On Dutt’s 58th birth­day, here’s check­ing out some of the most iconic looks that the ac­tor sported on the big screen

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Dutt’s fa­ther, Su­nil Dutt’s ban­dit king avatar from da­coit drama Mu­jhe Jeene Do (1963), in­spired his look for the role of Bal­winder Sandhu. From his clothes, wavy long hair and makeup, Dutt’s char­ac­ter bears so much re­sem­blance to his fa­ther’s role in the film.


Pos­si­bly one of the sex­i­est bad guys on screen, Ballu re­mains Dutt’s most re­mem­bered role till date. While play­ing a fear­some ter­ror­ist, he ex­uded the in­ten­sity that his char­ac­ter de­manded. De­spite un­kempt mane, rough beard and shabby de­meanor, Dutt looked ev­ery bit at­trac­tive.


Dutt won many hearts with his fe­ro­cious looks as Kan­cha Cheena. Dan­ger­ous, ruth­less and men­ac­ing, Dutt pulled off the role of a drug lord with his deadly bald look and that pierc­ing on his ear made his look all the more fierce — not to for­get, the mas­sive tat­toos on his arms.

VAAS­TAV (1999)

Raghu­nath Namdev Shivalkar, the gang­ster role won Dutt a Na­tional Award for his on-screen por­trayal. Don­ning mostly white kurta pya­jama teamed with gold or­na­ments, and neatly gelled hair with red ti­lak com­plet­ing the look, Dutt char­ac­ter was loosely based on the life of Ch­hota Ra­jan.

SAAJAN (1991)

Play­ing the role of a phys­i­cally dis­abled poet Aman, Dutt rocked in those long tresses, which be­came a trend among young guys. Play­ing the role of an in­tro­vert, the ac­tor mostly flaunted shirts in solid colours and ef­fort­lessly charmed the au­di­ence.

ZINDA (2006)

For the role of Bala­jeet ‘Bala’ Roy, Dutt un­der­went a com­plete makeover for his part in the film. With rugged beard and un­kempt fringes, the ac­tor con­vinc­ingly played his part where his char­ac­ter is im­pris­oned for 14 years with­out any clue, and is sud­denly re­leased.


Only Dutt could make ‘tapori’ look so stylish. He plays the role of a lo­cal goon, Murli Prasad Sharma, who be­comes a doc­tor by at­tain­ing a fake med­i­cal de­gree. He car­ried the casual look in the film — printed shirts, sum­mer jack­ets teamed up with den­ims — with so much ease.

Text: Monika Rawal Kukreja

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