Famous Bangladeshi People

A list of famous Bangladeshi people:

MujiburSheikh Mujibur Rahman (1920-1975) Sheikh Mujib is the father of Bangladesh, the first president, and Prime Minister of this country. Mujib is best known for his historic speech on 7th March prior to Liberation War. His speech rubbed off the people of Bangladesh for their freedom. The great leader was assassinated by some junior army officer in 1975.

 

Abdul_Hamid_Khan_BhashaniAbdul Hamid Khan Bhashani (1880–1976) Hamid Khan was a great Muslim leader of Bangladesh who was born in Sirajganj, Bangladesh. Hamid was the leader of the general people, which accelerated the Bangladesh Liberation War. He was the first leader, who tuned the segregation of Pakistan.

 

fazlul_hoqueA.K. Fazlul Huq (1873-1962) Fazlul Huq was the great political leader of Bangladesh prior to establishing Bangladesh. He was the first Prime Minister of undivided Bengal, General Secretary of the Indian National Congress, and Mayor of Kolkata. Huq forged a political party named Krishak Praja Party (K.P.P.) in 1929.

 

rabindranathRabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941) Rabindranath was a great Bengali poet who was born in Calcutta. He is known as the master of the poet in Bangladesh and India. Rabindranath was awarded Novel Prize for his literary work Gitanjali in 1913. He composed the national anthem for India and Bangladesh which is a rare case in the world, one wrote two national anthems.


H_S_SuhrawardyHuseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy
(1892-1963) Suhrawardy was a Bengali politician and lawyer who studied at Oxford University. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Pakistan and Prime Minister of Bengal in British India. Suhrawardy was one of the founding members of the United Front.

 

Full name: Kazi Nazrul Islam Nick name: Dukhu Mian Born: 24 May 1899 Died: 29 August 1976 Birth place: West Bengal, India Occupation: Poet, Song composer Nationality: Bangladeshi Genre: Bengali Renaissance Period: Modern age Spouse: Pramila Devi

Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976) Nazrul is the national poet of Bangladesh who is best known as a rebel poet. The rebellious trend of his writings brought much popularity for him. Nazrul was arrested by the British Government for his political poem Anandamoyeer Agamane in 1923. His writings always deal with anti-fascism and oppression trend.

 

ziaur-rahmanZiaur Rahman (1936-1981) Ziaur was the 7th president of Bangladesh and an army officer. He is the founder of one of the largest political parties in Bangladesh, the BNP. He is considered an announcer of the Bangladesh Liberation War. Ziaur Rahman was assassinated in an abortive military coup in 1981.

 

hasinaSheikh Hasina (1947- ) Hasina is the most powerful woman in the history of Bangladesh. She is the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh and president of Bangladesh’s largest political party, the Awami League. Hasina served as Prime Minister for the third time. She is the daughter of the Bengali nation’s father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

 

Born: 15 August 1945- Political party:BNP (1979–present) Spouse(s): Ziaur Rahman (1960–1981) Children: Tarique Rahman, Arafat Rahman

Begum Khaleda Zia (1945- ) Khaleda Zia is the first women Prime Minister of Bangladesh and former First Lady. She is one of the most powerful ladies in Bangladesh. She is the wife of President Ziaur Rahman. Khaleda was the Prime Minister of Bangladesh twice. At present, she served as Chairperson of the Bangladesh National Party, BNP.

 

Surya_SenSurya Sen (1894–1934) Surya Sen was a Bengali freedom fighter against British rule. The school teacher Surya Sen is popularly called Master Da. Sen was the president of the Indian National Congress, Chittagong branch. A residence hall of Dhaka University and a Chittagong University is named in his honor.

 

Muhammad_Yunus-maynMuhammad Yunus (1940 –) Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi economist who forged Grameen Bank and launched the concept of microcredit and microfinance in the world for the first time. He is the Novel Prize laureate who especially works for the development of women. He was a Chittagong University teacher of Economics.

