999 was an excellent year for Dutt and one that is truly regarded as his comeback year, with all his five releases being amongst the highest-grossing films of that year. He began the year by starring in the Mahesh Bhatt-directed hit Kartoos, followed by Khoobsurat, Daag: The Fire, Haseena Maan Jayegi and the award-winning Vaastav: The Reality, for which he won his first Filmfare Best Actor Award. His role in 2000's Mission Kashmir won him critical acclaim and a number of awards and nominations, as did his subsequent performance in Kurukshetra. As the decade went on, he continued to play lead roles in popular and critical successes such as Jodi No.1 (2001), Pitaah (2002), Kaante (2002) and the National Award-winning blockbuster Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003), which garnered him several awards. Later successes came with Musafir (2004), Plan (2004), Parineeta (2005) and Dus (2005). He won critical acclaim for his performances in Shabd (2005) and Zinda although both films only fared averagely at the box office.
    Three weeks before its release, however, in April 1993, he was arrested, charged with involvement in the 1993 Mumbai bombings.
    More Details Hide Details Dutt was unable to act for the next four years due to his subsequent arrests and bails although many incomplete films released featuring Dutt during this time that all sank without a trace, the 1994 hit Aatish with Aditya Pancholi, being the only exception, which was completed before his 1993 arrest.
    Dutt was arrested under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act in April 1993.
    More Details Hide Details Charges of terrorism were dropped but he was convicted of illegal possession of armaments.
  • 1989
    Age 29
    His performances in both Kabzaa (1988) and J. P. Dutta's 1989 Hathyar. were also both well received by critics although both films only managed average collections at the box office.
    More Details Hide Details In the late 1980s he was seen in a number of multi-starrers alongside actors like Govinda, Mithun, Dharmendra, Jackie Shroff and Sunny Deol. 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 went on to star in some of the most era-defining Indian films of the early 1990s such as Sadak, Saajan (for which he was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor Award) and Khal Nayak, for which he earned his second Filmfare Best Actor Award nomination.
  • 1987
    Age 27
    Sanjay Dutt married actress Richa Sharma in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details Sharma died of brain tumour in 1996. The couple have a daughter, Trishala, born in 1988, who lives in the United States with her grandparents, following a custody battle with Dutt after the death of his wife.
  • 1986
    Age 26
    The 1986 blockbuster Naam (1986 film) was Dutt's first major critical success and a turning point in his career, the film firmly cemented him amongst India's finest young mainstream leading actors as he earned praise for his portrayal of an illegal immigrant in Dubai who spirals into a life of crime.
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  • 1985
    Age 25
    In 1985 he shot for his first film in three years, Jaan ki Baazi (1985).
    More Details Hide Details This was Sanjay's first film post what is now referred to as his drug phase years, when personal problems and a number of films that had been completed before his departure to the USA flopped at the box office, after which he had contemplated not returning to films. Jaan ki Baazi marked a comeback for Dutt and he appeared in successful films throughout the 80s such as Imaandaar, Inaam Dus Hazaar, Jeete Hain Shaan Se (1988), Mardon Wali Baat (1988), Ilaaka (1989), Hum Bhi Insaan Hain (1989), Kanoon Apna Apna (1989), and Taaqatwar (1989).
  • 1982
    Age 22
    He went on to star in Vidhaata, the highest grossing Hindi film of 1982 along with the super hit Main Awara Hoon (1983).
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  • 1981
    Age 21
    Sanjay Dutt made his Bollywood movie debut with the box office hit Rocky in 1981.
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    The son of veteran Hindi film actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt, he made his acting debut in 1981 and has since appeared in more than 100 Hindi films.
    More Details Hide Details Although Dutt has enjoyed great success as a lead actor in genres ranging from romance to comedy, it has been the roles of gangsters, thugs and police officers in the drama and action genres that have won him much appreciation. The Indian media and audiences alike popularly refer to him as Deadly Dutt for his larger-than-life portrayals of such characters. In a film career spanning more than 35 years, Dutt has won two Filmfare Awards, two IIFA Awards, two Bollywood Movie Awards, three Screen Awards, three Stardust Awards, a Global Indian Film Award and a Bengal Film Journalist's Association Award. He has played the lead in four films that have won national awards.
  • 1959
    Born on July 29, 1959.
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