Disco Dancer Mithun Chakraborty is coming to the Sony Entertainment channel’s music reality show ‘Indian Idol 5’ and the veteran Bollywood actor be seen in a cowboy style. On 26th July Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty appeared in the music reality show “Indian Idol 5″, dressed as a cowboy.
The 60-year-old actor Mithun also adopted a unique way to give his judgment on the performances of the contestants. Mithun announced that if he likes a contestants’ performance he will trigger the gun twice and if he loves a contestants’ performance he will trigger the gun thrice.
Early Life of Mithun Chakrobarty:
Mihun wass born as Gouranga Chakraborty on 16th June 1947 in Kolkata, West Bengal. He studies at the Scottish Church College and earned a degree in BSc. He also attended the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune. Mithunda, as he is fondly known, was a Naxalite. Owing to his brother’s untimely death, he went back to his family.
He married the actress Yogitha Bali and they have three sons and one daughter. His son Mimoh has taken up after his father by entering the film industry. He was rumoured to have married actress Sridevi who left him when she found out he hadn’t divorced his first wife, leading to an annulment.
Mithun Chakraborthy’s Movies
His first movie was Mrigaya (1976) that won him the National Film Award for Best Actor. Suraksha (1979) saw him as Gunmaster, followed by Taraana (1979) and Boney Kapoor’s Hum Paanch, which was an adaptation of the epic Mahabharata.
His movie Disco Dancer (1982) made him a dancing sensation as the struggling Anil alias Jimmy. He kept up his dancer avatar with Dance Dance (1987). He won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Agneepath (1990) with Amitabh Bacchan. He was Amavas in Jallad (1995) winning the Filmfare Best Villain Award.
He won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performances as Shibnath, a freedom fighter in Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s Tahader Katha (1992) and the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Vivekananda (1994).
He came back into movies but not as a lead. In Lucky: No Time for Love (2005) he was Colonel Pindi Das Kapoor. In Chingari (2006), he played Bhuvan Panda, a worshipper of Kali. Guru in 2007 was another hit, while My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves (2008) and Heroes (2008) did okay.
His upcoming releases are Chandni Chowk to China with Akshay Kumar, Veer with Salman Khan, a comedy C Kkompany, Luck with Sanjay Dutt and Madhur Bhandharkar’s Jail.
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Mithun Chakraborty is the Grand Judge of the show Dance India Dance and Dance Bangla Dance on Zee TV.
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 was also the co-owner of Royal Bengal Tigers, a cricket team of the Indian Cricket League.
National Film Awards
- 1977 – National Film Awards for Best Actor for Mrigayaa
- 1993 – National Film Awards for Best Actor for Tahader Katha
- 1996 – National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Swami Vivekananda
- 1990 – Won:Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Agneepath
- 1995 – Won:Filmfare Best Villain Award for Jallaad
- 2008 –Nominated:Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award-Guru
Star Screen Awards
- 1995 – Star Screen Award Best Villain for Jallaad
- 2007 – Stardust Award for Lifetime Achievement
- 2007 – Role Model Of The Year Award
Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards
- 1977 – BFJA Awards, Best Actor for Mrigayaa
- 1995 – BFJA Awards, Best Actor for Tahader Katha
- 1999 – Special Editor Award
- 2001 – Best Actor
- 2007 – Best Actor for Minister Fatakesto