About the Actor
In 1982, his musical film Disco Dancer was a huge success due to its hit music and remains a cult favourite to this day. Gunda and other musical films such as Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki (1984) and Dance Dance (1987) showcased him as a talented dancer. He also won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his performance in the 1990 film Agneeppath and the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his performance in Jallad. Apart from these, he was praised for his performances in films like Pyaar Ka Mandir (1988) and Mujrim (1989).
He was the highest taxpayer in the country for five consecutive years, from 1994 to 1999. Mithun Chakraborty has also been quietly promoting Football in his native Bengal.
In 2005, he come back to the mainstream film Hindi film industry with the film Elaan which was not successful. After a few supporting roles in films such as Lucky: No Time for Love, he won acclaim for his performance in Kalpana Lajmis ""Chingari"". Guru was the first film of his to be commercially successful since his comeback. Mithun Chakraborty can be said to have worked in over 200 Indian films. Apart from Hindi, he has also worked in some Bengali and Bhojpuri movies.