Mithun Chakraborty is one of the most popular actors to have been part of the Bollywood film industry. Not only is Mithun Chakraborty one of the most popular actors in Indian film industry, he is also a singer, writer, producer, entrepreneur, social worker, TV personality and ex-Member of the Rajya Sabha.
Mithun Chakraborty has an immense fan following, especially in the deeper parts of the vast Indian sub-continent. Renowned mostly for his action roles, Mithun Chakraborty is also one of the most iconic personalities in Bollywood. Mithun Chakraborty’s hairstyle from his earliest movies remains one of the most followed trends in India.
Having made his initial debut as a junior artist, Mithun Chakraborty has become one of the most respected and renowned film personalities in India today.
About Mithun Chakraborty
|Real Name||Gourang Chakraborty|
|Date of Birth||16th June 1950|
|Age (as in August 2018)||68 years|
|Place of Birth||Barisal (present-day Bangladesh)|
|Education||Bachelor Degree in Chemistry from Scottish Church College (Kolkata) and Acting Course from FTII (Film & Television Institute), Pune|
(183 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
|Profession||Actor/Singer/Producer/Writer/Social Worker/Entrepreneur/TV Host/Politician|
|Net Worth||INR 314,00,00,000
(USD 45 Million)
|Famous for||Mrigaya (1976), Mukti (1977). Mera Rakshak (1978), Surakshaa (1979), Hum Paanch (1980), Hum Se Badkar Kaun (1981), Disco Dancer (1982), Humse Hai Zamana (1983), Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki (1984), Baadal (1985), Main Balwan (1986), Watan Ke Rakhwale (1987), Commando, Agnee (1988), Bees Saal Baad (1989), Agneepath (1990), Shikari: The Hunter (1991), Rajoo Dada (1992), Shatranj (1993), Janta Ki Adalat (1994), Jallad (1995), Jung (1996), Kaalia (1997), Devta, Himmatwala, Gunda (1998), Shera (1999), Dada (2000), Meri Adalat (2001), Chaalbaaz (2003), Lucky: No Time For Love (2005), Hungama (2006), Guru (2007), Heroes, Yuvvraaj (2008), Chandni Chowk To China (2009), Veer, Golmaal-3 (2010), Housefull-2, OMG-Oh My God! (2012), Boss (2013), Kick (2014), Genius (2018)|
|First Movie||Mrigaya (1976)|
|Annual Income||INR 70,00,00,000
(USD 10 Million
Likes & Dislikes
|Favorite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan|
|Favorite Actresses||Nargis and Suchitra Sen|
|Hobbies||Dancing and outdoor activities|
Mithun Chakraborty is one of the most popular veteran actors not only in Bollywood but also in the Bengali film industry. Initially renowned for his dancing skills and martial art stunts in movies, Mithun Chakraborty has become one of the most popular actors in Indian movie industry today.
Mithun Chakraborty’s age is 68 years, as Mithun Chakraborty’s birthday falls on 16th of June, 1950. Mithun Chakraborty’s height is 6 ft (183 cm), while Mithun Chakraborty’s weight is around 72 kg (158 lbs). In his spare time, Mithun Chakraborty’s hobbies include dancing or playing an outdoor sports. Although he was born as ‘Gourang Chakraborty, Mithun Chakraborty chose the stage name ‘Mithun Chakraborty’ and he is popularly known as Mithun Da.
Having made a smashing debut and giving multiple commercially success movies in his earlier days as an actor, Mithun Chakraborty’s girlfriends include the popular actress Helen Luke. Later, Mithun Chakraborty married Sridevi, the popular Bollywood actress, before divorcing her and getting married to his present wife. Mithun Chakraborty’s wife is another popular actress, Yogeeta Bali, whom he is married to since 1979.
Thanks to his over 40 years career as a film actor and TV personality Mithun Chakraborty’s salary per film is around INR 15 crores (USD 2.2 Million) which brings Mithun Chakraborty’s net worth to an estimated INR 315 crores (USD 45 Million).
Talking about his four decade-long career as an actor for the Bengali and Hindi film industry in India, he has won numerous awards till date.
The list of Mithun Chakraborty’s awards begins when he won the National Film Awards’ Best Actor award for his debut drama film ‘Mrigaya’ (1976). Mithun Chakraborty has also won the National Film Awards’ Best Actor award for his role in ‘Tahader Katha’ (1992) as well as the National Film Awards’ Best Supporting Actor award for his role in ‘Swami Vivekananda’ (1995).
Mithun Chakraborty has also won the Filmfare Awards’ Best Supporting Actor award for ‘Agneepath’ (1991) and the Filmfare Awards’ Best Performance in a Negative Role award for his role in ‘Jallaad’ (1996).
Mithun Chakraborty is also the winner of the Screen Awards’ Best Villain award for ‘Jallaad’ (1996).
Mithun Chakraborty has also won the Bengali Film Journalist Association (BFJA) Best Actor award for his role in ‘Mrigaya’ (1977) and also won the Best Actor award for ‘Tahader Katha’ (1995).
Apart from these movie awards, Mithun Chakraborty is also the winner of the Stardust Awards’ Lifetime Achievement award and Role Model of the Year award, in 2007. Mithun Chakraborty has also been honored with postal stamps by the government of Guinea-Bissau.
Interesting Facts About Mithun Chakraborty
- Although Mithun Chakraborty smokes it is not known whether he drinks alcohol.
- A little known fact about Mithun Chakraborty is that prior to entering the film industry, Mithun Chakraborty was a Naxalite.
- Mithun Chakraborty is one of the best dancers in the Indian film industry and his super-hit ‘Disco Dancer’ was a cult hit and still inspires actors and fans alike, till date.
- Mithun Chakraborty is one of the handful of movie stars whose life story has been written by 5 different writers till now.
- Mithun Chakraborty has acted in over 350 movies till date, which includes not only the Bollywood and Bengali film industries, but also the Oriya, Bhojpuri, Punjabi and Telugu movie industries as well.
- Mithun Chakraborty, being an entrepreneur is the founder and owner of the Royal Bengal Tigers cricket team which plays in the ICL (Indian Cricket League), since 2007.