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Bangla Film Actress Bobita 1953

Bangla Version Babita (Farida Akhter, also known as Bobita, Born 30 July 1953) (Bangla: ববিতা) is a renowned Bangladeshi film actress. She has also participated in several NGOs focusing on the welfare of women and children and founded a community seed bank.

Her family full name is Farida Akhter. She was born to an educated family that had its origins in the west-Bangladeshi district of Jessore, Bangladesh. Her family nickname was Poppy, and like her mother, she had early ambitions of becoming a doctor. Instead, she was to become the most accomplished actress among three sisters, all of whom became movie stars. She also has three brothers whom are not in the movie business.

In the mid-1960s, her elder sister Kohinoor Akhter entered the movie industry in the capital Dhaka, and adopted the screen name Shuchonda. In 1968, Shuchonda married Zahir Raihan, a talented film director and martyred intellectual who was later to lose his life in an ambush by West Pakistan forces during the Bangladeshi war of independence. Raihan was casting around for a heroine for his movie Jaltey Suraj Ka Nichey, when his producer Afzal Chowdhury mentioned that his sister-in-law might fit the bill . Poppy was photogenic and had already acted in television. Zahir Raihan agreed to cast her, and although the film was not completed in the end, she found an entry into the Dhaka film industry. Her first released feature was Shesh Porjonto. To add, the recent famous Bangladeshi actor Riaz is her first cousin.

Babita was notable also for being an actress, and her performances in films such as Taka Anna Pai, Shorolipi, and Anarkoli. Her acting gained the attention of the Indian director Satyajit Ray. In 1973, Ray cast Babita in Ashani Sanket ("Distant Thunder"), his film about the Bengali famine of 1943. Babita appeared in the lead role of Ananga, the demure wife of the village doctor Gangacharan, who was played by long-time Ray favourite Soumitra Chatterjee.

Ashani Sanket won the Golden Bear prize at the 1973 Berlin Film Festival. Babita's performance was central to the film. Two decades later, Babita's younger sister Chompa also received recognition for her performances in arthouse films such as Padma Nadir Majhi.

In an interview with the Independent newspaper in 2004, Babita says that it was Afzal Chowdhury who suggested the screen name Bobita for her. In another interview with the Daily Star in 2005, she mentions that Zahir Raihan originally casts her for the movie Shongshaar [2]. A different version of the story is that she adopted the name after appearing in Ehtesham's movie Pitch Dhala Path.

She acted in number of joint venture movie projects in her career, namely: a Bollywood-Bangladesh joint production Movie Door Desh in 1983 (Gehri Chot in Hindi) and also Pakistan-Bangladesh joint venture film Miss Lanka (Nadaani in Urdu) in 1985.

Arthouse and commercial movies

  • Arunodoyer Agnishakkhi (1972) by Subhash Dutta
  • Dhirey Bohey Meghna (1973)—a war drama by Alamgir Kabir
  • Golapi Ekhon Trainey (1978) by Amjad Hossain; Babita's portrayal of the migrant girl Golapi is regarded as one of her finest performances.
  • Dahan (1986) by Sheikh Niamat Ali

In addition, Babita was also prolific in commercial cinema. The Bangladeshi film industry centres around the Film Development Corporation in Dhaka, popularly known by its acronym "FDC". The typical FDC feature is aimed at the poorly educated working classes, and it consists mostly of over-the-top melodrama and multiple song-and-dance numbers. Classic examples are her films of the early 1980s, Miss Lanka and Love in Singapore.

She formed screen partnerships with male stars Faruk, Zafar Iqbal, Bulbul Ahmed, and Sohel Rana. Babita won the Best Actress award at the National Film Awards for several of her movies, some of which are:

  • Bandee Thekey Begum (1975)
  • Noyon Moni (1976)
  • Boshundhora (1977)
  • Ramer Shumoti (1985)

As a producer

After the commercial success of Teen Kannya Bobita became interested to produce movies and hence launched a movie production house named "Bobita Movies." Some of Bobita's produced movies are:

  • Ful Shojja
  • Agomon
  • Lady Smuggler (A Bangladesh-Pakistan-Nepal joint venture movie)
  • Lottery
  • Poka Makorer Ghor Bosoti (A Bangladesh Govt. sponsored movie)

Recent career

Her acting career continues, though less vigorously than before. In 2002, Babita won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Hason Raja, Chashi Nazrul Islam's biopic of the famed Bengali folk-poet. She has also formed her own film-production company and has expressed an interest in directing in the future.

Babita has campaigned actively on behalf of various social causes in Bangladesh. Notable among the causes she has supported are the campaign against throwing acid on women; the national immunization drive for children; and a support group for children who suffer from leukemia. Starting in 2011, Babita began working with Distressed Children & Infants International as a Goodwill Ambassador.

Bangladeshi Film Actress Bobita ববিতা 1953

English Version ববিতা (মূল নাম:ফরিদা আক্তার জন্ম ১৯৫৩ সালের ৩০ জুলাই বাগেরহাটে) বাংলাদেশের একজন খ্যাতিমান চলচ্চিত্র অভিনেত্রী। তিনি বাংলাদেশের চলচ্চিত্রের ৭০ ও ৮০-র দশকের জনপ্রিয় অভিনেত্রী ছিলেন। তিনি সত্যজিৎ রায়ের অশনি সংকেত চলচ্চিত্রের মাধ্যমে আন্তর্জাতিক চলচ্চিত্র অঙ্গনে প্রশংসিত হন।হন।ববিতা ২০০-এরও বেশি চলচ্চিত্রে অভিনয় করেন।ববিতা চলচ্চিত্র অভিনেত্রী সুচন্দা এবং চম্পার বোন।

জন্ম ববিতা
১৯৫৬ সাল
জন্মস্থান বাগেরহাট জেলা
পেশা চলচ্চিত্র অভিনেত্রী
যে কারণে পরিচিত চলচ্চিত্র অভিনেত্রী

চলচ্চিত্রে আগমন

ববিতার পরিবার একসময় বাগেরহাট থেকে পুরো পরিবার চলে আসে ঢাকার গেন্ডারিয়াতে। তাঁর মা ডাক্তার হওয়ায় ববিতা চেয়েছিলেন ডাক্তার হতে।জহির রায়হান প্রযোজিত ‘সংসার’ নামক ছবির মাধ্যমে তাঁর চলচ্চিত্রে আগমন ১৯৬৮ সালে।এই ছবিতে তিনি রাজ্জাক ও সুচন্দার মেয়ের চরিত্রে অভিনয় করেন।তার প্রাথমিক নাম ছিল সিনেমার জন্য সুবর্ণা। তিনি ‘কলম’ নামের একটি টিভি নাটকেও অভিনয় করেছিলেন সে সময়।১৯৬৯ সালে ‘শেষ পর্যন্ত’ সিনেমাতে অভিনয় করেন তিনি প্রথম নায়িকা চরিত্রে এবং তখন তার নাম হয় ববিতা।১৯৬৯ সালের ১৪ই আগস্টে ঐ সিনেমা মুক্তি পায় এবং ঐ দিনই তার মা মারা যান।তার কর্মজীবনের শুরুতে ভগ্নিপতি জহির রায়হানের পথ প্রদর্শনে চললেও পরে তিনি একাই পথ চলেছেন।৭০-এর দশকে শুধুমাত্র অভিনয় দিয়ে তিনি ঐ দশকের অন্যতম শ্রেষ্ঠ অভিনেত্রী হিসেবে নিজেকে প্রতিষ্ঠা করেন।


গ্রামীণ,শহুরে চরিত্র কিংবা সামাজিক অ্যাকশন অথবা পোশাকী সব ধরনের ছবিতেই তিনি সাবলীলভাবে অভিনয় করেন।স্বাধীনতার পর তিনি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় এবং কলেজ পড়ুয়া ছাত্র-ছাত্রীদের কাছে ভীষণ জনপ্রিয় ছিলেন।তৎকালীন সময়ে তিনি ফ্যাশনের ক্ষেত্রে শহরের মেয়েদের ভীষণ প্রভাবিত করেন।নগরজীবনের আভিজাত্য তার অভিনয়ে ধরা পড়েছিল।সত্তর দশকের প্রথমার্ধে রুচিশীল, সামাজিক সিনেমা মানেই ছিল ববিতা। ‘টাকা আনা পাই’ সিনেমাটা ছিল তাঁর জন্য টার্নিং পয়েন্ট যা পরিচালনা করেছিলেন জহির রায়হান।এরপর তিনি নজরুল ইসলামের ‘স্বরলিপি’ সিনেমাতে অভিনয় করেন যা ছিল সুপারহিট সিনেমা।

অভিনয় জীবন

ববিতা প্রায় তিন দশক ধরে চলচ্চিত্রে অভিনয় করছেন।তবে এক পর্যায়ে সিনেমার জগতে টিকে থাকার জন্য এবং বাণিজ্যিক ছবিতে নিজের গ্রহণযোগ্যতা প্রমাণের জন্য তিনি পুরোপুরি বাণিজ্যিক ঘরানার ছবির দিকে ঝুঁকে পড়েন।বাংলাদেশের চলচ্চিত্রে তাই ববিতা তাই একটি উজ্জ্বল নক্ষত্রের নাম।নায়িকা হিসেবে তাঁর স্বাতন্ত্র্যতা লক্ষণীয় ছিল।অভিনয় ,গ্ল্যামার,স্কিন পার্সোনালিটি, নৃত্য কুশলতা সবকিছুতেই তিনি পারদর্শিতা দেখিয়েছিলেন।আশির দশকের মাঝামাঝি থেকে ববিতা মুটিয়ে যেতে থাকেন এবং গৎ বাঁধা চলচ্চিত্রে এমন ভাবে অভিনয় করেন যে তাকে আলাদাভাবে চেনা মুশকিল হয়ে পড়ে।বর্তমানে তিনি মা-ভাবির চরিত্রে অভিনয় করে আসছেন। ববিতার একমাত্র ছেলে অনীক কানাডায় পড়াশোনা করে, তাই তিনি ২০১০ সালের মাঝামাঝিতে প্রায় ছয় মাস কানাডায় অবস্থান করেন।

