Ferdous Ahmed

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Ferdous Ahmed
Ferdous Ahmed dancing.jpg
Ahmed dancing in Habiganj (2016)
Native name
ফেরদৌস আহমেদ
Born7 June 1973/1974 (age 45–46)[1][2]
NationalityBangladeshi
OccupationActor
Years active1997-present
Spouse(s)
Tania Ferdous (m. 2004)
Children2

Ferdous Ahmed (born 7 June 1973/1974)[2] is a Bangladeshi film actor. He acts in Bangladesh and West Bengal films.[3] He won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor four times for his roles in the films Hothat Brishti (1998), Gangajatra (2009), Kusum Kusum Prem (2011) and Ek Cup Cha (2014).[4][5][6]

Career[edit]

Ahmed first became notable as a television actor, then as a film actor in the mid 1997s. He has released more than 200 films,[citation needed] both in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. He debuted in the film Hothat Brishti.[7] It was an India-Bangladesh co-production.

Ahmed is also a part-time model. He owns film production house Nuzhat Films,[8] television production house CinemaScope and a wing of event planning studio.[9]

Acting[edit]

Ahmed was introduced in the film industry by famous dance choreographer Amir Hossain Babu. At that period Amir Hossain Babu was planning to direct a movie based upon dancing, the movie named ‘Nach Moyuri nach’. But Babu could not able to start the work of that movie. After the sudden death of the then popular film actor Salman Shah, Bangladeshi film actor Ahmed came in front of the camera for the first time in his place; it was in the movie named ‘Buker vetor agun’ directed by Chotku Ahmed.

Chotku Ahmed changed the script after the death of Salman Shah and provided Ferdous the opportunity to play in the role. Later Ahmed independently performed in the movie ‘Prithibi amare chay na’ directed by Anjon Chowdhury, it was in the year of 1998. In the same year, Bangladeshi film actor Ahmed came under the limelight after releasing the movie ‘Hotath Brishty’ directed by Bashu Chatterjy. ‘Hotath Brishty’ was a joint production of India and Bangladesh. The popularity led him to achieve the National Film Award of that year. From that on he became regular in the film industry of Bangladesh and India.

Ahmed acted in two of the movies of Bashu Chatterjy – ‘Chupi chupi’ (2001) and ‘Tok jhal mishti’ (2002). In 2003, he performed in ‘Chondrokotha’ of famous writer and film maker Humayun Ahmed and ‘Kal shokale’ of Amzad Hossain. In the year after he acted in ‘Bachelor’ of Mostofa Sarwar Faruki and ‘Meher nigar’ – the first film that is made from the writing of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and directed by Moushumi – Guljar. In the next year 2005, Ahmed again performed in the second movie made from the script of national poet's literature. The movie named ‘Rakkhushi’ and he acted superbly with senior actress Rojina. In the same year he also acted in the movie ‘Ayna’ directed by popular actress Kobori.

In 2006, Ahmed worked in two movies of Didarul Alam. The first was made from the well read novel of Humayun Ahmed Nondito Noroke – the movie was also named Nondito Noroke and directed by Belal Ahmed.[10] The second was directed by Didarul Alam and named ‘Na Bolona’. In the second movie, Ahmed acted in a special character in the first and last of the movie.

In 2008, Ahmed performed uniquely in the movie ‘Rupantor’ directed by Abu Saeed. In 2009 acting in the film ‘Gonga jatra’ brought him the second National Film Award. He won the award in best actor category jointly with Chonchol Chowdhury for ‘Monpura’. In that year he also performed in an item song in the movie ‘Ke Ami’ directed by Wakil Ahmed.

In 2010, Ahmed acted in some of the popular films like ‘Golapi ekhon bilete’ by Amzad Hossain, movie made upon sports perspective ‘Jaago’ directed by Khijir Hayat and the movie based upon the libration war of Bangladesh ‘Gurilla’ directed by Nasir Uddin Yusuf.

In 2011, another movie named ‘Kushum Kushum Prem’ directed by Mushfiqur Rahman Guljar was released and he also acted in a special character in the movie named ‘K apon k por’. In the meantime, Ahmed also acted in an Indian action movie and participated in the movie ‘Khoka – babu’ in 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Ahmed is married to Tania since 9 December 2004.[11]

Controversy[edit]

During the run-up to the 2019 Indian general election, Ahmed visited West Bengal, India and was campaigning for chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee. The Indian Union Ministry of Home Affairs revoked his business visa in turn.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1996 Buker Bitor Agun
1998 Hothat Brishti Ajith Debut film and won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor
2000 Amader Sansar
2001 Chupi Chupi
2001 Dada Thakur Raja
2001 Mitti Deva Hindi Film
2002 Tak Jhal Mishti Ajith
2002 Swapner Feriwala Siddhartha
2003 Kokhono Megh Kokhono Brishti Srabon
2003 Chandrokotha Johir
2003 Kal Sokale
2004 Bachelor Fahim
2004 Meher Nigar
2004 Dadu No. 1 Akash
2005 Rakkhusi
2006 Ayna
2005 Amar Swapno Tumi Sahed
2006 Nondito Noroke
2006 Na Bolona Sojol
2007 Khairun Sundori
2008 Rupantor
2008 Biyer Lagna Akash
2008 Amar Ache Jol
2008 Aaynate Rajat
2008 Tui Jodi Aamar Hoiti Re Shawon
2009 Gangayatra won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor
2010 Jaago - Dare To Dream Shamim
2010 Golapi Ekhon Bilatey Mukta
2011 Kusum Kusum Prem Hashem won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor
2011 Guerrilla (2011 film) Hasan Ahmed
2011 Fighter A.C.P Bose
2012 Final Mission
2012 Passport
2012 Purnobrammah Sri Sri Harichand Thakur হরিচাঁদ ঠাকুর
2012 Khokha babu Shankar Das a.k.a. Bhaiji
2013 Encounter
2013 Porichoi Salim
2013 Shubho Bibaho Rajib
2014 Ek Cup Cha won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor
2015 Juge Juge Ami Tomari
2016 Badsha The Don
2017 Yeti Obhijaan Thomas Tribhuban Gupta
2018 Kabir IPS Rajnath Bakshi Special Appearance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India cancels Bangladeshi actor Ferdous' visa for joining polls campaign". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  2. ^ a b Shah Alam Shazu (7 June 2017). "Happy Birthday Ferdous!". The Daily Star. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  3. ^ ""I had no intention of being an actor" -- Ferdous". The Daily Star. 2010-08-13. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  4. ^ "জাতীয় চলচ্চিত্র পুরস্কার প্রাপ্তদের নামের তালিকা (১৯৭৫-২০১২)" [List of the winners of National Film Awards (1975-2012)]. Government of Bangladesh (in Bengali). Bangladesh Film Development Corporation. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Guerrilla bags 10 National Film Awards". The Daily Star. 2013-03-17. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  6. ^ "29 artistes get Nat'l Film Award 2014". The Daily Star. 2016-02-25. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  7. ^ "Hothat Brishti made me the Ferdous I am". The Daily Star. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Ferdous: Dedication and earnestness are prerequisites for making good films". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Breaking Cultural Barriers". Star Weekend Magazine. The Daily Star. 6 May 2005. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  10. ^ "Ferdous to be honoured at Bangla Fest in Canada". Daily Sun. Dhaka. 11 May 2017.
  11. ^ অ্যাডিলেডে সপরিবারে ফেরদৌস. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  12. ^ Ahuja, Namrata Biji (16 April 2019). "Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed in hot water after campaigning for TMC". The Week. Retrieved 17 April 2019.

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