Bollywood has given many superstars till now. Every year lakhs of people come to shine their luck in the Bollywood industry. Someone wants to become an actor, someone wants to become a singer, and some want to be a dancer, but only a few achieve their goals. Today, we will talk about such a talented person who not only worked in the Bollywood industry but also ruled the hearts of many people with his great acting, Shatrughan Sinha.
Read on to know more about Shatrughan Sinha.
Real/Full Name: Shatrughan Prasad Sinha (Popularly Known as Shatrughan Sinha)
Nick Name: Shotgun, Shatru, Bihari Babu
Professions: Actor, Politician,
Age: 75 Years
Date of Birth/Birthday: 15 July 1946
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Birth Place: Patna, Bihar, India
Residence: 49, Ramayan, 9th Road, JVPD Scheme, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Shatrughan Sinha's full name is Shatrughan Prasad Sinha. Shatrughan Sinha is a well-known actor in Bollywood. He is also known as shotgun and Shatru, and apart from this, he is also known as Bihari Babu since he is from Patna, Bihar.
Shatrughan Sinha stepped into Bollywood in the era of legendary actors like Vinod Khana, Feroz Khan, and Dharmendra and made everyone crazy with his style and amazing acting. Shatrughan Sinha is not only an actor but also a successful politician. He has been a member of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
Shatrughan Sinha was born in Patna, the capital of Bihar. He was born on 15th July 1946.His father's name was Bhubaneswari Prasad Sinha, and his mother's name was Shyama Devi Sinha. His parents have four children (Ram, Lakshman, Bharat, and Shatrughan Sinha). Shatrughan Sinha is the youngest son of his parents. His father was a doctor and the founder of the Government College of Health and Physics, Patna.
Shatrughan Sinha completed his graduation in a Bachelor of Science from Science College, Patna. His father wanted him to become a doctor, but he was interested in acting. He wanted to become an actor, not a doctor. So because of this, he pursued an acting diploma from the Film and Television Institute of India from Pune after graduation. After this, he decided to go to Mumbai to start his career in the film industry.
Shatrughan Sinha became very successful in his acting career. There was a time when every producer and director in Bollywood wanted to cast Shatrughan Singh in their film. However, it was not so in the initial phase of his acting career. After coming to Mumbai, Shatrughan Sinha had to work hard to get roles in the films. Shatrughan Sinha is a great actor, yet he was not getting a role in any film in those days despite giving many auditions.
A few days after coming to Mumbai, Shatrughan Sinha met Devanand, and Devanand offered a role to Shatrughan Sinha in his next film.
So, Shatrughan Sinha got the opportunity to show his acting talent in his first film Prem Pujari. He became a Pakistani military officer in this film. Moreover, he got the opportunity of sharing the screen with a superstar like Devanand in his first film.
Subsequently, Shatrughan Sinha got a chance to play the role of a police inspector in another film; this film was Sajan. It was Mohan Sehgal's film. Before Prem Pujari, the film Sajan was released, and because of this, Sajan was the first released film of Shatrughan Sinha.
He also played the role of villain in many films in the initial stage of his acting carrer, such as Rampur Ka Lakshman, Blackmail, Bhai Ho Toh Aisa, Pyar Hi Pyar, and many more. Along with playing the role of a villain, he has also played the role of a supporting actor in many films such as Khilona, Dost, Gambler, Aa Gale Lag Jaa, and many more. He won the hearts of millions of people with his brilliant acting.
Shatrughan Sinha's first successful film as a lead actor was Kalicharan, released in 1976. Kalicharan made Shatrughan Sinha a superstar overnight. Shaan, Kala Patthar, Rampur Ka Lakshman, Mere Apne, Kalicharan, Naseeb, Vishwanath, Jaani Dushman, Bombay to Goa, Naram Garam, Loha, Krantiare some of the best films of Shatrughan Sinha.
Shatrughan Sinha has acted in more than 70 films. He has also worked in many films with actors like Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan. Due to Shatrughan Sinha's unique style of dialogue delivery, people named him shotgun. In his starting acting career, Shatrughan Sinha was a big fan of Bollywood legend actors like Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor. Shatrughan Sinha learned a lot from these legendary actors.
Shatrughan Sinha is the first Bollywood actor who played a successful inning in the Hindi cinema industry and politics. Just as Shatrughan Sinha is very successful in Bollywood, in the same way, he is also very successful in politics. There are very few Bollywood actors who have been successful in Bollywood and politics.
After becoming famous in Bollywood, actors like Govinda, Amitabh Bachan, and many more entered into politics but could not handle the pressure of politics and left politics. Shatrughan Sinha did not only handled the pressure of politics but also became a minister in the Indian government cabinet in the year 2002.
