The heroes of Television: How have they changed over the years?
In the realm of Bangladesh's showbiz industry, a multitude of heroes have graced our television screens over the generations. However, it was the heroes who captivated audiences in the '90s with their heartfelt performances that continue to hold a special place in the hearts of millions. These iconic figures have not only maintained their popularity but have also played pivotal roles in shaping the industry's landscape.
Zahid Hasan made his foray into television dramas in the 1990s, initially starting his acting journey on stage. He won hearts with his debut performance in "Jibon Jemon" and continued to shine in projects like "Nokkhotrer Raat", "Aaj Robibar", "Chobi Shudhu Chobi Noy," and "Shobuj Chhaya", amongst others. His unwavering dedication to acting has ensured his enduring popularity, with fans fondly referring to him by the names of the iconic characters he portrayed, such as Arman bhai and Mofiz.
Another stalwart of the '90s, Azizul Hakim, initially began with small roles in TV dramas during the '80s. He rose to prominence in the '90s, taking on lead roles in one-hour-long dramas opposite popular actresses like Shomi, Bipasha, and Mimi. Hakim's impressive repertoire includes notable projects like "Kon Kanoner Phul", "Jol Porey Pata Norey", and "Shonkhonil Karagar". His experience in both theatre and directing further solidifies his legacy.
Shahiduzzaman Selim, renowned for his powerful performances, gained immense love from audiences with his appearance in the series "Jonaki Jole". His career has been marked by hundreds of memorable roles, and he continues to be a sought-after talent in the industry.
Another stellar hero over the decades is Mahfuz Ahmed. His journey from journalism to acting showcases his versatility. He starred alongside Shomi and Bipasha in memorable projects and had a prolific period working with actresses like Aupee Karim, Tareen, Richie, Ishita, and Tisha. His ability to seamlessly fit into diverse projects over the years, including his role in the "Amader Nurul Huda" series, is noteworthy.
Tony Dias, originally known for his elocution and stage plays, transitioned into the TV drama scene and made a name for himself. His debut in "Ovimane Onuvobe", opposite Sadia Islam Mou, marked the beginning of his successful television career.
As the 2000s approached, a new generation of actors emerged, establishing themselves through hard work and dedication. Some of these actors include Mir Sabbir, Shahed Sharif Khan, Litu Anam, Shahriar Nazim Joy, Intekhab Dinar, Jeetu Ahsan, and others. Notably, Litu Anam and Shahed worked on projects directed by Riingo Banerjee.
Chanchal Chowdhury and Mosharraf Karim, initially stage actors, ventured into TV dramas, gradually earning pivotal roles. Today, they stand as two of the country's finest actors, thanks to their exceptional talent and commitment.
Apurba gained recognition in the industry with his contributions to romantic dramas, and his career-defining moment arrived with "Boro Chele". Fifteen years on, he continues to make a significant impact as a notable actor.
Starting with small roles, Afran Nisho steadily progressed in modeling and acting while honing his craft. His diverse roles have propelled his popularity to new heights, showcasing the rewards of hard work and perseverance.
Tahsan successfully transitioned from an actor to a renowned singer. Additionally, actors like Ahsan Habib Nasim, Rawnak Hasan, Shahed Ali, Shamol Mawla, and more have earned audience acclaim for their unwavering acting skills, continuing their successful careers.
In recent years, a new breed of heroes has emerged, drawing audiences with their exceptional talent and charisma. Actors like Tawsif Mahbub, Niloy Alamgir, Irfan Sajjad, Manoj Pramanik, Jovan, Khairul Basar, and others have made their mark in the ever-evolving world of TV dramas. These talented individuals ensure that the legacy of television drama heroes lives on, inspiring future generations with their remarkable performances.