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 film industry. (right: Maanayata's recent picture) (All photos courtesy: Maanayata Dutt's Instagram account)
Maanayata Dutt was born to a Muslim family on July 22, 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 film '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.
Maanayata handles Sanjay Dutt's finances, diet, fitness and has a say in his film decisions too.
Maanayata often travels to London and Dubai for business trips.
Maanayata Dutt is a party animal and loves to organize all family functions proactively.
Maanayata Dutt has come a long way. Mrs Dutt is the CEO of Sanjay Dutt's production house - Sanjay Dutt Productions.
The lady is an active socialite and an activist, who is a regular face of social campaigns
Needless to say, Maanayata Dutt is an inspiration to many!
In the Sanjay Dutt biopic - Sanju - which released in 2018, Dia Mirza essayed the role of Maanayata Dutt.
We wish Maanayata Dutt a very happy birthday!
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?
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