Sunil Dutt Age, Biography, Wife, Affairs, Family, Death Cause & More

Sunil Dutt

Real NameBalraj Dutt
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionActor, Producer, Director and Politician
PartyIndian National Congress (INC)
Indian National Congress
Political Journey• In 1984, joined Indian National Congress.
• In 1984, elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time from Mumbai North West.
• He retained his Lok Sabha seats in 1989 and 1991 elections.
• He didn't contest Lok Sabha Elections in 1996 and 1998 due to a case against his son Sanjay Dutt.
• He retained his Lok Sabha seat in 1999, 2000 and 2004 elections.
• In 2004, he was appointed the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in the Manmohan Singh Government.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 74 kg
in Pounds- 163 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth6 June 1930
Birth PlaceKhurd Village, Jhelum, Punjab Province, British India
Date of Death25 May 2005
Place of DeathAt his residence in Bandra, Mumbai, India
Death CauseHeart Attack
Age (as on 25 May 2005)74 Years
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeJai Hind College, Mumbai, India
Educational QualificationB.A (Hons.) in History in 1954 from Jai Hind College Bombay (now Mumbai)
DebutHindi Film: Railway Platform (1955)
Railway Platform 1955
Punjabi Film Man Jeete Jag Jeet (1973)
Man Jeete Jag Jeet (1973)
Director Yaadein (1964)
Yadein 1964
Producer Man Ka Meet (1968)
Last FilmMunna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)
FamilyFather- Diwan Raghunath Dutt
Mother- Kulwantidevi Dutt
Brother- Som Dutt (actor)
Sister- Raj Rani Bali
Address8-West, Apsara Co-Operative Housing Society Ltd., 61-B, Shrimati Nargis Dutt Road, Palli Hill, Bandra (West), Mumbai:400050
HobbiesDoing Philanthropy, Listening to Music
Favourite Things
Favourite WriterAghajani Kashmeri
Favourite ActressNargis
Favourite FoodDum Chicken
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried (at the time of death)
Wife/SpouseNargis, Former Indian Actor
Sunil Dutt with Nargis
Marriage Date11 March 1958
ChildrenSon- Sanjay Dutt
Daughters- Priya Dutt, Namrata Dutt
Sunil Dutt with his Son and Daughters
Money Factor
Net Worth20 Crore INR (as in 2004)

Sunil Dutt

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sunil Dutt

  • Does Sunil Dutt smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Sunil Dutt drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He was born as Balraj Dutt in Khurd Village of Jhelum District (Punjab Province, British India).
  • Sunil’s father died when he was just 5 years old.
  • At the age of 18, he saw Hindu-Muslim riots across the country.
  • His entire family was saved by a Muslim named Yakub, who had been a friend of his father.
  • His family resettled in a small village named Mandauli near the bank of River Yamuna in Yamuna Nagar, Punjab (now in Haryana).
  • Later, he moved to Lucknow, where he spent a long time in Aminabad Galli.
  • After graduating from Jai Hind College in Bombay (now Mumbai), he worked at the city’s BEST Transport division.
  • He also worked in Radio as an RJ on the Hindi Service of Radio Ceylon, South Asia’s oldest Radio Station.
  • He made his debut in the Hindi Film with Railway Platform in 1955.
  • He rose to stardom after co-starring with Nargis in the 1957 Blockbuster Mother India. Mother India
  • According to reports, there was a huge fire on the set of Mother India and Nargis was caught in that and it was Sunil Dutt who braved the furious fire to save Nargis and thereby won her heart.
  • In the late 1950s and 1960s, he established himself as one of the major actors in the Hindi Cinema and gave a number of hit films such as Sadhna (1958), Mujhe Jeene Do (1963), Waqt (1965), Padosan (1967), Hamraaz (1967), etc.
  • He created a record by directing and starring in the 1964 film Yadein in which he was the only actor/actress in the cast. Yadein 1964
  • He launched his son Sanjay Dutt with the 1981 film Rocky, which became a hit at the Box-Office. However, shortly before the film’s release, his wife, Nargis, died of Pancreatic Cancer.
  • In the memory of his beloved wife, Sunil Dutt founded the Nargis Dutt Foundation for the cure of cancer patients. Nargis Dutt Foundation
  • He also sponsored the ‘India Project’ (an organization similar to ‘Operation Smile’ for the treatment of children with facial deformities).
  • In 1982, Maharashtra Government appointed him the ‘Sheriff of Mumbai’ for a year.
  • In 1988, he walked from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in Japan to appeal for global demilitarization.
  • He won Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995 for his contribution to the Indian Film Industry.
  • He died of a heart attack at his residence in Mumbai on 25 May 2005. His daughter, Priya Dutt, contested his Parliament seat and won that.
  • He was honored with Padma Shri by the Government of India.