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Happy birthday Sunil Dutt: Iconic songs to celebrate the actor

Apart from an illustrious career as an actor, Dutt joined politics in 1984, signing up with the Congress party. He was elected Member of Parliament for five terms from the Mumbai North West constituency.

bollywood Updated: Jun 06, 2016 10:44 IST
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Born in Jhelum (Pakistan), he began his career with radio and was a hugely popular voice of Radio Ceylon till he made his acting debut with Railway Platform (1955).
Born in Jhelum (Pakistan), he began his career with radio and was a hugely popular voice of Radio Ceylon till he made his acting debut with Railway Platform (1955).(YouTube)

June 6 marks the 85th birth anniversary of veteran actor and politician Sunil Dutt.

Born in Jhelum (Pakistan), he began his career with radio and was a hugely popular voice of Radio Ceylon till he made his acting debut with Railway Platform (1955).

Two years later, he played Birju in Mehboob Khan’s Mother India (1957). The film changed his life. Not only did he make his mark in Indian films but he also found his way to Nargis’ heart, whom he married in 1958. The couple had three children, including actor Sanjay Dutt and former MP Priya Dutt.

Apart from an illustrious career as an actor, Dutt joined politics in 1984, signing up with the Congress party. He was elected Member of Parliament for five terms from the Mumbai North West constituency.

He died of heart attack on May 25, 2005.

Read: 5 films in which we fell in love with Sunil Dutt

Dutt was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1968 for his contribution to arts. With films like Saadhna, Sujata, Khandan, and Padosan, he was one of the biggest stars of Hindi cinema in 50s and 60s.

Here are some of the most memorable songs he featured in.

Mere Saamne Wali Khidki Mein (Padosan, 1968)

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Mera Saaya (Mera Saaya, 1966)

Singers:Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi

Saawan Ka Maheena (Milan, 1967)

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh

Tum Agar Saath Dene Ka (Humraaz, 1967)

Singer: Mahendra Kapoor

Tumhi Mere Mandir (Khandan, 1965)

Singers:Lata Mangeshkar

Chalo Ek Baar Fir Se (Gumraah, 1963)

Singer:Mahendra Kapoor

O Gaadiwale Gaadi Dheere (Mother India,1957)

Singers: Shamshad Begum, Mohammed Rafi

Jalte Hai Jiske Liye (Sujata, 1959)

Singer: Talat Mahmood

Kaun Aaya Ki Nigaahon Mein (Waqt, 1965)

Singer: Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kumar