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    Sanjay Dutt Biography

    Sanjay Dutt is an Indian Bollywood film actor and politician. A two-time Filmfare Award winner, Dutt is the son of Bollywood stars Sunil Dutt and Nargis.

    Background

    Sanjay is the son of the late actors Nargis and Sunil Dutt, a Brahmin. He has two sisters, Priya Dutt and Namrata Dutt (Anju). He was educated at the Lawrence School, Sanawar. Dutt struggled with drug addiction while in high school and after the death of his mother in 1981. He even underwent treatment for the same at a drug rehab program in Jackson, Mississippi in the United States which helped him considerably in kicking his drug habit.

    Personal Life

    Sanjay married Richa Sharma in 1987. She died of cancer in 1996. They had a daughter, Trishala Dutt, who lives in the United States. His second wife was Rhea Pillai. Dutt is currently married to his third wife Dilnawaz Shaikh, also known as Manyata. Manyata Dutt delivered twins, a baby girl and a baby boy on October 21, 2010.

    Career

    Dutt's debut film was the 1981 film, Rocky, which was produced and directed by his father, Sunil Dutt. Dutt went on to appear in numerous other films, including Vidhaata (1982), Naam (1986) and Hathyar (1989). His breakthrough role came in Subhash Ghai's Khalnayak (1993), for which he received a Filmfare Award nomination.

    Dutt's most successful role has been that of the comic goon Munna Bhai, appearing in the films Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. and Lage Raho Munna Bhai.

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