The Supreme Court shaved one year off his sentence and ordered him imprisoned within a month to finish out the remaining 3 1/2 years of his sentence. In this archival photo, Sanjay is seen with his father Sunil Dutt.
Dutt had earlier been acquitted of the more serious charges of terrorism and conspiracy. A boy Sanjay shares a moment with his father Sunil Dutt in this photo.
The actor recently completed two movies which were being readied for release. In this photo, Sanjay is a child actor in Sunil Dutt's 1972 film Reshma Aur Shera.
The Supreme Court upheld the weapons conviction of Bollywood leading man Sanjay Dutt and ordered him to report to prison within four weeks in a case linked to the deadliest terror attack in Indian history. We look at Dutt's childhood years growing up in a family of thespians.
Investigators said the weapons found in Dutt's home were part of a consignment of guns and explosives brought to India for the serial blasts. The image is from Reshma Aur Shera which had him as a child star in a film that starred his father. He appeared as a qawali singer.
Sunil Dutt's first career move in Hindi cinema was in the 1955 with the film Railway Platform. He married actress Nargis on March 11, 1958. They had three children, Sanjay, Priya and Namrata.
Dutt's failed appeal of his conviction was part of a broader ruling by the Supreme Court on cases stemming from the 1993 bombings that killed 257 people in the financial hub of Mumbai. A total of 100 people were convicted of involvement in the blasts.
Dutt, 53, originally had been sentenced to serve six years in prison on the charge of possessing an automatic rifle and a pistol that were supplied to him by men subsequently convicted in the bombings. He served 18 months in jail before he was released on bail in November 2007 pending an appeal to the top court.
Namrata went on to marry Kumar Gaurav, the son of Rajendra Kumar with who Sunil Dutt acted in 'Mother India'.
Sanjay Dutt made his acting debut in 1981.
Unlike his parents Sunil and Nargis, Sanjay Dutt's marital history has been unfortunate. While Richa died of a brain tumour, his second marriage to model Rhea Pillai in 1998 ended in divorce in 2005.
Baby Sanjay Dutt is seen with his mother Nargis in this photo.
In happier times: Sanjay Dutt with mother Nargis and sister.
The actor's case is part of a sprawling Mumbai bombings trial that has lasted 18 years. Dutt maintains he knew nothing about the bombing plot and that he asked for the guns to protect his family - his mother was Muslim and his father Hindu - after receiving threats during sectarian riots in Mumbai.
The court's ruling on Dutt comes as a blow for Mumbai's film industry, putting several films he was working on in limbo.
Despite his brush with the law and his stint in jail, Dutt's Bollywood career flourished over the past two decades.
He gained enormous popularity for a series of Hindi films in which he played the role of a reformed thug who follows the teachings of nonviolence advocate Mohandas Gandhi.
Industry estimates said Dutt was currently involved in projects worth at least $20 million.
Filmmakers looking for funds often turned to Mumbai's shadowy building and criminal mafia bosses, who pumped their undeclared earnings into the country's fast-growing movie industry.
In the last decade, Bollywood film and entertainment companies have become corporations, raising funds from the market and through bank credits and private equity.
Sunil Dutt started his career at the Hindi Service of Radio Ceylon, the oldest radio station in South Asia.
Sanjay Dutt married Manyata in 2008 at a private ceremony in Goa and in 2010 became father to twins, a boy named Shahraan and a girl named Iqra.
Links between Bollywood and the Mumbai criminal underworld were especially strong during the two decades before the government recognized the film industry as legitimate in 2000. The Dutt family in an intimate moment.
Sanjay has had a troubled youth with repeated stints with drugs. Sunil Dutt has always been very protective of Sanjay.
In a statement released to the media, Dutt said he was heart-broken and shattered and in emotional distress. He is seen working out in this photo.
Sanjay Dutt married actress Richa Sharma in 1987 and fathered a daughter, Trishala, who lives in the United States with her grandparents after Richa's death. Baby Sanjay playing with his father Sunil.
In 1982, he spent five months in prison after being caught in possession of illegal substances. He was sent to a rehab in Texas. A chubby Sanjay Dutt as a child.