Priya Dutt

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Priya Dutt Roncon
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Priya Dutt at Lavasa Womens Drive 2011
Member of Parliament
for Mumbai North Central
In office
2009 - 2014
Preceded byEknath Gaikwad
Succeeded byPoonam Mahajan Rao
Member of Parliament
for Mumbai North West
In office
2005 - 2009
Preceded bySunil Dutt
Succeeded byGurudas Kamat
Personal details
Born (1966-08-28) 28 August 1966 (age 54)
Mumbai, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Owen Roncon (m. 2003)
RelationsDutt family
ParentsSunil Dutt
ResidencePali Hill, Bandra, Mumbai
ProfessionSocial worker, politician[1]

Priya Dutt Roncon (born 28 August 1966) is an Indian politician. She was elected for the first time to the 14th Lok Sabha from Mumbai North West constituency in Maharashtra on 22 November 2005, representing the Indian National Congress party. She represented the Mumbai North Central constituency in the 15th Lok Sabha from 2009. In the 2014 Indian general election, she was defeated by Poonam Mahajan of the BJP by a margin of around 186,000 votes.[2] on 23 May 2019 she was one more time defeated by her rival Poonam Mahajan by margin of 130,000 votes.

Early life and education[edit]

Priya Dutt is the daughter of the Bollywood actor and politician Sunil Dutt and Nargis. She is of Punjabi descent.[3][4] Her parents were elected to represent the Indian National Congress and her father was a government minister. She is the sister of actor Sanjay Dutt and Namrata Dutt.[5] With her sister, she published a memoir, Mr and Mrs Dutt: Memories of our Parents, in 2007.[6]

She received her B.A. degree in sociology from Sophia College, University of Mumbai (then University of Bombay). She has a Post Graduate Diploma in television production from the Center for Media Arts, New York City, United States. [7]


In 2005, following the death of her father, Sunil Dutt, and despite a low voter turnout, she won her seat in the Lok Sabha by a margin of 172,043 votes over the Shiv Sena candidate. Dutt received considerable media attention for this victory, partially on account of her famous family.[8]

Since her election, Priya has been appointed secretary of the All-India Congress Committee. on 23 May 2019 she was one more time defeated by her rival Poonam Mahajan by margin of 1.30 lakh votes.

Other activities[edit]

After university, Dutt worked in television and video and studied at The Center for the Media Arts in New York.[9] During and after the Bombay riots, Dutt worked with Muslim refugees in Mumbai. She reported receiving threatening telephone calls and public harassment.[10]

Dutt also founded the Nargis Dutt Memorial Charitable Trust (NDMCT), which was started by her father Sunil Dutt, in memory of her mother Nargis Dutt who died from cancer in 1981.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Priya married Owen Roncon on 27 November 2003[7] Roncon is a partner in Oranjuice Entertainment, a music promotion company, and Fountainhead Promotions & Events Pvt Ltd, a marketing firm.[12] Roncon is a Roman Catholic from Bandra, Mumbai.[13] They have two sons Sumair (born 2007) and Siddharth (born 2005).[14]


  • Mr and Mrs Dutt: Memories of our Parents, Namrata Dutt Kumar and Priya Dutt, 2007, Roli Books. ISBN 978-81-7436-455-5.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Priya Dutt: Quick Facts". Zee news. 20 August 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  2. ^ 2014 General Election Results
  3. ^ "Happy birthday Sunil Dutt: 5 films in which we fell in love with you". 5 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Bollywood actor Nargis Dutt remembered in today's Google Doodle". June 2015.
  5. ^ "Sanjay Dutt: I thought I would take the gun to Khandala, thoda chala ke phek dunga".
  6. ^ a b "To Mr and Mrs Dutt, with love" (review), The Hindu, 7 October 2007.
  7. ^ a b "Biographical Sketch Member of Parliament". Retrieved 17 February 2014.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ The Hindu, 23 November 2005.
  9. ^ Biography Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Priya Dutt's official website.
  10. ^ Interview with, 29 November 2006.
  11. ^ Times of India, 14 September 2008.
  12. ^ Transcript of live chat with Priya Dutt Archived 7 July 2012 at, Times of India, 13 December 2005.
  13. ^ "Priya Dutt: Following in her father's footsteps". 22 May 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Priya Dutt,Sumair Roncon,Owen Roncon,Siddharth Roncon(L-R)". Archived from the original on 21 August 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2017.

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