অশনী সংকেত

ববিতার ক্যারিয়ারের সবচেয়ে উল্লেখযোগ্য ছবি অশনি সংকেত।ভারতীয় ক্যামেরাম্যান নিমাই ঘোষ স্বাধীনতার পর ঢাকাতে এফডিসিতে এসে তার প্রায় ১৫০ থেক ২০০ ছবি তুলে নিয়ে যান।ওনাকে সত্যজিত রায় ছবি তুলতে পাঠিয়েছিলেন। এর কিছুদিন পর তাদের বাসায় ভারতীয় হাইকমিশন থেকে চিঠি আসে প্রাথমিক মনোনয়ণের কথা জানিয়ে।সুচন্দা এবং ববিতা তখন ভারতে যান সত্যজিৎ রায়ের সাথে দেখা করতে।সত্যজিত রায় তাকে দেখে অনেক লাজুক ভেবেছিলেন।তাই ইন্দ্রপুরের স্টুডিওতে তিনি তাঁকে আবার তাকে পরীক্ষা করেন।পরীক্ষায় উত্তীর্ণ হওয়ার পর সত্য সত্যজিত রায় বলেনঃ”আই অ্যাম সো হ্যাপি,আমি অনঙ্গ বউ আজকে পেয়ে গেছি।আমি ভাবতেও পারিনি এই মেয়েটি সেদিনের সেই মেয়েটি।আজকে এই মেয়ে সম্পূর্ন অন্য মেয়ে।এই আমার অনঙ্গ বউ।‘ববিতাও অনেক চাপের মুখে ছিলেন তাঁকে নেয়া হয় কিনা।ববিতা বলেনঃ “একজন অল্পবয়সী বাঙ্গালী যা করে-ভেতরে ভেতরে অনেক মানত-টানত করে শেষে জানলাম, আই ওয়াজ সিলেক্টেড ফর দেয়ার মুভি।”


ববিতা পরপর তিন বছর টানা জাতীয় চলচ্চিত্র পুরষ্কার জেতেন।সত্যজিৎ রায়ের অশনি সংকেত ছবিতে অনঙ্গ বউ চরিত্রে অভিনয়ের জন্য তিনি বেঙ্গল ফ্লিম জার্নালিস্ট অ্যাসোসিয়েশনের সর্বভারতীয় শ্রেষ্ঠ নায়িকার পুরষ্কার পান। এছাড়াও সরকারী ও বেসরকারী অসংখ্য পুরষ্কার তিনি লাভ করেছেন। এজন্য তাঁকে ‘পুরষ্কার কন্যা’ বলা হত। ববিতা।তিনি বাংলাদেশের প্রতিনিধি হয়ে সবচেয়ে বেশিবার আন্তর্জাতিক চলচ্চিত্র উৎসবে অংশ গ্রহণ করেছিলেন।

From Amar Desh

ববিতা এক সময় ছিলেন নায়িকা। বিয়েও করেছিলেন, সুখী হতে পারেননি বলেই স্বামীর সঙ্গে সম্পর্ক ছিন্ন করেছিলেন। তার সেই স্বামী ইফতেখার বহু বছর হয় মারা গেছেন। একমাত্র পুত্রসন্তানকে নিয়ে তার এখনকার জীবন কেটে যাচ্ছে। পাশাপাশি বিভিন্ন ছবিতে তিনি মায়ের ভূমিকায় এক সময় ব্যস্ত হয়ে পড়েছিলেন। সেই অবস্থাও এখন আর নেই। হাতে ছবির সংখ্যা খুবই কম। প্রযোজিকাও ছিলেন তিনি। ‘পোকামাকড়ের ঘরবসতি’ বানিয়ে তিনি এমন লোকসান দিলেন যে, যার জন্য পরবর্তী সময়ে ছবি নির্মাণে আর আগ্রহ দেখালেন না। তবে ববিতা নায়িকা হিসেবে সফল হয়েছিলেন। ১৯৬৮ থেকে ১৯৯০ সাল পর্যন্ত শীর্ষ নায়িকাদের একজন ছিলেন তিনি। সত্যজিত্ রায়ের ‘অশনি সঙ্কেত’ ছবিতে অভিনয় করে আন্তর্জাতিকভাবে প্রশংসিত হন। একাধিকবার তিনি জাতীয় চলচ্চিত্র পুরস্কার পেয়েছেন, যে জন্য এই ববিতাও কিন্তু জীবদ্দশায় কিংবদন্তি হয়ে থাকলেন।
ববিতার ফিল্মি জীবনের বয়স প্রায় ৪২ বছর পেরিয়ে গেছে। ১৯৬৮ সাল থেকে তার অভিনয় শুরু ‘সংসার’ ছবি থেকে। ‘সংসার’-এ যে মেয়েটি বুকভরা আশা নিয়ে ফিল্মে এসেছিলেন, সেই ববিতা প্রথমে কি আশা করেছিলেন ফিল্মে সফল হবেন? অক্লান্ত চেষ্টা আর প্রতিভাময়ী হওয়াতে ববিতা ফিল্মে একটা যুগ সৃষ্টি করে গেছেন। ববিতার আসল নাম ফরিদা আখতার। ডাকনাম ‘পপি’। জন্ম ১৯৫৩ সালের ৩০ জুলাই বাগেরহাটে।
পৈতৃক বাড়ি যশোরে। ১৯৬৮ সালে প্রথম চিত্র জগতে আসেন সিনে ওয়ার্কশপের ব্যানারে নির্মিত ‘সংসার’ ছবিতে। তখন ওর নাম ছিল ‘সুবর্ণা’। বড় বোন সুচন্দার স্বামী জহির রায়হানই তাকে চিত্র জগতে নিয়ে আসেন। জহির রায়হানের ‘জ্বলতে সুরুজ কি নিচে’ ছবিতে অভিনয় করতে গিয়ে সুবর্ণা হলেন ‘ববিতা’। নায়িকা হিসেবে ববিতার যথার্থ উত্থান ঘটে ১৯৬৯ সালে ‘শেষ পর্যন্ত’ ছবির মাধ্যমে।
১৯৭০ থেকে ১৯৯০ সাল পর্যন্ত ববিতা শতাধিক ছবিতে নায়িকা হিসেবে অভিনয় করেন। এর মধ্যে উল্লেখযোগ্য কয়েকটি ছবি হলো—পিচঢালা পথ (১৯৭০), স্বরলিপি (১৯৭০), অরুণোদয়ের অগ্নিসাক্ষী (১৯৭২), ধীরে বহে মেঘনা (১৯৭৩), আবার তোরা মানুষ হ (১৯৭৩), অশনি সঙ্কেত (১৯৭৩), বাঁদী থেকে বেগম (১৯৭৫), লাঠিয়াল (১৯৭৫), নয়নমণি (১৯৭৬), অনন্ত প্রেম (১৯৭৬), গোলাপী এখন ট্রেনে (১৯৭৮), সুন্দরী (১৯৭৯), এতিম (১৯৮০), দূর দেশ (১৯৮১), লাইলী মজনু (১৯৮৩), তিনকন্যা (১৯৮৫), রামের সুমতি (১৯৮৫), চণ্ডিদাস ও রজকিনী (১৯৮৭), বিরহব্যথা (১৯৮৯), বিরাজ বৌ (১৯৮৯) প্রভৃতি।
জাফর ইকবাল, ফারুক, উজ্জ্বল, রাজ্জাক, সোহেল রানা, বুলবুল আহমেদ, ওয়াসিম, জাভেদ প্রমুখ ছিলেন তার রোমান্টিক নায়ক। তবে জাফর ইকবালের সঙ্গে অভিনয় করতে গিয়ে ওদের মধ্যে বেশ সুসম্পর্ক গড়ায়। শোনা যায়, এরা একে অপরের প্রেমেও নাকি পড়েছিলেন। পর্দায় প্রেমের দৃশ্যে অভিনয় করতে করতে যদিও তারা সফল হন, কিন্তু বাস্তবে তা হতে পারেননি। জাফর-ববিতা জুটির উল্লেখযোগ্য ছবি হলো— ‘এক মুঠো ভাত’। এই ছবিটি অসম্ভব ব্যবসাসফল হওয়ার পেছনে অন্যতম কারণ ছিল ভারতীয় হিন্দি ছবি ‘রুটি’র কাহিনী নিয়ে নির্মাণের জন্যই। ছবিতে ববিতা ও জাফর ইকবাল বিভিন্ন রোমান্টিক দৃশ্যে অংশ নেন। ‘অতো রূপের গরব করিস না, রূপ চিরদিন থাকবে না ... আমি অগ্নিশিখা তুই পতঙ্গ...’ গানের দৃশ্যে ওদের উপস্থিতি সেদিন (১৯৭৬ সালে) সর্বশ্রেণীর দর্শককে মুগ্ধ করেছিল।
‘শনিবারের চিঠি’ ছবিতে উজ্জ্বল-ববিতা জুটি সফল হয়েছিল। ফারুকের সঙ্গে ববিতার জুটি বাঁধার কাহিনীও মনে রাখার মতো। এই জুটির ‘নয়নমণি’ (১৯৭৬) ছবিটি ব্যবসাসফল হয়েছিল। পোশাকি ছবিতেও ববিতার উপস্থিতি ছিল। তার অভিনীত পোশাকি ছবির মধ্যে কয়েকটি হলো— নওজোয়ান, রাজবন্দি, চম্পা চামেলী, জংলী রানী, বাগদাদের চোর, শরীফ বদমাস, নিশান, তাজ ও তলোয়ার প্রভৃতি। ‘নিশান’-এ তার নায়ক ছিলেন জাভেদ।
ববিতার সঙ্গে কয়েকবারই দেখা হয়েছে। কয়েক বছর আগে তিনি জানিয়েছিলেন, বরাবর আমি সুস্থ সুন্দর জীবন চেয়েছি। আল্লাহ তায়ালা আমাকে যথেষ্ট দিয়েছেন। অন্যান্য অভিনেত্রীর থেকে আমার জীবনটা একটু ভিন্ন, একটু আলাদা। সমাজের রুচিশীল মানুষের মতোই আমার জীবন। ভবিষ্যতে একাকীই থাকব—এটাই আমার চিরদিনের ইচ্ছে।
ববিতা আরও জানিয়েছিলেন, ১৯৭০ থেকে ১৯৮৯ পর্যন্ত গল্পের জন্য ছবিঘরে দর্শকের ভিড় হতো। আমি ভাগ্যবতী, কেননা যখন ফিল্মে নায়িকা ছিলাম তখন সর্বশ্রেণীর দর্শক ছবিঘরে আসত। আমার যুগে অভিনয় দেখানোর যথেষ্ট স্কোপ ছিল। সে জন্য আমার অভিনীত ছবির প্রশংসা এখনও শুনতে পাই। তখন গর্বে আনন্দে বুকটা যে ভরে যায়।


