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  • Prominent Singer Chandana Majumdar

    Chandana Majumdar

    I was born into a family seeped into music, where the ambiance of melody was embedded in my way of living.

  • Bangladeshi popular actor Bappy Chowdhury

    Chit-Chat with Bappy Chowdhury

    Bappy Chowdhury is a well-known Bangladeshi actor. He made his debut when he starred in the film, ‘Bhalobasar Rong’, in 2012. In a recent chit-chat with Star Showbiz, Bappy talked about his dreams and superpowers.

  • Chit-Chat with Nusraat Faria

    I can't describe myself in three words. Instead, I will describe myself in one line, “I am more than what you think I am.”

  • I Love My Bangladesh

    The two grandsons, Zain and Aaron, of the renowned singer, Runa Laila, featured in a song together, along with two other child artists Zayna and Najwa.

  • Zafir huq

    He is the lead guitarist of the band 'Nemesis'; he also worked as an advertiser at 'Grey Dhaka'. This week he shares bits and pieces of his journey with Star Showbiz.

  • Joler Gaan Voacalist Rahul Ananda

    Songs are Only a Part of the Supreme Quintessence of Music - Rahul Ananda

    One of the members of the infamous troupe 'Joler Gaan', Rahul Ananda holds his sincere expertise, be it writing lyrics, doing tunes or crafting musical instruments. He has been a long time member of the theatres as well. Band 'Joler Gaan' has now reached its 12th year of creating wondrous music that carries the smell of our motherland. And Rahul Ananda has been nominated as the singer under the spotlight for 2018.

  • 'Debi' has changed multiple things in my life - Sabnam Faria

    Sabnam Faria won the hearts of audiences with her very first drama. She never had to look back from then. Drama after drama, she has proven her excellence in acting as well as abundance of charisma.

  • Minar Rahman's Bangla Song

    Each of my songs have a different appeal to me - Minar Rahman

    Minar Rahman has established himself as a singing sensation, especially for the country's youth, with his hard work and pure dedication. From 'Shada' to 'Jhoom' – Minar has now been in the industry for ten successful years, and plans to conquer the years to come with equal efforts.

  • I Believe in Creating a Difference through My Works - Siam Ahmed

    My first film Poramon 2 was released early in 2018. The plethora of love and affection it brought me was beyond my expectations. It was a huge commercial success, too. All in all, it was like a dream debut where I could not ask for any better.

  • Pooja Sengupta

    I have always wanted to be Pooja Sengupta - Pooja Sengupta

    Pooja Sengupta is one of the known faces in Bangladesh's dance scene. 2018 was a quite busy year for her. As a Bangladeshi, she was the first dancer to have performed in Philippines and China. There, she has received the praise of many. While conversing with Star Showbiz, she was telling these stories.

  • Actress Puja Cherry

    I Could Not Have Asked for a Better Year - Puja Cherry

    Puja Cherry is a perfect match to the saying – she came, she saw, she conquered! Three of her films spiralled through the country's cineplexes all over the year. The sensual diva already seems to have taken a firm grip on her career's steering wheel, as she boldly proved her caliber with 'Noorjahan', 'Poramon 2' and 'Dohon'. Her next film 'Prem Amar 2' is set to hit the big screens in the upcoming year.

  • All-Rounder Rumana Ahmed

    I have never thought about anything outside of cricket : Rumana Ahmed (All-rounder/Captain ODI)

    I work hard for success. This is actually an ordinary concept. For succeeding in life, one must work extremely hard. Although I have not fully succeeded yet, any good news pleases me immensely.

  • Bangladeshi Drama Actor Tawsif Mahbub

    People Enjoy Watching Romantic Dramas - Tawsif Mahbub

    This year went very well for me. I spent a lot of time with my family this year, that's why I didn't do many projects this year. My wife noticed that and told me to pay more attention to my work, as I had not been giving enough attention to my projects for the previous two or three months.

  • Victory Only Comes After Hardship - Maria Manda

    Maria Manda, the talented midfielder is one of the best footballers in Bangladeshi women's football. She was the captain of the Bangladeshi under-15 team that won the 'South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup'.

  • Bangladeshi Cricketer Liton Das

    Hard Work Increases Scope for Success - Liton Das

    To me success is like a stairway I am climbing. I also see it as an inspiration to do more. Something that will make me more interested in doing something.