Shatrughan Sinha started his political career with a By-election. He contested his first by-election against Rajesh Khanna. However, in this by-election, Shatrughan Sinha lost by 25,000 votes, and Rajesh Khanna won the election. In an interview, Shatrughan Sinha said that one of his biggest mistakes was to contest elections against his friend Rajesh Khanna. As after this by-election, Rajesh Khanna and Shatrughan Sinha did not have the same friendship as before. However, Shatrughan Sinha faced defeat in his first election, but he did not give up.
During the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, BJP gave a ticket to Shatrughan Sinha to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Patna Sahib. In this election, Shatrughan Sinha won by many votes and became a member of parliament from Patna sahib. Shekhar Suman contested Patna Sahib against Shatrughan Sinha in the 2009 Loksabha election, and Shekhar Suman is also an actor, producer, and director.
Shatrughan Sinha did many good things for Patna sahib after winning from here. After this, he again contested in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, and he again won from here. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he again contested Patna sahib, but this time Indian national Congress gave him a ticket to contest the election from Patna Sahib. Unfortunately, Shatrughan Sinha could not win from here this time, and Ravi Shankar Prasad, who contested against him, won.
After this, in 2022, he joined the All-India Trinamool Congress, one of the largest political parties in West Bengal. Moreover, he also got a ticket from the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency to contest the election in By-election or special election. From here, Agnimitra Paul, a famous politician and fashion designer, contested the election against him on the ticket of the Bharatiya Janata Party, but Shatrughan Sinha defeated her by more than 2 lakh votes from this seat on 16 April 2022.
Moreover, he is not only been a member of Loksabha but has also been a member of the Rajya Sabha. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1996 to 2008, and from 2009 to 2019, he was a member of the Lok Sabha.
Marriage and children
Shatrughan Sinha married Poonam Sinha in 1980. By profession, she is an actress, politician, and fashion model. Moreover, she has also been Miss India in the year 1968. Shatrughan Sinha's first meeting with Poonam Sinha was on the train.
Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha have 3 children (two sons and a daughter). Their sons' names are Luv Sinha and Kush Sinha, and their daughter's name is Sonakshi Sinha. Both Luv and Kush Sinha are twins, and they were born on 5th June 1983. Luv Sinha is an actor and politician by profession, and their daughter Sonakshi Sinha was born on 2nd June 1987. Sonakshi Sinha is one of the famous actresses of Bollywood, like her father. She has worked in many Bollywood movies.
House, and total net worth
Shatrughan Sinha is a well-known actor and politician. Shatrughan Sinha with his family lives in a bungalow in Mumbai named Ramayana. Shatrughan Sinha lives a very luxurious life, and he has many expensive cars in his car collection, including BMW, Fortuner, Scorpio, ambassador, etc. Apart from the expensive car, Shatrughan Sinha has many bungalows whose value is in crores. If we talk about Shatrughan Sinha's net worth, it is around $18 million, approximately 131 crores.
Awards and Achievements
Shatrughan Sinha has won many awards due to his superb acting. Let's see some of them:-
Shatrughan Sinha Body Measurements / Physical Statistics
Shatrughan Sinha Education Qualifications
School: No Information
College: Patna Science College, Patna and FTII (Film & Television Institute of India), Pune.
Educational Qualification: Graduate (B.Sc. and Diploma in Acting)
Shatrughan Sinha Favorites Things and Like & Dislike
Favorite Actor: Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand.
Favorite Actress: Nargis, Rekha
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Politician: Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Hobbies: Yoga, Listening to Music, Travelling, and Outdoor Games
Favorite Dress: Suits
Shatrughan Sinha Net Worth, House & Cars
Net Worth: Nearly Rs. 131 Crore
Monthly Income: More than Rs. 10 Lakh
House: Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra (Apart from this, he also have many flats and house in many places)
Cars: Toyota Fortuner, Mercedes Benz, Toyota Camry, and many more
Shatrughan Sinha Marriage and Children
Marital Status: Married (Poonam Sinha in 1980)
Children: Luv Sinha, Kush Sinha, and Sonakshi Sinha
Shatrughan Sinha Social Media
Shatrughan Sinha is a name of the Bollywood industry. Without his talent, the Bollywood industry would have been incomplete. Today, many Bollywood superstars consider Shatrughan Sinha their idol, and many great actors of the Bollywood industry have learned something from superstar Shatrughan Sinha.
The institute from which Shatrughan Sinha did a diploma in acting today gives scholarships to the students in the name of Shatrughan Sinha. Moreover, Shatrughan Sinha has a huge collection of awards which he has received due to his brilliant performance.