ATM Shamsuzzaman

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ATM Shamsuzzaman
এটিএম শামসুজ্জামান.jpg
Native nameএটিএম শামসুজ্জামান
Born (1941-09-10) 10 September 1941 (age 77)
Lakshmipur, Bengal Presidency, British India
OccupationActor, producer, director, story writer and dramatist
Years active1961–present
ChildrenSix sons

Abu Taher Mohammad Shamsuzzaman (known as ATM Shamsuzzaman; born 10 September 1941)[1] is a Bangladeshi film and television actor, director and screen-playwright.[2][3] He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2015 by the Government of Bangladesh.[4] He won Bangladesh National Film Awards five times for his roles in Dayee Ke? (1987), Madam Fuli (1999), Churiwala (2001), Mon Bosena Porar Table E (2009) and Chorabali (2012).[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Shamsuzzaman was born in Dowlatpur, Noakhali on 10 September 1941.[1] His film career began with filmmaker Udayan Chowdhury as an assistant director in films "Manusher Bhagban" and "Bishwokanya". He got his breakthrough through his role in the film 1976 "Nayanmoni" (1976), directed by Amjad Hossain.[1] Earlier he played the role of Ramzan in the play Sangsaptak, aired in 1960.[2]


According to a probe report of "Nilima Ibrahim Committee", a six-member committee led by educationist Nilima Ibrahim, Shamsuzzaman was suspended from the television and radio programmes because of his alleged role in favor of Pakistan army during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Shamsuzzaman has six sons. In March 2012, one of his sons, ATM Kholikuzzaman Kushol, killed another son ATM Kamaluzzaman Kabir.[3] Shamsuzzaman testified in court and in 2014, Kushol was sentenced to life in prison.[6][7]


Year Title Role Director Notes Ref(s)
1976 Nayanmoni Amjad Hossain
1979 Surja Dighal Bari Sheikh Niamat Ali and Masihuddin Shaker
1987 Dayee Ke? Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor
1996 Unknowingly
1999 Tomar Jonno Pagol
2002 Shoshurbari Zindabad
2003 Jamai Shashur
2004 Shasti
2005 Amar Swapno Tumi Hasibul Islam Mizan
Hajar Bachhor Dhore Shuchanda
Molla Babrir Bou
2009 Chander Moto Bou
Mon Boshena Porar Tebile
2010 Bishaash
2011 Kusum Kusum Prem
Guerrilla Nasiruddin Yousuff
2012 Chorabali Redoan Rony Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Lal Tip

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Film Result
1987 National Film Awards Best Film Actor Opekkha Won
1999 National Film Awards Best Comedy Actor Madam Fuli Won
2001 National Film Awards Best Comedy Actor Churiwala Won [8]
2009 National Film Awards Best Comedy Actor Mon Bosena Porar Table E Won
2012 National Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Chorabali Won[9]


  1. ^ a b c d Sazu, Shah (10 September 2017). "A quiet day like any other". The Daily Star. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "I am still a film actor: ATM Shamsuzzaman". Priyo News. Archived from the original on 17 September 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "ATM Shamsuzzaman: Tale of A Great Actor of Bangladeshi Media". Bikkhato. 10 November 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  4. ^ "PM hands over Ekushey Padak 2015". Dhaka Tribune. February 19, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  5. ^ "FFs urge govt not to confer Ekushey Padak on ATM Shamsuzzaman". New Age. February 16, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  6. ^ "Actor ATM Shamsuzzaman's son gets life sentence for killing sibling". August 31, 2014.
  7. ^ "Father describes son's murder by brother". January 30, 2013. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  8. ^ Kamol, Ershad (20 July 2007). "A thespian on his illustrious career: In conversation with ATM Shamsuzzaman". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  9. ^ "PM presents National Film Awards". Bangla News 24. 10 May 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2 March 2015.

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