Krishnanagar ,West Bengal, India
|Other names||Mithunda, Mishtida, MG (MahaGuru), Dada|
|Spouse(s)||Helena Luke (divorced)|
Yogeeta Bali (1979–present)
|Mithun Chakraborty made his debut in the 1976 Mrinal Sen-directed film , for which he won the . Even after winning the National Award, the struggling days were almost same when he reached Mumbai from Kolkata. Then he became an assistant to dancer Helen under the name Rana Rej. During this period Mithun Chakraborty fought against struggle for existence. Then, he shared the screen with Amitabh Bachchan, a small role in Do Anjaane, followed by Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan, and Amar Deep. In between, his film was a success of 1978. Mithun rose to stardom with the low budget Ravikant Nagaich directed spy film Surakshaa, released in 1979. The film was so successful, that many movies starring Mithun in the lead role were launched. The combination with director also happened for the first time in 1979 with Tarana. Another important film for Mithun in the late 70s was , directed by Basu Chatterjee|
1) In 1976 and 1996, Mithun won the Best Actor Award at the National Film awards for ‘Mrigaya’ and ‘Tahader Kotha’ respectively.
2) In the year of 1998, he won the National Film Award for the best Supporting Actor category for his role in the film ‘Swami Vivekananda’.
3) In 1990, mithun won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for ‘Agneepath’.
4) Mithun Chakraborty was presented the Filmfare as well as the Star Screen award in 1995 for the Best Villain category for his role in T L V Prasad’s ‘Jallaad’.
5) In 2007, Mithun won two prestigious awards: Lifetime Achievement Award and Role Model of the Year award from Stardust.
6) Mithun had received the Bengali Journalists’ Association Awards for the Best Actor category in 1977 and 1995 for ‘Mrigaya’ and ‘Tahader Kotha’ respectively.
7) He also received the Anandalok Special Editor award in 1999. In 2007, he received the same award for the Best Actor category for his outstanding role in ‘Minister Fatakeshto
-: Biography:-Mithun Chakraborty, the Disco Dancer virtually ruled the Bollywood industry during the 80s. If regional films are included, then Mithun Chakraborty can be said to have appeared in over 200 films. Mithun Chakraborty contribution to the Indian film industry has been immense and even today at the age of 63 years he continues the work which he had started long time back when he had first entered the film industry.
Mithun Chakraborty, who was originally known by the name of Gouranga, was born to a Bengali family in Kolkata, West Bengal. Mithun Chakraborty completed his education from the renowned Scottish Church College, Kolkata, from where Mithun Chakrabortyreceived his undergraduate degree in chemistry (BSc). Later he passed out from the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Before joining the Indian film industry, Mithun was an ardent Naxalite, but later tragedy struck him when his brother died in an accident as a result of which he withdrew himself from the Naxalite group although this action of his made him put his life at a greater risk.
He started his journey in the Indian Film Industry with Mrinal Sen’s film, ‘Mirigaya’ (1976). His performance in this film earned him lots of appreciation and accolades from the film community. He came into the limelight later in the 1970s for his role in the ‘Surakshaa’ (1979), directed by Ravikant Nagaich. In the 1980s, Mithun played some leading roles in ‘Wardaat’,‘Hum Paanch’, ‘Aadat se Majboor’ and ‘Unees-Bees’ for which he became the most demanded star in the 1980s.
Mithun Chakraborty has also appeared in several television reality shows. Mithun Chakraborty was the head judge of the Indian dance reality show ‘Dance India Dance’ which is aired on Zee TV and is produced by UTV Software Communications. Mithun Chakraborty hosts the reality game show named ‘Dadagiri Unlimited’ and is the grand master of ‘Dance India Dance Li’l Masters’ on a channel called Zee Bangla/Zee TV.
