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  • Hasan Imam and Laila Hasan relationship

    53 years of unwavering comradeship

    They were part of the golden days of Film and Television. Hand-in-hand they have passed the golden jubilee of their marriage as well. Today with a cup of coffee, Hasan Imam and Laila Hasan is sharing the tale of their journey together in an interview with Rafi Hossain.

  • Black Band Musician Jon Kabir

    Jon Kabir's Pursuit

    Jon Kabir created an impact on the music industry of Bangladesh after emerging with his band 'Black'. Even after his departure from 'Black'; the sojourner of psychedelia continued with his second band 'Indalo'. Aside from music, Jon has also been involved in multiple TV dramas. In an interview with Rafi Hossain this week, Jon talks about his career, his passions and his music.

  • The dance connoisseur Lubna Marium

    Shadhona is a centre for advancement of South Asian dance and music that was initiated with the aim of revitalizing and expanding the horizons of classical dance and music in Bangladesh.

  • Bubly's take on the king

    Ours is a three-year long journey of togetherness. Walking through this trail, Shakib Khan's performances have always reminded me of how fine an actor he is. Shakib Khan is a superstar indeed; but he is also an admirable co-star, anyone would love to work with. It makes me feel immensely proud to have a superstar like him in our country, all to ourselves.

  • Ilias Kanchan's Nirapad Sarak Chai Movement

    The Tireless Warrior Speaks

    Ilias Kanchan is a name known to us all, not only for his super-hit movies, but also for the road safety movement that he has been pioneering since the last two and a half decades. The National Film Award winner and Ekushey Padak awardee initiated his road safety movement 'Nirapad Sarak Chai' in 1993 after the death of his wife in a tragic road accident, and ever since he has been working relentlessly to improve the road safety situation of the country.

  • Bangladeshi Popular Model and Actor Monalisa

    Monalisa Smiles

    Enchanting and talented, Monalisa has won the heart of the audience with her delightful performances and charming smile. Monalisa has received numerous prestigious awards for her accomplishments as an actor and a model including the 'Miss Photogenic 2000 Bangladesh', 'Channel i Performance Award' and 'Meril Prothom Alo Awards 2002' among others.

  • Sabila Nur

    Sassy Sabila

    My career started with modeling in 2010. I was selected for a TVC. I was very nervous during my first TVC shoot. Eventually things got easier and I realized that I find solace in front of the camera and this is what I want to do besides my studies. My mood brightens up whenever I read a good script.

  • Taskeen Rahman

    Taskeen - Veni, Vidi, Vici!

    It is usually the protagonists of a hit movie who bag all the praise, but when the antagonist is Taskeen, we can't help but talk about how well he portrayed the character.

  • Bangladeshi popular actress Moushumi Hamid

    Moushumi Uncensored

    Talented and popular actor Moushumi Hamid is a dear face of the television industry. She has carved a place for herself in the hearts of the audience with her colorful performances. This week in an interview with Rafi Hossain, the outspoken actor talks about the current state of television, the cupid in her life, her future plans, and much more.

  • Khelar Adda

    It's a great pleasure to have you all here today. The World Cup is turning more and more dramatic by the day, and it's exciting to have such passionate football fans joining us! Let's start with Hamin bhai! Tell us, which is your favorite team?

  • Chandni

    Chandni is back

    Chandni started her acting career at the age of four with ‘Dukhai’. She also won an award in the dance category in ‘Notun Kuri’, a reality talent hunt show for child artists aired on Bangladesh Television. But her career was not confined to dancing alone. She proved her acting prowess with two national awards, one for ‘Lal Shalu’ and the other for ‘Joyjatra’.

  • rendezvous Siam-Puja

    A rendezvous with Siam & Puja

    The romantic saga of Sujon and Pori has taken new turns, as 'Poramon 2', the sequel of Poramon series, has hit the movie theaters this Eid. Youngsters Siam Ahmed and Puja Cherry have played the role of star-crossed lovers in this film. In a recent interview with Star Showbiz, this aspiring duo has talked about their experience of working in the industry thus far, their future plans and the much needed X-Factor that is required for sustainable growth in the showbiz industry.

  • 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.

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