Father's Day special: Renowned fathers and their talented children
The word 'Father' connotes someone we can depend on, no matter where we go. The love for a father is felt and conveyed all the time, yet we mark a day as Father's Day to pay a special tribute to the heroes of our lives, remember their selfless contributions in our lives.
Fatherhood is a definite life-changing experience, whoever you are. From the most common man to the biggest celebrity, becoming a father is sure to get priorities in a new order. There have been several father-daughter/son duos in our entertainment industry. Today, we take a look at some of the most known faces.
Golam Mustafa & Suborna Mustafa
Acclaimed actor and elocutionist Golam Mustafa was one of the most powerful artistes of his time. Versatile in his acting, he mastered every role, be it the hero or the villain and cemented his contributions to the silver screen. With several films to his name including "Rajdhanir Buke", "Rupali Soikote", "Dhire Bohe Meghna", "Srabon Megher Din", and "Prit Nan Jane Rit" among others, Golam Mustafa remains a silver screen legend, years after his death.
Suborna Mustafa, another towering figure in the entertainment industry followed well into her father's footsteps. Suborna's undefining popularity comes from her masterful portrayal of characters and captivating charm as a performer. With hundreds of TV productions in her name, Suborna Mustafa acted on several projects with her father as well.
Razzak & Bapparaj
Razzak, arguably the biggest icon of Bangladeshi films, is fondly addressed as "Nayakraj", as he made tremendous contributions to Bangla cinema and won the hearts of millions over the years. Fondly known as Nayak Raj Razzak, he ruled over the silver screen and many hearts with his memorable performances. Nayak Raj had been blessed with a good family life, surrounded by his wife and children.
Razzak's son Bapparaj entered the film industry with his father's directorial venture, "Chapa Dangar Bou". Since then, Bapparaj has secured a special place in the audience's hearts through his acting prowess and charm. Remembering his father on this special occasion, Bapparaj shares, "I miss my father all the time, he is always in my mind and what I am today is because of my father."
Ferdous Wahid & Habib Wahid
In the music world, father and son, Ferdous Wahid and Habib Wahid have led successful singing careers. To music fans, Ferdous Wahid and Habib Wahid need no introduction, for father and son have both been successful in their fields. Ferdous Wahid, being one of the most popular pop singers of the country, has inspired generations of musicians, defining a certain era in the Bangladeshi music industry.
Habib Wahid, representing a much younger population has been a craze from the earliest stages of his career. Both a singer & a composer, Habib Wahid's popularity is still soaring, as he introduced a new trend and fresh perspective into the industry. Sharing his memories with his father, Habib shares, "My father is my greatest friend, trusted confidante. I convey my love and respect to every father in the world."
Alamgir & Aankhi Alamgir
Silver screen legend Alamgir and his daughter Aankhi Alamgir, a popular singer are among the most celebrated father-daughter duos in our country. Actor, director and producer Alamgir has ruled over the film industry for a long time in his illustrious career.
National Award-winning child artiste Aankhi Alamgir, inspired by her father, has made a name for herself as a successful singer in the industry. She has proved herself to be a capable daughter of the actor and legend Alamgir. Immensely proud of her father, Akhi shares, "Every child is proud of their father, I am no exception. My father is a source of my pride, on this day I express my deepest love and gratitude to him. May he live for many years to come."
Aly Zaker & Iresh Zaker
An extraordinary actor, a brave freedom fighter and a successful businessperson, and perhaps above all – an amiable human being – Aly Zaker is a man of diversified talents. An iconic theatre persona, the Ekushey Padak winning actor left the world in 2020. Following his father's footsteps, Iresh Zaker has carved a space for himself in the acting industry. Known for his versatile acting, Iresh has been working in the film industry, along with television. Spending his first father's day without his father this year, Iresh expresses, "Today is father's day and yet he is not around anymore, I miss him every day. I love him very much and I hope he finds peace wherever he is."
Abul Hayat & Bipasha Hayat
Abul Hayat has been a treasured face on the small and big screens. His daughter, Bipasha Hayat reigned over the television industry in the '90s with her acting prowess. The Hayat family, being one of the most popular and beloved families, Abul Hayat and daughter Bipasha Hayat are both considered legends in their respective fields. Noted actor, playwright, and director Abul Hayat have won the hearts of millions with his remarkable performances on radio, television, the silver screen, and the stage throughout decades. Bipasha, a successful actor, painter, and playwright, has garnered immense praise for her talents and expertise in the field. Abul Hayat and Bipasha appeared on the silver screen together with "Aguner Poroshmoni" and "Joyjatra", along with several television productions.
