Anwar Hossain (actor)

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Anwar Hossain
Anwar Hossain 1967.jpg
Hossain in the film Nawab Sirajuddoulah (1967)
Born(1931-12-06)6 December 1931
Jamalpur, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died13 September 2013(2013-09-13) (aged 81)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
NationalityBangladeshi
OccupationActor
AwardsNational Film Awards
Bachsas Awards

Anwar Hossain (6 December 1931 – 13 September 2013)[1] was a Bangladeshi actor, best known for playing the role of Siraj ud-Daulah in the Bengali film Nawab Sirajuddoulah (1967). He appeared in nearly 500 movies in his 50-year career.[2] He received the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Lathial (1975) and Best Supporting Actor awards for the films again for Golapi Ekhon Traine (1978) and Dayi Ke? (1987).[1]

Early life[edit]

Hossain was born in Jamalpur, as the third child of Nazir Hossain and Shadiya Khatun.[1]

Career[edit]

Hossain started his film career through Tomar Amar, released in 1958. His notable Urdu language films include Nachghor, Bahana and Ujala.[1] In 1965, Rupban brought him to fame, but he got his breakthrough with his lead role in Nawab Sirajuddaula in 1967.[3]

Filmography[edit]

  • Tomar Amar (1961)
  • Shurjo Snan (1962)
  • Jowar Elo (1962)
  • Kancher Deyal (1963)
  • Dui Digonto (1964)
  • Nawab Sirajuddoulah (1967)
  • Neel Akasher Neeche (1969)
  • Jibon Theke Neya (1970)
  • Etotuku Asha (1968)[1][4]
  • Lalon Fokir (1972)
  • Orunodoyer Ognishakkhi (1972)
  • Dhire Bohe Meghna (1973)
  • Nayanmoni (1976)
  • Palanka (1975)
  • Rupali Shaikate (1977)
  • Nagor Dola (1978)
  • Golapi Ekhon Traine (1978)
  • Shurjo Shongram (1979)
  • Devdas (1982)
  • Rajlokkhi Shrikanto (1987)
  • Dayi Ke (1987)
  • Ghani (2006)[3]
  • Rongbaj
  • Alo Tumi Aleya
  • Joy Bangla
  • Nijere Haraye Khuji
  • Poroshmoni

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards

Year Category Film Result
1975 Best Actor Lathial Won[5]
1978 Best Supporting Actor Golapi Ekhon Traine Won
1987 Best Supporting Actor Dayi Ke Won
2010 Lifetime Achievement Award Won
  • Bangladesh Film Journalist Association Award (Bachsas Awards) in 1979
  • Chalachitra Darshak Forum in 2006
  • Channel-I Film Mela Award in 2009[6]

Death[edit]

Hossain died in 2013 from complications of old age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Anwar Hossain No More". The Daily Star. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Anwar Hossain Passes Away". The Daily Star. 2013-09-14. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Hossain, Ashik (13 September 2013). "'Nawab' of silver screen Anwar Hossain bows out". bdnews24. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  4. ^ Syed Badrul Ahsan (2013-09-20). "The natural . ." The Daily Star. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  5. ^ "Actor Anwar Hossain remembered". Daily Sun. Dhaka. 2015-09-14. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Noted actor Anwar Hossain passes away". risingbd.com. 2013-09-13. Retrieved October 7, 2015.

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