Mini Biography : Born on June 6th, 1929, Sunil Dutt grew up as Balraj Dutt in a family that had survived the Partition of India. A student of Mumbai’s Jai Hind college, he first started off as radio show host and celebrity interviewer, which led to his first encounter with the glamor world. Interestingly, wife-to-be Nargis was one of the celebrities he met in the course of his work. Soon, Dutt got a chance to enter the film-world, when director Ramesh Saigal offered him the hero’s role in his Nalini Jaywant starrer ‘Railway Platform’ (1955). ‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (1956), marked the start of a seven-film long association with B R Chopra. Dutt’s true breakthrough came with Mehboob Khan’s magnum opus ‘Mother India’ (1957). His portrayal of Birju, Nargi’s rebellious younger son, portrayed a raw, urgent energy. Dutt’s association with Nargis in the movie resulted in a more serious one, when he married her after the release of the film.