A tribute to the shotgun of Bollywood: Shatrughan Sinha

Shatrughan Sinha. What can I say about this Legendary man? We all know everything there is to know about him. There are few of us, who grew up watching his movies instead of the regular cartoons. And to be honest, we must consider ourselves lucky. I mean, he was such a good influence!

Shatrughan Sinha has appeared in over 200 movies and is among those actors who retired gracefully unlike others. He knew when to stop and to take a graceful break. His stopped appearing in movies as the lead actor and eventually started taking up supporting roles and roles of sort, where it wasn’t necessary for him to dance and romance the heroins.

Lets take a walk down memory lane and reminisce about the wonderful movies he has appeared in and the amount of justice he has done to his characters. Khamooossh!! Nobody talks while we talk about Shatrughan Sinha.

Shatrughan Sinha was born on this very day (9th of December) in Patna, Bihar. He started his career by working as a Pakistani military officer in Dev Anand’s Prem Pujari. Even though the movie had Dev Anand and the chance of Shatrughan Sinha getting noticed were very bleak, he took up the opportunity and made his presence felt in the movie. From 1969 to 1971, he appeared in many movies like Sajan, Ek Nanhi Munni Ladki Thi, Holi Ayee Re, Khilona and Raaton Ka Raja as a supporting actor before finally making his debut as the lead actor in Mere Apne.

After Mere Apne, offers started flowing in and there was no looking back for Shatrughan Sinha. He didn’t really fit the bill of the lead actor, but managed to do pretty well for himself.

When Shatrughan Sinha took his well deserved break from Bollywood, he kept himself busy by taing a keen interest in politics. He become a cabinet minister with the Government of India in the 13th Lok Sabha. He won with two portfolios, the department of Health and Family Welfare and the department of shipping.

Team Celebden wishes Shatrughan Sinha a very happy birthday!

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