Manyata Dutt

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Manyata Dutt
Manyata Dutt snapped at her birthday bash.jpg
Manyata at her birthday bash in 2017
Dilnawaz Shaikh

(1978-07-22) July 22, 1978 (age 42)
OccupationCEO of Sanjay Dutt Productions, entrepreneur
(m. 2008)
ChildrenIqra Dutt & Shahraan Dutt

Dilnawaz Shaikh (born July 22, 1978)[1] better known as Maanyata Dutt or simply Manyata, is an Indian entrepreneur, former actress and the current CEO of Sanjay Dutt Productions. She married Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt in 2008.[1] She is best known for her item number in Prakash Jha's 2003-hit Gangaajal.[1][2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Manyata Dutt was born in a Muslim family[4] on 22 July 1978 as Dilnawaz Shaikh in Mumbai.[3] She was raised in Dubai.[3] She was known as Sara Khan in the film industry.[1] After her launch in Kamaal Rashid Khan's Deshdrohi in 2008, she was given the screen name "Manyata", by Jha,[1] but her aspirations to become a star ended when her father died, leaving the responsibility of the family business on her.

Manyata was first married to Meraj Ur Rehman, but later divorced him. She married Sanjay Dutt on 7 February 2008 in a private wedding in Goa.[5] After two years she became the mother of twins, a boy named Shahraan and a girl named Iqra on 21 October 2010.[6][7]


Prior to her marriage and before she met Dutt, Maanayata worked in Hindi films, such as Lovers Like Us, opposite actor Nimit Vaishnav.[8] The rights of the film were later purchased by Sanjay Dutt for Rs. 20 lakh.[8]

In popular culture[edit]

In the biographical film Sanju, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, which has been released on 29 June 2018, based on the life of Sanjay Dutt, her part has been portrayed by the actress Dia Mirza, while Ranbir Kapoor has portrayed the title role.


  1. ^ a b c d e Singh, Harneet (29 January 2009). "From performing item numbers to becoming Mrs. Dutt: Manyata". The Indian Express. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Sanjay Dutt told me never give up, says wife Manyata". The Times of India. PTI. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Lalwani, Vickey (5 December 2010). "From Manyata to Mrs Dutt!". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Sanjay Dutt and Manyata's marriage is valid, rules court". Zee News. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  5. ^ Rao, Girish. "Sanjay Dutt weds>Manyata". Rediff. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Manyata Dutt delivers twins". The Times of India. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Sanjay Dutt's twins watch 'Policegiri' with their mom Manyata". News 18. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  8. ^ a b Shah, Kunal M. (29 February 2008). "Bride and prejudice". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 30 May 2016.

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