he married actress in 1987. Sharma died of brain tumour in 1996. The couple have a daughter, Trishala, born in 1988, who lives in the United States with her grandparents. he's second marriage was to model in 1998.They divorced in 2005. he married Manyata (born Dilnawaz Sheikh) in 2008 in a private ceremony in , after two years of dating On 21 October 2010, he became a father to twins, a boy named Shahraan and a girl named Iqra.
The 1986 film was he's first major critical success, earning praise for his sensitive portrayal of lead character Vicky Kapoor. Sanjay also received critical acclaim for his performances in 's and 's 1989 Hathyar. In the late 80s he was seen in a number of films alongside actors like , and .
His successes continued in the early 1990s, with films that include and . He went on to star in some of the most era-defining Indian films of the 1990s such as , (for which he was nominated for the ) and , for which he earned his second Filmfare Best Actor Award nomination. Three weeks before its release, however, in April 1993, he was arrested, charged with involvement in the .
The blockbuster sequel released in late 2006. Sanjay received a number of awards for his performance in the film along with an award from the Prime Minister for his work in the Munna bhai series. In the same year news channel NDTV named him Indian of the Year. Although he was going through a successful time professionally and receiving great acclaim for his performance in this coincided with the start of the Mumbai bombing's trial. The nation became transfixed with Dutt's court ongoings which saw him found not guilty of terrorism related acts but jailed on two occasions between 2006–2007 for short periods, as he was found guilty 'under the possession of arms act'.Sanjaywas granted bail enabling him to star in successes like (2007) and (2007). In January 2008, Indian film institute Filmfare listed 12 movies featuring Dutt in its top 100 grossing movies of all time list. Dutth also continued working as an actor although on police bail terms.
During recent years he has managed to remain one of India's most bankable movie stars but has been seen in a mixed bag of films, some have been criticised and described as "painfully bad" and "scriptless" by critics such as (2008), (2008), (2010) and Rascals (2011), whilst in others he has been applauded and appreciated for his performances. These include (2009), (2011), (2012) which earned him major critical acclaim again and most recently opposite , which was a big success.
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Sanjay Dutt co-hosted the fifth session of the Indian reality show along with . The show aired on Colors television from 2 October 2011 to 7 January 2012. Later Dutt told, it was who persuaded him to co-host the show.
Sanjay Dutt and entrepreneur IPL cricket team owner together launched India's first professionally organized league the on 16 January 2012.
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The case came to court in 2006 and he , who had also been implicated in relation to the Mumbai blasts. It was claimed that the weapons formed a part of a large consignment of arms connected to the terrorists. The period between 2006–2007 saw he spend seven months in and Pune prison on three occasions for the offences.
On 31 July 2007, the TADA court sentenced he to six years' for illegal possession of weapons and cleared him of charges relating to the Mumbai blasts. According to , "The actor claimed he feared for his life after the notorious , which were allegedly staged by Mumbai's Muslim-dominated mafia in retaliation for deadly Hindu-Muslim clashes a few months earlier. But the judge rejected this defence and also refused bail." he was returned to jail at Arthur Road and soon after moved to the in .
he appealed against the sentence and was granted interim bail on 20 August 2007 until such time as the TADA court provided him with a copy of its judgement On 22 October 2007 he was back in jail but again applied for bail. On 27 November 2007, Dutt was granted bail by the Supreme Court. On 21 March 2013 the Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the TADA court but shortened the sentence to five years' imprisonment.
Dutt has said that "I am not a politician but I belong to a political family." Dutth was persuaded by a close friend to contest the 2009 as a candidate for the but withdrew when the court refused to suspend his conviction.Sanjay was then appointed General Secretary of the party, leaving that post in December 2010.
With analysts believing that his imprisonment would have a significant impact on the fortunes of Bollywood, people from that movie business made statements of support following the ruling and some said that they would be making appeals for him to be pardoned. On 10 May, the Supreme Court rejected he's for the reconsideration of his . , the Supreme Court rejected appeals filed by two film producers who were seeking more time for the actor to surrender so that he could complete two of his under-production films. On 14 May, Dutt withdrew the mercy plea and surrendered to the Mumbai Police on 16 May 2013. Just before the surrender the Mumbai jail authority got an anonymous letter threatening he's life. he filed an appeal to allow him to surrender before Yerwada jail. Later, Dutt withdrew this request too.he subsequently surrendered in court as ordered and is currently in prison serving his sentence.