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  • Salauddin Lavlu

    Salauddin Lavlu is one of the notable actors, screen writers and directors of the Bangladeshi television industry.

  • Azizul Hakim

    The noted actor, Azizul Hakim has been well-received and loved by his audience for about half a century now. Through his acting finesse and versatility, he has left his mark in all forms of media, be it theatre or television.

  • Misha Sawdagar

    Confidence brought me success -Misha Sawdagar

    Misha Sawdagar is one of the most iconic villains to grace the silver screen in Dhaliwood. He has kept the audience spellbound for almost three decades with his masterful performance. In an interview with Star Showbiz, the veteran actor talks about his journey in the entertainment industry.

  • A 'Renaissance' man

    My mother, Malka Parveen Banu was once a renowned singer and the second Muslim female artiste of Radio Pakistan in Dhaka.

  • Ballad of the Songbird

    Syed Abdul Hadi is a veteran singer in the music industry of Bangladesh. His career spans for over 50 years and has won five 'Bangladesh National Film Award' for Best Male Playback Singer. In an exclusive interview, he shares insights to his musical journey.

  • The poetry of life

    If one goes through the lives of veteran poets, most of them have a story to tell- about themselves. My story of becoming a poet is a little surreal. I was born in Shariatpur, on

  • 'Veni, Vidi, Vici'

    Monira Mithu, the veteran who had made her debut with Humayun Ahmed's Eid Telefilm 'Openty Bioscope', has marked her 17 years in this industry.

  • There's no shortcut to heaven

    Naquib Khan is one of the precursors of a totally different genre of Bangladeshi music. He is a founding member of the band ‘Renaissance’ which introduced our listeners to the melody-based pop songs.

  • The joy of survival and excellence

    Shahiduzzaman Selim is a prominent Bangladeshi actor. He won the Bangladesh National Film Award twice; recently for Best Actor in Negative Role for his performance in the film 'Oggatonama'. In this interview with Star Showbiz, he has shared interesting incidents of his life that have made him the person he is today.

  • Embedded In Soul And Music Maqsoodul Haque

    I was brought up in Narayanganj. The school I enrolled in was a Christian missionary English medium school. We had a Scottish headmistress.

  • Of Stage and Passion

    Rosy Siddiqui is one of the most admired theatre artists of Bangladesh. She emerged as the Bijli of ‘Janmabhumi’ and is still casting her magic on the audience with her charismatic acting. Her recent stage drama ‘Panchanari Akhyan’ has earned praises across the country.

  • Life between Art and War

    While studying at Mymensingh Ananda Mohan College, I got into a habit of watching a lot of movies. Back then, we had only two cinema halls in Mymensingh – Chayabani and Alaka.

  • Muniments of my life

    Kabori Sarwar is the heart-throb of the 60's and 70's Bangladeshi silver screen. She received the National Award for best actress in 1978. In a recent interview, she has unveiled her memoir for the readers of ‘Star Showbiz’.

  • My Sheltered Existence

    Zeenat Barkatullah is an internationally renowned dance icon. She is a recipient of the prestigious BACHSAS Award for her contributions to the field of dance. In a candid interview with Star Showbiz, the elegant dance artiste remembers her momentous and eventful journey that has made her the person she is today.

  • The Caesar of Sitar: Firoz Khan

    My uncle Ustad Khurshid Khan has been known as a prominent sitar player across the world. His playing amazed my parents, and so they wanted me to learn playing sitar.

  • Suchanda: My Times of Allegiance

    Ever since there were cinema halls available for the commons' entertainment, I used to watch movies of Shuchitra Sen. With her magical charm and mesmerizing acting, she seemed somewhat like an angel from out of this world to me. But belonging to a conservative family, it was difficult to go to cinema halls frequently for

  • Stories From My Past

    Way back in 1980, I had enrolled in Jahangirnagar University. The JAKSU election was going on then, where I had the opportunity to meet Humayun Faridi.

  • Hummin' Along with Life

    Barely fifteen, I used to listen to Jimi Hendrix and Deep Purple a lot. At the same time, I often used to go to, what we called back then, the 'Pop Concerts'. The then famous bands like Abnormal Three and Ugly Phases, and of course Uccharon of guru Azam Khan, used to perform there.

  • Magic Maestro Jewel Aich

    Jewel Aich

    A freedom fighter, a magic maestro and a flute virtuoso – Jewel Aich is the only of his kind who has introduced the name of the land he had fought for to countless of countries across the world.

