Full name: Faruq Mahfuz Anam
Birth date: October 02, 1964
Birth place: Naogaon, Bangladesh
Education: Dropped out
Occupation: Singer, Actor
Years active: 1980-present
Spouse (s): Rothi (divorced), Benazir Sajjad
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Faruq Mahfuz Anam, the ‘Nagar Baul,’ is a Bangladeshi famous musician and singer. He is well known as James in the music industry. James is a popular rock music singer of Bangladesh, who played back for Bollywood movies. He is massively popular for his unique voice and style to the people of the Indian subcontinent. James is also known as ‘Guru’ to his fans.
James Early Life:
On October 02, 1964 in Naogaon, Bangladesh James was born to father, Mozammel Haq and mother, Jahanara Khatun. Mozammel Haq, James’ father was a government employee and served as a Chairman of Chittagong Education Board. James was extremely interested about music dome at his primary life, although his parents did not want that the boy ever is singer they wanted to make their son as doctor or engineer. Despite family’s impediment, he carried on zeal on music. As if, James’ family would not like music, thereby he left out from the house for passion on music and started to live in a dormitory. From this Aziz Boarding dormitory, James’ musical career began and launched a musical brand named ‘Feelings’ with some friends.
James started a career as chief and singer of ‘Feelings’ brand from Chittagong. He transformed the brand ‘Feelings’ as named ‘Nagar Baul’. James made debut in the music industry with the album ‘Station Road,’ was released in 1987 under ‘Feelings’ brand. In 1988, his single album ‘Anonna’ was released and being praised around the country.
James is very much popular in West Bengal music industry for working as the singer of Bangladeshi brand; thereby he met with Bengali music director Pritom in 2004 and got a chance to playback in the Bollywood film industry. In 2005, James played back in the Bollywood movie ‘Gangster’ for the first time. His singing song ‘Bheegi Bheegi’ got huge success and was a top chart in the Bollywood more than one month. Now, James frequently has sung for Bollywood films. James also has seen in TV commercial, first appeared on the TV screen for commercial brand ‘Pepsi’ then acted for an energy drinks brand ‘Black Horse’.
James Personal Life:
Firstly, Bangladeshi famous singer James got married with Rothi, but they divorced in 2012. Then James married to Benazir Sajjad for the second time. James has two daughters and a son. James was arrested at Dhaka Airport on charges of marrying non-adult Benazir Sajjad during coming from United State. Then, Benazir Sajjad claimed herself as an adult, so James was released from prison.