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 Sunil Dutt (JamActor of India)

 

 

Sunil Dutt (Indian Film Actor)


BOLLYWOOD STAR SUNIL DUTT


Sunil Dutt was born on June 6, 1930 . Born as Balraj Dutt was an Indian Bollywood actor, producer, director and politician. He was the cabinet minister for Youth Affairs and Sports in the Manmohan Singh government (2004-2005). His son, Sanjay Dutt, is currently also a Bollywood star.

Sunil Dutt was born in the village of Khurd (now in Pakistan ). His family moved to India during the Partition of India (1947). In Mumbai, he joined Jai Hind College as an undergraduate and took up a job. A stroke of luck fetched him an additional assignment with an advertisement company and he could supplement his income by a few hundred more rupees.

 

Starting out in radio, Sunil Dutt was a hugely popular announcer on the Hindi Service of Radio Ceylon, the oldest radio station in South Asia. He moved to acting in Hindi films. Sunil Dutt acted in several successful films from 1956. Sunil Dutt bagged his first film, 'Railway Platform' in 1955, co-starring Nalini Jaywant. Sunil Dutt became a star with Mehboob Khan's 'Mother India' and simultaneously fell in love with Nargis when he saved her from death by fire.

 

Sunil Dutt married Nargis on March 11, 1958. He had 1 son and 2 daughters. Sunil Dutt introduced his son Sanjay in Rocky in 1981. In that same year, his wife died of pancreatic cancer. He set up Nargis Dutt foundation in memory of his wife for the cure of cancer patients. Sunil Dutt was also a sponsor of the India Project, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated organization akin to Operation Smile for the treatment of Indian children with facial deformities.
 

Sunil Dutt then did several films where the heroine had the better roles, like 'Sujata', 'Bandini', 'Sadhana', 'Amrapali' and 'Mera Saaya'. His first film as a producer, 'Yeh Raaste Hain Pyar Ke' in 1963 dared to show the heroine actually commiting adultery. In his next production, 'Mujhe Jeene Do' in 1963, he played a dacoit who kidnaps the heroine and also kills for profit. He risked playing a cripple in 'Khandaan' and the buffoon in 'Padosan'. After his film 'Reshma Aur Shera' bombed at the box-office, Sunil began playing safe with films like 'Heera' and 'Zakhmee'.

In 1984 he joined the Congress (I) party and was elected to Parliament for five terms from the constituency of Mumbai North West. His political career was halted for some years in the early 1990s when he worked to free his son from jail after he was arrested following Hindu-Muslim clashes in Mumbai.

Sunil Dutt died of a heart attack at his residence in Bandra, Mumbai in his sleep. His seat in Parliament will be contested by his daughter, Priya Dutt.
 

AWARDS AND HONOURS :


1963 - Filmfare Best Actor Award, Mujhe Jeeno Do

1965 - Filmfare Best Actor Award, Khandaan
1995 - Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
1998 - Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award
2001 - Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement
Sunil Dutt was a recipient of the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India.
 

ABOUT HIM :


Birth name: Balraj Dutt
Date of Birth: 6 June 1930
Date of death: 25 May 2005
Height: 6' or 1.83 m
City: Jhelum
Country: Pakistan
Siblings: Sister and Brother
Children: Son Sanjay Dutt, Daughters Namrata and Priya
Marital status: Married
Spouse: Nargis
Education: Mumbai's Jai Hind college
Other facts: He was brought up by his uncle
Occupation: Bollywood Actor/Indian Politician
Debut Film: Railway Platform

FILMOGRAPHY :


Munnabhai M.B.B.S.
Kshatriya
Phool
Parampara
Virodhi
Kurbaan
Hai Meri Jaan
Pratigyabandh
Yeh Aag Kab Bujhegi
Dharamyudh
Watan Ke Rakhwale
Kala Dhanda Goray Log
Mangal Dada
Faasle
Laila
Raaj Tilak
Yaadon Ki Zanjeer
Badle Ki Aag
Dard Ka Rishta
Rocky
Ek Gunah Aur Sahi
Ganga Aur Suraj
Lahu Pukarega
Shaan
Yari Dushmani
Ahimsa
Jaani Dushman
Muqabla
Salaam Memsaab
Daku Aur Jawan
Kaala Aadmi
Ram Kasam
Aakhri Goli
Charandas
Darinda
Gyaniji
Ladki Jawan Ho Gayi
Paapi
Sat Shri Akal
Nagin
Nehle Pe Dehla
Zakhmee
Himalay Se Ooncha
Umar Qaid
36 Ghante
Dukh Bhanjan Tera Naam
Geeta Mera Naam
Kora Badan
Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye
Heera
Man Jeete Jag Jeet
Jai Jwala
Zameen Aasmaan
Zindagi Zindagi
Jwala
Reshma Aur Shera
Bhai Bhai
Darpan
Bhai Bahen
Chirag
Jwala
Meri Bhabhi
Pyaasi Sham
Gauri
Padosan
Sadhu Aur Shaitaan
Hamraaz
Meharbaan
Milan
Amrapali
Gaban
Mera Saaya
Khandaan
Waqt
Beti Bete
Ghazal
Yaadein
Aaj Aur Kal
Gumrah
Mujhe Jeene Do
Nartakee
Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke
Jhoola
Main Chup Rahungi
Chhaya
Duniya Jhukti Hai
Ek Phool Char Kante
Hum Hindustani
Usne Kaha Tha
Didi
Insaan Jaag Utha
Sujata
Post Box 999
Sadhana
Mother India
Payal
Ek Hi Raasta
Kismet Ka Khel
Rajdhani
Kundan
Railway Platform
 

 

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