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  • “I view Bangladesh as a literary gold mine” – Shahnaab Alam

    Shahnaab Alam began his career as a journalist, and later worked under Yash Raj Films. Presently, he is an independent producer in

  • Dhallywood Superstar Apu Biswas

    “I belong to films” – Apu Biswas

    Superstar Apu Biswas was ushered into the film industry by acclaimed director Amjad Hossain. She has acted in numerous commercially successful films in her career.

  • Filmmaker Mostafa Sarwar Farooki

    Mostafa Sarwar Farooki on 'Shonibaar Bikel'

    Considered a pathbreaker in the field of Bangladeshi TV visuals and cinema, Mostofa Sawar Farooki seems to be in focus once again for his much awaited film, 'Shonibaar Bikel' (Saturday Afternoon). Recently winning the Fazlul Haque Smirti Award, the storyteller decided to have a quick chat with us about the film and the controversies surrounding it, invented and spread by overrated groups on social media.

  • Sabila Nur's first web series

    Sabila Nur's first web series in the offing

    Sabila Nur has carved a space for herself in the showbiz industry with her remarkable acting skills. Known for her striking confidence, the young star has many critically acclaimed television ventures to her credit. She opens up about her upcoming projects in a recent chat with The Daily Star.

  • Hasib gears up for a busy year

    Muttaque Hasib lives, breathes and eats music. Having been a part of the music industry for over a decade, the passionate musician is going through a career renaissance with all-new projects and upcoming originals. The Daily Star gets in touch with Hasib for a small chat.

  • Abrar Athar

    Making his mark with the short film Life in Other Words and telefilm Koli 2.0, Abrar Athar quickly rose to fame with his storytelling prowess, bringing original ideas to the fore. We caught up with the writer-director for a quick round of One Minute Please!

  • Many happy returns, Ankhi Alamgir!

    Popular adhunik singer Ankhi Alamgir is recognised for her stage performances both on a national and an international level. The artiste, who celebrates her birthday today, has been singing for over a decade and her brilliant voice has taken her to great heights. She opens up about her birthday plans, her views on the music industry and more in a recent chat with The Daily Star.

  • Orsha to star in a web series

    Nazia Haque Orsha first came into prominence with Lux Channel i Superstar. Since then, she has been consistently putting out

  • In Conversation with RAFIQUL ALAM

    Celebrated musician and revered Shadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artiste, Rafiqul Alam has been making waves in the Bangladeshi music industry through his playback and 'adhunik' songs for decades.

  • In Conversation with RAFIQUL ALAM

    Celebrated musician and revered Shadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artiste, Rafiqul Alam has been making waves in the Bangladeshi music industry through his playback and 'adhunik' songs for decades.

  • Safa Kabir in the limelight

    Safa Kabir has garnered immense popularity in the showbiz industry over the years, thanks to her versatility and charming personality.

  • When entertainment meets politics

    I went to my birthplace, the Dhaka cantonment area, to cast my vote. My polling place was at Dhamalcoat Uchcha Bidyalay, the education institute founded by my father. It was a great experience to have been able to vote alongside all my peers and close ones. There was a feeling of festivity, as everyone voted peacefully.

  • A candid chat with MUNMUN AHMED

    Renowned Kathak exponent and television personality Munmun Ahmed has many prestigious awards to her credit, including the National Award by Shishu Academy for Kathak Dance (1980), UNESCO Cultural Award (2000) and NHK Japan Award (2000). An avid performer, teacher and choreographer, she learned Kathak under the tutelage of the legendary Pandit Birju Maharaj in Delhi Kathak Kendra.

  • A candid chat with MUNMUN AHMED

    Renowned Kathak exponent and television personality Munmun Ahmed has many prestigious awards to her credit, including the National Award by Shishu Academy for Kathak Dance (1980), UNESCO Cultural Award (2000) and NHK Japan Award (2000). An avid performer, teacher and choreographer, she learned Kathak under the tutelage of the legendary Pandit Birju Maharaj in Delhi Kathak Kendra.

  • “My fans are my greatest blessings”

    Minar's career has been on an upward trajectory ever since his coming of age with 'Ahare'. The artiste, who possesses an enviably unique and melodious voice, has been one of the most consistent figures in the music industry.

  • Malhaar's melodies beyond borders

    Music is not just a form of art, but a philosophy and a way of life for Jogiraj Sikidar. An established artiste of Indian classical music, he recently won the prestigious NRI (Non Resident Indian) of the Year award in the Art & Culture category for his tireless contribution to classical music through his founded Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts. The Daily Star talks to the artiste on his plans on bringing his esteemed foundation to Bangladesh.

  • Bubly moving forward to film Ektu Prem Dorkar

    Bubly moving forward

    I am shooting for a film titled Ektu Prem Dorkar, which is directed by Shaheen from the famous Shaheen-Sumon duo. My character in the film is quite interesting, which I will not reveal now. I'm also in the talks for some other projects.

  • MAMO'S 'Shopner Ghor' opens today

    National award-winning actor Zakia Bari Mamo, who has many successful ventures to her credit, has garnered immense praise for her versatile roles, both on the silver screen and television.

  • Rubayat Rehman

    Few young artistes are as versatile as Rubayat Rehman, who is proficient in singing, playing various musical instruments and

  • Shimul Yousuf on making 'Putra'

    How did you come up with the concept of bringing Selim Al Deen's Putra to the stage?

  • Shimul Yousuf on making 'Putra'

    How did you come up with the concept of bringing Selim Al Deen's Putra to the stage?

  • Shimul Yousuf on making 'Putra'

    How did you come up with the concept of bringing Selim Al Deen's Putra to the stage?

  • Shimul Yousuf on making 'Putra'

    How did you come up with the concept of bringing Selim Al Deen's Putra to the stage?

  • “I started directing only after being an active actor for many years”

    Seasoned actor Mahfuz Ahmed first came into prominence with his versatile roles in television as well as cinema. He further went on to try his hand at direction and win the National Film Award. Mahfuz discusses his years of working as an active actor, his career choices and more.

  • Monira Mithu talks about 'Abdullah'

    Monira Mithu first came into prominence under the wings of Humayun Ahmed's directorial ventures. Since then, she has been consistently putting out great performances on television and cinema, becoming a household name.

  • PRESERVING THE PURITY OF NAZRUL SANGEET

    Khairul Anam Shakil, besides being immensely popular as a Nazrul Sangeet artiste and educator, has been known as a preserving voice of the art for a long time.

  • Yash Rohan's 'Chaka' ready to roll

    Yash Rohan, who made his mark in the industry with Giasuddin Selim's 'Swapnajaal', is all set to take on another challenge with Chabial's telefilm, 'Chaka.

  • Triple-treat with SUMAIYA SHIMU

    For two decades, Sumaiya Shimu has been charming audiences with her irresistible smile. Even though her presence on television has become somewhat sporadic, she will grace television screens with two special tele-fictions. She elaborates about them in this interview.

  • Actress Aparna Ghose

    “I will never work in a film unless I like the script”- Aparna Ghose

    Aparna Ghose came, saw and conquered with her talent and charm in the television industry. Her work as a lead in the Liberation War

  • Director Piplu Khan

    An exclusive insight to 'Hasina: A Daughter's Tale'

    For renowned ad-film maker, Piplu Khan, opting for a docu-drama after years of making commercials was not an easy decision.

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