 

fazle-hasan-abedsssssFazle Hasan Abed (1936- ) Fazle Hasan Abed is a Bangladeshi social worker who founded one of the world’s largest non-government organizations BRAC. He collected funds in England during the Liberation War of Bangladesh to help the affected people and worked away to raise awareness about the war of Bangladesh.

 

begum-rokeyaBegum Rokeya (1880-1932) Begum Rokeya was a Bangladeshi feminist writer and social reformer who was born in Rangpur, Bangladesh. She is measured as a precursor of Bengali women’s awakening. She attempted to establish gender equality in society and women’s education rights. Her notable work is Sultana’s Dream.

 

Titumir2-Sahid Titumir (1782-1831) Titumir was a Bengali fighter against British Authorities. He cried out against Zamindars and British Rules. Titumir builds the Basher-kella (Bamboo Fort in English) with his followers. Unfortunately, his bamboo fort was ruined and he was killed by the British soldier. The famous college of Dhaka city, Govt. Titumir College is named in his honor.

 

TajuddinTajuddin Ahmad (1925-1975) Tajuddin Ahmad was a great political leader of Bangladesh who was born in Gajipur, Bangladesh. Tajuddin was the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh who laid the Mujibnagar Government out during the Liberation War. He was best known as an honest and talented politician.

 

jagadish-chandra_09Jagadish Chandra Bose (1858-1937) Jagadish was a famous scientist who was born in Mymensingh. He invented Radio in the world for the first time but didn’t patent his work. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers declared him the father of radio science. He was along with a biologist, botanist, and archeologist.

 

shakib-al-hasan-small-Shakib Al Hasan (1987- ) Shakib is the great cricketer of the Bangladesh National Team who holds the position of ICC number one all-rounder in ODI and Test formats. He is the best advertisement for Bangladesh cricket who frequently plays in IPL and county cricket in England.

 

Dr. Kamal Hossain

Kamal Hossain (1937- ) Kamal is a freedom fighter and lawyer who studied at Oxford University. He served as Law Minister and Foreign Minister of Bangladesh. Kamal is best known for composing the Bangladesh Constitute. He is one of the best internationally recognized lawyers from Bangladesh.

 

lalon_459Lalon Shah (1774-1890) Lalon was a famous songwriter and Baul saint. He is one of the pioneers of Baul’s song which is very much popular in Bangladesh. After a long period, still, now his songs are unbeatable. About his life, no exact information is found on, where he was born, either Hindu or Muslim.

 

Shah-abdul-karim-Shah Abdul Karim (1916-2009) Abdul Karim was a famous Baul songwriter and singer in Bangladesh. He is considered the living legend of Baul song, who was born in a rural village in Ujan Dhol, Sunamganj, Sylhet. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2001 for his superb contribution to the music sector.

 

Born: 13 November 1948 Birth place: Mohongonj, Netrokona, Bangladesh Died: 19 July 2012 (aged 63), Bellevue Hospital, New York City Buried: Nohash pally, Gazipur Occupation: Writer, film director, professor of Chemistry Genres: Novel, short story, drama, screenplay, autobiography Nationality: Bangladeshi Alma mater: University of Dhaka, North Dakota State University Notable award(s): Bangla Academy Award, Ekushey Padak Relative(s): Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Ahsan Habib (brother)

Humayun Ahmed (1948-2012) Humayun Ahmed was a Bangladeshi famous fiction writer, short story writer, and film director. He was a powerful writer in the literary world of Bangladesh who was died in the United State of Cancer. Humayun is considered the most popular writer in present time of Bangladesh.

 

mushfiqMushfiqur Rahim (1988- ) Mushfiqur Rahim is a Bangladeshi best-known cricketer who made a double ton in test cricket as the first Bangladeshi cricketer. He is the captain of the Bangladesh ODI Team. Mushfiqur is called a ‘Run Machine’ in the Bangladesh cricket team.

