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Mithun Chakraborty

Birthday
16 Jun 1950 (Age 66)
Biography
Mithun Chakraborty is a National Film Award-winning Indian film actor, social activist and entrepreneur. Chakraborty made his acting debut with the arthouse drama Mrigaya (1976), for which he won his first National Film Award for Best Actor. In his heyday during the 1980s, he had earned a huge fan following as a dancing star and went on to establish himself as one of the most popular and leading actors of India, particularly recognised for his role of street dancer Jimmy in the 1982 hit, Disco Dancer.

Altogether Chakraborty has appeared in more than 200 Bollywood films as well as a number of Bengali and Bhojpuri films. Mithun also owns the Monarch Group which has interests in the hospitality sector.

Personal life
He was born at Dimla, Bengal and educated at the renowned Nilphamari Government College, Nilphamari, from where he earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry (BSc). After that he attended and graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

Mithun is married to Indian actress Yogita Bali and has four children, three sons and one daughter. The eldest son, Mimoh Chakraborty is an actor in Bollywood, who made his debut in the 2008 film Jimmy.

Film career
Mithun made his film debut in the 1976 Mrinal Sen directed film Mrigaya for which he won the coveted National Film Award for Best Actor. After his debut he played some supporting roles in films such as Do Anjaane (1976) and Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan (1977) which did not gain him any recognition. 

Television Shows
Mitun is the Grand Judge of the show Dance India Dance on Zee TV.

Sports
Mithun Chakraborty has also been involved in promotion of Football in his native Bengal. The Bengal Football Academy is his brainchild and Mithun raised the necessary funds for the launch of this academy.

Mithun Chakraborty is also the co-owner of Royal Bengal Tigers, a cricket team of the Indian Cricket League
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