Sanjay Dutt aka Sanju baba aka Munna Bhai is celebrating his 60th birthday today. Known for his powerful performances in cult classics such as Khalnayak, Sadak and Naam, Dutt has been recognised as the maverick star who touched dizzying highs and plummeted to dark lows in his career spanning over three decades. Dutt has seen everything. While younger generation may have got to know him thanks to ‘Sanju’ - brilliant biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor – Dutt has legions of fans who have loved him for his spectacular roles in 1990s and early 2000s. Many would call him controversy’s favourite child, the fact remains that Dutt is a true family guy at hear. Son of Bollywood legends Nargis and Sunil Dutt, Sanju baba has never shied away from talking about his difficult times, how his parents reacted to his drug issues and how he came back from ultimate failure thanks to his family’s solid support. As fans across the world, including us, celebrate the Sanjay Dutt’s birthday, here are some rare pics that give a glimpse of his life and show why he is not the ‘Khalnayak’ but the ‘Rocky’ to his family!
Seen here with father Sunil Dutt and mom Nargis Dutt. On Sunil Dutt’s birth anniversary last year, Sanjay had tweeted an emotional post. “To the pillar of my strength, happy birthday Dad. You may not be here but I feel your presence in every breath I take. I cherish the time we had and strive to imbibe your teachings. We miss you.”
It is said that Sanjay Dutt didn’t cry for almost three years after his mother Nargis Dutt’s death.
It was only when Sanjay Dutt got the taped letters from his mother Nargis Dutt that helped him grieve her death and heal his heart.
Born on July 29, 1959 to cinema's two icons- Sunil Dutt and Nargis - Sanjay Dutt was educated at The Lawrence School, Sanawar near Kasauli.
Sanjay Dutt was arrested for the illegal possession of arms in 1993, under TADA and was sent to jail. “Long walk to freedom even for me, 23 yrs of a CAs, 5 yrs of jail, came out a winner because of my wife, kids, family, and most of all my fans, just a reminder to my wife, hnlb Mandela had a long road to freedom, even I did,” Dutt wrote on Instagram while sharing this photo.
Sanjay Dutt is married to Maanayata. They got hitched in 2008 and welcomed their kids in 2010. He has twins Iqra and Shahraan with Maanayata. He was previously married to Richa Sharma-- with whom he has daughter Trishal. He was also briefly married to and Rhea Pillai.