 

Samson-H-Chowdhury-smallSamson H Chowdhury (1925-2012) Samson was a famous entrepreneur and businessman of Bangladesh. He turned himself into a leading business figure from a humble beginning. Samson was a pioneer business leader of Bangladesh who founded the largest company, SQUARE. Now, Square is the largest group of companies in Bangladesh.

 

Hussain_M._Ershad_-_2Hussain Muhammad Ershad (1930- ) Ershad is a politician who was an Army Chief of Bangladesh. He served as president of Bangladesh and later, established a political party named Jatiya Party to take part in the election in 1986. He served as Chairman of the Jatiya Party which is now the prime opposition party of the Bangladesh Constitute.

 

zahirZahir Raihan (1935-1972) Zahir Raihan was a famous novelist, filmmaker, and writer who was born in Feni, Bangladesh. He is best known for the documentary film Stop Genocide which was made during the Liberation War of Bangladesh. After Liberation War, he was disappeared and got out to locate his brother Shidullah Kaiser who was killed by the Pakistani army prior to the freedom of Bangladesh.

 

Runa Laila

Runa Laila (1952- ) Runa Laila is a Bangladeshi famous singer who was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh. She is best known for her international recognition. Runa is very much popular in the Indian Subcontinent for singing songs in various languages. She also made a Guinness World Records.

 

Nayakraz-razzak.comNayok Raj Razzak (1942- ) Abdur Razzak is a famous Bangladeshi film actor who was born in Kolkata. He is best known as Nayok Raj Razzak, who made his debut in the film industry in the 1960s. Razzak is as a prime actor in the film industry in the 1970s and acted in various successful films.

 

Sabina Yasmin

Sabina Yasmin (1954- ) Sabina Yasmin is a famous Bangladeshi singer who already worked on more than 15,000 playback songs. She has got worldwide acclamation for her terrific voice and singing quality. She is still now unbeatable after a four decades career journey. She is one of the best singers in the country who was born in Dhaka.

 

Musa_IbrahimMusa Ibrahim (1979- ) Musa Ibrahim is a mountaineer of Bangladesh who was born in Bogra, Bangladesh. He is the first Bangladeshi who reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 23, 2010, and hoisted the national of Bangladesh ever. Musa Ibrahim is a journalist by profession.

 

nishat-majumderNishat Majumdar (1981–) Nishat is a Bangladeshi female mountaineer who was born in Laxmipur. He reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 19, 2012, as the first Bangladeshi woman. The mountaineer Nishat is a government employee working for Dhaka Wasa.

 

Jahanara_Imam_1993Jahanara Imam (1929-1994) Jahanara Imam was a political activist and writer who was born in Murshidabad. She is regarded as Shaheed Janani (Mother of Martyrs). She is the author of the famous book ‘Ekatturer Dinguli’ and raised her voice against war criminals.

 

JasimuddinJasimuddin (1903-1976) Jasimuddin was a famous Bengali poet who is best known as Polli Kobi (the rural poet). The songwriter, prose writer, and radio personality Jasimuddin were born in Faridpur. He is best known for his famous poem Kabar (The Grave) which was written during his college life. Nokshi Kanthar Maath is another famous literary work of the poet.

 

Abdul-alimAbdul Alim (1931-1974) Abdul Alim was a Bangladeshi famous folk singer who was born in Murshidabad. He is considered a singer of the golden era who captured the imagination of a fan’s heart with his sweet voice. Still, his songs are unparallel and unbeatable even after a long period. He was also a playback singer.

 

begum_sufia_kamalSufia Kamal (1911-1999) Sufia Kamal was a famous Bangladeshi female poet, freedom fighter, and feminist activist. She is considered one of the pioneers of the women’s movement. The political activist, Sufia Kamal was born in Barisal. She is the first woman in Bangladesh who gave a state funeral.

 

Zainul-AbedinsZainul Abedin (1914-1976) Zainul Abedin was a great Bangladeshi painter who was born in Kishoreganj. He was an internationally recognized artist and had superb painting talent. The art of the Bengal famine of 1943 is his best painting work. Zainul forged the Folk Art Museum at Sonargaon, Narayanganj.

