Mithun’s birth name is Gouranga Chakraborty. He was born on July 16, 1952 in a Bengali Hindu Rajput family. He did his schooling from Oriental Seminary. Mithun made his debut in the film Mrigaya directed by Mrinal Sen in 1976. Mithun was a strong Naxalite before he entered Bollywood. He had also undergone expert training in Martial Arts to the grade of black belt that made him excel in fight sequences. In the 1970s Mithun was briefly married to model Helena Luke. The couple got divorced. He had a brief affair with Sridevi, while still married to Yogeeta Bali.