wiki:Mithun Chakraborty

Mithun Chakraborty (b. 1956)

Mithun Chakraborty (Bengali: মিঠুন চক্রবর্তী Miṭhun Chôkroborti, born as Gouranga Chakraborty on June 16, 1947) is an Indian film actor, social activist, and entrepreneur, who has won three National Film Awards. He made his acting debut with the arthouse drama Mrigaya (1976), for which he won his first National Film Award for Best Actor.

Major hits B. Subhash’s Disco Dancer and Dance Dance earned him a major following in India and abroad, esp. in the USSR. Early work in realist ‘political’ films, e.g. Mrigaya, The Naxalites and Hum Paanch. Later achieved a brand image with gangland thrillers, indigenous Westerns and love stories for mid-level producers like Raveekant Nagaich, offering cheaper variants of what Bachchan? was doing in the top bracket. Late 80s marketing strategies often cast him alongside Bachchan, playing second lead (Manmohan Desai’s Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, Mukul Anand’s Agneepath). Regarded in the late 80s as the ‘safest’ investment in Hindi cinema, although he had no major hits until Vijay Sadanah’s Pyar Jhukta Nahin, because he appealed to the semi-urban and rural audiences which sustained long-term distribution. Changed his image in Buddhadev Dasgupta’s Tahader Katha to win the national acting award.

Mithun in arguably his most role and dance

FILMOGRAPHY: 1976: Do Anjaane; Mrigaya; 1977: Mukti; 1978: Hamara Sansar; Mera Rakshak; Tere Pyar Mein; Kasturi; Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan; Nadi Theke Sagare; 1979: Amar Deep; Bhayanak; Prem Vivah; Suraksha; Tarana; The Naxalites; Chameli Memsahib; 1980: Aakhri Insaaf; Bansari; Beshaque; Patita; Sitara; Taxi Chor; Unees Bees; Khwab; Kismet; Hum Paanch; Ghamandi; 1981: Dhuaan; Humse Badhkar Kaun; Jeene Ki Arzoo; Laparwah; Main Aur Mera Hathi; Sahas; Wardat; Kalankini Kankabati; Pahadi Phool; Upalabdhi; Sameera; Shaukeen; 1982: Aadat Se Majboor; Aamne Samne; Ashanti; Disco Dancer; Heeron Ka Chor; Sun Sajna; Swami Dada; Taqdeer Ka Badshah; Ustadi Ustad Se; Trayi; 1983: Faraib; Humse Hai Zamana; Karate; Kaun? Kaise?; Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye; Marriage Bureau;asand Apni Apni; Taqdeer; Woh Jo Haseena; Boxer; Lal Chunaria; Wanted; 1984: Baazi; Ghar Ek Mandir; Pyar Jhukta Nahin; Jhootha Sach; Jaag Utha Insaan; Jagir/Teen? Murti; Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki; Rakta Bandhan; Tarkeeb; Hanste Khelte; Sharara; Teri Baahon Mein; 1985: Aandhi Toofan; Aar Paar/Anyay? Abichar; Badal; Bepanah; Char Maharathi; Ghulami; Karishma Kudrat Ka; Karm Yudh; Maa Kasam; Pyari Behna; Yaadon Ki Kasam; Ek Aur Sikandar; 1986: Aisa Pyar Kahan; Amma; Avinash; Baat Ban Jaye; Dilwala; Jaal; Karamdata; Kismatwala; Main Balwan; Nasihat; Pyar Ke Do Pal; Sheesha; Swarg Se Sundar; Zindagani; Muddat; 1987: Dance Dance; Diwana Tere Naam Ka; Hawalaat; Hirasat; Mera Yaar Mera Dushman; Param Dharam; Parivar; Watan Ke Rakhwale; 1988: Charnon Ki Saugandh; Commando; Jeete Hain Shaan Se; Pyar Ka Mandir; Rukhsat; Waqt Ki Awaaz; Saazish; Sagar Sangam; Ganga Jamuna Saraswati; Agni; Bees Saal Baad; Mar Mitenge; Meri Zabaan; Mil Gayi Manzil Mujhe; 1989: Guru; Hum Intezar Karenge; Ilaaka; Prem Pratigya; Garibon Ka Daata; Daata; Aakhri Gulam; Hisab Khoon Ka; Mujrim; Dost; Dana Pani; Ladaai; Bhrashtachar; Swarna Trishna; Galiyon Ka Badshah; Aakhri Badla; 1990: Pyar Ke Naam Qurban; Agneepath; Gunahon Ka Devta; Humse Na Takrana; Paap Ki Kamaai; Pati Patni Aur Tawaif; Roti Ke Keemat; Pyar Ka Karz; Pyar Ka Devata; Dushman; Shandaar; 1991: Swarg Yahan Narak Yahan; Trinetra; Pratigyabadh; Pyar Hua Chori Chori; Shikari; Numbri Admi; Dil Ashna Hai; 1992: Tahader Katha; Mere Sajna Saath Nibhana; Raju Dada; Jhoothi Shaan; Pitambar; Ghar Jamai; 1993: Yugandhar; Phool Aur Angaar; Krishan Avatar; Meharbaan; Pardesi; Jeevan Ki Shatranj; Admi; Dalaal; Tadipaar; Shatranj; 1994: Parmatma; Cheetah; Kranti Kshetra; Rakhwale; Yaar Gaddar; Teesra Kaun?; 1995: Ab Insaaf Hoga; Gunehgaar; Nishana; The on; Zakhmi Sipahi; Ahankaar; Jallad; Diya Aur Toofan; Bhagyadevata.

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A recent book "Leave Disco Dancer Alone" on the consumption of Hindi films in the former Soviet Union borrows its title from a Mithun film

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