* সংসার (১৯৬৮)
* শেষ পর্যন্ত (১৯৬৯)
* অরুণোদয়ের অগ্নিসাক্ষী
* আলোর মিছিল
* বাঁদী থেকে বেগম
* ডুমুরের ফুল
* বসুন্ধরা
* গোলাপী এখন ট্রেনে
* নয়ন মণি
* সুন্দরী
* অনন্ত প্রেম
* লাঠিয়াল
* এক মুঠো ভাত

* আকাঙ্খা
* মা
* ফকির মজনু শাহ
* সূর্য গ্রহণ
* এখনই সময়
* কসাই
* জন্ম থেকে জলছি
* বড় বাড়ির মেয়ে
* পেনশন
* দহন
* চন্ডীদাস ও রজকিনী
* দিপু নাম্বার টু

* অশনি সংকেত (১৯৭৩)
* রামের সুমতি (১৯৮৫)
* নিশান
* মন্টু আমার নাম
* নাগ-নাগিনী
* দোস্তী
* প্রতিজ্ঞা
* বাগদাদের চোর
* লাভ ইন সিঙ্গাপুর
* প্রতিহিংসা
* নাগ পূর্ণিমা
* চ্যালেঞ্জ
* হাইজ্যাক
* মায়ের জন্য পাগল
* টাকা আনা পাই
* স্বরলিপি

Bengali poet and dramatist Michael Madhusudan Dutt 1824 - 1873

Michael Madhusudan Dutt (Bengali: মাইকেল মধুসূদন দত্ত Maikel Modhushudôn Dôtto 25 January 1824 – 29 June 1873) was a popular 19th century Bengali poet and dramatist. He was born in Sagardari (Bengali: সাগরদাড়ি), on the bank of Kopotakho River, a village in Keshobpur Upozila, Jessore District, East Bengal (now in Bangladesh). He was a pioneer of Bengali drama. His famous work Meghnadh Badh Kabya (Bengali: মেঘনাদবধ কাব্য), is a tragic epic. It consists of nine cantos and is quite exceptional in Bengali literature both in terms of style and content. He also wrote poems about the sorrows and afflictions of love as spoken by women.

From an early age, Madhusudan desired to be an Englishman in form and manner. Born to a Hindu landed gentry family, he converted to Christianity to the ire of his family and adopted the first name, Michael. However, he was to regret his desire for England and the Occident in later life when he talked ardently of his homeland as is seen in his poems and sonnets from this period.

Madhusudan is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets in Bengali literature and the father of Bangla sonnet. He pioneered what came to be called amitrakshar chhanda (blank verse). Dutt died in Kolkata, India on 29 June 1873.

Born 25 January 1824(1824-01-25)
Sagardari village, Jessore, British India
Died 29 June 1873(1873-06-29) (aged 49)
Calcutta, British India
Occupation Writer, lecturer
Nationality British Indian
Ethnicity Bengali
Genres Poet, playwright
Subjects Literature
Literary movement Bengal Renaissance

Early life and education

His childhood education started from his neighbour village named Shekpura, There an old mosque, where he went to learn Persian. He was an exceptionally talented student. Ever since his childhood, young Madhusudan was recognized by his teachers and professors as being a precocious child with a gift of literary expression. He was very imaginative from his boyhood. Early exposure to English education and European literature at home and in Kolkata made him desire to emulate the proverbially stiff upper-lip Englishman in taste, manners and intellect. One of the early impressions were that of his teacher, Capt. D.L.Richardson at Hindu College. In this respect, he was an early Macaulayite without even knowing it. He dreamt of achieving great fame the moment he landed abroad. His adolescence, coupled with the spirit of intellectual enquiry convinced him that he was born on the wrong side of the planet, and that conservative Hindu society in early nineteenth century Bengal (and by extension Indian society) had not yet developed the spirit of rationalistic enquiry and appreciation of greater intellectual sophistry to appreciate his myriad talents. He espoused the view that free thinking and post Enlightenment West would be more receptive to his intellectual acumen and creative genius. In this, perhaps he forgot the colour of his skin, as he was to realize later on in life, much to his consternation and disgust. He composed his early works—poetry and drama—almost entirely in English. Plays like Sormistha, Ratnavali and translations like Neel Durpan and poems like Captive Ladie which was written on the mother of his close friend Sri Bhudev Mukhopadhyay, indicate a high level of intellectual sophistication.

In His Own Words

Where man in all his truest glory lives,

And nature's face is exquisitely sweet;
For those fair climes I heave impatient sigh,
There let me live and there let me die.

Madhusudan embraced Christianity at the church of Fort William in spite of the objections of his parents and relatives on February 9, 1843. Later, he escaped to Madras to escape persecution. He describes the day as:

Long sunk in superstition's night,

By Sin and Satan driven,
I saw not, cared not for the light
That leads the blind to Heaven.
But now, at length thy grace, O Lord!
Birds all around me shine;
I drink thy sweet, thy precious word,
I kneel before thy shrine!

On the eve of his departure to England:

Forget me not, O Mother,

Should I fail to return
To thy hallowed bosom.
Make not the lotus of thy memory
Void of its nectar Madhu.

(Translated from the original Bengali by the poet.)

Later life

Inspirations and Influences

Dutt was particularly inspired by both the life and work of the English Romantic poet Lord Byron. The life of Dutt closely parallels the life of Lord Byron in many respects. Like Byron, Dutt was a spirited bohemian and like Byron, Dutt was a Romantic, albeit being born on the other side of the world, and as a recipient subject of the British imperialist enterprise. However, the lives of the two can be summed up in one word: audacity. These two mighty poets at once remind us of the saying of Georges Danton, the French revolutionist: "L'audace, encore l'audace, toujours l'audace!"

If Lord Byron won over the British literary establishment with Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, a comparative analogy may be made for Dutt's heroic epic Meghnadh Badh Kabya, although the journey was far from smooth. However, with its publication, the Indian poet distinguished himself as a serious composer of an entirely new genre of heroic poetry, that was Homeric and Dantesque in technique and style, and yet so fundamentally Indian in theme. To cite the poet himself: "I awoke one morning and found myself famous." Nevertheless, it took a few years for this epic to win recognition all over the country.

Linguistic Abilities

Madhusudan was a gifted linguist and polyglot. Besides Indian languages like Bengali, Sanskrit and Tamil, he was well versed in classical languages like Greek and Latin. He also had a fluent understanding of modern European languages like Italian and French and could read and write the last two with perfect grace and ease.

Work with the Sonnet

He dedicated his first sonnet to his friend Rajnarayan Basu, along with a letter which in which he wrote:

"What say you to this, my good friend? In my humble opinion, if cultivated by men of genius, our sonnet in time would rival the Italian."

When Madhusudan later stayed in Versailles, France, the sixth centenary of the Italian poet Dante Alighieri was being celebrated all over Europe. He composed a poem in memory of the immortal poet and translated it into French and Italian and sent it to the court of the king of Italy. Victor Emmanuel II, the then monarch, was enamored of the poem and wrote back to the poet:

"It will be a ring which will connect the Orient with the Occident."

Work in Blank Verse

Sharmistha (spelt as Sermista in English) was Madhusudan's first attempt at blank verse in Bengali literature. Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee, while paying a glowing tribute to Madhusudan's blank verse, observed:

"As long as the Bengali race and Bengali literature would exist, the sweet lyre of Madhusudan would never cease playing."

