Mithun Chakraborty
Film actor
Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty Miṭhun Chôkroborti, born as Gouranga Chakraborty on June 16, 1950 is an Indian film actor, social activist, and entrepreneur, who has won three National Film Awards. He made his acting debut with the arthouse drama Mrigayaa, for which he won his first National Film Award for Best Actor.
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Mithun Chakraborty nominated as Rajya Sabha member
Bollywood Hungama - about 3 years
One of the most prominent film personalities, Mithun Chakraborty has been nominated as one of the contenders for Rajya Sabha from West Bengal by the Trinamool Congress. Confirming the same, Mamata Banerjee posted about it on her Facebook as she wrote, "In our State, five Rajya Sabha Members will be elected this time. One of these seats will be given to Shri Mithun Chakraborty from All India Trinamool Congress. Shri Chakraborty is a well-known film personality. He has devoted his life to the cause of cultural and social activities with great success. He is an asset not only of West Bengal, but also of the entire country. We are proud to nominate him." The actor who is equally excited about the nomination revealed that though he is very happy to accept this honour, but for him, acting will always remain a first priority. Currently, Mithun is judging the popular reality show 'Dance India Dance' on Zee TV.
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Subhash K Jha speaks about Boss
Bollywood Hungama - over 3 years
The second-half of this breakneck-speed blues-chaser of a movie opens with a long chase sequence through the narrow gallis of a dusty small-town in North India where we last saw Akshay Kumar having a ball in Rowdy Rathod and Khiladi 786. Somehow in those films, Akshay ended up having more fun than we did. This time our enjoyment-quotient matches Akshay's step-by-step scene-by-scene, frame-by-frame chuckle for chuckle. Boss is as much fun to watch as it must have been to shoot. Almost every sequence is an 'item'. And for once the word 'item' is not a gaali. Director Tony D'Souza who failed so miserably in shooting an undersea adventure thriller in Blue, here rises out of the deep to deliver a full-blast rabble-rouser that verifies what Vidya Balan recently said about the movies. They are all about three things....entertainment, entertainment, entertainment. To that we can add another golden rule of honest mainstream filmmaking: kinetic energy. Every moment in Boss is a celebr ...
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Boss
Bollywood Hungama - over 3 years
A.R. Murugadoss and Prabhu Dheva revived the trend of masala movies with GHAJINI [remake of the Tamil hit GHAJINI; 2005] and WANTED [remake of the Telugu hit POKIRI; 2006], respectively. The victory of these two films triggered off a plethora of masala entertainers, reminiscent of Bollywood of 1970s and 1980s. Almost every actor in Mumbai decided to hitch the bandwagon. The dream merchants and storytellers too felt that they had finally found the formula for a hit. All of a sudden, the Hindi film audience got a taste of logic-less laughs, unrestrained masala, groovy tunes and popular Southern-styled stunts. In short, old-fashioned entertainers were back in vogue. Post the humungous success of ROWDY RATHORE [remake of the Telugu hit VIKRAMARKUDU; 2006], Akshay Kumar waltzes back to no-holds-barred formula, unleashing yet another runaway entertainer -- BOSS, the remake of the Malayalam hit POKKIRI RAJA [2010]. BOSS is a clear departure from previous Akshay starrers [OMG - OH MY ...
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Book review: The Lowland - tender otherness
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
Revolutions are a bloody business. They demand plenty of sacrifice — of innocence, of life itself. It has always been safe to assume that both the architects and the participants of revolutions hold an equal chance of meeting their end before their dreams are realised. And beyond these revolutions, beyond the reckoning, at the periphery of the gravity of the actions of revolutionaries lie the real lives of those who bore them, who grew up with them, who fell in love with them — and were let down by them. Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel, The Lowland — her second after the quietly moving Namesake — tells the story of two Bengali brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra. Udayan is a boy who goes from being a clever, mercurial youth to a devoted yet myopic cog in the machinery of the Maoism-inspired Naxalite movement which shook post-colonial India in the 60s. It is his often impulsive and egotistical, even idealistic, choices in life that pump blood into the narrat ...
