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Sanjay Dutt turns 63: 7 lesser-known facts about the controversial life of the actor

Sanjay Dutt turns 63 today. Here are some of the lesser known facts about him.

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Last Updated: 09.55 AM, Jul 29, 2022

Sanjay Dutt turns 63: 7 lesser-known facts about the controversial life of the actor
Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt turns 63 and has been one of the most controversial figures in the Bollywood industry. From drug addiction to jail time, the actor has seen it all. Here are some of the lesser-known facts about him.

Sanjay Dutt’s childhood

Sanjay Dutt was born on July 29 in Bombay to Bollywood actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt. Both were the most celebrated actors in the Bollywood industry at the time. Hence, Sanjay grew up in the lavish and luxurious life of Bombay with his sisters, Priya and Namrata.

Sanjay Dutt's first step in Bollywood

Fans would know that Sanjay Dutt made his Bollywood debut in 1981 with Rocky. The film was directed by his father, Sunil Dutt, and was a massive hit. It was a box office hit and Sanjay became the talk of the town. But what fans don't know is that his mother, Nargis, died a few days before the release of his film. Reports say that Sanjay could not handle the pain of losing his mother.

Sanjay Dutt and his battle with drug addiction

The pain of losing his mother and access to loads of money made Sanjay Dutt fall prey to the trap of drug addiction. His father, Sunil Dutt, admitted him to a rehabilitation centre in the US in 1982.

Sanjay Dutt's love affairs with B-town actors

Sanjay was in a relationship with Tina Munim for two years. The actor was also alleged to have gone to the sets of her shoot to hit Rajesh Khanna when Sanjay had found out that Tina was cheating on him with the legendary actor.

Sanjay was also reported to be dating Madhuri Dixit while he was still married to his first wife, Richa Sharma. Though the duo never spoke about this, speculations have been made about the alleged love affair.

Sanjay Dutt's connections with the underworld

Sanjay was charged by the Mumbai Police in 1993 regarding the Mumbai bomb blasts. The actor was alleged to have kept weapons and explosives for gangsters, which were used in the blast. The result of which got the actor a jail term of 18 months. Sanjay was arrested under the Terrorist and Disruptive (Prevention) Act (TADA) for illegal possession of arms.

Sanjay Dutt's five-year jail term

Sanjay Dutt's conviction for illegal possession of weapons in connection with the 1993 Mumbai bombing was upheld by the Supreme Court. He was sentenced to a five-year jail term in 2013.

Sanjay was released from jail in 2016 on terms of good conduct.

Sanjay Dutt and his multiple marriages

Sanjay was married to Richa Sharma for nine years. The actor married Rhea Pillai in 1998, after his first wife died of brain cancer. The two parted ways in 2005 with a divorce. Sanjay married his current wife, Maanyata Dutt, in 2008, and the couple has been together since then.