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In pictures: Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt (second from right in a white shirt) being taken to the court from the police station.

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt (second from right), convicted over the Mumbai bombings, was arrested in 1993 and spent 18 months in jail. Photo essay by Fawzan Husain.

Sanjay Dutt working out in his gym after his release

After being released from prison on bail, Dutt got into shape to resume his film career.

Sanjay Dutt facing the cameras in a busy neighbourhood in Mumbai

Soon, he was shooting in a number of films - he shot nearly a dozen films between 1995 and 1999, steadily building a fan following with macho roles.

Sanjay Dutt taking a break at his personal gym

Over the years Dutt matured as an actor in action, gangster and comic roles.

Sanjay Dutt in a song sequence in one of his home production movies

Dutt launched a home production movie company. One of the films he produced and acted in was a Bollywood adaptation of Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs

Sanjay Dutt with his father Sunil Dutt (right) after the latter won his general elections seat in Mumbai (Bombay) for a record third time.

Dutt was very close to his father, the late actor-turned-politician Sunil Dutt (far right).

Sanjay Dutt on the sets of a film with his favourite black SUV

In recent years, Dutt has flowered as an actor and spoken frankly about his earlier drug habits and personal problems.

Sanjay Dutt on the sets of Lage Raho Munnabhai, his 2006 hit

He has also transformed himself into a more confident performer, seen here in his 2006 hit Lage Raho Munnabhai.

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