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After Kamal and Vinod, Mithun Chakraborty to play don Varadarajan
The Times Of India - over 3 years
​Senior Bollywood actors are actually having the time of their lives currently     
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Enemmy - Law And Disorder
Bollywood Hungama - over 3 years
First things first! Let the title ENEMMY not mislead you into believing that this one's about a war with the neighbouring country or with the extremists. This one's about the battle within: The conflict between cops and gangsters. A recipe that's worked several times in the past… Without beating around the bush, let me state that masala movies that depict the fight between virtuous/upright and evil/wicked can never go out of fashion. Bollywood has been churning out such masaledaar entertainers since time immemorial. Asshu Trikha's ENEMMY too borrows from films of yore. The good news is that ENEMMY remains faithful to the entertainers that masses love and relish. The distressing news is that ENEMMY relies too heavily on unabashed conventionalism, brandishing the same stuff in the name of entertainment. A thriller set against the backdrop of the battle between the Mumbai mafia and cops, ENEMMY is the story of four officers [Suniel Shetty, Kay Kay Menon, Johny Lever and Mahaak ...
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Enemmy Law And Disorder
Bollywood Hungama - over 3 years
Music: BAPPA LAHIRI & GOUROV DASGUPTA Lyrics: SHABBIR AHMED, MANTHAN & GOUROV DASGUPTA Music label: T-SERIES Expectations: There is little we expect from the soundtrack of this action drama, except hoping that, being a home production of Mithun Chakraborty, the one-time 'Disco King', it might have some Bappi Lahiri-like rhythmic melodies the way we got to enjoy in the '80s. Music: Here, Bappi Lahiri though present, is only a kind of supporting, almost choral, singer for his son Bappa Lahiri's composition 'Katrina Ko Kareena Ko' with current item queen Mamta Sharma as the lead voice. (This, however, is Bappa's only composition in the film, with the rest of the tracks done by Gourov Das Gupta.) The song has the typical 'Fevicol Se' / 'Munni Badnaam Hui' kind of audacity in the lyrics (complete with references to Facebook and Twitter!) and the references to six stars including Madonna and Shakira would have been interesting had it come in a light-hearted film. Only ...
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Mithun Chakraborty at Kolkata Times Food & Nightlife Guide 2013
The Times of India - about 4 years
Mithun Chakraborty at Kolkata Times Food & Nightlife Guide 2013
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OMG Oh My God
Bollywood Hungama - over 4 years
It actually transpired in 2008 in Nebraska in the United States. A Senator filed a lawsuit against God, seeking a ruling against "God's harmful activities". The grievance got instantly dismissed by the court because God could not be notified for the lack of a proper address. Much earlier, in 2001, in an Australian movie THE MAN WHO SUED GOD, starring Billy Connolly and directed by Mark Joffe, a fisherman defies an insurance company which rejected compensation for a destroyed boat, since, the insurance company claims, it was damaged due to an 'Act of God'. Distressed, the fisherman files a claim against God, naming church administrators as ambassadors of God and thereby the respondents. And now we have our very own Kanjibhai [Paresh Rawal], a businessman, filing a lawsuit against God and challenging the insurance company, which refuses compensation for a destroyed shop because of an earthquake, since, the insurance company argues, it was destroyed due to an 'Act of God'. Troub ...
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Rajesh Khattar joins cast of Khiladi 786
Bollywood Hungama - over 4 years
Rajesh Khattar, who has played supporting roles in films like Don, Prince and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, has now been signed by Akshay Kumar and Himesh Reshammiya to play a Punjabi comic character called Jugnu Singh in Khiladi 786. Khattar will be seen sporting the khakhi cop costume in the film. Khiladi 786 is the story of two families, the Punjabi family headed by Raj babbar and the Marathi Family headed by Mithun Chakraborty. The film also features Akshay Kumar, Asin, Himesh Reshammiya, Mukesh Rishi and Paresh Rawal.
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Akshay to play Lord Krishna in Oh My God
Bollywood Hungama - almost 5 years
Years back, we saw Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal tickle our funny bone with spot on comic timing in the cult classic Hera Pheri followed by number of comedy films they did together there on. Now, the two who have been friends for over two decades have teamed up to co-produce a film. The film titled Oh My God directed by Umesh Shukla will be produced by Grazing Goat Pictures and Playtime Creationn. Oh My God will be a Viacom18 Motion Picture release and stars Paresh as the main protagonist with Akshay making a special appearance as Lord Krishna. The film will be an adaptation of Paresh Rawal's play Krishan Vs Kanhaiya and will see Paresh play an atheist while Mithun Chakraborty will be seen playing a spiritual leader.
