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Birthday Special! 5 memorable performances by Sanjay Dutt that shaped his career

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One of the most versatile and controversial actors of the Indian film industry, Sanjay Dutt, turns 60 today. With an acting career spanning more than three decades, Sanjay Dutt has been on a rollercoaster ride on his personal front but his on-screen presence has always been worth appreciation. While the actor made his debut with the movie Rocky, he is best known for 5 performances that made his career in acting.

1. Vicky Kapoor in Naam

Sanjay Dutt as Vicky in Naam

Sanjay Dutt made his debut with Sunil Dutt directorial Rocky but the movie performed average at the box office. After a series of flops, the crime thriller Naam turned out to be the turning point in his career. The character, Vicky, played by them was loved by the masses and the movie turned out to be a commercial and critical success.

2. Balram “Ballu” Prasad in Khalnayak

Sanjay Dutt in Khalnayak

While Sanjay Dutt is known as the Khalnayak of the tinsel town, he earned his name from the crime thriller of the same name. The movie helmed by Subhash Ghai became one of the highest-grossing movies of the year and earned him the title of Khalnayak because of his award-winning performance as gangster Ballu.

3. Raghunath Namdev Shivalkar in Vaastav: The Reality

Sanjay Dutt in Vaastav

Getting recognition for playing anti-hero characters on-screen, Sanjay Dutt produced his iconic performance in the crime drama Vaastav: The Reality alongside Namrata Shirodkar. The Mahesh Manjrekar directorial went on to become one of the greatest movies of the decade and earned Sanjay Dutt his first Filmfare Best Actor award.

4- Munna Bhai in Munna Bhai MBBS

Munna Bhai Sanjay Dutt

When Sanjay Dutt was going down with numerous controversies surrounding him, the comedy-drama Munna Bhai MBBS served as a comeback for the actor and became an instant hit at the box office with the quirky dialogues and eye-opening plotline. Sanjay Dutt played the soft-hearted goofy gangster, Munna Bhai, in the movie trying to seize a doctor’s degree.

5. Kancha Cheena in Agneepath

Sanjay Dutt in Agneepath

Sanjay Dutt played the antagonist, Kancha Cheena, in Agneepath, a reboot of the classic hit of the same name. Dutt portrayed a never-before-seen avatar in the movie and his power-packed performance grabbed many eyeballs.

The Khalnayak of Bollywood will soon mark his presence felt with another powerful performance as Adheera in the sequel of blockbuster actioner K.G.F: Chapter 1.

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