  • Through the Eyes of Kamal Bayezid

    Secretary of Bangladesh Group Theater Federation, Kamal Bayezid has been one of the eminent figures, along with whom, the theater industry of Bangladesh has seen its golden days. He joined Dhaka Theater in 1977, and has contributed significantly to the growth of the colossal art of theater ever since.

  • Afroza Banu - To Live Is To Love

    A very dear face of the Bangladeshi showbiz industry, she has contributed to the growth of theater, TV and cinema with a heartfelt and unfeigned approach. Winner of numerous prestigious accolades, Afroza Banu shields her inborn touchstone of benevolence and plans to remain in the hearts of her admirers as an epitome of espousing true art and pure compassion.

  • Shamim Ara Nipa

    Her dance resembles elegance and serenity. A proud disciple of maestros like G A Mannan and Nikunja Bihari Pal, she is a figure that carries the legacy of Bangladeshi heritage and culture across the world.

  • Through the Eyes of Asif Iqbal

    Coming from a highly educated and culturally rich background, Asif Iqbal already knew how to balance the two. To him music came from the heart but his job was important too, to lead a better life. Tough times surely came and then there were times when he felt like leaving behind the corporate life to focus only on music. His music company 'Gaanchill' has given us many hits like 'Jhoom', 'Local Bus', 'Beyainshab' and many more.

  • K S Firoz: Our Own King Lear

    Khondoker Shahid Uddin Firoz, better known as K S Firoz is a dear face of the Bangladesh showbiz industry. The veteran actor has made significant contributions to the growth of the entertainment industry with his iconic performances. The artiste's acting prowess has been acknowledged with many awards and accolades,

  • Through the Eyes of S M Ejajul Islam

    Like every other person I had a dream – I wanted to become an actor. To turn my dream into reality I stepped on the stage for the first time when I was in class three. It was a small drama performance at my school. Three years later, I made a larger move and played the central character in a drama named Kolir Jin in Kurigram

  • “It is Not Art, If Not from the Heart” - Ferdausi Majumdar

    Having been brought up in an extremely conservative family, I had never thought that one day I would become an actor. My mother was a soft hearted person, always liberal and open-minded. And my father, Khan Bahadur Abdul Halim Chowdhury, was her exact opposite.

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF SAMINA CHOWDHURY

    As a leading exponent of modern music in Bangladesh, Samina Chowdhury has carved her place in the music industry with her magical voice. She is the daughter of the prominent singer Mahmudun Nabi, the younger sister of the eminent singer Fahmida Nabi and also the elder sister of the popular musician Pancham. She lent her honeyed voice in many popular songs such as 'Jonmo Theke Jolchi

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF DOLLY ZAHUR

    As a National Award-winning Bangladeshi actor and television personality, Dolly Zahur is a household name. She started acting at a very early age and performed in numerous television dramas and films. She studied at the University of Dhaka and during that time, she was enrolled at Natyachakra and Chhayanaut. She gained a lot of popularity for the character Nilu in the drama serial 'Eishob Din Ratri' by Humayun Ahmed; a performance that was considered a breakthrough for her career in television. Her other remarkable works include 'Aguner Poroshmoni', 'Shongkhonil Karagar', 'Shopner Thikana', 'Nirontor', 'Ghani', 'Daruchini Dwip' and many more. She has been admired by all for her tireless contributions in the cultural arena of Bangladesh.

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF RIZIA RAHMAN

    Known as the author of 'Bong Theke Bangla', Rizia Rahman is an eminent novelist who has carved a place for herself in Bengali literature. Born in 1939, she has authored many memorable books, the most notable ones being 'Bong Theke Bangla (1978)', 'Rokter Okshor (1978)', 'Ghar-Bhanga-Ghar (1974)', 'Uttar Purush (1977)', 'Surja Sabuj Rakta (1980)', 'Ekal Cirokal (1984)', the autobiography 'Nodi Nirobodhi (2011)' and many more.

  • Through The Eyes Of Ramendu Majumdar

    He is the Editor of the quarterly publication 'Theatre' being published since 1972 and owns a theatre school. He is a Senate and Syndicate Member of National University and is a Senate Member of Dhaka University. Ramendu Majumdar is the Chairman and Managing Director of an advertising firm, Expressions Ltd. He founded Expressions in 1993 after working for the firm Bitopi Leo Burnett for 21 years. He will be cherished forever for his countless contributions in the cultural arena of Bangladesh.

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