|Kishore Kumar (4 August 1929 – 13 October 1987), was a popular Indian film playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenplay writer and scriptwriter. Kishore Kumar sang in many Indian languages including Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam, Oriya, and Urdu.Kishore Kumar won 8 Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer and holds the record for winning the most Filmfare Awards in that category.Kishore Kumar was awarded the "Lata Mangeshkar Award" by the Madhya Pradesh government and from that year onwards, the Madhya Pradesh Government initiated a new award called the "Kishore Kumar Award" for contributions to Hindi cinema.||
|Kishore Kumar was an actor, and playback singer in Bollywood films.
was mKishore Kumar ost active from 1949 until his death in 1987. Kishore Kumar was famous for
singing upbeat light songs, and light comical acting roles. However in
his long career, Kishore Kumar worked in almost every capacity in the film
industry; not only as a a singer and actor but as a screenwriter,
producer, director, and script writer.
Abhas Kumar Ganguly was born in Khandwa, now in Madhya Pradesh. Kishore Kumar dad's name was Kunjilal, a lawyer by profession, and h Kishore Kumar mom's name was Gouri Devi, who came from a wealthy family.
Kishore Kumar was born into the Bengali Ganguly family in Khandwa, Central Provinces and Berar—now in Madhya Pradesh—as Abhas Kumar Ganguly. Kishore Kumarfather Kunjalal Ganguly (Gangopadhyay) was a lawyer and his mother Gouri Devi came from a wealthy Bengali family. Kishore was the youngest of four siblings, the other three were Ashok (the eldest), Sati Devi, and Anoop. While Kishore was still a child, his brother Ashok became a Bollywood actor. Later, Anoop also ventured into cinema with Ashok's help. Spending time with his brothers, Kishore became interested in films and music. Kishore Kumar became a fan of singer-actor K. L. Saigal—whom he considered his guru—and tried to emulate his singing style
After Ashok became a star of Hindi films, the Ganguly family visited Mumbai regularly. Abhas Kumar changed his name to Kishore and startedKishore Kumarcinema career as a chorus singer at Bombay Talkies, where his brother worked. Kumar's first film appearance was in Shikari (1946), in which his brother Ashok played the lead role. Music director Khemchand Prakash gave Kumar a chance to sing "Marne ki duayen kyon mangu" for the film Ziddi (1948). After this, Kumar was offered many other assignments, but he was not very serious about a film career. In 1949, he settled in Mumbai. Kumar played the hero in the Bombay Talkies film Andolan (1951), directed by Phani Majumdar. Although he got some acting assignments with the help of his brother, he was more interested in becoming a singer. Ashok wanted Kumar to be an actor like him.
The film Anand (1971) was originally supposed to star Kishore Kumar and Mehmood in the lead roles. One of the producers of the film, N.C. Sippy, had earlier served as Mehmood's production manager. Hrishikesh Mukherjee, the director of the film, was asked to meet him to discuss the project. However, when he went to his house,Kishore Kumar was driven away by the gatekeeper due to a misunderstanding. Kishore Kumar (himself a Bengali) had done a stage show organized by another Bengali man, and Kishore Kumar was involved in a fight with this man over money matters. he had instructed his gatekeeper to drive away this "Bengali", if he ever visited the house. When Hrishikesh Mukherjee (another Bengali) went to Kishore Kumar's house, the gatekeeper drove him away, mistaking him for the "Bengali" that Kishore Kumar had asked him to drive away. The incident hurt Hrishikesh Mukherjee so much, that he decided not to work with Kishore Kumar. Consequently, Mehmood had to leave the film as well, and new actors (Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan) were signed up for the film.
S. D. Burman and Kishore kumar continued to churn out several hit songs together, including Phoolon Ke Rang Se and Shokhiyon Mein Ghola Jaaye from Prem Pujari (1969), Aaj Madhosh Hua Jaaye Re, Khilte Hain Gul Yahan and O Meri Sharmilee from Sharmilee (1971), Meet na mila from Abhimaan (1973), Pyaar Ke Is Khel Mein from Jugnu. In 1975, S. D. Burman composed his last song for Kishore Kumar. S. D. Burman went into a coma for the second time, soonafter Kishore recorded the song Badi Sooni Sooni Hai Zindagi for the film Mili.