Social activist, politician, and a family woman are few of the facets of Priya Dutt's illustrious yet colourful life so far. Priya Dutt was born on August 28, 1966, to actor-turned-politician Sunil Dutt and his actress wife Nargis Dutt. She is the sister of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and sister-in-law of Maanayata Dutt.
In pic: Priya Dutt greets the voters of her constituency during one of her rallies in Mumbai.
Priya Dutt married entrepreneur Owen Roncon in 2003 and the couple has two children; Sumair Roncon and Siddharth Roncon
In pic: Priya Dutt poses for a picture with husband Owen and sons Sumair and Siddharth.
Priya Dutt completed schooling from AF Petit High School, Bandra and went on to complete her B.A. degree in Sociology from Sophia College for Women. After graduation, Priya opted for a diploma in TV Production from the Center for Media Arts, New York, United States.
In pic: A young and adorable Priya Dutt walks with mom Nargis Dutt out of an event in Mumbai.
A former member of the parliament, Priya Dutt worked in the television and video industry for a brief time. During the advent of the 1993 Mumbai riots, Dutt allegedly received threatening telephone calls and public harassment for working with Muslim refugees in Mumbai
In pic: Priya Dutt poses for a pic with father, late Sunil Dutt.
Following her father's footsteps, Priya Dutt took to active politics and joined the Congress party. In 2005, after the death of her father, Priya Dutt contested from the Mumbai North constituency seat and won the Lok Sabha seat by a thumping margin of 172,043 votes over a Shiv Sena candidate.
Priya Dutt is also an author and writer. In 2007, Dutt co-authored a memoir titled 'Mr. and Mrs. Dutt: Memories of our Parents' with her sister Namrata Dutt.
In pic: The former Member of Parliament is seen appealing to the voters of her constituency during the Lok Sabha elections of 2004.
Blast from the bast: Priya Dutt when she was a kid with her father, the late Sunil Dutt
In picture: A young Priya Dutt with brother Sanjay, sister Namrata and parents Sunil and Nargis Dutt.
Priya Dutt is the Trustee of Nargis Dutt Memorial Charitable Trust. The trust started by her father, late Sunil Dutt, in memory of his wife Nargis Dutt who died battling cancer in 1981.
In pic: Father-daughter dup, late Sunil Dutt and Priya Dutt pose for a photo together.
After she won the Lok Sabha seat from the Mumbai North constituency in 2005, Priya Dutt was appointed as the secretary of the All-India Congress Committee.
In pic: Priya Dutt greets Savita, an MBA aspirant, and her mother as she donates Rs 25,000, for her last semester's fees.
According to Priya Dutt Facebook bio, her entry into politics was an accidental one. In the bio, she revealed that she was expecting her first child, and was busy with social work and family when her father suddenly passed away in 2005. Priya Dutt did not want her father's good work, which spanned across four terms and nearly 20 years of community service, to go in vain. She contested the by-elections in 2005 and that's how Priya Dutt the politician was born.
In pic: Teenager Priya Dutt poses for a family photo as she smiles for the camera.
The Mumbai North constituency from where Priya Dutt won in 2005 had been a stronghold for the Congress party, thanks to Sunil Dutt. Dutt's father joined the Indian National Congress party in 1984 and he was elected to the Parliament of India for five terms from the same constituency until Priya ascended the throne and carried forward her father's legacy after his demise in 2005.
In pic: Priya Dutt shared this throwback picture from her family album
In pic: Priya Dutt poses with husband Owen Roncon after casting their votes during the 2017 BMC election.
Priya Dutt has been actively voicing her opinion about issues that range from education, health, women empowerment, youth affairs to infrastructural development and communal harmony. She was awarded the Young Political Achiever Award in 2010 and the Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award in 2012.
In pic: A young Priya Dutt poses with mother, late Nargis Dutt at an event.
Priya Dutt was again elected to the Lok Sabha in 2009 from the Mumbai North constituency. However, in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, she had to taste defeat as Narendra Modi wave took over the country and BJP emerged as the single largest party in the country. Many stalwarts from the Congress party lost their seats, one among them was sitting MP Priya Dutt.
The two-time Congress MP lost the Mumbai North Central seat in 2014 to Poonam Mahajan of the BJP by a margin of 1.86 lakh votes. Poonam Mahajan is the daughter of BJP leader, the late Pramod Mahajan.
In pic: Former MP Priya Dutt hugs BJP leader Poonam Mahajan at a Gudi Padva rally in Vile Parle.
Priya Dutt has been a doting and supportive sister to her brother Sanjay Dutt. During the 1993 Mumbai-blasts trials, his jail tenure to his release from prison in 2016, Priya Dutt has been there for Sanjay Dutt every step of the way.
In pic: Dutt shared this picture on Instagram and captioned it: The love of a family is one of life’s greatest blessings. My pillars of strength.
In picture: Priya Dutt with her brother Sanjay Dutt when he came out on bail while serving a 42-month sentence for illegal possession of weapons in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
In picture: Sanjay, Priya, and Namrata Dutt pose for a family photo!
In pic: Priya Dutt and husband Owen Roncon enjoy family time as Sanjay and Maanayata Dutt host a family get together at their residence in Mumbai. Also, seen in the picture is Sanjay Dutt's youngest sister Namrata Dutt. Maanayata captioned it: Crazy is a relative term in my family....my temperamental family. half temper.... half mental....just loving this night.
In picture: Priya Dutt is seen feeding her brother Sanjay Dutt as the two siblings bond over dinner.
Priya Dutt loves dogs and her Instagram handle is proof enough. Dutt has three dogs - Mauser, Patch, and Mishka.
In pic: Priya Dutt with her pets
In picture: Priya Dutt and hubby Owen Roncon pose with Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former president of the Congress party Sonia Gandhi.
This picture was shared by Priya Dutt's husband Owen Roncon in which Dutt presents a rose to Congress president Rahul Gandhi as former chief minister of Maharashtra Sushil Kumar Shinde looks on. Owen captioned it: I like this guy Rahul Gandhi, I really do! Priya Dutt glad you on his team!
In picture: Priya Dutt and hubby Owen Roncon have a fanboy moment with Indian football star Sunil Chhetri and his wife Sonam Bhattacharya.
In picture: Priya Dutt poses with her pet dog Mauser at a pets carnival in Mumbai.
In picture: Priya Dutt with her father, the late Sunil Dutt
In picture: Priya Dutt with brother Sanjay Dutt, father Sunil Dutt, mother Nargis and sister Namrata Dutt
Priya Dutt, daughter of late Sunil Dutt is a familiar name in Mumbai politics. Activist, politician, social crusader, family woman are few of the facets of her illustrious yet colourful life. Born in the famous 'Dutt family', Priya Dutt served as an MP from Mumbai northwest constituency for two terms. We trace Priya Dutt's journey in pictures. (All Pictures/Instagram and Facebook Priya Dutt, Manyata Dutt, Sanjay Dutt and Mid-day photographers)