J. P. Dutta Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

JP Dutta

Full NameJyoti Prakash Dutta
NicknamesDutta, Dutta Sahab
ProfessionsFilm Director and Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourGrey (Semi-Bald)
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 October 1949
Age (as in 2018)69 Years
BirthplaceBombay, Bombay State, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra
HometownMumbai, India
College/UniversityNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutFilm: Ghulami (1985)
J.P. Dutta made his directorial debut through this movie
Address101, 102 Saibaba Tower, N Dutta Marg, Andheri West, Mumbai - 400053
HobbiesListening to Music, Watching Movies
Awards, Honours, Achievements Filmfare Award for Best Director for 'Border' (1998)
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsBindiya Goswami
Marriage DateYear- 1985
Wife/SpouseBindiya Goswami (Former Film Actress)
J. P. Dutta with his wife
ChildrenSon- None
Daughters- Nidhi Dutta (Actress), Siddhi Dutta
J.P. Dutta with his daughters
ParentsFather- Late O. P. Dutta (Filmmaker)
J.P. Dutta with his father
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsBrother- Late Deepak Dutta (Squadron Leader in Indian Air Force)
Sister- None
Favourite Things
Favourite SongTumse Mila Tha Pyar Kuch Achche Naseeb (Film- Khatta Meetha)
Favourite DestinationRajasthan (India)
Favourite Script WriterO. P. Dutta

JP Dutta

Some Lesser Known Facts About J. P. Dutta

  • Does J.P. Dutta smoke?: Not Known
  • Does J. P. Dutta drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Dutta is best known for his war-related movies.
  • He had to abandon his first film ‘Sarhad’ due to the money factors.
  • His brother, Deepak Dutta, was a squadron leader in the Indian Air Force who died on duty. Dutta’s first film ‘Sarhad’ starring Vinod Khanna, which was not released, was a tribute to him.
  • He met Bindiya Goswami at the set of his first film ‘Sarhad’ in 1976. At that time, Bindiya was married to Vinod Mehra but her relationship with Vinod was not well. The love between Dutta and Bindiya got intense in the early 1980s and the two got married in 1985.

  • His film ‘Border’ was the first Indian film that symbolized Pakistan as an enemy.
  • When he was filming Border, he was facing a problem of granting approvals for the movie. At that time P. V. Narasimha Rao was the prime minister of the country. Dutta sent him a note, requesting for approval and help for the movie. It is said that Narasimha Rao replied that this movie must be filmed.
  • Ajay Devgan was offered a lead role in his blockbuster movie ‘Border,’ but he declined the offer because he did not want to act in a multi starer movie. But Ajay Devgan accepted the offer of his other movie, ‘LOC Kargil’ in which, he had portrayed the role of Param Vir Chakra Awardee Manoj Pandey.J.P. Dutta took Ajay Devgan to portray Manoj Pandey
  • After the release of Border movie, a Police Commissioner phoned him and said that Dutta’s life was in danger. Meanwhile, Dutta received so many threats. So, from the police department, two armed men were sent for his security.
  • Having been influenced by his ‘Border’, a Brigadier went to Mumbai to meet him and stayed there for one week and asked Dutta to make another movie like Border. But at that time, Dutta was receiving threats so, his family did not support this idea.
  • Dutta’s father, O.P. Dutta, remained active in the film industry for 60 years. He used to write dialogues for his son’s movies.

  • After becoming a director, J. P. used to live in a one bedroom flat in Mahim area of Mumbai.
  • As per his wife, Bindiya Goswami, “Dutta is introvert, we are quite different from each other. He hardly speaks and I speak a lot. He is not romantic at all. I love travelling but he loves sitting at home.”
  • Interestingly, When he went to Ajmer and prayed at Ajmer Sharif Dargah, he was blessed with a daughter Nidhi Dutta and when he prayed at Siddhivinayak temple, his second daughter Siddhi Dutta was born.
  • Most of his films have been shot in Rajasthan because this place has always enchanted him a lot.
  • He also owns the production company named J. P. Gene.