Maanayata Dutt is best remembered for her item song in Prakash Jha's 'Gangaajal' in 2003 (left: A still from the song). She has come a long way from her initial days of struggle in the industry (right: Maanayata's recent picture) (All photos courtesy: Maanayata Dutt's Instagram account)
Maanayata Dutt was born to a Muslim family on 22 July 1979 in Mumbai
Her birth name is Dilnawaz Sheikh
Maanayata Dutt grew up in Dubai
After her debut with an item number in Prakash Jha's 'Gangaajal', she was given the screen name Maanayata by Jha
Maanayata Dutt also acted in a B-grade flm 'Lovers Like Us'
Maanayata's Bollywood dreams came to an abrupt end when her father passed away
Maanayata Dutt had to take over her father's business after his demise
Apparently, Maanayata was introduced to Sanjay Dutt in 2006 by producer Nitin Manmohan
Maanayata married Sanjay Dutt on February 7, 2008 in an intimate ceremony in Goa
She gave birth to twins, a boy named Shahraan and a girl named Iqra, on October 21, 2010
After marriage, Sanjay Dutt bought the rights of her B-grade film and got all the VCDs and DVDs of the movie removed from the market
It is said that Sanjay Dutt's sisters, Priya and Namrata, never accepted Maanayata as part of their family
Rumour has it that Maanayata has a lot of control over Sanjay Dutt's life
It is said that Maanayata handles Sanjay Dutt's finances, diet, fitness and has a say in his film decisions
Maanayata often travels to London and Dubai for business trips
In the upcoming Sanjay Dutt biopic, Dia Mirza will be essaying the role of Maanayata Dutt
Last heard, Maanayata was trying to play the peacemaker between Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan, who are apparently having a cold war
Isn't Maanayata Dutt looking hotter by the day?
We bet these photos of Maanayata Dutt will give you style goals
Take a look at Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt's wife Maanayata's journey from being an item girl to one of the hottest star wives! Isn't Maanayata's transformation amazing?