Sunil Dutt
A still of the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Sunil Dutt in New Delhi on April 15, 2005.jpg
Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports
In office
22 May 2004 – 25 May 2005
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byUma Bharti
Succeeded byMani Shankar Aiyar
Member of parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
1984–1996
Preceded byRam Jethmalani
Succeeded byMadhukar Sarpotdar
ConstituencyMumbai North West
In office
1999–2005
Preceded byMadhukar Sarpotdar
Succeeded byPriya Dutt
ConstituencyMumbai North West
Personal details
Born
Balraj Dutt

6 June 1929
Nakka KhurdJhelum districtPunjab ProvinceBritish India
(present-day PunjabPakistan)
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Died25 May 2005 (aged 75)
BandraMumbaiMaharashtraIndia
Cause of deathHeart attack
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)
Nargis
(m. 1958; died 1981)
ChildrenSanjay Dutt
Priya Dutt
Namrata Dutt
RelativesSee Dutt family
ResidenceBandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
OccupationActorProducerDirectorPolitician
AwardsPadma Shri (1968)

Sunil Dutt (born Balraj Dutt; 6 June 1929 – 25 May 2005) was an Indian film actor, producer, director and politician. He was the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in the Manmohan Singh government (2004–2005). His son is actor Sanjay Dutt and his daughter Priya Dutt is a former Member of Parliament.

In 1968, he was honoured by the Padma Shri by the Government of India. In 1984 he joined the Indian National Congress party and was elected to the Parliament of India for five terms from the constituency of Mumbai North West.