Sanjay Dutt, the son of Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt, two of the biggest names in Bollywood, began his career as a hero 32 years ago with Rocky.
Since then, he has performed in numerous renowned productions across various genres. Dutt was in the prime of his profession when he spent nearly 4 years in prison. In what may be referred to as the “second innings” of his career, he made a successful comeback and delivered some of his best performances.
Sanjay Dutt in Dhamaal
The film, which also starred Ritesh Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey, and Aashish Chaudhary, was directed by Indra Kumar. The movie had a $300 million budget, and it made INR 887.5 million at the box office. A movie with action about four pals looking to get rich quickly.
Munna Bhai MBBS
Munna Bhai, MBBS, must be at the top of the list. In the 2003 comedy film, Dutt plays a medical student who wants to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a doctor. Munna, however, is not your typical medical student and has a talent for winning people over.
Munna’s persona created a lasting impression on the movie’s audience, whether it was through his carefree demeanor or the way he was able to make others around him smile. Who can forget his jaadu ki jhappi, after all?
Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Sanjay Dutt returned to the role of Munnabhai from the first film, but with a twist: this time, the Bhai had adopted Gandhianism instead of claiming to be a doctor. It was entertaining to watch a hard-core goon practice nonviolence.
In the process, he gave Gandhigiri a new lease on life. When Murli Prasad Sharma, often known as Munna Bhai, meets Mahatma Gandhi, his heart changes. Munna found it simpler to shatter bones and kidnap people with the snap of his fingers than to muster the guts to follow the path of truth and non-violence.
But he persisted and took the less-trodden path, changing not just himself but also the heart of the cruel builder Lucky Singh (Boman Irani). Sanjay Dutt is the perfect Munnabhai and did a fantastic job in part.
The film wouldn’t be nearly as good without Arshad Warsi, and he once again delivered. Vidya Balan also gave the movie life. You won’t soon forget Dilip Prabhavalkar’s portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi, who is the last but certainly not least.
Sanjay Dutt in Agneepath
Kancha Cheema, Dutt’s role in Agneepath, starkly contrasts with Munna. The two characters seem totally different, but Munna’s joie de vivre contrasts sharply with Cheema’s malevolent demeanor. These are only two examples of the variety Dutt has always brought to his roles—a talent that has helped him become so well-liked.
Son of Sardar
Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Juhi Chawla, Mukul Dev, and Vindu Dara Singh are among the cast members, and Ashwni Dhir directs the movie. The movie had a $ 300 million rupee budget, making $ 1.50 billion at the box office. The film tells the tale of two competing families whose members murder one another’s heads.