Gouranga Chakraborty, better known by his stage name Mithun Chakraborty is an Indian film actor, social worker, and entrepreneur, who has won three National Film Awards. He made his acting debut with the art house drama Mrigayaa, for which he won his first National Film Award for Best Actor. Chakraborty is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema.
He gained fans as a dancing star and went on to establish himself as one of the all time top ten greatest and most popular actors of India, particularly recognized for his role as the street dancer Jimmy in the 1982 Bollywood movie Disco Dancer. He also attracted worldwide audiences, particularly in the former Soviet Union 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 & Swami Vivekananda. Chakraborty has appeared in about 350 films including Bengali, Oriya, Bhojpuri and Punjabi pictures. He owns the Monarch Group, which has interests in the hospitality sector and educational sector. He has also started the production house Paparatzy Productions Chakraborty is 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 Mithun 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.