"There cannot be one particular day when we love our fathers, we love them all the time," shares Bipasha. "I only have one wish, that he remains healthy and live among us for many more years."
Khan Ataur Rahman & Agun
Khan Ataur Rahman, famously known as Khan Ata, is an important name in the history of Bangladeshi films. The late film director, actor, producer, screenplay writer, music composer, and singer is still remembered for his undeniable contributions to his country. Both an extremely talented director and actor, Khan Ata is still remembered and beloved by all. Khan Ataur Rahman, music composer and director who has directed several notable films during his career, his son, Agun chose to walk down a very different artistic path. Agun, a popular singer and actor, inherited numerous of the late legend's charm and quality. Mostly known for his singing talent, Agun has also made a name for himself in the television industry, through his acting talents. On this auspicious occasion, Agun shares, "Losing a father created a great void in one's life, something never to be filled again. I remember my father every step of the way."
Mahmudun Nabi, Fahmida Nabi, Samina Chowdhury, Ridwan Nabi Pancham and Tanzida Nabi
Legendary National Award winning playback singer Mahmudun Nabi was father to four children – eminent vocalists Samina Chowdhury and Fahmida Nabi and talented musicians Ridwan Nabi Pancham and Tanzida Nabi. Both Samina and Fahmida have followed their father's footsteps to become National Award winners, while Pancham is a capable music director and bassist.
Syed Ahsan Ali Sydney & Jitu Ahsan
National award winning actor Syed Ahsan Ali Sydney was a prominent figure in the Bangladeshi television drama and film industry. Syed Ahsan Ali Sydney acted in many iconic tele-fictions, he continued acting in tele-fictions till his very last days. He was the first actor to receive National Award for his role in television production.
Son of the legendary artiste, Jitu Ahsan is a popular actor, specialising in television productions. Jitu acted on films as well. Remembering his father, Jitu says, "Every day is father's day to me. His absence can never be filled, he will always be remembered."
Gazi Mazharul Anwar & Dithi Anwar
Legendary lyricist, director, producer, and screenwriter Gazi Mazharul Anwar has composed over twenty thousand songs during his illustrious career. Three of his songs have made it to BBC's list of twenty best Bangla songs of all time. The Swadhinota Padak winning composer is also known as a successful film director.
Singer Dithi Anwar, Gazi Mazharul Anwar's daughter, has been singing from a very early age. Representing the newer generation of music, Dithi is working continuously to establish herself as a singer in the industry.
Humayun Ahmed & Nuhash Humayun
Renowned writer and director Humayun Ahmed, known as the wizard of words, had a brilliant career in literature, television, and cinema simultaneously. The most popular author of our country, also one of the most renowned directors, Humayun Ahmed remains a towering figure in many aspects.
His rightful son, Nuhash Humayun, has ventured into the film industry as a director as well. Nuhash has successfully directed several powerful television productions and made his way into films as well. This year, his debut film will be screened at Cannes Film Festival.
Bulbul Ahmed & Oindrila
Eminent actor Bulbul Ahmed is known for his charm and excellent acting skills. One of the most iconic silver screen legends, Ahmed was celebrated in both television and cinema. After his demise, he was often mentioned as the Mohanayok, for his tremendous contribution to the industry.
Bulbul Ahmed's youngest daughter, Oindrila followed in her father's footsteps and ventured into the world of entertainment through acting. Oindrila has also acted beside her father on several television productions, which garnered a lot of praise and popularity.
M Hamid & Tonima Hamid
M Hamid, a renowned dramatist and theatre personality, has been a popular name in the world of theatre. Founder of Natyakendra, a reputed theatre troupe, M Hamid has shied away from the public eye for a while now and enjoys a happy private life. His daughter, Tonima Hamid, one of the most popular faces on screen, has found success in this industry, following in her parent's footsteps.
"I hope all the fathers of the world remain happy and beloved. Conveying my blessings for all fathers out there," she noted.