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Top 5 Facts About Satish Maneshinde - Bollywood's Favourite Lawyer


One of the highest priced criminal defence attorneys in India, Satish Maneshinde represents individuals from the country's elite group. Here are a few facts about him.

  • He is a native of Bijapur, Karnataka. He joined the Sainik School in Bijapur, where every student is known as a "Ajeet." He then went on to study law at the Karnatak University in Dharwad, where he came third.
  • Sanjay Dutt's case was taken on by Maneshinde. Although the actor served a five-year prison sentence for possessing a Kalashnikov assault rifle in violation of the Arms Act, he was able to win bail for him and secure his acquittal of the terrorism charges in the TADA case as well as the conspiracy behind the serial bombings.
  • After defending clients like Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan in a case involving a party and the alleged recovery of narcotics onboard the cruise ship Cordelia, he rose to the status of one of Bollywood's most favoured attorneys.
  • Maneshinde has managed the disproportionate assets case involving encounter expert Daya Nayak, the Shobhan Mehta match-fixing scandal, and the organised criminal case involving underworld don Chota Rajan's wife Sujata Nikhalje.
  • After actor Sushant Singh Rajput passed away in 2020, Maneshinde fought for the release of the late actor's live-in girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik, who had been detained by the NCB in connection with a narcotics case. He obtained bail for the brother and sister.