Mithun Chakraborty 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.
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.
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 give him any recognition.
Mitun was the Grand Judge of the show Dance India Dance on Zee TV.
Mithun Chakraborty has also been involved in the 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.