’s relationship with Richa Sharma was his first serious Relationship that set the tone and marked his transition from a wild playboy to a slowly maturing individual. Richa Sharma was discovered by , and the actress played some roles in very few movies like Aag Hi Aag (1987) and Insaaf Ki (1986).
Sanjay Dutt and Richa Sharma got into a turbulent relationship and they shared great chemistry in their real life. The actor took a big decision and tied the knot with her and they got married during the month of October in 1986. Their wedding lasted well for some time and the actress soon gave birth to her daughter Trishala, who was born in the year 1989.
Things turned awry, however, when Richa Sharma was diagnosed with brain tumor and started fighting a losing battle against the disease. Sanjay and Richa stayed apart for a long period of time, chiefly because he was flirting with his alcohol and drug dependency and she was undergoing treatment for her condition abroad. The actress breathed her last in the year 1996. Her relatives took over Trishala’s custody after her demise.