Sunil Dutt Date of Birth

Bollywood Legend Sunil Dutt was born 6 June 1927 as Balraj Dutt.

Sunil Dutt Age

He was 77 years old at time of his death.

Sunil Dutt Family

Sunil Dutt was born on 6 June 1927, Punjab Province, British India (Now in Punjab, Pakistan). When he was five years old, Dutt’s father, Diwan Raghunath Dutt, died.

When he was 18, the Partition of India began inciting Hindu-Muslim violence across the country. A Muslim named Yakub, who had been friends with Dutt’s father, saved their entire family.

The family resettled in the small village of Mandauli on the bank of the river Yamuna located in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana. Later he moved to Lucknow with his mother, Kulwantidevi Dutt, and spent a long time in Aminabad Galli during graduation.

He then moved to Mumbai, where he joined Jai Hind College as an undergraduate and took up a job at the city’s BEST Transport division.

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Sunil Dutt Wife

He shot to stardom in the 1957 film Mother India in which he co-starred with Nargis as her short-tempered, angry son. During the making of this film a fire happened on the set. It is believed that Dutt braved the raging fire to save Nargis and thereby won her love.

They went on to marry in 1958. They had one son Sanjay Dutt, also a successful film actor and two daughters, Priya Dutt and Namrata Dutt. His daughter Namrata married Kumar Gaurav, son of Rajendra Kumar.

The two fathers were co-stars in Mother India.

Sunil Dutt Son

He launched his son Sanjay’s career with Rocky in 1981 which was a success. Shortly before the film’s release, Nargis died of pancreatic cancer. He founded the Nargis Dutt Foundation in her memory for the curing of cancer patients.

Sunil Dutt Movies

Starting out in radio, with his command over Urdu language, Sunil Dutt was hugely popular on the Hindi service of Radio Ceylon, the oldest radio station in South Asia.

He moved to acting in Hindi films and got introduced to the industry with 1955’s Railway Platform.

He shot to stardom in the 1957 film Mother India in which he co-starred with Nargis as her short-tempered, angry son.

Dutt was one of the major stars of Hindi cinema in the late 1950s and 1960s and continued to star in many successful films which included Sadhna (1958) and Sujata (1959).

He later turned producer of the 1968 film Man Ka Meet which introduced his brother Som Dutt who was unsuccessful in films. In 1971, he produced, directed and starred in Reshma Aur Shera (1971) which was a huge failure at the box office.

He continued to star in hits that included Heera (1973), Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye(1974), Nagin (1976) and Jaani Dushman (1979).

He retired from the film industry in the early 1990s to turn to politics after his last few releases including Yash Chopra’s Parampara (1992) and J.P. Dutta’s Kshatriya (1993).

In 1995 he won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the film industry for four decades. He returned to acting shortly before his death in 2003’s Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. in which he shared the screen with son Sanjay for the first time.

Sunil Dutt Death

He died on 25 May 2005 at his residence in Bandra, Mumbai.

Sunil Dutt Death Cause

He died of a heart attack at his residence in Bandra, Mumbai.

Sunil Dutt Height

He was 1.83 meter or 6’0” tall.

Sunil Dutt Caste

He born into Mohyal clan of Jammu and Punjab. Dutt is a warrior clan of Mohyal Brahmins. They are one of the seven clans of the Mohyals who claim Saraswat Brahmin origin.

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