Mithun Chakraborty Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

Mithun Chakraborty is an Indian actor, producer and politician who predominantly worked in Hindi and Bengali language films. He is a former Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament. He is the recipient of three National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards for his acting performance.

Chakraborty made his acting debut with the art house drama Mrigayaa (1976), for which he won his first National Film Award for Best Actor. Chakraborty played Jimmy in the 1982 film Disco Dancer, which was commercially successful in India and the Soviet Union, the first film in India to gross Rs.100 crore. Besides Disco Dancer, Chakraborty is also remembered for his performance in films such as Surakksha, Sahhas, Wardat, Wanted, Boxer, Pyar Jhukta Nahin, Pyari Behna, Avinash, Dance Dance, Prem Pratigyaa, Mujrim, Agneepath, Yugandhar, The Don, and Jallaad. In 1991, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Krishnan Iyer Nariyal Paniwala in the film Agneepath.

He later won two more National Film Awards for his performances in Tahader Katha (1992) and Swami Vivekananda (1998). Chakraborty has appeared in more than 350 films, including Bengali, Hindi, Odia, Bhojpuri, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Punjabi pictures. He is the record holder in the Limca Book of Records for 19 movie releases as lead actor in the year 1989 and the record is still unbroken in Bollywood as of July 2022.

Chakraborty owns the Monarch Group, which has interests in the hospitality and educational sectors. He has also started the production house Paparatzy Productions. In 1992, he, along with Dilip Kumar and Sunil Dutt, set up a trust to help needy actors called Cine & T.V Artistes Association (CINTAA). He was also the Chairperson of Film Studios Setting & Allied Mazdoor Union, which takes care of the welfare of cine workers and resolves their demands and problems. The television show Dance India Dance where Chakraborty is the Grand Master has already been entered in the Limca Book of Records and the Guinness World Records. Chakraborty played a crucial role of mediator between Pranab Mukherjee of the Indian National Congress and Mamata Banerjee, winning the Mukherjee the support of Banerjee’s party, the All India Trinamool Congress, in the 2012 Indian presidential election. He joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on 7 March 2021, ahead of the 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election.

Early life and education

Chakraborty was born on 16 June 1950 into a Bengali Hindu family in Calcutta (now Kolkata), West Bengal, India to Basanta Kumar Chakraborty and Shanti Rani Chakraborty. He studied at Oriental Seminary and then earned his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Scottish Church College in Kolkata. After that, he attended and graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He was a Naxalite before entering films, but tragedy struck his family when his only brother was electrocuted and killed in a freak accident. He returned to his family and left the Naxalite fold, even though this posed a grave risk to his own life. During his days as a Naxalite, he became friends with Ravi Ranjan, a popular Naxal figure, known to his friends as “Bhaa” (the ultimate saviour). Bhaa was known for his manipulational skills and oratory abilities.

Personal life

He first married actress Helena Luke in 1979, but after 4 months of marriage the couple separated and filed for a divorce. He then married actress Yogeeta Bali in 1979. Chakraborty and Yogeeta have four children- Mimoh, Ushmey Chakraborty, Namashi Chakraborty and an adopted daughter Dishani Chakraborty. In the 1980s, he was romantically linked to the actress Sridevi, whom he met on the sets of Jaag Utha Insan, and it was rumored that the two were married. However, when Chakraborty refused to leave his wife, Yogeeta Bali, Sridevi ended the romance and Chakraborty remained with his wife.

Mithun Chakraborty Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

Real NameGourang Chakraborty
NicknameMithun Da
ProfessionActor and Indian Politician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 158 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 June 1950
Age (as of 2023)73 Years
BirthplaceBarisal, East Pakistan now Bangladesh
Zodiac signGemini
HometownBarisal, East Pakistan now Bangladesh
SchoolNot Known
CollegeScottish Church College, Kolkata (Degree in Chemistry)
Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
Educational QualificationsGraduation
Film Debut1976 (in the film Mrigaya)
PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) (7 March 2021-present)
Political Journey• On 7 February 2014, he became a Rajya Sabha member on a TMC ticket.
• On 26 December 2016, he resigned as a Rajya Sabha MP.
• On 7 March 2021, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
FamilyFather– Basantokumar Chakraborty
Mother– Santirani Chakraborty
Brother– N/A
Sister– N/A
HobbiesDancing, Sportive Activities
Favourite Things
ActorAmitabh Bachchan
ActressesSuchitra Sen, Nargis
SportCricket, Football
SportspersonsSunil Gavaskar, Saurav Gonguly, Kapil Dev
Smoke BrandBenson and Hezes
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Yogita Bali
Helena Luke
Wife/SpouseSridevi (1985–1988)
Yogeeta Bali (1979-present)
ChildrenSons– Mahaakshay Chakraborty,
Ushmey Chakraborty,
Namashi Chakraborty
Daughter– Dishani Chakraborty
Money Factor
Salary15 Crore INR/Movie
Net Worth$40 Million

Bengali Films

Chakraborty won a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in Agneepath, which was his first movie. His second National Film Award for Best Actor for the Bengali movie Tahader Katha was in 1992.

