By Anindita Mukherjee Last Updated:
His life has been a rollercoaster ride. He has upsurged from his lows and won multiple battles. From a series of hit movies to an array of flops, from being termed as a terrorist to spending dark years behind prison cells, Sanjay Dutt has seen it all.
Sanjay also had a very interesting love life. After being involved with multiple actresses of his times, it was Maanyata, who ultimately won over Sanju baba’s heart. During his three and a half years of jail term, people all over appreciated Maanyata’s way of handling their professional and personal life like a strong pillar. As Sanjay put in on an Instagram post, “The pillar to my strength, my constant support. Love you @maanayata”.
Let us show you something even more adorable. On June 29, 2018, the date when Sanjay Dutt's biopic, Sanju was released, his beautiful wifey, Maanyata, posted a beautiful picture of her hubby along with her twins. The doting mommy, from behind the lens, wrote a caption that will melt your heart, “Ruk jaana nahin tu kahin haar ke..... kaaton pe chalke milenge saaye bahaar ke #mysanju #bestesthalf #proudwife #sanjuthefilm #love #grace #positivity #dutts #mumbai #beautifullife #thankyougod”. Here’s the picture:
Sanjay and Maanyata have been married since February, 2008. Pictures and news of their marriage came in as a sweet surprise to many as the couple got married in a secret ceremony at Taj Exotica in Goa. A lot of gossips came up as soon as people heard of their marriage, but what followed them were heaps of good wishes and congratulations. (Also Read: After 2 Failed Marriages And Many Broken Relationships, Sanjay Found His Soulmate In Manyata)
In a throwback interview, Maanyata opened up about her life after marriage with Sanjay. The doting wife shared, “Oh yes. I've never been happier. Sanju has stood by me through thick and thin. I've known him for nine years. We started seeing each other seriously in 2005. But he knew my past. So when 'friends' tried to provoke him he just laughed it off. He knew everything about me. When I was going through hell before my marriage, I'd pick up the phone and ask him for help. We're both very positive people and we like to live and let live. We both believe in forgiving. And we believe every saint can have a past. And every sinner can have a future."
Did you know? As reports have it, it was Maanyata’s birthday, two months after Sanjay had gone off to serve his jail term. As he couldn’t be with her on this special occasion, Sanjay plucked a red rose from the jail's garden and kept it between the leaflets of a book and wrote a beautiful poem for her. This heart-wrenching move made Maanyata cry her heart out. (Do Read: Sanjay Dutt's Adorable Photoshoot With His Twin Kids Is Pure Father Goals)
Post Sanjay’s release from jail, in an interview to an online portal, he had shared, “Maanyata is not my 'better' half but my 'best' half. She is my strength. Whenever I fall down, she supports me. I believe she had suffered more than myself. Raising kids alone and realising each day what she had, I pray that nobody gets to suffer it anywhere.”
For the uninitiated, this is Sanjay’s second marriage to Maanyata. He was earlier married to Richa Sharma and has a beautiful daughter, Trishala. Richa breathed her last on December 10, 1996, in New York as she was suffering from a terminal illness of brain tumour. Trishala and Maanyata’s children are very close to each other and we often see Sanjay posing happily with his three kids. (Don't Miss! When Sanjay Dutt's First Wife, Richa, Battling With Tumour, Got To Know About His Affair With Madhuri)
Sanjay and Maanyata, your family is beautiful. We wish you and your family a lifetime of love, bond and strength.