Bollywood's original bad boy, actor Sanjay Dutt turns 56 on Wednesday. Sanjay, son of veteran actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis made his grand Bollywood debut with Rocky in 1981. Unfortunately, He lost his mother to cancer just three days before the film's release.
Currently serving a 42-month sentence (since May 2013) at Pune's Yerwada jail for illegal possession of weapons during the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, Dutt has worked in dozens of films and has donned varied looks for his roles. Sanjay Dutt will next be seen in Shuddhi, which is slated to hit theatres in December 2015.
Here, we take a look at his ten different onscreen avatars.
Sanjay made his dream Bollywood debut with Rocky in 1981. The movie was a hit with the audience but Sanjay's mom Nargis could not see her son's success as she died just three days before the film's release.
Struggling through his personal turmoils, Sanjay Dutt continued to rock the silver screen with films like Sadak, Naam and Vidhaata in the early 90s. Khalnayak proved to be one of his early milestones in the film industry.
Vaastav The Reality brought Sanjay Dutt his first Filmfare Award in 1999. His performance in the film also earned rave critics' reviews for the actor.
Unlike his usual roles, Sanjay plays a small conman with a good heart in this comedy that stars Urmila Matondkar.
Chal Mere Bhai (2000)
Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt were seen together flaunting their bhai-love in this romantic comedy.
Playing the underworld don for the nth time in his career, Sanjay Dutt had new stuff for his fans this time - spikes and highlights in his hair.
Shadi No 1 (2005)
Sanjay played a saviour in the film that featured Esha Deol, Fardeen Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Zayed Khan, Ayesha Takia and Riya Sen.
Chatur Singh Two Star (2011)
Sanjay Dutt played a clownish cop in the film and his dressing sense was as bad as it could get.
Sanjay Dutt made a comeback in public memory with his performance as Kancha Cheena in Karan Johar's Agneepath - a remake of Amitabh Bachchan's 1990 film. Sanjay won critical acclaim for the movie.
Sanjay Dutt's small role in PK was loveable, and his get-up was definitely something he had never done before. Aamir Khan-starrer PK proved to be one of the biggest hits of Bollywood.