For the movie Jallad, he got the Filmfare Best Villain Award and the Star Screen Award for Best Villain in 1995. In the 1980s, Chakraborty had the record for most Hindi films in which he played a lead role. Another National Award came in 1998 for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Ramakrishna Paramahamsa in Swami Vivekananda, by G. V. Iyer.

Between 1988 and 1999, 30 films of Chakroborty were released, of which many were superhit. From 1995 to 1999, he became the highest taxpayer in India. There were a lot of low-budget movies that became popular due to Mithun Chakroborty’s role. Chakraborty is more of a businessman than a star. He has his hotels in Masinagudi, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, Mysore, Siliguri, and Kolkata. Bollywood took a back seat to make Bengali films after that. In 1999, he starred in the movie “Gudia.” In 2002, he starred in Rituparno Ghosh’s movie “Titli.”

Current Movies

His most recent movie, The Kashmir Files, was released globally on March 11, 2022, and has proven to be a box office triumph, earning him a Golden Globe nomination.

Television Career

He founded the concept of Dance India Dance, an Indian dance competition that is broadcasted on Zee TV. The show has become India’s largest dance-based reality show, with over a million viewers worldwide. The program has won several television honors. Chakraborty was the Grand Master of Dance India Dance Li’l Masters and the host of the reality TV show Dadagiri Unlimited on Zee Bangla. Chakraborty made his television debut in the comic series The Drama Company, in which he played the role of Shambu Dada.

Political Career

On 7th February 2014, he became an MP after being nominated for the Rajya Sabha from West Bengal on behalf of the All-India Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the West Bengal Rajya Sabha Assembly. He resigned his position as a member of the Rajya Sabha on the 26th of December 2016. He became a member of the Bhartiya Janata Party on March 7, 2021.

Brand Ambassador

In the late 1980s, he served as the ambassador of Panasonic electronics in India. He is now the face of GoDaddy, a company that registers domain names and hosts websites on the web. Chakraborty is also the face of West Bengal’s Manappuram Gold Loan Campaign, which he launched in 2012.

Bollywood Debut

Chakraborty played an excellent role in Mrinal Sen’s National Award-winning movie, Mrigayaa (1976). Do Anjaane and Phool Khile Hain both had minor roles of Mithun. His first big hit was the 1978 movie Mera Rakshak. When he first came to the attention, he starred in the low-budget spy movie Surakshaa (1979), which was directed by Ravikant Nagaich. A critical film of Mithun was Prem Vivah, directed by Basu Chatterjee.

Chakraborty had a significant impact on Hindi movies in the 1980s because of his “brand of impossible heroics and lines made for the front row,” he said. He has acted in different types of films, like action, family dramas, romantic movies. He played Bheema in the multi-starrer Hum Paanch, which was a big hit in 1980. He played his first double role in Taxi Chor (1980). He played a lead role in Disco Dancer in 1982, which led to a rise in his popularity.

List of awards and nominations received by Mithun Chakraborty

National Film Awards

1977Best ActorMrigayaaWon
1993Tahader KathaWon
1996Best Supporting ActorSwami VivekanandaWon

Filmfare Awards

1991Best Supporting ActorAgneepathWon
1996Best Performance in a Negative RoleJallaadWon
2008Best Supporting ActorGuruNominated

Screen Awards

1996Best VillainJallaadWon
2008Best Supporting ActorGuruNominated
2013Best Actor in a Negative RoleOMG – Oh My God!Nominated

IIFA Awards

2008Best Supporting ActorGuruNominated
2011Golmaal 3Nominated
2013OMG – Oh My God!Nominated

BFJA Awards

1977Best ActorMrigayaaWon
1995Tahader KathaWon
2022Best ActorProjapotiWon

Zee Cine Awards

2011Best Actor in a Supporting Role – MaleGolmaal 3Nominated
2013Best Actor in a Comic RoleOMG – Oh My God!Nominated

Anandalok Awards

2001Best ActorChakaWon
2007Best ActorMinister FatakeshtoWon

Stardust Awards

2007Lifetime AchievementHonored
Role Model of the YearWon
Best Supporting ActorGuruNominated
2013Best Actor in a Negative RoleOMG – Oh My God!Nominated

Annual Central European Bollywood Awards

2008Best Supporting ActorGuruWon

Apsara Awards

2008Best Actor in a Supporting RoleGuruNominated

Star Jahlsa Awards

2011Best Actor (Critics)Shukno LankaWon

Ghanta Awards

2013Worst Supporting ActorZindagi Tere NaamHousefull 2Khiladi 786 and EnemmyWon

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