He further added:

"Ordinarily, reading of poetry causes a soporific effect, but the intoxicating vigour of Madhusudan's poems makes even a sick man sit up on his bed."

In his The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian, Nirad C. Chaudhuri has remarked that during his childhood days in Kishoreganj, a common standard for testing the level of erudition in the Bengali language during family gatherings (like for example, testing the vocabulary stock of a would-be bridegroom as a way of teasing him) was the ability to pronounce and recite the poetry of Dutt, without the trace of an accent.

In France

The street where M Dutt used to live in Versailles, France

12 Rue Des Chantiers, 78000 Versailles, France - the apartment building where M Dutt dwelled (photo taken on July 2011)

In his trip to Versailles, France during the 1860s, Madhusudan had to suffer the ignominy of penury and destitution. His friends back home, who had inspired him to cross the ocean in search of recognition, started ignoring him altogether. Perhaps his choice of a lavish lifestyle, coupled with a big ego that was openly hostile to native tradition, was partly to blame for his financial ruin. Except for a very few well-wishers, he had to remain satisfied with many fair-weather friends. It may be argued, not without some obvious irony that during those days, his life oscillated, as it were, between the Scylla of stark poverty and the Charybdis of innumerable loans. He was head over heels in debt. As he was not in a position to clear off his debts, he was very often threatened by imprisonment. Dutt was able to return home only due to the munificent generosity of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. For this, Dutt was to regard Vidyasagar as Dayar Sagar (meaning the ocean of kindness) for as long as he lived. Madhusudan had cut off all connections with his parents, relatives and at times even with his closest friends, who more often than not were wont to regard him as an iconoclast and an outcast. It was during the course of his sojourn in Europe that Madhusudan then realized his true identity. Perhaps for the first time in his life, he became aware of the colour of his skin and his native language. What he wrote to his friend Gour Bysack from France neatly sums up his eternal dilemma:

If there be any one among us anxious to leave a name behind him, and not pass away into oblivion like a brute, let him devote himself to his mother-tongue. That is his legitimate sphere his proper element.

Marriage and Relationships

One of the reasons for his decision to leave the religion of his family was his refusal to enter into an arranged marriage that his father had decided for him. He had no respect for that tradition and wanted to break free from the confines of caste-based endogamous marriage. His knowledge of the European tradition convinced him of the superiority of marriages made by mutual consent (or love marriages).

Madhusudan married twice. When he was in Madras, he married Rebecca Mactavys. Through Rebecca, he had four children. Madhusudan wrote to Gour in December 1855:

Yes, dearest Gour, I have a fine English Wife and four children.

Michael returned from Madras to Calcutta in February 1856, after his father's death. Michael married a woman named Henrietta Sophia White. His second marriage was to last till the end of his life. From his second marriage, he had one son Napoleon and one daughter Sharmistha.

The tennis player Leander Paes is the son of his great granddaughter.


Tomb of Michael Madhusudan Dutt

Madhusudan died in Calcutta General Hospital on 27 June 1873 three days after death of Henrietta. Just three days prior to his death, Madhusudan recited a passage from Shakespeare's Macbeth to his dear friend Gour, to express his deepest conviction of life:

...out, out, brief candle!

Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more; it is a tale Told by an idiot,
full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.


Gour responded with a passage from Longfellow:

Tell me not in mournful numbers,

Life is but an empty dream.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal.

After Dutt's death, he was not paid a proper tribute for fifteen years. The belated tribute took the form of a shabby makeshift tomb. Madhusudan's life was a mixture of joy and sorrow. Although it could be argued that the loss of self-control was largely responsible for his pitiable fate, his over-flowing poetic originality for joy was to become forever immortalized in his oeuvre.

His epitaph, a verse of his own, reads:

Stop a while, traveller!

Should Mother Bengal claim thee for her son.
As a child takes repose on his mother's elysian lap,
Even so here in the Long Home,
On the bosom of the earth,
Enjoys the sweet eternal sleep
Poet Madhusudan of the Duttas.


In the words of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, the father of modern Bengali prose, the poet of Meghnad Badh Kabya thus:

...to Homer and Milton, as well as to Valmiki, he is largely indebted, and his poem is on the whole the most valuable work in modern Bengali literature.

In word of Tagore:

The Epic Meghnad-Badh is really a rare treasure in Bengali literature. Through his writings, the richness of Bengali literature has been proclaimed to the wide world.

Vidyasagar's lofty praise runs:

Meghnad Badh is a supreme poem.

Rabindranath Tagore would later declare:

It was a momentous day for Bengali literature to proclaim the message of the universal muse and not exclusively its own parochial note. The genius of Bengal secured a place in the wide world overpassing the length and breadth of Bengal. And Bengali poetry reached the highest status.

In Byron's dramatic poem Manfred what the Abbot of St. Maurice spoke of Manfred can equally be applied to the life of Madhusudan:

This should have been a noble creature: he

Hath all the energy which should have made
A goodly frame of glorious elements,
Had they been wisely mingled, as it is,
It is an awful chaos light and darkness
And mind and dust and passion and pure thoughts
Mixed and contending without end or order,
All dormant or destructive.

In the words of Sri Aurobindo:

All the stormiest passions of man's soul he [Madhusudan] expressed in gigantic language.

Major works

  • Tilottama, 1860
  • Meghnad Vadh Kabya (Ballad of Meghnadh's demise), 1861
  • Ratnavali
  • Rizia, the sultana of Inde.
  • The Captive Lady.
  • Visions of the Past.

Bangladeshi Famous Singer Ferdausi Rahman 1941

Ferdousi Rahman (Bengali: ফেরদৌসী রহমান) formerly known as Ferdousi Begum (born: 28 June 1941), is the only daughter of folk legend Abbas Uddin. Her music career started in her early years under her father's direction.

She has not only uplifted the great trend of folk music that her father established, she also gave her fans a rich collection of music that includes Modern Song, Classical, Ghazal and Nazrul Shangeet. She participated as a children artiste in many radio programs, but she first sang for the radio as an adult artiste in 1955. She sang as a playback singer for many Bengali and Urdu films. The first released movie where she sang as a playback singer was Ehtesham's 'Ei Desh Tomar Amar' under the music direction of Khan Ataur Rahman in 1959, followed by 'Asia' in 1960. One of the music directors of the movie 'Asia' was her father Abbas Uddin. In 1960, movie 'Rajdhanir Bukey' was released, Ferdausi Rahman gave music direction for the first time for this movie with co-director Robin Ghosh.

Her songs have established a big follower and NTV (Bangladesh) has been airing a program of her songs presented by contemporary artistes. This program has caught the attention of people of all ages and one of the most popular programs on TV.

She has represented Bangladesh as a member of cultural delegations to many countries and sang in many different languages.

In 1964, Rahman's song was the first ever program broadcast in the newly established Pakistan Television in erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). She was awarded President's Pride of Performance Medal in 1965, the prestigious Ekushey Padak in 1973, the Independence Day Award (Shadhinota Dibash Padak) in 1995, Nasiruddin Gold Medal, Film Journalists Award, and many other National awards. She received "National Film Award" in the category of music direction for the film "Megher Onek Rong".

On 17 July 2009, Rahman was awarded a crest and BDT 50,000 as part of the Gunijon Shongbordhona program. The event was attended by Bangladeshi celebrities who spoke about her contribution to and influence on the arts.

Ferdausi Rahman received the lifetime achievement award 2008 at the Meril-Prothom Alo Award ceremony for her outstanding contribution to Bangla music.

Her well known children's program "Esho Gaan Shikhi" was the first program to teach children about music on Bangladesh Television, and the program has been running for 44 years now. This program can be accredited for giving birth to numerous children’s songs that are very near and dear to the heart of any Bengali speaking people. By virtue of this program, she is lovingly called 'Khalamoni' (Aunt) by all the kids in Bangladesh.

She has 2 elder brothers, Former Chief Justice of Bangladesh Justice Mustafa Kamal and renowned singer Mustafa Zaman Abbasi. Her niece Nashid Kamal is also an exponent of Nazrul Geeti, Folk and Classical. Her other nieces who are also singers are Samira Abbasi (in the US) and Sharmini Abbasi (Dhaka). Her grand-niece Armeen Musa, the daughter of Nashid Kamal, is also upcoming artiste of Bangladesh.

Ferdausi Rahman is married to Rezaur Rahman, an engineer and industrialist; and has two sons Rubaiyat Rahman and Razin Rahman, and three grandchildren.


* Best Music Director -National Film Award of Bangladesh, (for the film "Megher Onek Rong"), 1976

Actress Purnima 1981

Purnima also (Bengali: পূর্ণিমা) is an Bangladeshi popular film actress. Born 1981 in chittagong, Bangladesh. Her family name is Rita. The year was 1997. A new actress was in search for Motiur Rahman Panu’s movie “E Jibon Tomar Amar”, director Zakir Hossain was busy in searching a new face for the movie. At last, he got to know about Purnima from his journalist friend and having seen Purnima’s killing smile at her house, he immediately selected Purnima for the movie “E Jibon Tomar Amar”

Born chittagong, Bangladesh
Other names Rita
Occupation Actress and Model
Years active 1997–present

Inexperienced Purnima was little nervous but fearless in front of camera. After the first shot, she got courage and from then on, she has been acting in Bengali movies one after another with her talent and skill and set her as the leading romantic actress of Bengali cinema and got a huge popularity and fame.


