In a Bollywood career spanning 38 years and still going on, nobody has seen highs and lows like superstar Sanjay Dutt. Fondly called as Sanju Baba and the iconic ‘Munnabhai’ the superstar has turned 60.
Sanjay has indeed come along long way from his debut film Rocky in ( 1981). From being written off by critics he soon became a superstar with series of blockbuster films under his belt.
Films which made Sanjay were : Naam ( 1986), Thanedaar ( 1990), Saajan ( 1991) , Sadak ( 1991) Gumrah ( 1993) , Khalnayak ( 1993), Aatish ( 1994) , Daag : The Fire ( 1999), Vaastav : The Reality ( 1999) Haseena Maan Jayegi ( 1999) , Mission Kashmir ( 2000), Kaante ( 2002) , Munna Bhai MBBS ( 2003) , Musafir ( 2004) , Shabd ( 2005) , Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006) , Shootout at Lokhandwala ( 2007) Agneepath ( 2012) .
Dutt had worked with several co- stars – Madhuri Dixit ( They were the superstar pair in the 1990’s) , Aishwarya Rai, Late Sridevi, Raveena Tandon , Pooja Bhatt, Tina Munim, Karisma Kapoor, Vidya Balan , Urmila Matondkar, Sameera Reddy, Bipasha Basu , among others.
Known as a director’s actor , Sanjay Dutt would not have become such a versatile actor without the director’s who made him what he is today – Mahesh Bhatt, Subhash Ghai, Mahesh Manjrekar, Sanjay Gupta, Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Apoorva Lakhia, Lawrence D Souza.
With several films ahead like Ashutosh Gowariker’s Panipat , Karan Malhotra’s Shamshera, Grish Malik;s Torbaaz and own home production Prasthanam, the actor will be seen in variety of roles .