As a child, Sanjay appeared in his dad’s film Reshma Aur Shera in 1972 as a qawali singer. Dutt was arrested in 1993 and imprisoned for most of the next four years. In 1999 Sanjay finally made a comeback year with Vaastav: The Reality.
Sanju was married to actress Richa Sharma in (1987). However she died of brain tumour. Dutt's second marriage was to model Rhea Pillai in 1998 and divorced in 2005. Dutt then married Manyata in 2008 at a private ceremony in Goa