Gourang 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, television presenter and a former Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament. He is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards and 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. Chakraborty is best remembered for his role as Jimmy in the 1982 film Disco Dancer, which was commercially successful in India and the Soviet Union and Russia. In Russia, Chakraborty and Raj Kapoor are the most popular Indian actors. Chakraborty was born in Barisal, then in East Bengal and now Bangladesh, on 16 June 1950.
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