  • I Could Convert My Fear into My Strength - Anam Biswas

    'Debi' has been in the watchlist of perhaps every single Bengali film lover in 2018. The screen adaptation of prominent author Humayun Ahmed's novel created a mass sensation before it was even released. Even though it starred actors like Jaya Ahsan and Chanchal Chowdhury, debutant director Anam Biswas did not fail to attract the spotlight, as his exquisite efforts behind the camera hardly went unnoticed.

  • Filmmaker Suborna Senjutee

    Films Should Remain Beyond Contractual Confinements - Suborna Senjutee

    The beginning half of the year 2018 had been rather stressful for me. I was not entirely sure of my plans and proceedings.

  • In conversation with Towhida Srabonno

    Towhida Srabonno is a successful model, actor, presenter and doctor. The versatile talent is currently busy hosting cricket shows on TV. In a recent interview with Star Showbiz, Towhida talks about her busy life.

  • Finding Bangladesh With Adnan M S Fakir

    I am an Economist by profession and a documentary filmmaker by passion. I am presently pursuing my doctoral studies in Economics at the University of Western


    First and foremost, theatre is not the work of an individual; rather it is collaborative form of fine art by a group of performers. So, I cannot alone take it towards overarching glory.

  • Tête-à-tête with the beautiful Nadia

    Back then, it was like a hobby for me. Over the years it has turned into my passion and profession. At the beginning, I was not much into acting; rather dance used

  • Anam Biswas

    In an interview with Rafi Hossain, the 'Debi' director talks about his debut film and his experience as a first time film director.

  • A cup of tea with Reshmi

    There's not much about me to share. An enthusiast singer, a music lover, that is how I would like to introduce myself. My favorite pass time is listening to music and the work I love to do the most is singing.

  • 'Pessimism has its own rare kind of escapade!' - Iresh Zaker

    There's a project of an anthology of short films based on Dhaka city. I had been acting in that. I have also done some dramas for Eid-ul-Adha, with directors like Shihab Shaheen and Tuhin Hossain.

  • Bangladeshi actor Shahriar Nazim Joy

    Joy's Ploys

    People are always curious about the personal lives of famous celebrities. Regular updates are easily available on TV and social media. But people want more; they want to pry into the darkest corners of the lives of celebrities to find out more about them and shows like Sense of Humor satiate these innate curiosities of the people.

  • Ferdous Bappy

    Ferdous Bappy

    I am currently working on my regular show Quiz Quiz on BTV. I have been a part of this show for about a decade now, and it is very popular among the people of the country. On BanglaVision, I host a program called Shokal Belar Roddur, which is a celebrity talk-show. I also do a lot of musical programs on different TV channels.

  • An Interview with Sahana Rahman Sumi

    I'm usually very picky about my work, and I only do a project when the script is to my liking. A recent production that we did was Tragedy Polashbari, which is really being appreciated by the audience. An advertisement that I did in tribute to International Mother Language day really could touch the heart of people countrywide and I am grateful for that. Last year, I was in a short film named Story of Golapi, and that was very well-received too. Besides these, I am working as a drama teacher in Scholastica.

  • “My due respect has been taken away from me year after year” - Farooque

    It is obviously a huge honor for me, but there is always a “but”. Not all the accolades in a person's life are the same. From the time I started my career, I did not think of anything except films, and I gave my all to my work.

  • Bangladesh Prominent songwriters Zulfiqer Russell

    A Cup of Coffee with Zulfiqer Russell

    To be honest, I had zero expectations because a Bangladeshi is not eligible to win the award in the first place! This is why even though the song itself was nominated in 6 categories, I did not attend the award-giving ceremony. My song with Nachiketa won the award for “Best Modern Bangla Song”, which is given to the singer, songwriter and the composer. I had done his entire album Benche Thakar Mane the

  • An Interview with Dr. Nashid Kamal

    Thank you very much! RTV showed a special documentary on me, and I became very emotional during that. They even found my childhood photos with my mother, and I must admit that I became a bit emotional after that. My daughter Armeen (Armeen Musa) gave me a treat. Channel i had an elaborate celebration complete with a huge cake, and they have been doing this since the past 10 years. My friends and family have also been visiting or sending their good wishes throughout the day. I am truly grateful for everything.