Sanjay Dutt is an Indian Hindi film actor and politician. Dutt, son of Hindi film actors Sunil and Nargis Dutt, made his acting debut in 1981.
As a child actor, Dutt made a brief appearance in his father Sunil Dutt’s 1971 film Reshma Aur Shera. Dutt made his Bollywood movie debut with Rocky in 1981. He went on to act in many 1980's films including Vidhata, Jeeva, Naam and Taaqatwar.
In the 1990s Dutt acted in films such as Sadak and Khoon Ka Karz. He starred in the 1991 movie Saajan for which he was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor Award. In 1993 he starred in the movie Khal Nayak for which he earned his second Filmfare Best Actor Award nomination. In 1999's Vaastav: The Reality, he finally won his first Filmfare Best Actor Award.
In the 2000s Dutt acted in many films such as Mission Kashmir, Jodi No.1, Hathyar, Kaante, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S, Dus, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Dhamaal, Blue (2009), All The Best: Fun Begins and Knockout (2010). During this time he got several more nominations and awards. In 2011, Dutt will be seen in the comedy flick Chatur Singh Two Star starring opposite Ameesha Patel. He is all set to make his debut as a producer with the film Rascals, and Khotey Sikkey under the banner of Sanjay Dutt Productions Pvt Ltd.
The actor is set to host the Fifth Season of reality TV show, Bigg Boss in October 2011 on Colors.
He was educated at the Lawrence School Sanawar. Dutt married actress Richa Sharma in 1987. Sharma died of brain tumor on 10 December 1996. The couple have a daughter, Trishala, born in 1989, who lives in the United States. Dutt's second marriage was to model Rhea Pillai in 1998. They divorced in 2005. Dutt married Manyata (also known as Dilnawaz Sheikh) in 2008, after two years of dating. On 21 October 2010, he became a father to twins, a boy named Shahraan and a girl named Iqra.