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Sanjay Dutt Turns 57: Munna Bhai's Journey In Bollywood So Far

Movies | News18.com | July 29, 2016, 12:03 pm
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Sanjay Dutt turns a year older today. The actor was born in 1959 to popular celebrity couple Sunil Dutt and Nargis.

Sanjay Dutt turns a year older today. The actor was born in 1959 to popular celebrity couple Sunil Dutt and Nargis.

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Sanjay Dutt made his acting debut in 1981 with 'Rocky'. He started as a boy-next-door and played many 'regular' roles during the early period of his career.

Sanjay Dutt made his acting debut in 1981 with 'Rocky'. He started as a boy-next-door and played many 'regular' roles during the early period of his career.

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Sanjay has had a troubled youth with repeated stints with drugs. Sunil Dutt has always been very protective of Sanjay.

Sanjay has had a troubled youth with repeated stints with drugs. Sunil Dutt has always been very protective of Sanjay.

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Sanjay started finding a footing in Bollywood with films such as 'Naam' and 'Kabza', but he had to wait for a long time to get established as a bankable actor.

Sanjay started finding a footing in Bollywood with films such as 'Naam' and 'Kabza', but he had to wait for a long time to get established as a bankable actor.

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With films like 'Thanedar', 'Sadak' and 'Saajan', he emerged as someone who was unconventional in his approach but reflected the sensibilities of the urban youth.

With films like 'Thanedar', 'Sadak' and 'Saajan', he emerged as someone who was unconventional in his approach but reflected the sensibilities of the urban youth.

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The came, 'Khalnayak', a film that changed Sanjay's career forever. It was a big turning point of his career. The audience as well as the critics were amazed at the intensity of his performance.

The came, 'Khalnayak', a film that changed Sanjay's career forever. It was a big turning point of his career. The audience as well as the critics were amazed at the intensity of his performance.

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After 'Khalnayak', Sanjay Dutt mostly did roles that had negative elements embedded in them. Surprisingly, the audience liked him in such characters and slowly it become his forte.

After 'Khalnayak', Sanjay Dutt mostly did roles that had negative elements embedded in them. Surprisingly, the audience liked him in such characters and slowly it become his forte.

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His off-screen image helped the filmmakers in selecting Sanjay in roles which were negative in totality despite being positive in approach.

His off-screen image helped the filmmakers in selecting Sanjay in roles which were negative in totality despite being positive in approach.

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Munna Bhai' series gave Sanjay Dutt the much awaited fame. For the first time, he was seen as someone who can carry the weight of an unconventional film on his shoulders.

Munna Bhai' series gave Sanjay Dutt the much awaited fame. For the first time, he was seen as someone who can carry the weight of an unconventional film on his shoulders.

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He had also become a seasoned actor after spending so many years in Bollywood, thus the directors started casting him in more layered roles.

He had also become a seasoned actor after spending so many years in Bollywood, thus the directors started casting him in more layered roles.

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Be it about his link-ups with wrong-doers or be it his charitable works, he always remained in news. The actor recently served his sentence and is out to make a comeback soon.  We wish the actor a happy 56th birthday and many more years of successful films.

Be it about his link-ups with wrong-doers or be it his charitable works, he always remained in news. The actor recently served his sentence and is out to make a comeback soon. We wish the actor a happy 56th birthday and many more years of successful films.