Manyata Dutt was born on July 22nd 1979, in Mumbai, India. She is the wife of Bollywood actor
Sanjay Dutt. They were married on February 7th of 2008 at Goa, in a private ceremony, Hindu style. She got herself converted as a Hindu, later. She is of the star sign Cancer, and is 170 cm or 5’7” tall. She is the CEO of Sanjay Dutt Productions.
Her parents and family were in Dubai and she was brought up there, as her father had a family business in Dubai, earlier.
Manyata was not the name her parents gave her but it was Dilnawaz Sheikh, originally. When she was about 23 years old, she came to Mumbai with big dreams about movies and glamour business. She had started acting in not so known movies like “Lovers Like Us”, with a not so known actor, Nimit Vaishnav. It was reportedly described as one with hot scenes and was released in 2002. After marrying her in 2008, Sanjay Dutt has reportedly brought off all the rights of that film and removed its commercial availability anywhere in any form. Earlier, as she was struggling to get a break, she was approached by Director, Writer, and Screenplay Writer,
Prakash Jha of the hit movie Gangaajal in 2003 to do an item number in it, which she did and became famous for it. She was known as
Sara Khan till then, and Prakash Jha had given her the screen name Manyata, and that was how it became her present name.
But her dreams of becoming a movie star has to end as her father had died around that time, and she had to take care of the family business.
Nitin Manmohan had introduced her to Sanjay Dutt and they began liking each other, her skills as a cook helping a lot. It was reportedly since the year 2000 that the couple knew each other, though they were known to be dating only since 2006, as they have appeared together in an award function held in 2007.
It was reported that she was still married to Miraj ur Rehman, the man she married in 2003 and with whom she has had a son who is presently living with his relatives in Dubai, when she married Sanjay Dutt in 2008. Miraj ur Rehman had been arrested and rearrested in several cases, in Bandra and in Hyderabad, one amongst them is the sending of obscene SMS to a Bollywood actress.
On October 21st, 2010, she and Sanjay Dutt have become the proud parents of twins, the boy Shahraan and the girl Iqra.
When Sanjay Dutt was taken to Yerwada Central Jail she was reportedly seen chasing the van in her car. She is with him in the Pali Hill house after his bail. Lately, she has been diagnosed with some non malignant lung tumor that already had cost her surgery twice.