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  • A Tale of Two Stars Mantasha & Brishti

    Winning the country's biggest talent hunt show 'Channel i presents Lux Super Star' is not an easy task. It requires talent and hard work to win titles, tiaras and sashes. This year, an aspiring Fine Arts student Mim Mantasha bagged the coveted title at a glamorous event held at Bangabandhu International Convention Centre on May 11. Sarwat Ajad Brishti, another shining star, became the 1st runner up, leaving three talented girls behind.

  • Pritom Hasan

    In conversation with the sensational Pritom

    I would probably be in the army, if I were not composing music. War movies have always fascinated me and I have always had a lot of respect for army personnel. So yes, if I was not into music, I would definitely have tried becoming an army officer.

  • Nabila & Reem

    A Marriage Made in Heaven - Nabila & Reem

    The match of our very own Masuma Rahman Nabila and corporate honcho Jubaidul Haque Reem makes us believe that marriages are indeed made in heaven. Ever since they tied the knot, this couple inspired us with their love and portrayed a blissful picture of lifelong promises. Two weeks after their marriage, they came to The Daily Star Centre and shared bits and pieces of their beautiful journey together. Let us take you through the journey filled with love and laughter and listen to what this stunning couple has to say about marriage!

  • BAMBA

    30 years of BAMBA - More than just bands

    After a break of almost four years, Bangladesh Musical Bands Association, better known as BAMBA, recently arranged a mega concert, 'BAMBA Live Chapter 1', in Dhaka. The turnout was huge, with the spacious hall room of the International Convention Centre, Bashundhara, filled to the brim with fans eager to get a glimpse of their favorite bands and listen to their all-time hits. 11 of the 27 bands under the umbrella of BAMBA, including Warfaze, Miles,

  • 25 years of Shurer Dhara

    25 years of Shurer Dhara - Living the ideals of Tagore

    I founded Shurer Dhara in 1992, inspired by my Guru, the gifted Rabindra Sangeet singer Kanika Bandyopadhyay. She has always taught me to sing in my own style and encouraged me to teach my students Tagore songs in my way. She used to say that the style of others will not suit me. Thus, I started Shurer Dhara, with the aim to teach Rabindra Sangeet in my own style.

  • Nagorik Natya Sampradaya

    Making Theatre Great Again

    Nagorik Natya Sampradaya, the first ever theatre group in Dhaka, recently completed its glorious Golden Jubilee. They are also the first group in Bangladesh to sell tickets for a play, which was 45 years ago. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the group performed their marquee acts alongside festive cultural programs in the Bangladesh Mahila Samiti Auditorium from 13th to 15th April 2018 in “Nobo Natter Odhijatra”. A special roundtable took place on 22nd April, where many backstage workers of Nagorik gathered together, and they talked about how to revive theatre and bring it back to the ever-evolving Bangladeshi culture. The meeting was moderated by Star Showbiz's editor, Rafi Hossain and was under the leadership of Sara Zaker, the Vice-Chairperson of Nagorik.

  • Kaushik Hossain Taposh and Farzana Munny

    Taposh & Munny - The Power Couple

    Kaushik Hossain Taposh and Farzana Munny – these two individuals are responsible for reviving the music industry with Bangladesh's premiere music channel, Gaan Bangla TV. At a time where there were concerns about the state and future of the music industry, 'Wind of Change' blew away the audience with its refreshing presentation of Bangla songs, becoming a sensation overnight. The power couple talks about the latest season of the critically acclaimed program, their views on the Bangladeshi music industry and much more in this exclusive interview!

  • Producer and Actor Bobby

    The Bizli Strikes Hard!

    After the release of the trailer for 'Bizli', she became a viral sensation for the innovation she is bringing to Bengali cinema. With her first venture being 'Khoj – The Search' in 2010, it didn't take long for everyone to know her name. After 'Dehorokkhi' in 2013, she never had to look back and kept on wowing the fans with films like 'Hero: The Superstar', 'Rajotto', 'Full and Final' and 'Rajababu – The Power'. 'Bizli' marks Bobby's first venture as a film producer. In an exclusive interview with Star Showbiz, the breakout star shares her thoughts and experiences as well as some untold secrets!

