Sunil Dutt
Actor
Sunil Dutt
Sunil Dutt (6 June 1929 – 25 May 2005), born Balraj Singh Dutt, was an Indian Hindi movie actor (also acted in many Punjabi movies), producer, director and politician. He was the cabinet minister for Youth Affairs and Sports in the Manmohan Singh government (2004–2005). His son, Sanjay Dutt, is also an actor. In 1984 he joined the Congress (I) party and was elected to Parliament for five terms from the constituency of Mumbai North West.
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BlackBerry India head Sunil Dutt quits
Calgary Sun - almost 4 years
The managing director of BlackBerry's Indian operations quit Saturday, the Canadian smartphone maker said.
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BlackBerry India MD resigns weeks after crucial product launch
The Times of India - almost 4 years
BlackBerry, which was earlier called Research In Motion, on Friday announced that its India managing director Sunil Dutt has resigned. He leaves the company with immediate effect.
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Is Sanjay Dutts Bihaad on backburner for Milan
Bollywood Hungama - over 4 years
Milan Luthria has announced plans for a film with Saif Ali Khan that would go on floors once he is through shooting Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2. However does that also more than just hint that Sanjay Dutt's dream project Bihaad finally been shelved? If the latest developments are any indication, it could well be the case, what with another filmmaker finishing a film by the same title and getting it readied for release. "It was over five years ago when Sanjay Dutt had expressed his interest in making Bihaad. The film was supposed to be directed by Milan Luthria and also mark the revival of Late Sunil Dutt's banner Ajanta Arts. However, it could never go on floors even though the actor-director had worked together in Deewar - Let's Bring Our Heroes Home", informs a source. At that time, even Ajay Devgn and Vidya Balan were signed for the film. Milan had formed a good partnership with Ajay after Kachche Dhaage & Chori Chori and though they went on to do Once Upon A Tim ...
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Viewpoints: Pakistan at a turning point as U.S. exits Afghanistan
The Sacramento Bee - almost 5 years
As the United States plans its exit strategy from Afghanistan, prospects for Pakistan and all of South Asia look ominous. Pakistan stands to lose lucrative military and economic aid from the United States, with no one else to fill the hole. Supporters of an Islamic coalition march April 15 in Peshawar, Pakistan, to protest against the United States and India. As superpower alliances change in South Asia, Pakistan could find itself cut off from U.S. financial aid. A peace with archenemy India is one way out. Sunil Dutta
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Deeg firing: Bandh in two towns - Times of India
Google News - over 5 years
We have set up a three- member committee and the case will be pursued as per its findings," said Sunil Dutt, DIG, Bharatpur range. He said that bandh on Friday was peaceful as no untoward incident was reported. Dutt said police are investigating what
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Shemaroo releases 101 Mohd. Rafi Hits - Indiantelevision.com
Google News - over 5 years
in a film but also contributed to the success of several stars like Shammi Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Dharmendra, Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Rishi Kapoor and many more by singing for them on screen
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Congress MPs Datta Meghe. Priya Dutt Support Jan Lokpal Bill - www.newsworms.com
Google News - over 5 years
In an important development Congress MP Priya Dutt, daughter of late Sunil Dutt, in a guarded statement has said that there is nothing wrong in including the Prime Minister under the ambit of Lokpal. She has said that she is with people
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Sanjay Dutt opens up - Smash Hits
Google News - over 5 years
This is another matter that he is son of legendary actors - Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt. Though legal and personal misfortunes became a part of life for him since the mid-1990s, he feels the upheavals helped him become a better actor
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Sanjay Dutt addicted to tattoos - NDTV.com
Google News - over 5 years
Sanjay's tattoos include his parents' names - Nargis and Sunil Dutt. He has a four-inch Tibetan Om with his zodiac sign, Leo, and his lucky number 1 below it. Other tattoos include, his wife Manaayata's original name (Dilnashin) on his left forearm;
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PM overruled Sunil Dutt to appoint Suresh Kalmadi - Economic Times
Google News - over 5 years
... that it had no role in the appointment of Suresh Kalmadi as Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, as veracity of the 'updated bid document,' which facilitated his installation, was questioned by then Sports Minister Sunil Dutt
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Malhotra defended IOA nominee Kalmadi as Organising Committee chairman - The Hindu
Google News - over 5 years
When the United Progressive Alliance government in 2004 tried to appoint the then Sports Minister Sunil Dutt chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC), there were loud protests from senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vijay Kumar
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Not just a bad man - Deccan Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Sanjay and I became close friends and his father (Sunil) Dutt saab gave me my first film, Rocky, which was also Sanjay's first film. In fact, we gave the first shot of the film together,” he reminisces. Simultaneously, Anil's father, producer Surinder
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Karan Johar and Sanjay Dutt share personal relationship! - BollyPatrika.com
Google News - over 5 years
Their father Yash Johar and Sunil Dutt were close friends. Karan who recently visited Sanjay's house turned nostalgic when Sanjay told his twins to call him Buddha uncle, a name which Sanjay earlier referred to Yash Johar in his childhood days
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2005
    Age 74
    His seat in Parliament was contested by his daughter, Priya Dutt, who won it and was a member of parliament from North West Mumbai between November 2005–April 2014.