Purnima’s Coming into Bengali Cinema. Leading, popular and romantic actress of Dhaka cinema, Purnima’s coming into the film industry was like searching a princes in dream; as if thinking of the princess, getting her address, going there and coming with her. A big gap was created in her career because of her absence in the film industry for a year due to her being busy in her personal life. However, after the success of her recently released movie “Khomotar Gorom”, she got back her popularity in Dhaka film industry.

Purnima's first film was E Jibon Tomar Amar(1997), which was released when she was in the ninth grade. Her most successful film to date is Moner Majhe Tumi (2003), which was co-produced by both Bangladesh and India and is the most successful commercial film ever in Bangladesh.[citation needed]

In 2004, she appeared in Megher Pare Megh, directed by Chashi Nazrul Islam. The story is based upon Liberation War of Bangladesh. The story is based on Rabindranath Tagore's short stories Shashti and Shuvashini. First one Shasti:Punisment 2004, is also based on from Tagore's same short story, in which she receveid critical acclaim. Another of her movies Shubha 2006, she acted as a mute girl. Her other notable commercial successes are Hridoyer Kotha 2006 and Akash Chhoa Bhalobasa 2008. Recently released it Poran Jaye Jolia Re 2010 and upcoming Matir Thikana on 2011.


Year Film Role Director Co-Artist Notes
1997 E Jibon Tomar Amar
Zakir Hossain Raju Riaz Actress Purnima was start her acting career in this film.
2000 Mone Rekho Amay
Nasir Uddin Riaz
Mohammad Hannan Riaz
Mayer Samman
Gazi Jahangir Riaz
2001 Iblish Galam E Mostafa Sheik Ruhul Amin Riaz The film is fantasy based story.
2002 Nishwashe Tumi Bishwashe Tumi
Zakir Hossain Raju Riaz and Shabnur
2003 Lal Doria
F. I. Manik Riaz Winner National Best Film Song of the 2003, for the song Se Amar Bhalosar Aina mort popular Singer Monir Khan
Jamai Shashur Farhad Khan Shiri Riaz Comedian love story.
Moner Majhe Tumi Anu / Renu Motiur Rahman Panu Riaz A Product of Bangladesh and India Joint venture. The film was been top grossing in Bangladesh for (2003)
2004 Megher Pare Megh: Clouds After Cloud[2] Sejan Mahmud / Majid Chashi Nazrul Islam Riaz The film is totally Bangladesh Liberation War based.
Tok Jhal Mishti Raja Debashish Biswas[3] Riaz
2005 Shasti: Punishment Chandra Chashi Nazrul Islam Riaz The story is based on Rabindranath Tagore's short story Shasti.[4]
Chhotto Ektu Bhalobasa Dipali G. Sarker Riaz
Taka: The Ultimate Magic Shanta / Drubalok Shahidul Islam Khokon Riaz Comment of authority We may continues…
2006 Hridoyer Kotha Adhora S. A. Haque Alik Riaz First producer film of Riaz, was Super hit of the box office.
Shahim Sumon Riaz and Shakib Khan
2007 Sathi Tumi Kar
M. M. Sarkar Riaz and Shakil Khan
2008 Tomakei Khujchi Kajol Motin Rahman Riaz Fully comedian story with use the Bangladeshi all domestic language.
Tumi Kato Sundor
Abid Hasan Badal Riaz
Jiboner Cheya Dami
Mostafizur Rahman Babu Riaz Hit
Akash Chhoa Bhalobasa Chhoa S. A. Haque Alik Riaz
2009 Ke Ami: Who am i Nilima Wakil Ahmed Riaz Hollywood styling first film in Bangladesh.
Dhoni Gariber Prem
Abid Hasan Badal Riaz
Chirodin Tumi Amar
F. I. Manik Riaz and Amit Hasan Fist product of satellite television channel ATN Bangla
2010 Jamidaar
Montazur Rahman Akbar Riaz
Poran Jaye Jolia Re
Sohanur Rahman Sohan Shakib Khan Super Hit

Ek Prithibi Prem Special appearance S. A. Haque Olik Riaz Unreleased
Swami Amar Ahankar
Sohanur Rahman Sohan Riaz Unreleased
Hridoyer Mohonay
Motin Rahman Riaz Unreleased
2011 Matir Thikana
Shah Alam Kiron Shakib Khan Releasing on June 10, 2011

Awards and achievements

Purnima against himself best performance was Won National Best Actor Award 0 times. And Meril-Prothom Alo Award 1st times also nominated many time varieties category and won others award ventures.

Meril-Prothom Alo Awards

  • Won:Best Actress (Critiks) ' 2004

Public Consciousness

  • National HIV/AIDS Control Publicity AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Actress Shabnur (শাবনূর)

শাবনূর একজন বাংলাদেশী চলচ্চিত্র অভিনেত্রী।তিনি এহতেশাম পরিচালিত ‘চাঁদনী রাতে’ সিনেমার মাধ্যমে চলচ্চিত্রে আগমন করেন।[১]তিনি দীর্ঘদিন বাংলাদেশী চলচ্চিত্রে নায়িকাদের মাঝে প্রথম অবস্থানে থেকে অভিনয় করেছেন।

চলচ্চিত্রে আগমন

শাবনূরের প্রথম ছবি চলচ্চিত্র ‘চাঁদনী রাতে’র নায়ক ছিল সাব্বির।এই ছবিটি ব্যর্থ হয়।তিনি এরপর মেহেদি, অমিত হাসানের সাথেও ছবি করেন।পরে চিত্র নায়ক সালমান শাহের সাথে জুটি বেধে যে সমস্ত চলচ্চিত্রে অভিনয় করেন তার সবগুলোই ছিল ব্যবসায়িক মানদন্ডে সফল।তাকে তখন বলা হত নায়ক সালমান শাহ নির্ভর নায়িকা।একক যোগ্যতায় কোন ছবিকে টেনে নিয়ে যাওয়ার ক্ষমতা তার নেই এবং অন্য নায়কের বিপরীতে অভিনয় করেও তিনি কোন সফলতা পাবেন না।সালমান শাহ হঠাৎ মারা যাওয়াতে শাবনূর নায়ক শুন্য হয়ে পড়েন।তিনি বলেনঃ “সালমানের অকাল্মৃত্যু গোটা চলচ্চিত্র শিল্পকে যেমন আঘাত করেছিল তেমনি আমার ক্যারিয়ারও তছনছ করে দিয়েছিল।মানসিকভাবে আমিও ভেঙ্গে পড়েছিলাম।”এরপর নির্মাতারা ওমর সানী, আমিন খানের সাথে তার জুটি বাঁধার চেষ্টা করে ব্যর্থ হয়। পরে তিনি নায়ক রিয়াজ বিপরীতে অভিনয় করেও সফলতা অর্জন করেন।রিয়াজের পাশাপাশি নায়ক ফেরদৌসের সাথেও তিনি সফল হন।এছাড়াও তিনি মান্না,শাকিব খানের সাথেও অভিনয় করেন।


শাবনূর একজন নির্ভরযোগ্য নায়িকায় পরিণত হন তাঁর কাজের মাধ্যমে।শাবনূরের ইতিবাচক বৈশিষ্ট্য ছিল হৃদয়স্পর্শী প্রাণ প্রাচূর্য পূর্ণ হাসি।তার পায়ের যুগল ভীষণ আকর্শনীয় এবং তাঁর অভিনয় ক্ষমতা অসাধারণ।তাঁর গ্ল্যামার ও নাচের পারঙ্গমতাও তাকে অন্যদের থেকে আলাদা করে দেয়।অভিনয়ের স্মীকৃতি সরূপ তিনি বাচসাস ও দর্শক ফোরাম পুরষ্কার পেয়েছেন।

অভিনীত ছবি

* তুমি আমার
* সুজন সখী
* মহামিলন
* স্বপ্নের ঠিকানা
* তোমাকে চাই
* আত্নসাৎ
* শেষ ঠিকানা
* রঙ্গীন উজান ভাটি
* ব্যাচেলর

Prothom Alo Report 27/09/2009

চার মাসেরও বেশি সময় কানাডা ও অস্ট্রেলিয়া ভ্রমণ শেষে দেশে ফিরেছেন শাবনূর। জানালেন, ঈদের তিন দিন আগে দেশে এসেছেন। তবে এখনো কোনো ছবির শুটিং-ডাবিংয়ে অংশ নেননি। শিগগিরই মনতাজুর রহমান আকবরের এভাবেই ভালোবাসা হয় ছবির শুটিংয়ের মাধ্যমে আবার ক্যামেরার সামনে দাঁড়াবেন তিনি।
শাবনূর জানান, চলচ্চিত্র পরিচালনার ওপর তিন বছরের একটি কোর্স করার জন্য আগামী বছর আবারও দেশের বাইরে যাবেন। সেখান থেকে ফিরে ছবি নির্মাণের কাজে হাত দেওয়ার ইচ্ছা আছে তাঁর। এদিকে দেশে ফিরে এরই মধ্যে কয়েকটি ছবি হাতে নিয়েছেন। এগুলোতে তিনি অভিনয় করবেন।
শাবনূর বলেন, ‘ছবি নির্মাণের আরেকটি সমস্যা হলো, ভালো শিল্পীর অভাব। ১৫ বছরের অভিনয়জীবনের অভিজ্ঞতা থেকে বলতে পারি, এখন চলচ্চিত্রে ভালো অভিনয় করার মতো ছেলেমেয়ের সংখ্যা একেবারেই কম। সেদিকটাও ভাবনার মধ্যে রয়েছে। সবকিছু চূড়ান্ত করে তবেই ছবি পরিচালনার কাজ শুরু করব।’

Novelist Writer Poet Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay 1838 - 1894

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay (Bengali: বঙ্কিমচন্দ্র চট্টোপাধ্যায় Bôngkim Chôndro Chôţţopaddhae) (27 June 1838 – 8 April 1894) was a Bengali writer, poet and journalist. He was the composer of India’s national song Vande Mataram, originally a Sanskrit stotra personifying India as a mother goddess and inspiring the activists during the Indian Freedom Movement. Bankim Chandra wrote 13 novels and several ‘serious, serio-comic, satirical, scientific and critical treaties’ in Bengali. His works were widely translated into other regional languages of India as well as in English.

