Sanjay Dutt turns 54
The archetypal Prodigal Son, Sanjay Dutt began his Bollywood career with a whimper in 'Rocky' (1981), and became a Category 5 B.O storm within a space of two decades. His career-graph registered a steady rise during the mid eighties.
Tragedy struck in 1993, when Sanjay was arrested in connection with the Mumbai blasts and had to spend 16 months in jail as an undertrial. Sanju lost his stardom for a while but made a telling comeback in 1999-2000 with the Mahesh Manjrekar film, 'Vaastav'. Sanjay went on to star in 'Munnabhai MBBS' (2004), and 'Lage Raho Munnabhai' (2006), two landmark movies of the last decade.
Sanjay, who lately took to offbeat ‘kirdaars’, is currently undergoing a 42-month prison sentence after his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
Here is a look at the life and career of Bollywood’s eternal bad boy, who turns 54 today.