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  • 2003
    Age 72
    He returned to films shortly before his death in 2003's Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. He shared the screen with son Sanjay for the first time although they had appeared earlier in Rocky (1981) and Kshatriya (1993).
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  • 1995
    Age 64
    In 1995 he won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the film industry for four decades.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1984
    Age 53
    In 1984 he joined the Indian National Congress party and was elected to Parliament of India for five terms from the constituency of Mumbai North West.
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  • 1982
    Age 51
    In 1982 he was appointed as the Sheriff of Mumbai, an apolitical titular position bestowed on him by the Maharashtra government for a year.
    More Details Hide Details He turned character actor in the 1980s often playing an elderly police officer or patriarch at the centre of family feuds. He retired from the film industry in the early 1990s to turn to politics after his last few releases including Yash Chopra's Parampara (1992) and J.P.Dutta's Kshatriya (1993). His political career was halted for some years in the early 1990s when he worked to free his son from jail after he was arrested for keeping an AK-56, a Pistol and hand grenades that he claimed was for protection of his family after bomb blasts in Mumbai.
  • 1981
    Age 50
    He launched his son Sanjay's career with Rocky in 1981 which was a success.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly before the film's release, Dutt's wife died of pancreatic cancer. He founded the Nargis Dutt Foundation in her memory for the cure of cancer patients. He was a sponsor of the India Project, an organisation akin to Operation Smile for the treatment of Indian children with facial deformities.
  • FORTIES
  • 1971
    Age 40
    In 1971 he produced, directed and starred in the big-budget period romantic film Reshma Aur Shera (1971) which was a huge failure at the box office.
    More Details Hide Details He continued to star in hits that included Heera (1973), Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye (1974), Nagin (1976) andJaani Dushman (1979). He also starred in a series of Punjabi religious movies in the 1970s: Man Jeete Jag Jeet (1973), Dukh Bhanjan Tera Naam (1974), and Sat Sri Akal (1977).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1968
    Age 37
    He later turned producer of the 1968 film Man Ka Meet which introduced his brother Som Dutt who was unsuccessful in films.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1957
    Age 26
    He shot to stardom in the 1957 film Mother India where he co-starred with Nargis, whom he married on 11 March 1958.
    More Details Hide Details Dutt played a short-tempered, angry son of Nargis. During the making of this film a fire happened on the sets. It is believed that Dutt braved the raging fire to save Nargis and thereby won her love. He had one son Sanjay Dutt, also a successful film actor and two daughters, Priya Dutt and Namrata Dutt. His daughter Namrata married Kumar Gaurav, son of Rajendra Kumar. The two fathers were co-stars in Mother India. Dutt was one of the major stars of Hindi cinema in the late 1950s and 1960s and continued to star in many successful films which included Sadhna (1958), Sujata (1959), Mujhe Jeene Do (1963), Khandan (1965) and Padosan (1967). His collaboration with B.R. Chopra proved to be successful in films such as Gumraah (1963), Waqt (1965) and Hamraaz (1967). One of his favourite writers and friends was Aghajani Kashmeri. Dutt created a record of sorts by directing and starring in the unique film Yaadein (1964) in which he was the only actor.
  • 1955
    Age 24
    Starting out in radio, Sunil Dutt was hugely popular on the Hindi service of Radio Ceylon, the oldest radio station in South Asia. He moved to acting in Hindi films and got introduced to the industry with 1955's Railway Platform.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1930
    Born
    Sunil Dutt was born on 6 June 1930 in Khurd village, Jhelum district, Punjab Province, Pakistan.
    More Details Hide Details When he was five years old, Dutt's father died. When he was 18, the Partition of India began inciting Hindu-Muslim violence across the country. A Muslim named Yakub, who had been friends with Dutt's father, saved their entire family. The family resettled in a small village on the bank of river Yamuna called Mandauli in Yamuna Nagar, Punjab, is now a district of Haryana. Later he moved to Lucknow and spent a long time in Aminabad Galli during graduation. He then moved to Bombay, where he joined Jai Hind College as an undergraduate and took up a job at the city's BEST Transport division.
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