Sanjay was born to Sunil and Nargis Dutt on 29 July 1959. Sanjay appeared in Reshma Aur Shera in 1972 as a qawali singer. He debuted with Rocky in 1981. Sanju married Richa Sharma in 1987, who died of brain tumour. He then married model Rhea Pillai in 1998 and divorced in 2005. Dutt later married Manyata in 2008. Dutt, was arrested in 1993 in connection to the Mumbai blasts and spent 18 months in jail. The SC on 21 March 2013 convicted him of illegal possession of arms relating to the 1993 blasts and sentenced him to five years imprisonment.