Sanjay Jog was an Indian actor best known for playing ‘Bharat‘ in Ramanand Sagar’s epic TV series ‘Ramayan‘ (1987). He is also known for his work in Marathi cinema.
Sanjay Jog Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More
|Famous Role||"Bharat" in Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan (1987)|
|Debut||Marathi Film: Sapla (1976)
Hindi Film: Apna Ghar (1989)
TV: Ramayan (1987)
|Last Film||Beta Ho To Aisa (1994)
|Date of Birth||24 September 1955 (Saturday)
|Date of Death||27 November 1995 (Monday)
|Place of Death||Mumbai, India
|Age (at the time of death)||40 Years
|Death Cause||Liver Failure
|School||He did his schooling from a school in Nagpur.
|College/University||Elphinstone College, Mumbai
|Educational Qualification||B.Sc. from Elphinstone College|
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status (at the time of death)||Married
|Wife/Spouse||Neeta (a lawyer)
|Children||Son- Ranjit Jog (actor); photo in the wife's section above
Facts About Sanjay Jog
Does Sanjay Jog smoke?: Yes
Did Sanjay Jog drink alcohol?: Yes
Sanjay Jog was a famous Indian actor best known for playing the role of “Bharat” in the epic television series Ramanand Sagar Ramayan.
Sanjay Jog is also known for his work in Marathi cinema.
He belonged to a middle-class family who spoke Marathi.
He spent most of his childhood in Pune and Nagpur.
After studying in Nagpur, he went to Bombay (now Mumbai) to continue his studies, where he attended Elphinstone College and received a B.Sc.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science. From Elphinston College, he took the acting course at Filmalaya Studio in Mumbai. Meanwhile, he received an offer to work in the Marathi movie “Sapla” (1976) along with Anupama, who was the main hero, and Ramesh Deo, who played the villain in the movie.
His first film, Sapla, was a box office disaster and made Sanjay so depressed that he returned to his hometown of Nagpur.
When he returned to Mumbai to work in agriculture, he received an offer to work in another Marathi movie titled “Jidd”. It was a multi-star movie with every potential celebrity name in Marathi Cinema in the cast. The film was a box office success; Sanjay Jog established as a qualified representative in the industry.
After grandfather, he has produced around 30 Marathi films, such as Gondhalat Gondhal, Maay Baap, Khara Kadhi Sangu Naye, Dista Tasa Nasta, Navri Mile Navryala, and Sag Soyre.
Apart from Marathi films, he has also done some Gujarati films including Dikri Chali Sasariye (1985) in which he played an anti-hero. The film was very successful at the box office.
He made his debut in India with the movie Apna Ghar (1989). His other Hindi films include Jigarwala (1991), Humshakal (1992), Naseebwala (1992), and Beta Ho To Aisa (1994).
It was Ramayan Ramanand Sagar (1987) who made him a household name. His portrayal of Bharat (brother of Lord Rama) was so intense that people would often cry in front of their television sets. While talking about how he got into the role of Bharat, he said:
I played the role of Abhimanyu in a Gujarati Film called ‘Maya Bazar.’ Gopal Dada was the makeup man of this film. He was also handling the make-up department for Ramayan. He suggested that I should meet Papaji (Ramanand Sagar). Later, on meeting Papaji, he put in a good word for me. Papaji had also seen my pictures in Abhimanyu’s getup.”
Sanjay Jog has had many successes in his career, including five gold weddings and two diamond weddings.
Before landing the role of Bharat in Ramayan, he was offered the role of Laxman; However, he decided to opt for the role of Bharat. He said that:
Lakshman’s character is important for its length. Also among all the brothers he is always remembered for the ideal Ram-Lakshman pairing. But people tend to forget that when it comes to duty and sacrifice for a brother, the pair of Ram-Bharat is remembered. No doubt if I had enacted the role of Lakshman I would have got more screen time but then I would have missed on the opportunity of working in the sensitive scenes as Bharat.”
Sanjay Jog was a staunchly religious person who described himself as a “super superstitious”.
Although he spoke English and Hindi well, he knew Punjabi and Gujarati very well.
In his spare time, he loved farming and bought land in Pune. Speaking of her, he said:
I have a Poultry farm and some land in Pune. While taking care of them, I wish to continue doing films in whatever good work I am offered.”
He never let his stardom surpass his lifestyle, and he always kept a humble personality in his life. He said in an interview:
I still eat the same food, smoke, drink and meet my friends. I don’t believe in giving ‘messages’ for my fans. I’m just a normal human being, no supernatural.”