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His debut movie Rocky in 1981 was a box office hit and he became an overnight sensation especially among females. Many leading actresses of his movies fell to his charm. No wonder, this actor had many love affairs in his young days. In fact, his life has always been in the limelight due to his affairs, drug addiction, arms and weapon case or jail term. But despite all the ups and downs, this actor has emerged as the winner in every way.
And now, he is a happily married man with a beautiful wife on his side and adorable twin children he loves the most. Any guesses who is this actor? Yes, he is Sanjay Dutt. And today we will have a look at some of the love affairs of Sanju baba, which made him the talk of the town in his early acting days.
Sanjay and Tina were childhood friends and soon their friendship turned into love. It was during Sanjay’s debut movie Rocky opposite Tina when their relationship became stronger, but alas their affair could not last forever. Tina left Sanjay due to his destructive drinking habit and apparently for much older actor Rajesh Khanna.
Sanjay was introduced to Richa at the muhurat of one of their films. The actor already had a huge crush on Richa ever since he saw her picture in a local magazine. While shooting for their movie, Sanjay somehow managed to get her telephone number and started calling her and asked Richa for a date but she kept refusing. But one day she finally agreed to go on a date and thus began their romance.
Sanjay finally proposed Richa when she was shooting Aag Hi Aag (1987) in Ooty. The actress was confused and told that she would think about it. But Sanjay plagued her with calls in Ooty till she said yes. Finally, the couple got married in 1987 and became parents to a beautiful daughter Trishala. But soon, Richa was diagnosed with a terminal illness of brain tumour and moved to the US for treatment. It was sometime after that when Sanjay’s affair with Madhuri Dixit started doing rounds. On December 10, 1996, Richa took her last breath in New York at her parents’ home.
Sanjay and Madhuri’s affair was a hot topic back in the 90s. According to reports, love blossomed among the stars while shooting for Saajan in 1991 and they both were planning to get hitched but unfortunately, actor’s TADA arrest in 1993 brought an end to this relationship. However, Sanjay has always denied being in a relationship with Madhuri.
Sanjay started dating socialite and model Rhea after parting ways with Madhuri. They met, fell in love and got married in 1998. But this time too his relationship could not survive and after living separately for a few years, the couple divorced in 2005. Apparently, they both were in an extra-marital relationship when the divorce came through.
The other lady due to which Sanjay’s married life with Rhea went kaput was Nadia. No one knows how they first met, but allegedly Sanjay had an affair with her before and even after his marriage. Although, Rhea was ready to forgive the actor but while shooting for Kaante when obsessed Nadia reached the sets in the US, things went out of hand and Rhea decided to part ways with the actor. But a few months down the line, Nadia too left Sanjay just as mysteriously as she entered his life.
Having gone to tough phase, both personally and professionally, he found solace in Lisa but their story was short lived and after a brief period of being together they separated. However, Lisa has always denied being in a romantic relationship with the actor.
The news that Sanjay was dating much older Rekha surfaced while they were shooting for a movie together. In fact, it was even reported that the couple fled and got married secretly. However, Yasser Usman, the author of the actress’ biography Rekha – The Untold Story, has denied such happening:
“Rekha and Sanjay Dutt were working in a film together, probably Zameen Aasmaan (1984). The rumors of their affair surfaced at that time. In fact, some went on to say that they got married. These rumors became so strong that Sanjay Dutt had to deny the allegations in a magazine. It was an official denial.”
Rumour has it that Sanjay met Manyata when he was romantically linked with Nadia Durrani. But he slowly became attracted towards Manyata due to her easy going and helpful nature. So, when Nadia was out of the picture, Manyata and Sanjay fell in love and after two years of courtship, the actor married for the third time on February 7, 2008. And after two years of marriage on October 21, 2010, the couple welcomed their twins, Shahraan and Iqra Dutt.
Other than these ladies, apparently the Sanjay was also involved with Kimi Katkar and Rati Agnihotri, but only for a short while. Talking about his playboy image of his younger days, the actor admitted that he had been in more than one relationship once but was never caught as he managed things well:
“I was in three relationships at one point of time....You need to be clever... one shouldn't know what is happening with the other.”
Sanjay Dutt might have had many affairs so far but at last, he found his soul mate in Manyata who stood by him through thick and thin like a pillar. And we wish the couple many more years of togetherness and happiness. Want do you have to say about your one of the favourite Bollywood actor? Feel free to express your views in the comment section below.