Born - 16 June 1950
Achievements - Actor Mithun Chakraborty virtually ruled the
Indian Bollywood film industry during the 1980s following the release of
movies like Disco Dancer et al. If one includes all the regional films
in the list, then Mithun Chakraborty can be said to have worked in over
200 Indian films. He also operates a string of hotels by the name of
Actor Mithun Chakraborty, who originally used to be known by the name
of Gouranga Chakraborty, virtually ruled the Indian Bollywood film
industry during the 1980s. If one includes all the regional films in the
list, then Mithun Chakraborty can be said to have worked in over 200
Indian films. Apart from Hindi, he has also worked in some Bengali and
Bhojpuri movies. He also operates a string of hotels by the name of
Monarch. The actor is married to Indian actress, Yogita Bali and has
three sons and one daughter.
Read on more about the biography of Mithun
Chakraborty, who was born at Barisal that is now located in Bangladesh.
He, however, graduated from the Scottish Church College in the Indian
state of Kolkata. And after this, he attended the reputed Film and Television
Institute of India (FTII). It was in the year 1976 that Mithun Chakraborty
debuted in the film Mrigaya directed by Mrinal Sen, for which he was given
the prestigious National Film Award for Best Actor. But his next films,
Do Anjaane and Phool Khile Hain Gulshan fared averagely.
The period following the 1970s brought in some fresh change for Mithun
Chakraborty, who shot to fame with movies like Surakshaa, Hum Paanch and
Wardaat that was a sequel of Surakshaa. His fortune changed completely
for the better after he starred in the musical film, Disco Dancer in
1982. It witnessed tremendous success because of its interesting
storyline, oodles of dances and feet tapping music that remains a cult
favorite even in present times. Another movie that had cult following
was Gunda. Here's more about Mithun's life history.
Then there were other musical films like Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki and
Dance Dance that popularized Mithun Chakraborty as a talented dancer.
Some other hit movies he worked in were Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye (1983),
Pyaar Jhukta Nahin (1985), Swarg Se Sunder (1986), and Pyaar Ka Mandir
(1988). All these movies remain his most commercially successful ones to
date. His image then changed from a flamboyant one to an action hero
with the coming of movies like Wanted (1983), Boxer (1984), Jagir
(1984), Jaal (1986), Watan Ke Rakhwale, etc.
Apart from commercial success, Mithun has also received rave critical
acclaim. His acting in his first film Mrigaya and others like Tahader
Katha and Swami Vivekananda were much liked and fetched him National
film awards. In 1990, he was given the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor
Award for his performance in Agneepath and the Filmfare Best Villain
Award for acting in Jallad. During 1990s, Mithun shifted his attention
to low-budget B-grade movies. He, however, made a comeback to the
mainstream with Mani Ratnam's Guru in 2005.