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Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt became popular for his versatile roles in films. He always stays in news with some or the other controversies in his personal and professional lives. Here are few unknown and interesting facts you may not know about Sanjay Dutt.

·         Sanjay Dutt was born on 29th July 1959 to legendary film actors of Bollywood Sunil Dutt and Nargis.

·         Sanjay Balraj Dutt is his full name and he is also popularly known as Sanju Baba.

·         Sanju Baba started acting at the age of 13.

·         Sanjay made his Bollywood entry as a child artist in the film Reshma Aur Shera in 1972. The film is directed by his father Sunil Dutt.

·         Sanjay made his acting debut in 1981 as a leading man in the film Rocky.

·         After Rocky he did many films but he did not get any success. He tasted the first major success with the film 'Naam' which was released in 1986.

·         Sanjay's mother actress Nargis died of cancer in 1981 before his debut film released. It is reported that he became drug addicted after his mother’s death.

·         Sanjay spent five months in jail after being caught in drug possession in 1982. His father Later sent him to rehabilitation centre in Texas, US.

·         Sanjay Dutt once again started his acting career after getting well and he became popular being part of many multi-starrers film along Govinda, Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and so on.

·         He was once gain arrested in April 1993 Mumbai blasts case for illegal arms possession before 3 weeks of his film Khalnayak released. He was behind the bars for almost 18 months. 

·         On April 1995 he was granted bail and once again he went back to acting. He won his first Filmfare Best Actor award in 1999 for the film Vaastav: The Reality.

·         In the year 1999 Sanjay appeared in 3 back to back hit film named Daag – The Fire, Haseena Maan Jaayegi and Vaastav : The Reality.

·         Sanjay also faced problems in his personal life, he was married thrice. He first married actress Richa Sharma in 1987 and had a daughter, Trishala. She died of brain tumour in 1996. He later married Rhea Pillai in 1998 and was divorced in 2005. In 2008 he married Manyata Dutt and leading a happy life with his twin kids Shahraan and Iqra.

·         The actor also tried his luck in politics, in 2009 Lok Sabha elections he decided to contest as a Samajwadi Party candidate. But his political career did not last longer as the Supreme Court turned down his candidature due to his involvement in 1994 Mumbai blasts case.

·         Sanjay Dutt was also seen on small screen has a co-hosted for the 5th Season of super hit reality show Bigg Boss along with Salman Khan.

·         The actor loves tattoos.

·         Sanjay went bald for his role in Karan Johar’s film Agneepath.

·         Raj Kumar Hirani's upcoming projected is a Biopic film based on life of Sanjay Dutt. Young super hero Ranbir Kapoor will be seen playing the role of Sanjay.                    

·         In his acting career so far Sanjay Dutt has won 2 Filmfare awards, 3 Star Screen awards, 2 IIFA awards, 3 Stardust awards, 2 Zee Cine awards, 2 Bollywood Movie awards and 1 Global Indian Film Award.

·         In 2013 Sanjay Dutt was once gain sent behind bars for 5 years for illegal possession of arms in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. He completed his jail sentence and was finally set free on 25th February 2016. He was released early because of his good behaviour.

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