  • The judges of Lux Channel i Superstar 2018

    Where The Stars Align

    Sadia Islam Mou, Tahsan and Arifin Shuvoo. These are three names who have been wildly successful in their own sectors of the showbiz industry, at times transcending their own humane demeanor to become true pop icons adored by all. The three juggernauts are now the judges of Bangladesh's premiere superstar hunt and reality show: Lux Channel i Superstar 2018. Star Showbiz presents to you an exclusive insight into the most happening event in town, as well as the three beautiful souls that are tasked with the very difficult job of judging a very talented crop of young contestants!

  • Actress Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed

    THE ESSENCE OF NAWSHABA

    She had a unique route to the world of showbiz: first starting off as an art director, transitioning into a voice actor and puppeteer in Sisimpur before finally settling in the glamorous world of films. Eccentric, fun, interesting: these are words not often used to describe a Bangladeshi actress, but she brings a multitude of amazing qualities to the table besides her stunning beauty. She has been an integral part of films such as 'Udhao', 'Dhaka Attack' and 'Bhuban Majhi'. Star Showbiz is proud to present to you gut-crunchingly candid and no-holds-barred interview with the stunning Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed!

  • Noorjahan Film actress Puja Cherry

    The Cherry on Top

    To be honest, I am quite overwhelmed by the response. I am grateful that I was in this amazing film and the audience loved it. The people who went to see the film have gone on to praise me a lot. The film is spreading like wildfire and positive word of mouth is one of the primary reasons behind it. This is a great thing and people are heading towards the cinema halls. Let's see what happens in the future.

  • A Star-Studded Wedding!

    11th March marked the wedding of showbiz's most eligible bachelor, Iresh Zaker. Although there were many rumors floating about regarding the marriage, Iresh finally broke the hearts of young bachelorettes everywhere and tied the knot with the beautiful and talented Meem Rashid. The wedding took place in Dhaka's Sena Malancha and was filled to the brim with stars from all sects of the entertainment industry as well many important guests and well-wishers. Star Showbiz brings you exclusive pictures from the much awaited wedding, the guests and its glorious festivities!

  • Runa Khan

    Runa Khan - The Side We Never See

    Runa Khan is the Founder and Executive Director of Friendship. Aside from being a renowned figure in social services, she is a published author of eight books. Even though she is well known for her development and humanitarian work, she is a very cultural-minded individual who has represented Bangladesh internationally and promoted its culture. Star Showbiz is proud to present you with the revolutionary who has constantly stepped out of the life of comfort and privilege in order to help the less fortunate; as she sits down for an honest interview with Rafi Hossain.

  • Dhaliwood King Shakib Khan

    What's next for Shakib Khan?

    Shakib Khan is someone who needs no prior introduction. Claimed by fans and critics alike as “The King of Dhaliwood”, he is the quintessential superstar when it comes to the Bangladeshi film industry. Earning nationwide fame through films such as 'Number One Shakib Khan (2010)', 'Hero: The Superstar (2014)', 'Shikari (2016)', 'Nabab (2017)' and many more, his award-winning acting is admired by everyone. However, ever since he had sent a divorce

  • Gaan Piriti

    Gaan Piriti

    Bangladesh and Kolkata are two different entities, but essentially have the same heart. SVF Music's motto for the immensely

  • Nowshin and Hillol

    Nowshin & Hillol: Love is in the air

    Love, despite being quite difficult to precisely describe, stems from a combnation of trust, happiness, friendship and sacrifice.

  • Actress Mithila

    The Marvelous Mithila

    Rafiath Rashid Mithila is not just a name, she is the epitome of beauty, talent and grace. As an artist she has proven herself with

  • Popular Dhaliwood actress Popy

    Flashes of Flamboyance - Popy

    Juddhoshishu is a movie about the Liberation War. The plot is based on 1971 and post-war Bangladesh. I am working under the direction of Shahidul Haq Khan in this film.

