Gourang Chakraborty (born 16 June 1950), better known by his stage name Mithun Chakraborty is the Recipient of Two Filmfare Awards and Three National Film Awards. Informally referred to as Mithun Da, he is a Bengali Indian film actor, singer, producer, writer, social worker, entrepreneur and a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament. He is the recipient of three National Film Awards. He made his acting debut with the art house drama Mrigayaa (1976), for which he won his first National Film Award for Best Actor.He began his career as a junior actor and went on to establish himself as one of the biggest stars in Bollywood. He is recognized as one of the best dancing-heroes in Bollywood with his Disco and Desi fusion-style dancing that is popular among the masses.Chakraborty is best remembered for his role as Jimmy in the 1982 blockbuster movie Disco Dancer, which was a superhit in India and also in many other countries in the world, especially the Soviet Union and Russia. In Russia, Chakraborty and Raj Kapoor are the most popular Indian actors.Besides Disco Dancer, Chakraborty is also remembered for his performance in films like Suraksha, Saahas, Wardat, Pyar Jhukta Nahi, Dance Dance and Agneepath. In 1991, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his role as Krishnan Iyer Nariyal Paniwala for 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, Telugu and Punjabi pictures.Chakraborty owns the Monarch Group, which has interests in the hospitality sector and educational sector. 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 take care the welfare of cine workers and resolve their demands and problems. The Television show Dance India Dance where Chakraborty is the Grandmaster has already entered in Limca Book of Records and Guinness World Records Chakraborty played a crucial role of mediator between Pranab Mukherjee and Mamata Banerjee, winning the Congressman the support of the Trinamool chief in the 2012 presidential election.A comic book named Jimmy Zhingchak has been made based on Chakraborty.
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