Bankim Chandra was born to an orthodox Brahmin family at Kanchrapara, North 24 Parganas. He was educated at Hoogly College and Presidency College, Calcutta. He was one of the first graduates of the University of Calcutta. From 1858, until his retirement in 1891, he served as a deputy magistrate and deputy collector in the Government of British India.

Chatterjee is widely regarded as a key figure in literary renaissance of Bengal as well as India. Some of his writings, including novels, essays and commentaries, were a breakaway from traditional verse-oriented Indian writings, and provided an inspiration for authors across India.

When Bipin Chandra Pal decided to start a patriotic journal in August 1906, he named it Bande Mataram, after Chatterjee's song. Lala Lajpat Rai also published a journal of the same name.

Early life and background

Chattopadhyay was born in the village Kanthalpara in the district of Naihati,in an orthodox Bengali Brahmin family, the youngest of three brothers, to Yadav (or Jadab) Chandra Chattopadhyaya and Durgadebi. His family was orthodox, and his father, a government official who went on to become the Deputy Collector of Midnapur. One of his brothers, Sanjeeb Chandra Chatterjee, was also a novelist and his known for his famous book "Palamau".

He was educated at the Mohsin College in Hugli-Chinsura and later at the Presidency College, graduating with a degree in Arts in 1857. He was one of the first two graduates of the University of Calcutta . He later obtained a degree in Law as well, in 1869.

He was appointed as Deputy Collector, just like his father, of Jessore, Chatterjee went on to become a Deputy Magistrate, retiring from government service in 1891. His years at work were peppered with incidents that brought him into conflict with the ruling British. However, he was made a Companion, Order of the Indian Empire in 1894.

Literary career

Chatterjee, following the model of Ishwarchandra Gupta, began his literary career as a writer of verse. He soon realized, however, that his talents lay in other directions, and turned to fiction. His first attempt was a novel in Bengali submitted for a declared prize. He did not win the prize, and the novelette was never published. His first fiction to appear in print was Rajmohan's Wife. It was written in English and was probably a translation of the novelette submitted for the prize. Durgeshnondini, his first Bengali romance and the first ever novel in Bengali, was published in 1865.

Kapalkundala (1866) is Chatterjee's first major publication. The heroine of this novel, named after the mendicant woman in Bhavabhuti's Malatimadhava, is modelled partly after Kalidasa's Shakuntala and partly after Shakespeare's Miranda. However, the partial similarities are only inferential analysis by critics, and Chatterjee's heroine may be completely his original. He had chosen Dariapur in Contai Subdivision as the background of this famous novel.

His next romance, Mrinalini (1869), marks his first attempt to set his story against a larger historical context. This book marks the shift from Chatterjee's early career, in which he was strictly a writer of romances, to a later period in which he aimed to stimulate the intellect of the Bengali speaking people and bring about a cultural renaissance of Bengali literature. He started publishing a monthly literary magazine Bangodarshan in April 1892, the first edition of which was filled almost entirely with his own work. The magazine carried serialized novels, stories, humorous sketches, historical and miscellaneous essays, informative articles, religious discourses, literary criticisms and reviews. Vishabriksha (The Poison Tree, 1873) is the first novel of Chatterjee that appeared serially in Bangodarshan.

Bangodarshan went out of circulation after 4 years. It was later revived by his brother, Sanjeeb Chandra Chatterjee.

Chatterjee's next major novel was Chandrasekhar (1877), which contains two largely unrelated parallel plots. Although the scene is once shifted back to eighteenth century, the novel is not historical. His next novel was Rajani (1877), which features an autobiographical plot, with a blind girl in the title role. Autobiographical plots had been used in Wilkie Collins' "A Woman in White", and a precedent for blind girl in a central role existed in Edward Bulwer-Lytton's Nydia in "The Last Days of Pompeii", though the similarities of Rajani with these publications end there. In Krishnakanter Will (Krishnakanta's Will, 1878) Chatterjee produced a complex plot. In that complexity, critics saw resemblance to Western novels. The plot is somewhat akin to that of Poison Tree.

The only novel of Chatterjee that can truly be considered historical fiction is Rajsimha (1881, rewritten and enlarged 1893). Anandamath (The Abbey of Bliss, 1882) is a political novel which depicts a Sannyasi (Hindu ascetic) army fighting the soldiers of the Muslim Nawab of Murshidabad. The book calls for the rise of Hindu nationalism to uproot the foreign Turko-Afghan Muslim rule of Bengal and put forth as a temporary alternative the East India Company till Hindus were fit for Self Rule. The novel was also the source of the song Vande Mataram (I worship the Motherland as Mother) which, set to music by Rabindranath Tagore, was taken up by many Indian nationalists, and is now the National Song of India. The novel is loosely based on the time of the Sannyasi Rebellion, however in the actual rebellion, Hindus sannyasis and Muslim fakirs both rebelled against the British East India Company. The novel first appeared in serial form in Bangadarshan.

Chatterjee's next novel, Devi Chaudhurani, was published in 1884. His final novel, Sitaram (1886), tells the story of a local Hindu lord, torn between his wife and the woman he desires but unable to attain, makes a series of blunders and takes arrogant, self-destructive decisions. Finally, he must confront his self and motivate the few loyal soldiers that stand between his estate and the Muslim Nabab's army about to take over.

Chatterjee's humorous sketches are his best known works other than his novels. Kamalakanter Daptar (From the Desk of Kamalakanta, 1875; enlarged as Kamalakanta, 1885) contains half humorous and half serious sketches. Kamalakanta is an opium-addict, similar to De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, but Chatterjee goes much beyond with his deft handling of sarcastic, political messages that Kamalakanta delivers.

Chattarjee's commentary on the Gita was published eight years after his death and contained his comments up to the 19th Verse of Chapter 4. Through this work, he attempted to reassure Hindus who were increasingly being exposed to Western ideas. He believed that there was "No serious hope of progress in India except in Hinduism-reformed,regenerated and purified". He wrote an extensive commentary on two verses in particular-2.12 and 2.13-which deal with the immortality of the soul and its reincarnation

Some critics, like Pramathnath Bishi, consider Chatterjee as the best novelist in Bangla literature. They believe that few writers in world literature have excelled in both philosophy and art as Bankim has done. They argue that in a colonised nation Bankim could not overlook politics. He was one of the first intellectuals who wrote in a British colony, accepting and rejecting the status at the same time. Bishi also rejects the division of Bankim in `Bankim the artist' and `Bankim the moralist' - for Bankim must be read as a whole. The artist in Bankim cannot be understood unless you understand him as a moralist and vice versa.

Personal life

He was married at a very young of age of eleven, he had a son from his first wife, she died in 1859. He later married Rajalakshmi Devi. They had three daughters.


* Once Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, playing on the meaning of Bankim (Bent A Little), asked him what it was that had bent him. Chatterjee jokingly replied that it was the kick from the Englishman's shoe.
* After the Vishabriksha (The Poison Tree) was published in 1873, The Times of London observed:

“ Have you read the Poison Tree
Of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee? ”



  • Durgeshnandini (March 1865)
  • Kapalkundala (1866)
  • Mrinalini (1869)
  • Vishabriksha (The Poison Tree, 1873)
  • Indira (1873, revised 1893)
  • Jugalanguriya (1874)
  • Radharani (1876, enlarged 1893)
  • Chandrasekhar (1877)
  • Kamalakanter Daptar (From the Desk of Kamlakanta, 1875)
  • Rajani(1877)
  • Krishnakanter Uil (Krishnakanta's Will, 1878)
  • Rajsimha (1882)
  • Anandamath (1882)
  • Devi Chaudhurani (1884)
  • Kamalakanta (1885)
  • Sitaram (March 1887)
  • Muchiram Gurer Jivancharita (The Life of Muchiram Gur)

Religious Commentaries

  • Krishna Charitra (Life of Krishna, 1886)
  • Dharmatattva (Principles of Religion, 1888)
  • Devatattva (Principles of Divinity, Published Posthumously)
  • Srimadvagavat Gita, a Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita (1902 - Published Posthumously)

Poetry Collections

  • Lalita O Manas (1858)


  • Lok Rahasya (Essays on Society, 1874, enlarged 1888)
  • Bijnan Rahasya (Essays on Science, 1875)
  • Bichitra Prabandha (Assorted Essays), Vol 1 (1876) and Vol 2 (1892)
  • Samya (Equality, 1879)

Bangladeshi Writer Jahanara Imam 1929 - 1994

Jahanara Imam (Bengali: জাহানারা ইমাম) (May 3, 1929—June 26, 1994) was a Bangladeshi writer and political activist. She is most widely remembered for her efforts to bring those accused of committing war crimes in the Bangladesh Liberation War to trial. She was popularly known as "Shaheed Janani" (Mother of Martyrs).