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Subhash K Jha speaks about Housefull 2
Bollywood Hungama - almost 5 years
Gags galore. Laughs? Well, not as many as you'd expect in a 180-minute marathon mirth machine. Somehow the jokes get choked in the comic ritual of repetition. Once you figure out who's who and who's ha-ha in the farce fest, the attempts to cram as many characters into every frame as humanly possible begins to take its toll on the comic equilibrium of this tale of intermittent titters and some genuine laughs. So what's Housefull 2 about? Wrong question. Beyond a point, it's only about keeping the embers of satire alive by hook or by over-cook. Somewhere down line the witticism wears thin. But there are comic actors of terrific aptitude holding aloft the thinner segments in the farcical fabric. Just look at the lineup. Real-life brothers Randhir and Rishi Kapoor on screen for the first time together. Wow wee! Each time they appear on screen the theme from Raj Kapoor's cinema plays slyly in the background. As brothers turned enemies sharing a wall of history in 'Great' Britain, t ...
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Housefull 2
Bollywood Hungama - almost 5 years
By and large, what kind of anticipation does one have from the new installment of a successful franchise? Also, the query that crosses one's mind is, will the new installment offer better-quality entertainment, will it promise guffaws and belly laughs [in this case] and in turn, prove to be a money spinner at the ticket window? HOUSEFULL 2 has a massive cast -- it retains a few names from the first part [Akshay, Riteish, Boman Irani], but has a number of entrants as well [John, Shreyas, Asin, Jacqueline, Shazahn, Zarine, Rishi, Randhir, Mithun] -- and it's, obviously, bigger in scale. Besides, like the first part, the new installment has most of the drama happening inside a mansion. The only aspect that doesn't change is Sajid Khan's objective of providing entertainment. Get amused, have ample laughs and exit the auditorium grinning from ear to ear, that's his funda. HOUSEFULL 2 belongs to the same school of zany comedies that gave us NO ENTRY, WELCOME, the GOLMAAL series and ...
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'Housefull 2' packed with dirty dozen, laughter
The Express Tribune Blogs - almost 5 years
NEW DELHI: Fun, frolic and laughter – filmmaker Sajid Khan returns with all this in his Housefull 2 – The Dirty Dozen. It promises to take the audience on a laughter ride when the film hits the screens Friday. The director, who claims to make films from audience’s point of views, has teamed up with Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh, known for their comic timing. And to spice up the cast, he also roped in John Abraham, Asin Thottumkal, Jacqueline Fernandez, Zarine Khan, Shazahn Padamsee and Shreyas Talpade. If this doesn’t excite you, there is a team of old actors like Kapoor brothers – Randhir and Rishi as well as 1980s dancing star Mithun Chakraborty. Boman Irani, known for tickling audience’s funny bones, is also an integral part of the cast. In short, the film’s cast is described as dirty dozen who are here to tell the story of four conman – Sunny Sharma (Akshay), Max Mahadkar (John), Jai Bose (Shreyas) and Jwala Chaudhary (Riteish). All four ...
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Bittoo Boss
Bollywood Hungama - almost 5 years
EXPECTATIONS Ever since the First Look of Bittoo Boss was unveiled online, there was immense curiosity to listen to the number 'Bittoo Sab Ki Lega' which was touted to be yet another 'Bhaag DK Bose'. With the naughty flavour of the film, one expects this Raghav Sachar soundtrack with lyrics by Kumaar to be carrying a similar flavour right through the album. More so since the makers (Abhishek Pathak and Kumar Mangat Pathak) had kept youth in mind while designing their last success Pyaar Ka Punchnama as well. The final results are in complete contrast to the expectations though (in a pleasant way) because while one thought that there would be many more naughty numbers in the offering, soundtrack turns out to be an amalgamation of a good variety of songs, hence lending Bittoo Boss an all around Bollywood flavour. MUSIC The tone is set at the very beginning with Mika's 'Bittoo Sab Ki Lega' lending it a smash start. Call it naughty, risqué, double meaning, below the belt, naught ...
