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Asaduzzaman Noor turns 70

“Kothao Keu Nei” is one of the most popular plays in Bangladesh's television history. Asaduzzaman Noor's performance in the play as Baker Bhai is considered one of his best roles, and boosted his popularity. His performance, in fact, made such a major impact on the nation that when Baker Bhai had to be hung in the narrative, it provoked a nationwide protest. Today marks the eminent actor's 70th birthday and it will no doubt be a busy one. 

A TV play that added to his formidable reputation was “Ayomoy”. Appearing as Chhoto Mirza, the actor won critical acclaim for his role, and both “Kothao Keu Nei” and “Ayomoy” are recognised as major milestones in Bangladesh media.

These are only two of the many ventures where Asaduzzaman's contribution has earned him fame. Theatre is another sphere where he has made his mark. With his own troupe Nagorik Nattyangon, he is best known for the play “Nuroldiner Sharajibon,” where he plays the titular character Nuroldin.

His contribution to Bangladesh's showbiz also extends to films, with his first role in “Shankhnil Karagar”, and his phenomenal performance in the Liberation War film “Aguner Poroshmoni”.

His latest acting role was in the TV play “Matir Pradeep”, which was aired during Eid ul Fitr.

However, his presence is not limited to showbiz. He has been a Freedom Fighter with a role in the country's Independence movement. Currently the Minister of Cultural Affairs, he has made big strides in the country's cultural development. 

His journey as an actor began with theatre after joining a troupe called Padatik in 1973. His initial involvement had primarily been off the stage and out of the spotlight, until Abul Hayat, leading actor of a play, suffered an injury during rehearsals. Asaduzzaman Noor stepped in as his replacement, and eventually rose to great heights today.

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