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Sunil Dutt Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 7, 2019

Short Biography

Balraj Dutt was born on 06-06-1929 in Jhelum District of Punjab, British India. He was popular by his screen name Sunil Dutt. He was an Indian Hindi movie Producer, Director, Actor, Social Activist and Politician. Some of his best-known movies are Mother India, Waqt, Nagin and Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. In his political career he served as the cabinet minister for youth and sports.

Other Name: Balraj Dutt, Sunil Raghunath Dutt, Balraj Raghunath Dutt
Other Professions: Film Director Film Producer Politician Radio Artist
Appearance: Bollywood Punjabi

Sunil Dutt Complete Bio & Career

Sunil Dutt started his career at Radio Station; he was an immensely popular announcer on the Hindi Service of Radio Ceylon. From there he advanced to acting in Hindi films and made his debut in the film industry with the film Railway Platform in 1955. He shot to the fame with the film Mother India in which he co-starred with Nargis in 1957. Dutt was one of the soughs out stars of Bollywood during the late 1950s and 1960s and starred in many successful films such as Sadhna, Sujata, Mujhe Jeene Do, Khandaan and Padosan to name a few. He retired from the film industry during the decade of the 1990s to concentrate on his political career. In a career that lasted 4 decades, he has seen the highest of highs and there was hardly anything left from which he was evaded as an actor. He did almsot all kind of roles and was among one of the best actors that Bollywood has ever produced. Shortly before his death, he was seen sharing screen space with his son Sanjay Dutt in highly acclaimed film Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. in the year 2003.
He began his political career after he was chosen as the Sheriff on Mumbai, an apolitical official position conferred on him by the Maharashtra government. He was one of the first actors from tinsel town to enter politics. He won Lok Sabha elections from 1984 to 2004 and served as a member of parliament.
He married actress and his co-star Nargis in 1958. She died of cancer in 1981 and in her fond memory, he stated the Nargis Dutt Foundation for the cure of cancer patients. He was highly involved with humanitarian work during the decade of the 1990s. He also recieved various threat calls after he reached out to Muslim areas after the infamous 1992 riots in Mumbai.

Sunil Dutt Popular Videos

Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1968 Arts

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

On 25 May 2005, Sunil Dutt had suffered a heart attack at his home in Bandra, Mumbai, the state of Maharashtra. His daughter, Priya Dutt has taken his seat in Parliament, who won it and became a member of parliament from North West Mumbai between November 2005 to April 2014.

DEATHDAY 25 May,2005 (Thursday)
DEATH PLACE Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Sunil Dutt Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Diwan Raghunath Dutt and Kulwantidevi Dutt. He was married to actress Nargis and together the couple was blessed with a son named Sanjay Dutt and two dadughters named Priya and Namrata Dutt.

Life's Important Dates Of Sunil Dutt

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Jhelum (Now Pakistan)
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address 8-West, Apsara Co-Operative Housing Society Ltd., 61-B, Shrimati Nargis Dutt Road, Palli Hill, Bandra (West), Mumbai:400050
School N/A
College Jai Hind College, Mumbai, India
Qualification B.A (Hons.) in History in 1954 from Jai Hind College Bombay (now Mumbai)
Hobbies Doing Philanthropy, Listening to Music
Marital Status Married
Debut Hindi Film: Railway Platform (1955)
Punjabi Film Man Jeete Jag Jeet (1973)
Director Yaadein (1964)
Producer Man Ka Meet (1968)
Best Movies Railway Platform (1955), Rajdhani (1956), Mother India (1957), Sadhna (1958), and Insaan Jaag Utha (1959) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth 20 Crore INR (as in 2004)
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black, Red, White
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Nargis Dutt
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan , Shashi Kapoor
Favorite Place USA
Favorite Food Dum Chicken
Favorite Writer Aghajani Kashmeri

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Sunil Dutt

  • His daughter (Namrata) is actor Kumar Gaurav's wife and actor Rajendra Kumar's daughter-in-law.
  • The real name of Sunil Dutt was Balraj Dutt.
  • After graduating from Jai Hind College, Mumbai, Dutt took a job with a top British advertising agency.
  • Sunil Dutt was caught in between the India-Pakistan partition riots when was 18 years old; his life was then saved by a young man named Jacob and his family.
  • Dutt started his career with a job as an RJ on the Hindi service of radio Ceylon, where he had to interview Nargis but the show was canceled as Sunil Dutt could not utter a single word in front of her.
  • Nargis played the role of Dutt's mother in Mother India, Dutt saved Nargis from a fire on the sets. They fell in love and got married.
  • When Nargis died of pancreatic cancer, Sunil founded the Nargis Dutt Foundation in her memory to cure cancer patients.
  • He was the two-time winner of the Filmfare Best Actor Award and had also received a Padma Shri by the Government of India.

Sunil Dutt Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Sunil Dutt was 75 years 11 months & 19 days old age.