  • Bidya Sinha Saha Mim

    The Magic Of Mim

    Bidya Sinha Saha Mim – a name that combines beauty and brain with the sheer presence of sincerity and discipline! Born in Rajshahi, she stepped into the world of showbiz in 2007 through Lux Channel i Superstar.

  • Abul Khair Litu

    Abul Khair Litu - The man who thought of it all

    Even though we hosted the first Bengal Classical Music Festival in 2012, I had planned for a classical music festival of this scale for a long time. You might remember that we organized regular classical music

  • Nusrat Imrose Tisha

    The Enchantress Next Door

    Is it the endearing smile, or is it the charming personality? Is it her impeccable acting, or her elegant demeanor?

  • dhallywood hot news

    A Love Letter to 2017!

    In some ways, 2017 for the entertainment industry was like the previously newlywed bride that built a rapport with you over time. You have good understanding with each other, but at the same time have some tumultuous fallouts that, in the long run only help you to become a stronger couple. Similarly, the achievements that the industry had received far overshadowed the controversies that had surrounded it.

  • An Ode to the Guru of Rock James

    An Ode to the Guru of Rock

    At this point in time, the term “Guru” might as well be comparable to the likes of “Sir”, “Lord” and so on. The title was initially held by the late great Azam Khan, the title signifies a person of high esteem, often times the epitome of

  • 4th Silk Road International Film Festival

    The Road to China

    The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People's Republic of China (SAPPRFT) invited participants from ten selected Silk Road countries to attend a conference on how to improve media communication between the respective countries. Rafi Hossain, Editor of Star Showbiz, was one of the invitees. He narrates his experience that he accumulated on the very productive and wholesome trip.

  • Baul Shafi Mondol

    Preaching Love through Lalon: Baul Shafi Mondol

    Ever since his journey to self-discovery began, Baul Shafi Mondol has found himself enthralled by the teachings of the prominent Baul philosopher Fakir Lalon Shah. Through cheerful music he has preached the message of love and tolerance, steadily establishing himself as one of the most well-known Lalon singers of the country. In this exclusive interview, Shafi Mondol talks about his spiritual journey and shares his opinions on the future of Lalon music.

  • Tashfee Singing the Melody of Tomorrow

    A few days ago, she proved what insiders of the Bangladeshi music industry already knew: she is here to stay and make a mark. She became the first female artist to become an ambassador of ArtistSpread, joining the likes of Miles and Bappa Mazumder.

  • Basic Ali Popular Comic Strip

    Tawsif Mahbub and Sabila Nur Bring Basic Ali to life

    Tawsif Mahbub and Sabila Nur are known as two promising names in the current generation of young actors. Being cast in a number of serials together in the past, these two best friends now find themselves on a brand new project

  • Anjan Chowdhury

    Anjan Chowdhury - The Mind Behind Dhaka Int'l Folk Fest

    First and foremost, my hometown is in Pabna, which is the origin of Baul music. Thus, I have always been a fan of folk music.

  • Doob Director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki

    Doob: The Frontier of a New Wave of Cinema

    'Doob: No Bed of Roses', released on 27th October, has already taken the country by storm. Receiving a plethora of positive reviews from critics and fans alike, 'Doob' is considered by many as Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's best work yet and the best Bangladeshi film released this year.

  • Celebrating Life 2017 Gala

    Celebrating Life 2017 Gala

    Deemed as the premier competition for budding film-makers, photographers and lyricists, this year was Celebrating Life's 10th iteration. The award ceremony, Celebrating Life 2017 Gala, which also honored timeless contributors to the fields of film, music and photography, was held last Saturday, 28th October, at International Convention City Bashundhara. The unique theme of 'Diversity in Bangladesh' was represented by diverse performances from both young and experienced artists, as well as winning participants from all over the country. It was truly a night of joyous celebration.

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