By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
It was in 1976, when Sunil Dutt and Nargis’ son, Sanjay Dutt had stepped on a journey to take forward his family's legacy in the world of acting and while he had grabbed the headlines for the wrong reasons, his work can vouch for the fact that he is one of the finest actors in the Bollywood industry, who manages to shine in every frame he is a part of. (Also Read: Trishala Dutt Reveals How Her Mental Health Suffered Post Death Of Boyfriend And How She's Coping Up)
From a series of hit movies to an array of flops, from being termed as a terrorist to spending dark years behind prison cells, from being labelled as a womaniser to finally finding the love of his life, Sanjay Dutt's life has been nothing less than a rollercoaster ride. While a clear picture of Sanjay's life was shown in his biopic, Sanju, some prominent relationships and pivotal moments were remained untouched in the film. Sanjay had a controversial professional as well as personal life.
In 1987, Sanjay Dutt had tied the knot with actress, Richa Sharma and a year later, they had welcomed a little angel, Trishala Dutt in their lives. Sanjay and Trishala share a beautiful father-daughter relationship and their posts for each other on social media are proof of it. On July 29, 2020, i.e., Sanjay's 61st birthday, Trishala posted a throwback picture of her 'Papa Dukes' and wrote, "Happy Birthday Papa Dukes @duttsanjay May God bless you with a long, happy, & healthy life. I love you so so much! to infinity & beyond always & forever. Cheers Pops! - facetime you in a bit!! lol - Have a beautiful day! #birthdayboy #leo #lionking #loveyou." Sanjay Dutt's wife, Maanayata Dutt too, posted a crisp and sweet wish for him on his birthday. Sharing a twinning in black picture with Sanjay, Maanayata wrote, "Happy birthday love .....love you #missingyou #godbless #love #grace #positivity #dutts #birthdaymonth #beautifullife #thankyougod."
Sanjay Dutt and Richa Sharma’s marital life was a bliss but the happiness didn’t last long as she was diagnosed with a terminal illness of brain tumour. Richa had then gone to the US for her medical treatment, while Sanjay had juggled between India and the US, courtesy his professional commitments and personal life. Sanjay was then accused of possession of illegal arms and was sent to jail under TADA. Both Sanjay and Richa were fighting their own battles and time kept flying by. Post Richa's demise, Trishala has been staying with her maternal grandparents in the US. (Also Read: Sanjay Dutt's Sister, Priya Dutt Recalled An Incident When Nargis Dutt Thought Sanjay Was Gay)
In 2019, the reports were rife that the gap between Sanjay Dutt and his eldest daughter, Trishala Dutt had gone beyond the geographical distance. A close friend of Sanjay had shared with Bollywood Hungama, "It seems Sanju has shut the door on Trishala. They don’t communicate at all. He has zero knowledge of what goes in her life. There is no connect, direct or indirect, between them."
On the reports of her fallout with father, Sanjay Dutt, Trishala Dutt had later clarified via her social media profile. In an ‘Ask Me Anything’ feature on Instagram, when a follower had asked Trishala, “Rumours going around saying you and your father are not on good terms. Please confirm?” she had replied, “Please do not believe everything that is written in tabloids. I don’t know where or who that came from but No, it’s not true” followed by an eye roll, thumbs down and facepalm emoji. The background of her IG story was Boomerang video of Sanjay and Trishala, wherein he gave a peck on her cheek.
On Father's Day 2020, Trishala Dutt had posted a throwback selfie with her 'Papa Dukes', Sanjay Dutt. To mark the special day, Trishala had penned a heartfelt wish for Sanjay and expressing how grateful she is to be his daughter, she had written, "Happy Fathers Day, Papa Dukes! I love you more & more every day! I miss you & can’t wait to see you once all the chaos settles down. Even though I’m all grown up (which you don’t like) I’ll always be your baby girl. I love you to the moon and back. I’m blessed to be yours @duttsanjay." (Also Read: Sanjay Dutt's Daughter, Trishala Dutt Gives An Epic Reply To A User Questioning Her Dad's Parenting)
Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Sanjay!