Family Photograph, S.M. Kamal

Jahanara Imam was born to a progressive Muslim family in Murshidabad, in West Bengal, India. She was the eldest daughter in a family of three brothers and four sisters. Her father Syed Abdul Ali was a Civil Servant in the Bengal Civil Service and she lived in many different parts of Bengal - wherever her father was posted. She had a very liberal upbringing and education and was an exceptionally spirited person. Her father recognized this and made sure she received the best possible education. Her mother Hamida Ali, who spent her entire life looking after her family and bringing up her children, also had high ambitions for her daughter. At that time there was a lot of social pressure against Muslim women pursuing further studies, but she was determined that Jahanara's education would not be constrained. Her parents' ambitions and their belief in education for women left a deep impression on Jahanara.

After finishing her studies in 1945 in Carmichael College in Rangpur, Jahanara Imam went to Lady Brabourne College of Calcutta University and in 1947 obtained her Bachelor's Degree. She was an activist even during her Lady Brabourne College days. After the partition of India, she joined her family in Mymensingh in what became East Pakistan and started teaching at Vidyamoyee Govt. Girls High School.

In 1948 she married Shariful Alam Imam Ahmed, a Civil Engineer, whom she met in Rangpur while studying at Carmichael College. They settled in Dhaka and she joined Siddheswari Girl's School as Head Mistress. She was instrumental in transforming the school from its humble beginnings into one of the top girls' schools in Dhaka.

She was the first editor of the monthly women’s magazine called “Khawateen”. It started its publication in 1952 and she ran it successfully for several years.

In 1960 she gave up her job as Head Mistress to concentrate on bringing up her two sons Rumi and Jami born in 1952 and 1954 respectively. She said to herself “I have given education to thousands of school children, now I should spend some time to bring up my own children”.

During this time Jahanara Imam finished her Master's Degree in Bengali Language and Literature and a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Dhaka Universityin 1962 and 1963 respectively. After that she went back to full-time teaching. From 1966 to 1968 she worked as a lecturer in the Teacher’s Training College in Dhaka. From 1970 she also taught for several years on a part-time basis in the Institute of Modern Language in Dhaka University.

She spent a significant part of her life in education. She visited the USA in 1964-65 as a Fulbright Scholar to San Diego University and again in 1977 under the International Visitor Program at the invitation of US Government.

War of Liberation

In 1971, following the Pakistan army crackdown on 25 March, the Bangladesh Liberation War broke out. Many young men joined the liberation struggle. Jahanara's elder son Shafi Imam Rumi, 19, joined the Mukti Bahini to become a Mukti Joddha (Freedom Fighter). Remaining in Dhaka with no news about his whereabouts, Jahanara felt anxious about her son. During the nine months of war, she wrote a diary, detailing personal events as well as her own feelings about the struggle. This later became one of the most important publications about the War of Liberation.

Rumi took part in many daring actions against Pakistan army. Unfortunately, he was to be picked up by the Pakistani army, never to be seen again. Jahanara's husband and her younger son Jami along with other male members of the family were also picked up for interrogation and were tortured. Her husband Sharif Imam returned home a broken man only to die three days before Bangladesh became free on 16 December 1971.

Literary career

After Bangladesh achieved independence, Jahanara Imam started her literary career. During this time she also traveled extensively to Europe, USA and Canada. In 1986 she published her wartime diary “Ekatturer Dinguli” (The days of Seventy One). Publication of this book was a seminal event in the history of Bangladesh. It proved to be a catalyst for the renewal of faith in the destiny of Bangladesh as an independent nation.

Jahanara Imam's diary, in some respect like that of Anne Frank, was a very personal account of tragedy. Her simple style of writing touched many hearts, particularly those of the families who had lost members during the war. Former freedom fighters who had felt disillusioned in the aftermath of the war called Jahanara “Shaheed Janani” (Mother of Martyrs). “Ekatturer Dinguli” electrified Bangladesh as no other book ever did.

When you reflect on her life, you recall the glamour that once defined her being. It was the kind of glamour that did not come with the glitter one associates with it. It was indeed a way of sophisticated living that people aspire to. In her young days she was known for her beauty and elegance. She was known as Suchitra Sen of Dhaka, the famous Indian Bengali film star. After 1971 her life could never be the same again. The glamour that once defined her being disappeared and a new life started.

In 1981 she was diagnosed with mouth cancer. But the disease could not stop her activities. She continued to write stories, novels and diaries as well as continuing her involvement with the Freedom Fighters. She had to have several operations which made speaking difficult. She refused to let cancer destroy her spirit. She became the leader of “Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee” a political movement to try the 1971 war criminals.

Jahanara Imam died in Detroit, USA on 26 June 1994. She was buried in Dhaka as she had wished. To show respect to Shaheed Janani, nearly quarter of a million people attended her funeral.


Jahanara Imam was a prolific writer and made great contribution to Bengali literature. She was honoured and awarded several times. In 1988 she received an award from Bangladesh Writer’s Association. In 1991 in recognition to her literary works she received the prestigious honour in Bengali literature “Bangla Academy Literary Award” from Bangla Academy. Prestigious daily newspaper “Ajker Kagoj” hailed her as the Greatest Freedom Fighter of 14th century in Bengali Calendar. In 1997 and 1998 she received posthumously Independence Award and Rokeya Award respectively.

Effort to try war criminals

As Bangladesh's ruler, President Ziaur Rahman (1975–1981) enacted several controversial measures, ostensibly to win the support of Islamic political parties and opponents of the Awami League. In 1978, he revoked the ban on the Jamaat-e-Islami, which was widely believed to have collaborated with the Pakistani army and committed war crimes against civilians.

Ghulam Azam, the exiled chief of the Jammat-e-Islami, was allowed to come back in July 1978 with a Pakistani passport on a visitor's visa, and he remained in Bangladesh following its expiry. But he stayed back with the blessings of President Zia and started organize the hitherto banned Islamic fundamentalist: Jamaat-e-Islam. He was not brought to trial over his alleged role in committing wartime atrocities, and to make it worse eventually other Jamaat leaders were appointed in ministerial posts. Zia also rehabilitated Shah Azizur Rahman, a high-profile opponent of the creation of Bangladesh.

In 1991 December Ghulam Azam, was elected the Amir of Jamaat-e-Islam. Despite nationwide protest against Golam Azam's officially chairing the political party, Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s government ignored the constitutional violation on the part of the Jamaatis. These shameless acts were insults to the very essence of Bangladesh liberation and brought huge condemnation from the people of Bangladesh and the freedom fighters who were getting disillusioned with this type of immoral politics.

During this time Jahanara Imam was leading a relatively quiet life busy with her literary works, but she could not take it any more. Never a political person, she came into political forefront of Bangladesh. She organized the Ghatak-Dalal Nirmul Committee (Committee to exterminate the Killers and Collaborators), and became its public face. The committee called for trial of people who committed crimes against humanity in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War in collaboration with the Pakistani forces. In a highly symbolic act, Ghatak-Dalal Nirmul Committee set up mock trials in Dhaka in March 1992 known as Gonoadalot (Court of the people) and sentenced war criminals. This was a symbolic verdict. Jahanara Imam and 24 other intellectuals were charged with treason. This charge was, however, dropped in 1996 after her death by the Chief Advisor Mohammed Habibur Rahman of the Caretaker government of that time.

The total activities of the "Ekattorer Ghatak-Dalal Nirmul Committee" led by Jahanara Imam was accused as illegal and unlawfaul by the Government of Bangladesh. Jahanara Imam and her associates were charged for anti-patriotic acts for several killing, raising unrest, agitation and dividing the whole nation by such this activities. Besides, Government arrested Golam Azam on 25 March 1992, charging him for unlawful staying in Bangladesh. But after two years long trial, the High Court and finally The Supreme Court declared Golam Azam as a Bangladeshi Citizen by birth and freed from all charges against him. The Government and "Ekattorer Ghatak-Dalal Nirmul Committee" have failed to prove any allegation against him.

Though Jahanara Imam and her associates were seeking to try crimes 20 years old at that point, their acts caused deep reverberations in the political arena of Bangladesh. Imam's cancer was getting worse. Even as physical infirmity claimed her, she went round the country to campaign for the cause. During her campaign she received great help from Awami League. It was understood that if Awami League came to power they would take up her cause. Awami League did come to power in 1996 under the Premiership of Sheikh Hasina but unfortunately they struck a political deal with Jamaat-e-Islam and nothing was done. In the end there was no difference between Khaleda Zia or Sheikh Hasina.

Last message

Jahanara Imam’s last message to the nation written from her deathbed:

My Appeal and Directives to the people of Bangladesh (From Shahid Janani Jahanara Imam)

     My fellow warriors,
You have been fighting the evil forces of Golam Azam and his war criminals
of 1971, along with the detractors of a free Bangladesh for the last three
years. As a nation of Bangalees, your unity and courage has been
unparallel. I was with you at the start of our struggle. Our resolve was
to remain in battle until we had achieved our objective. Stricken with the
fatal disease of cancer, I am now facing my final days. I have kept my
resolve. I did not leave the battle. But I cannot stop the inevitable
March of death. Therefore, I once again remind you of our resolve to fight
until our goal is attained. You must fulfill your commitment. You must
stand united and fight to the very end. Even though I will not be among
you. I will know that you--- my millions of Bangalee children---- will
live in a free Golden Bengal with your sons and daughters.

