• Tuesday, July 05, 2022


Birthday Special: Memorable characters played by Sanjay Dutt on the big screen

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By: Murtuza Nullwala

Our very own Sanju Baba aka Sanjay Dutt celebrates his 60th birthday today. He has been in the industry from the past 38 years and has seen a lot of ups and downs. The actor’s love life has also been quite colourful, remember in his biopic it was revealed he had 308 girlfriends. But well, today on his birthday we won’t talk about his love life.

Today, as Sanjay Dutt turns 60 let’s look at the most memorable characters that he played on the big screen.


In the year 1981, Sanjay Dutt made his Bollywood debut with the film Rocky. His character of Rakesh aka Rocky was loved by everyone and Sanjay’s chocolate boy looks made every girl go weak in their knees.

Sagar / Aman Verma (Saajan)

Sanjay Dutt character’s name in Saajan was Aman Verma, but he used to write songs for Madhuri’s character with the name Sagar. Dutt was shown as a very calm and composed man in the film and his character was loved by the audiences. This movie is also known for his wonderful chemistry with Madhuri Dixit.

Ballu (Khalnayak)

Nayak nahi khalnayak hu main… When we talk about anti-heroes in Bollywood films, Sanjay Dutt’s character Ballu from Khalnayak is surely the one that comes in our minds. The actor played the role of a criminal to T and confidently said, ‘ji haan main hu khalnayak’.

 Raghu Bhai (Vaastav)

When Sanjay Dutt’s career was at a downfall, it was Mahesh Manjrekar’s directorial Vaastav that gave his career a boost. He played the role of a gangster in the film named Raghu Bhai and it is regarded as one of the best performances of his career.

Munna Bhai (Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Lage Raho Munna Bhai)

Munna Bhai is a character that Sanjay Dutt will be remembered for in the history of Indian cinema. In both, the instalment of Munna Bhai series, the actor nailed it in both the films as Munna Bhai and now, we are waiting for the third instalment of the series.

Kancha Cheena (Agneepath)

Sanjay Dutt’s look as Kancha Cheena in 2012 release Agneepath was quite scary. The actor portrayed the negative role fantastically and surely made us forget the Kaancha Cheena that was played by Danny Dengzongpa in the original Agneepath (1990).

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