New Delhi: To say that disco in India is Mithun Chakraborty and vice versa, gained’t be an understatement. The credit score for popularising the dance type in India certainly goes to the veteran actor who turned 71 immediately.
He was the dancing sensation of the Eighties along with his stellar dance strikes, flashy outfits and lanky body, lovingly often called ‘Indian Jackson.’ Who can neglect “Koi yahan nache nache”, ‘Jimmy Jimmy aaja aaja”, “I’m a disco dancer”, “All people dance with pa pa pa”?
When Mithun made his appearing debut within the 1976 Hindi movie ‘Mrigayaa,’ and in addition gained the distinguished Nationwide Movie Award for the Greatest Actor the identical yr, nobody had thought that he would rise to such heights, that too for roles which have been in full distinction along with his debut movie.
By the way, ‘Mrigaya’ was based mostly on ‘Shikar’, an Odia story by Bhagabati Panigrahi.
After late Raj Kapoor, he’s maybe the one Indian movie hero who enjoys an enormous fan following in Russia. His dance numbers are nonetheless a craze there. His film, ‘Disco Dancer’ was an enormous success drawing greater than 50 million viewers within the erstwhile Soviet Union.
The actor additionally holds the unimaginable world document of most movie releases in a single yr. Nineteen movies launched in 1989 to be exact.
Different Mithunda information
- He’s the inspiration behind a 2008 comedian e book referred to as Jimmy Zhinchak, Agent of D.I.S.C.O, written by Odisha-born Massachussets-based comedian e book author Saurav Mohapatra.
- Throughout his early days, he was a wrestler and had additionally gained the West Bengal State Wrestling Championship within the Junior Class.
- He has a graded black belt in martial arts.