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Mithun Chakraborty in Bengali film ‘Jole Jongole’-first science thriller
Calcutta Tube - almost 5 years
Kolkata, Mar 10 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Versatile actor <a class="fplink fp-199815" href="/Mithun+Chakraborty+1">Mithun Chakraborty</a> will be playing a scientist in upcoming Bengali film ‘Jole Jongole’. Talking about the Bengali thriller, director Nitish Roy said: “This is the first science thriller in Bengal. The movie will feature a crocodile in a pivotal role.” “I was inspired by Hollywood movie Jurassic Park and since then I always wanted to make a movie like this,” he said. In the film Mithun will be portraying a scientist who wants to bring back prehistoric creatures, perished millions of years ago from the earth. Talking about his character, Mithun said: “He is a scientist and is researching on animals. He is trying to expand the brain of crocodiles.” The film also stars Tinu Anand, Ashish Vidyarthi, Biswajit, Dibbeyendu, Mumtaz Sorkar, Riju Biswas, Sayak, Rajdeep, Pamela Bhutoria, Sayantani, Anindya, Titas, Dhruv, Dijana and Chigaru. Riju Biswas, who tasted succes ...
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Pasand Apni Apni-Hindi FIlm starring Mithun Chakraborty
Calcutta Tube - almost 5 years
PASAND   APNI  APNI – AS YOU LIKE IT OR NOT IS AN ILLUSION Director: Basu Chatterjee Music By: Bappi Lahiri Cast: <a class="fplink fp-199815" href="/Mithun+Chakraborty+1">Mithun Chakraborty</a>, Rati Agnihotri, Utpal Dutt, Ashok Kumar, Atul Agnihotri  and others This alluring comedy by the Indian auteur Basu Chatterjee is stamped with his love of the trivial details and casual observations of everyday life in contemporary India. It is a humble piece celebrating the lives of the affluent and the working classes but its richness lies in its fiscal observations of the impoverished middle class and their struggle to survive, albeit Basu makes this a real blissful  ride with satire and humour which are disguised as a very subtle but sensitive love story where the endearments are not uttered or sung by the characters in the absurd Bollywood manner, but rather evolve in the script as character development ,this simply make this endearing movie a treasure to cherish although it is as s ...
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Mithun Chakraborty on Bengali Film ‘Nobel Chor’ (Interview)
Calcutta Tube - about 5 years
Feb 12, 2012 (Calcutta Tube/ IBNS): Actor <a class="fplink fp-199815" href="/mithun+chakraborty+1">Mithun Chakraborty</a> talks about the upcoming Bengali movie ‘Nobel Chor’ directed by Suman Ghosh and his long journey as an actor. Read the interview at Calcutta Tube. Over his nearly four-decade long career, Mithun has broken every rule in the Bollywood book. When he came to Mumbai in a third-class sleeper in a Howrah-V.T. train, no one would have given him a passing glance. He had neither the looks of an Amir Khan nor the charisma of a Rajesh Khanna. He did not have the golden honey voice of the Big Bachchan or the bloodlines of  Kapoors. He was distanced from the Bengali bhadralok persona. His Hindi was atrocious. His voice had an unpleasant grate. He was not rich. Where is he now? You have one of the widest ranges in your repertoire as an actor over 30 decades. How do you switch on and off from a character like the one who are playing in Housefull 2 to  the one you have just don ...
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Comment on TARGET (2010) Bengali Movie Review: Mithun Chakraborty is Back by Tamanna Rehman
Calcutta Tube - about 5 years
Joy mukherjee iz too HOT 2 Handle He Iz Awesome.
