Full name: Ilias Kanchan
Birth Date: December 24, 1956
Birth Place: Karimganj, Kishoreganj
Education: Dhaka University
Years active: 1977-present
Spouse (s): Jahanara Kanchan (died in 1993), Parveen Sultana Diti
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Ilias Kanchan is a Bangladeshis famous and well-known actor who is capable of presenting himself in any kind of movie very easily. He acted already in more than 300 movies throughout his career. He is the hero who launched a social movement in the country named Nirapad Sharak Chai being experienced a terrific road accident, in this accident his wife Jahanara Kanchan died in 1993. He is one of the popular men in the country for social activities. Kanchan has acted in numerous blockbuster movies in his career.
Ilias Kanchan Early Life and Education:
Ilias Kanchan was born on December 24, 1956, in Karimganj, Kishoreganj to father Abdul and mother Sharufa Khatun. He was very much fond of the media world since his early life. He was a brilliant student, completed HSC from Kabi Nazrul College in 1975. At first, admitted to Jagannath University but he left the university and got a chance at Dhaka University in Sociology although he did not continue his study here. He wanted to be a doctor in early life, but he made his career in the showbiz arena successfully.
Ilias Kanchan Career:
Ilias Kanchan made his debut in the film industry with the movie Bashundhara in 1977. Then, he acted in various commercially successful movies and added a dimension to the Dhallywood film industry with his acting quality. Beder Meye Joshna is the most popular film, acted by Kanchan. In 1989, he acted in this movie and made history in the Dhallywood film industry.
Ilias Kanchan is involved in various social in Bangladesh for his social work attempt, he is well-known around the country and acclaimed by the people. He promotes a social movement for a safe road in the country in banner Nirapad Sharak Chai (we demand safe road). Being shocked, by his wife’s death in a road crash, he launched the social movement. Nirapad Sharak Chai is a very popular social movement in the country and many people and organizations declared solidarity with this movement.
Ilias Kanchan is an extremely handsome hero in Bangladesh. He tied a knot with Jahanara Kanchan in 1979. But in 1983, they started formal conjugal life. Jahanara died in a road accident while she was going to enjoy her husband’s shooting. Kanchan has a son named Mirazul Mayn Joy with his first wife. Later he married Bangladeshi heartthrob actress Parveen Sultana Diti.
Film Artistes’ Association Election
He won the Film Artistes’ Association election as the President over his counterpart Misha Sawdagar on January 28, 2022. Kanchan will play the presidential role of the Film Artistes’ Association with general secretary Zayed Khan for the years 2022-2024, earlier he was the General Secretary of the association.
- National Film Award 1986
- Bacchas Award
- Sher-e-Bangla Smriti Padak
- Chalachitra Darshak Award
- Zia Gold Award
- National Journalist Welfare Sangstha award
- Voyage of America Award
- Bangladesh Cultural Movement award
- Dhaka Juba Foundation Award
- Nivetha Singapore Award