We still have a long and arduous road ahead. People from all walks of life
has joined this battle. People from different political and cultural
groups, freedom fighters, women, and students, and youths have all
committed themselves to the battle. And I know that there is no one more
committed than the people. People are power. So I commit the
responsibility of the fight to bring Golam Azam and the war criminals of
1971 to justice and to continue to champion the Spirit of the Liberation
War to you--- the people of Bangladesh. For certain, victory will be ours.

Literary works

  • Anya Jiban (1985) (Other life)
  • Ekattorer Dingulee (1986) (The days of 1971)
  • Jiban Mrityu (1988) (Life and death)
  • Buker Bhitare Agun (1990) (Fire in my heart)
  • Nataker Abasan (1990) (End of drama)
  • Dui Meru (1990) (Two poles)
  • Cancer-er Sange Bosobas (1991) (Living with cancer)
  • Prabaser Dinalipi (1992) (Life abroad)
  • Early in her career, Jahanara Imam also translated several books from English into Bengali, including some of the popular "Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Bangladeshi Actor Shakib Khan

Shakib Khan (also Sakib Khan(Bengali: শাকিব খান / সাকিব খান) is a Bangladeshi Popular film actor. His original name is Masud Rana. He made his acting debut in the film Annotho Bhalobasha though it did not grant him wide fame. He also starred in Amar Shopno Tumi, directed by Mizan, which was quite successful at the box-office. Khan is widely known around Bangladesh due to his superb skill in acting and dancing. He is one of the most successful actor in Bangladesh Film history. He has received many awards and acclamations. His hometown is Narayanganj.

Khan films such as Amar Shopno Tumi (2005), Chachu (2006), Koti Takar Kabin (2006), Dadima, Pitar Ason (2007), Mone Prane Acho Tumi (2008), Tumi Shopno Tumi Shadhona (2008), Mone Boro Kosto (2009), Shaheb Name Golam (2009), Jaan Amar Jaan (2009, Bolbo Kotha Bashor Ghore (2009), Bolo Na Tumi Amar (2010), Poran Jaye Jolia Re (2010), Nissash Amar Tumi(2010), and Hai Prem Hai Bhalobasa (2010) some of Bangladesh film industry biggest hit. and Mayer Morjada (2006), Amar Praner Shami (2007), Priya Amar Priya (2008), Valobaslei Ghor Bandha Jay Na(2010) and Number One Shakib Khan(2010) has been highest-grossing Bangladeshi film for all time.

He was not known as “Shakib Khan” when he first made his appearance in Bangladeshi Cinema. His original name is “Masud Rana”. From an earlier time he was enthusiastic about dancing and started taking dancing lessons. Besides dancing he is also skilled in martial arts. One day he came to FDC and fortunately met a photographer who took some pictures of him. The following day when we went back to collect the pictures, one film director surprised him by offering the role of a protagonist in a film. Khan made his debut in Rafiqul Islam's “Sobai Tu Shukhi Hote Chai” in 1999.


Year Film Role Director Co-stars Notes
2001 Annotho Bhalobasha Moshal Shonor Rahaman Sohan Earin Zaman as a young hero 1st film .
2003 Shopner Bashor- The Dream of Love Badol F I Manik Shabnur
2005 Amar Shopno Tumi Shomon Mizan Ferdous Ahmed, Shabnur
2006 Chachu Biplob F.I.Manik Apu Biswas
Koti Takar Kabin Fahim F.I.Manik Apu Biswas
Dadima Akash F.I. Manik Apu Biswas
Shahin Shomon Purnima
Shuva Protab Chashi Nazrul Islam purnima based on Rabindranath Tagore's short story
Mayer Morjada
Dilip Biswas Manna, Mousumi
2007 Pitar Ason
F.I. Manik Apu Biswas
Amar Praner Shami
P.A.Kajol Shabnur
2008 Priya Amar Priya Hridoy Bodiul Alam Khokon Sahara
Tomake bou banabo
Shahdat Hossion Liton Shabnur
Amader Choto Saheb
F I Manik Apu & Shahara
Doctor Bari
M. Azizur Rahman Jona
Amar Jaan Amar Pran Asif Shonor Rahaman Sohan Apu Biswas
Tumi Shopno Tumi Shadhona
Shahdat Hossion Liton

1 Taker Bow
P.A. Kajol Shabnur, Rumana
Mone Prane Acho Tumi
Jakir Hossain Raju Apu Biswas
Tumi Jodi Aamar Hote Re
Uttam Akash Ferdous Ahmed, Moushumi
2009 Mone Boro Kosto
Shahin Shomon Apu Biswas
Amar Praner Priya
Jakir Hossain Raju Mim Bidya Sinha Saha
Bhalobashar Lal Golap
Mohammed Hossain Jaime Apu Biswas , Purnima
Mon Jekane Hridoy Sekane Akash Shahin Shomon apu biswas, rotna
Jaan Amar Jaan
M. B. Manik Apu Biswas
Sobar Upore Tumi Rahul F I Manik Swastika Mukherjee Bangladesh & India Production Film
O Sathii Re
Shafe Ukbal Apu Biswas
Shaheb Name Golam
Shahin Shomon Moushumi , Sahara
2010 Valobaslei Ghor Bandha Jay Na
Jakir Hossin Raju Apu Biswas, Rumana
Preme Porechi
Shahadat hossain liton Apu biswas, Rumana
Number One Shakib Khan Shakib Khan Bodiul Alam Khokon Apu Biswas
Nissash Amar Tumi
Bodiul Alam Khokon Apu Biswas, Anon
Chaccu Amar Chaccu[10]
P. A.Kajol Apu Biswas
Top Hero
Montajur Rahman Akbor Apu Biswas
Bolo Na Tumi Amar
M. B. Manik Anika Kabir Shokh
Poran Jaye Jolia Re Rabin Sohanur Rahman Sohan Purnima
Hai Prem Hai Bhalobasa
Nazrul Islam khan Apu Biswas
Prem Mane Na Bandha
Safi Iqbal Apu Biswas
2011 Moner jala
Malak Shafsari Apu Biswas
Onthore Acho Tumi
P A Kajol Apu
Matir Thikana
Shah Alam Kiron Purnima
Koti Takar Prem
Sohanur Rahman Sohan
Releasing on June 24, 2011
Devdas - দেবদাস DevDas Chashi Nazrul Islam Apu Biswas , Moushumi Completed shooting
Eito Prem - Love between War Surjo Shohel Arman Bindu Filming
King Khan King Khan Mohammed Hossain Jaime Apu Biswas, Mimo Completed shooting
2012 Boss Number One
Bodiul Alam Khokon Nipun , Shahara Filming
Mohammed Hossain Jaime
Filming will be start on November 2011 in Bangkok.

Playback Singing

Year Film Song
2011 Moner Jala Ami chokh tule thaklai surjo lukai

Television appearances

  • Amar Ami (2009)- Eid special episodes... Guest
  • Eid special Talk Show - Nokhotro Jugol(2010).... Guest
  • Etv special show - Hot Sit With King Khan Shakib (2011)

Blockbuster Hits In Box Office

Year Movie Director
2005 Amar Shopno Tumi Mizan
2006 Chachu F.I.Manik
2006 Pitar Ason F.I.Manik
2006 Koti Takar Kabin F.I.Manik
2006 Mayer Morjada Dilip Biswas
2007 Dadima F.I.Manik
2007 Amar Praner Shami P.A. Kajol
2008 Priya Amar Priya Bodrul Alam Khokon
2008 1 Takar Bou P.A. Kajol
2008 Doctor Bari M. Azizur Rahman
2009 Valobashar Lal Golap Mohammed Hossain Jaime
2009 Jaan Amar Jaan M. B manik
2009 Mone Boro Kosto Shahin Shumon
2010 Valobaslei Ghor Bandha Jay Na Jakir Hossin Raju
2010 Number One Shakib Khan Bodrul Alam Khokon


on may 21, 2011 Shakib Khan has been elected as the president of the Bangladesh film artistler association(Bangladesh Shilpi Somiti).

Awards and achievements

Meril Prothom Alo Awards

  • Nominate:Best Actor for chachu 2006
  • Winner:Best Actor for Amar Praner Shami 2007
  • Winner:Best Actor for Priya Amar Priya 2008
  • Nominate:Best Actor for Amar Praner Priya 2009
  • Winner:Best Actor for Valobaslei Ghor Bandha Jay Na 2010

Uro-CJFB Performance Award

  • Winner:Best Actor for Priya Amar Priya 2008
  • Winner:Best Actor for Amar Praner Priya 2009

Lux Channeli performance award

  • Nominate:Best Actor for Shuva (Film) 2006 Critic
  • Nominate:Best Actor for Shuva (Film) 2006
  • Winner:Best Actor for Tumi Jodi Aamar Hote Re 2008

BCRA award

  • Winner:Best Actor for Jan Amar Jan 2009

Dhallywood Film and Music Awards

  • Winner:Best Actor for Ak Taker Bow 2009

Film Award Bangla (FAB 2010)

Also known as "West Bangla and East Bangla" film award

  • Nominate:Best Actor for Amar Praner Priya 2009

Bachsach Award

  • Winner:Best Actor for Jodi bou sajogo 2008

Akota Award 2005

  • Nominate:Best Actor for Amar Shopno Tumi

Binodon Bichitra Award 2010

  • Winner: Best actor for Number One Shakib Khan[11]

Babisas Award

  • Winner: Best actor for Number One Shakib Khan 2010

Television Add

Shaaj Beauty Soap (2004)