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Mithun Chakraborty comments on the Agneepath remake - Bollywood Life
Google News - over 5 years
Mithun Chakraborty&#39;s character may be completely cut off from the remake, but the disco dancer remains positive and advocates the trend of remaking cult movies. “Anything that&#39;s good should be remade again and again for the new generation,” he says
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mithun Chakraborty
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  • 2014
    Age 63
    Mithunda joined as Member of Parliament after he was nominated to be the candidate for the Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament elections by the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee for her All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal Rajya Sabha Assembly Polls which were held on February 7, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Chakraborty was the ambassador of Panasonic electronics for India, back in late 1980s. Now he is the face of GoDaddy, an internet domain registrar and web-hosting company He was also the face of Channel 10, a unit of Bengal Media Pvt. Ltd. owned by Saradha Media Group and he later said "Saradha didn't pay my dues" as its branch Saradha Chit Fund collapsed. Chakraborty is also the face of Manappuram Gold Loan for West Bengal state. National Awards Won Filmfare Awards Won Nominated Screen Awards Won Stardust Awards Won BFJA Awards Won Anandalok Awards Won Other honors
    His 2014 project, Kick with Salman Khan earned more than 375 crore worldwide, and at the time was the third highest-grossing Bollywood film.
    More Details Hide Details Entertainment and Hawaizaada with Akshay Kumar and Ayushmann Khurrana. Parallel to his Bollywood career, Mithun Chakraborty has also worked in Bengali commercial films as well as in realistic or arthouse movies including Troyee, made in 1982. He appeared in director Buddhadeb Dasgupta's Tahader Katha which got him his second National Award in 1992. Chakraborty occasionally did Bengali films like Anyay Abichar, Swarna Trishna and Jiban Yuddha, but after 2000, he has concentrated more in Bengali films. He also appeared in Goutam Ghose's Gudia in 1999 as well as Rituparno Ghosh's Titli in 2002. In 2008, he collaborated again with Buddhadeb Dasgupta for Kaalpurush and later appeared in films Shukno Lanka and Target: The Final Mission. His performances in Mrigaya, Tahader Katha, Kaalpurush and Titli won him National Film Awards and nominations. His debut Bhojpuri film Bhole Shankar is considered as the biggest Bhojpuri film. Similarly his Oriya film Ae Jugara Krushna Sudama where he co-starred with Oriya icon Uttam Mohanty was also a huge success. The last Bengali hits for Chakraborty are Handa and Bhonda, Nobel Chor and Le Halwa Le.
    His first release of 2014 Kaanchi directed by Subhash Ghai where he played an evil politician wearing facial prosthetics has won him critical acclaim.
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  • 2012
    Age 61
    Chakraborty's recent films include Veer (2010) with Salman Khan, Golmaal 3 (2010) with Ajay Devgn and in 2012, he did 3 films with Akshay Kumar, Housefull 2, OMG – Oh My God! and Khiladi 786.
    More Details Hide Details His home production Enemmy (2013) was with his own son Mimoh Chakraborty and actor Sunil Shetty. He also did Anthony D'Souza's Boss (2013) with Akshay Kumar.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 58
    His 2009 movie Zor Lagaa Ke Haiya! won multiple International awards and Chal Chalein was appreciated by critics for its bold theme.
    More Details Hide Details Critically acclaimed Phir Kabhi with Dimple Kapadia had a première through a direct to home (DTH) release in September 2009 and won as many as six awards in as many categories at the Los Angeles Reel Awards 2009.
  • 2005
    Age 54
    Mithun's Dream Factory films still continued to hold the audiences, moreover he started doing more Bengali films and gave consistent films like Titli, Guru, Barood, Yuddho, Tulkalam and Rehmat Ali. Chakraborty also made a comeback to the mainstream Hindi film industry in 2005 with the film Elaan.
    More Details Hide Details After a few supporting roles in films such as Lucky: No Time for Love (2005) and Dil Diya Hai (2006), he starred in Mani Ratnam's film Guru. He was also acclaimed for his villainous role in Kalpana Lajmi's Chingaari (2005).
  • FORTIES
  • 1998
    Age 47
    Once again the overdose of Chakraborty releases affected the business as 1998 and 1999 itself had almost 30 releases.
    More Details Hide Details Meantime, he paid more tax than anyone else in the country in the mean period for 5 continuous years, from 1995 to 1999. This decade proved Chakraborty as a businessman more than a star as low-budget filmmakers were given their due by Mithun. He operates hotels in Mudhumalai and Ooty in Tamil Nadu, Darjeeling, Siliguri and Kolkata.
