Sanjay Dutt was born on 29 July 1959. He is the son of erstwhile Bollywood stars Sunil Dutt and Nargis. He has two younger sisters. He his debut in Hindi films as a hero in the 1981 film Rocky. Then in 1982 he starred in the film Vidhaata which was huge commercial success.
Sanjay Dutt then went on to act in a string of commercial successes in the subsequent years with films like Main Awara Hoon (1983), Jeeva (1986), Mera Haque (1986), Immandaar, Inaam Dus Hazaar (1987), Jeete Hain Shaan Se (1987), Mardon Wali Baat (1988), Ilaaka (1989), Hum Bhi Insaan Hain (1989), Kanoon Apna Apna (1989), and Taaqatwar (1989).
His 1986 film Naam was huge critical success and he also proved himself to a great actor besides being a star. He went on to star in some of the most era-defining Indian films of the 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. He had to face legal troubles in 1993, and this was just before the release of Khal Nayak.
He was jailed for allegedly being involved in the 1993 Mumbai bombings. At last in 1997 he was released from jail, after he got bail. He then acted in a number of films in the following years, but couldn’t replicate the success he had before he was jailed; this was until Vaastav came along in 1999. The movie was a huge commercial and critical success and won Sanjay a number or awards and accolades.
Then once again in 2003 with Munnabhai M.B.B.S he scored another stupendous success. It was a role that breathed new life into Sanjay’s career. The blockbuster sequel to the film Lage Raho Munna Bhai released in late 2006. In the meantime, Sanjay was still plagued with the bomb blast case the decision on which was pending in court.
Sanjay on his part kept acting in films and as recently as 2012 was seen in the film Agneepath, which was a huge commercial success. Sanjay played a negative role in the film, and his histrionics in the film was highly appreciated.