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Suchanda Cox's Bazar in 2014.jpg
Born Kohinoor Akhter
Satkhira District, East Bengal, Dominion of Pakistan[1]
Years active 1965–
Zahir Raihan (m. 1968–1971)
Relatives Bobita (sister)
Champa (sister)
Riaz (cousin)

Kohinoor Akhter[2] (known by her stage name Shuchanda) is a Bangladeshi film actress and director. She started her career in the mid 1960s and acted in about 100 movies.[3] She won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Director for the film Hajar Bachhor Dhore (2005).[4]


Shuchanda debuted as an actor with the film Kagojer Nouka (1966), directed by Subhash Dutta.[3] As an actor she won a Nigar Award from Pakistan in 1987 for her role in the film Hum Ek Hain.[3]

In 1985, Shuchanda debuted as a film producer and produced Teen Kanya from her production house "Suchanda Cholochitra".[1]

Shuchanda debuted as a director with the film Bidesh Jatra in 1998.[3]


Year Title Role Director Notes Ref(s)
1966 Behula [5]
1967 Anwara [5]
1968 Songsar [5]
1969 Moner Moto Bou [5]
1970 Jibon Theke Neya [5]
1972 Asru Diye Lekha [5]
1985 Teen Kanya
1987 Behula Lakhshimdar
1990 Jhinuk Mala
1993 Basona
1995 Prem Preeti
1996 Sabuj Coat Kalo Chashma
2005 Hajar Bachhor Dhore [3]

Personal life[edit]

Shuchanda was married to Zahir Raihan until his death in 1972.[3]



  1. ^ a b "চম্পা, চন্দা আর ববি" [Champa, Chhanda and Bobby]. (in Bengali). 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  2. ^ Afsar Ahmed (6 May 2005). "Tit Bits - The celebrity name game". The Daily Star. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Shuchanda on her National Award winning film "Hajar Bochhor Dhorey"". The Daily Star. 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  4. ^ "National Film Awards for the last fours years announced". The Daily Star. 2008-09-01. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Lifetime Achievement Award Winners!". The Daily Star. 2017-10-28. Retrieved 2017-10-29.

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