 

Munir-Chowdhury-portraitMunier Choudhury (1925-1971) Munier Choudhury was a famous educationist of Bangladesh. He was born in Manikganj and hailed from Noakhali. The martyred intellectual Munier was a Dhaka University teacher. He was kidnapped from Noakhali on December 14, 1971, by the Pakistani Army, perhaps killed on this same day.

 

Shahidullah_Kaiser-(1)Shahidullah Kaiser (1927-1971) Shahidullah Kaiser was a famous Bangladeshi writer and intellectual who was born in Feni. He used to supply medicine and food to the freedom fighters during the Liberation War. Kaiser was disappeared on December 14, 1971, and never returned home. It is thought that he was killed by the Pakistani army along with other intellectuals.

 

At a Glance Salman Shah Name: Shahriar Chowdhury Emon (Salman Shah) Height: 5 feet 6 inches Place of birth: Sylhet Date of birth: 19 September 1971 Parents: kamara Uddin Chowdhury Mother: Nila Chowdhury Brother: saharana Ivan Chowdhury Marriage: 12 August, 1992 Wife: samira

Salman Shah (1971-1996) Salman Shah was a famous Bangladeshi actor who was born in Sylhet. He added a dimension to the broken film industry of Bangladesh in the 1990s. Salman rubbed off the audience to re-enter the cinema hall. He is considered one of the best superheroes in Bangladesh.

 

James

James (1964- ) James is a Bangladeshi popular singer who was born in Naogaon, Bangladesh. He is one of the best internationally recognized singers of Bangladesh after Runa Laila. James captured the fans’ hearts within a very short time with his unique voice. He is best known to his fans as ‘Guru’.

 

mosharraf_nMosharraf Karim (1972- ) Mosharraf Karim is a well-known Bangladeshi TV personality who was born in Barisal. He is one of the most popular actors in Bangladesh. Mosharraf has carved out his space in the media world within a very short time. Generally, he acts in drama and drama series.

 

Full name: Tamim Iqbal Khan Born: March 20, 1989 Birth place: Chittagong, Bangladesh Playing role: Opening batsman Batting style: Left-hand bat Uncle: Akram Khan, Brother: Nafees Iqbal

Tamim Iqbal (1989- ) Tamim Iqbal is a popular Bangladeshi cricketer who is the personal highest run-scorer in ODI and Test Cricket in a Bangladeshi player. He is considered a dashing and aggressive batsman for Bangladesh Cricket Team. In 2015, he made a back-to-back hundred against Pakistan.

 

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3 thoughts on “Famous Bangladeshi People”

  1. ZULKER HYDER

    HELLO
    I HAPPEN TO VISIT YOR WEBSITE
    TODAY AND I NOCITECD THAT YOU HAVE PUBLISHED ONLINE OF ALL FAMIOUS PEOPLE
    NAME FROM POLITICIAN TO ACTOR SPORTS CELEBRITY

    YOU HAVE FAILED OR NEGLECTED OR YOUR LACK OF MERIT THAT YOU HAVE NOT
    PIUBLISHED THE NAME OF GREAT COMMANDER IN CHIEF DURING LIBERATION WAR OF BANGLADESH
    AND HIS NAME
    M A G OSMANI
    YOU HAVE DOWNGRADED THE HISTORY OF INDEPENDENCE OF BANGLADESH
    BY NOT PUBLISHING HIS PICTURE AND NAME
    HE WAS THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF IN 1971
    I HOPE YOU WILL ADD HIS NAME AND IMAGE

    THANK YOU

  2. BILLAH

    NO DOUBT MAG OMANI’S NAME SHOULD BE ADDED TO THIS LIST HIS ROLE IN THE LIBERATION WAR WAS MORE SIGNIFICANT THAN THAT OF MAJOR ZIA

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