Gouranga Chakraborty famously known as Mithun Chakraborty was born on June 16, 1952 in Barisal city of Bangladesh. Mithun da as he is fondly called turns 62 today and as ceremonial we have decided to roll out some facts about the dancing star. So put your dancing shoes on! Here we go!
1) In his younger days Mithun Chakraborty was a wrestler and has won West Bengal State Wrestling Championship in the Junior Category. In Martial Arts he has graded black belt.
2) Mithun da made his debut with a 1976 Hindi film Mrigayaa, for which the actor also won the prestigious National Film Award.
3) He has two more National Awards in his kitty, Best Actor for Tahedar Katha a Bengali film and Best Supporting Actor for Swami Vivekananda. He also has two filmfare awards to his credit.
4) There is a comic book Jimmy Zhingchak- Agent of D.I.S.C.O which is based on Mithun da. He has also written the foreword of the book.
5) In 1980’s over 110 Mithun Chakraborty starrer films realised and it was during this period his blockbuster movie Disco Dancer released in 1982 making him a star as character Jimmy- a street dancer was well accepted by the audience. In 1989 he had a record number of 19 films released.