Mithun Chakraborty

Gourang Chakraborty, better known by his stage name Mithun Charkraborty is an indian actor, singer, producer, writer, and entrepreneur. Born on June 16, 1950, Chakraborty made his Bollywood debut in the film Mrigayaa (1976). After playing a few minor roles, his first major success came with the 1978 film Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan. He went on to rise to stardom with the low budget spy movie Surakshaa (1979) directed by Ravikant Nagaich. This film was so successful that many movies starring Chakraborty in the lead were launched. It is argued that Mithun Chakraborty literally ruled Bollywood in the 1980s, with his display of impossible heroics and dialogues as he starred in over 110 releases in this decade alone. In 1982, Chakraborty was thrust in superstardom with his most recognisable leading role in the musical Disco Dancer. This film subsequently skyrocketed Chakraborty’s popularity throughout India and even into Russia. In 1985, his top star status got reconfirmed with the superhit movie Pyar Jhukta Nahin. Although he was so successful throughout his career, his performances never won him any awards in 1986 and 1987 because the filmfare awards were never announced due to technical reasons. This is because Chakraborty always had a high number of releases which sometimes affected the business of his own films. This is most evident in 1989, where he had a record 19 films, including super hits like Ilaaka, Mujrim, Prem Pratigyaand Daata, etc. However, he has and continues to win several awards throughout his career including, Filmfare Awards, and National Film Awards.

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