Sunil Dutt 92nd Birth Anniversary: 5 iconic films of the actor-turned-politician that you should know about
New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Sunil Dutt, the father of actor Sanjay Dutt and politician Priya, was one of the most famous actors and directors of Bollywood. Born as Balraj Dutt on June 6, 1929, he donned many hats actor, director, producer and politician.
He made his Bollywood debut with the film Railway Platform in 1955. However, he rose to fame after starring in Mother India in 1957, co-starring Nargis and Rajendra Kumar. Ever since then, he became one of the major stars of Bollywood and gave many blockbuster hit films like Padosan, Mujhe Jeene Do, Khandan, Waqt, Yaadein and many more.
With Yaadein, Dutt made his directorial debut. Though the film failed to attract the audience as it was way ahead of its time, it featured in the Guinness Book of Records for Fewest Actors in a Narrative Film. Sunil Dutt has also bagged several awards, including Padma Shri, Lifetime Achievement Award, Filmfare Best Actor Award for Mujhe Jeene Do, National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi, for Yaadein and Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award.
So on his 92nd birth anniversary, let's have a look at five iconic films delivered by the legendary actor:
Mujhe Jeene Do
Apart from being an actor, he was a great politician who was known for his humanity and idealism. In the year 1984, Dutt joined Indian National Congress and went on to win hearts by helping the needy people until his last breath.
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