Shatrughan Sinha was born in Patna on July 15th 1946 to Shyama Devi Sinha and Bubhaneshwari Prasad Sinha. He got his graduate degree for FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) Pune. Because of his acting style, fans and press called him Shotgun and the name of his film production company is Shotgun Films.
After his graduation, he moved to Bombay (Mumbai) to establish himself as an actor in Bollywood (nick name of Indian film industry). Shatrughan Sinha was among the top male film stars during 1970s-80s.
In the year 1969, he began his career in the Indian film industry with the movie ”Sajan”, and then he acted in various other movies such as Prem Pujari (1970), Holi Ayee Re (1970), Khilona (1970), Mere Apne (1971), Raaton Ka Raja (1970), ”Ek Nanhi Munni Ladki Thi” (1970) and many more movies.
Shatrughan Sinha was extremely appreciated for his negative roles performed by him in many superhit movies. The most memorable role was from ”Raampur Ka Lakshman” directed by Manmohan Desai which starred Rekha and Randhir Kapoor.
He successfully performed the role of main character in many superhit movies such as Subhash Ghai’s Vishwanath and Kalicharan, Aadmi Sadak Ka, Khan Dost, etc.
He also performed in various Punjabi movies such as Sat Sri Akal, Putt Jattan De, etc. Together with acting Shatrughan Sinha tried his singing potential for movies such as Dost, Kashmakash, Jwalamukhi and Naram-Garam. He was nominated for Filmfare awards for his performances in movies such as Kaala Patthar (1979), Dost (1974) and ”Paras”(1971) he also was nominated for Best actor and best Supporting Actor for the movie Dostana.
He is considered as among the most successful and popular actor-politician making the history of becoming the first member from film fraternity who became a minister in the Central cabinet of NDA government. He won General Elections from Patliputra in Bihar in the year 2009 defeating Shekhar Suman from Congress.
Sinha also became a judge of the popular Indian comedy show ”The Great Indian Laughter Challenge”.
Sinha married Poonam and the couple has twin sons Luv and Kush and a daughter named Sonakshi Sinha who is also an actress. Interestingly,names of Shatrughan Sinha’s brothers are Ram, Lakshman and Bharat.
Some of his songs, where he appeared, includes:-