    A third National Award followed in 1998, this time for the Best Supporting Actor, for his portrayal of, in G. V. Iyer's Swami Vivekananda.
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  • 1992
    Age 41
    In 1992, the critically acclaimed Bengali film Tahader Katha won him his second National Film Award for Best Actor.
    More Details Hide Details In this period he decided to take a break from Mumbai. He shifted his entire family to Ooty and he constructed The Monarch Hotel. Chakraborty then decided to do movies only to be shot at Ooty and nearby locations and he provided discount rates to the film crew to stay in his hotel as well. This strategy paid off as numerous films starring Chakraborty was launched every week, so he shifted his focus from mainstream Hindi cinemas to low-budget movies. Dalaal was released followed by other low-budget films like Phool Aur Angaar, Ravan Raaj: A True Story and Shapath, which created a market for low budget productions. Jallad won him the Filmfare Best Villain Award and Star Screen Award Best Villain for the year 1995. His economical film production was popular as Mithun's Dream Factory. Even he could not do Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Iruvar as his character had to crop his hair, which would have affected his other 15 films at that time. By this time, Chakraborty held the record for appearing in the most number of Hindi films as a hero.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 38
    As Chakraborty always had higher number of releases, sometimes it affected the business of his own films as happened in 1989, where he had a record 19 films.
    More Details Hide Details Chakraborty had another 100 plus releases in this decade too, starting with Agneepath which won him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Films like Shandaar,Gunahon Ka Devta, Pyar Ka Devta,Trinetra and Mere Sajana Saath Nibhana followed.
  • 1986
    Age 35
    His performances never won any award in 1986 and 1987 as Filmfare Awards was never announced due to technical reasons.
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    Chakraborty also became India's highest tax payer in 1986.
    More Details Hide Details Chakraborty went on to star in a number of romantic and family dramas during the 1980s, such as Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye, Ghar Ek Mandir, Pyaar Jhukta Nahin, Swarag Se Sunder and Pyaar Ka Mandir. These films remain his most commercially successful films to date. He was also widely recognized as an action hero in films like Jagir, Jaal, Dilwaala, Watan Ke Rakhwale and Waqt Ki Awaz.
  • 1985
    Age 34
    His 1985 super-hit movie Pyar Jhukta Nahin reconfirmed his top star status.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, he was also appreciated for his role as Javar in JP Dutta film, Ghulami.
  • 1982
    Age 31
    Chakraborty played the lead role of Bheema in the super-hit multi-starrer movie Hum Paanch. (1980) and in 1982, Disco Dancer extended Chakraborty's popularity across India and into Russia.
    More Details Hide Details Even today, youngsters copy the "Mithun-style dance". He also did lighter roles in Shaukeen, Sun Sajna and Aamne Samne.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1979
    Age 28
    Chakraborty rose to stardom with the low budget Ravikant Nagaich directed spy film Surakshaa, released in 1979.
    More Details Hide Details The film was so successful, that many movies starring Chakraborty in the lead role were launched. The combination with director Deepak Bahry also happened for the first time in 1979 with Tarana. Another important film for Chakraborty in the late 1970s was Prem Vivah, directed by Basu Chatterjee. Chakraborty was a Bollywood star of the 1980s, with the brand of impossible heroics and made-for-the-front-row lines as he starred in over 110 releases in this decade.
  • 1978
    Age 27
    His film Mera Rakshak was a success of 1978.
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  • 1976
    Age 25
    Mithun Chakraborty made his debut in the 1976 Mrinal Sen-directed film Mrigaya, for which he won the National Film Award for Best Actor.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Born
    Chakraborty was born in Kolkata on 16 June 1950.
    More Details Hide Details He was educated at the Scottish Church College in Kolkata, from where he earned his degree in Chemistry. After that he attended and graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He was a Naxalite before entering films, but tragedy struck his family when his only brother was electrocuted and killed in a freak accident. He returned to his family and left the Naxalite fold, even though this posed a grave risk to his own life. During his days as a Naxalite, he became friends with Ravi Ranjan, a popular Naxal figure, known to his friends as 'Bhaa' (the ultimate savior). Bhaa was known for his manipulational skills and oratory abilities.
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