Flashback: Mithun Da - The King of Disco

| Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 17:09
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Gouranga Chakraborty, better known by his stage name Mithun Chakraborty, informally referred to as Mithun Da, is an 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 as a dancer and went on to establish himself as a popular actor, particularly recognized for his role as the street dancer Jimmy in the 1982 Bollywood movie Disco Dancer. Where he became a household name for his role in Disco Dancer. He later won two more National Film Awards for his performances in Tahader Katha (1992) & Swami Vivekananda (1998). Chakraborty has appeared in about 350 films including Bengali, Oriya, Bhojpuri, Telugu and Punjabi pictures.

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