Chashi Nazrul Islam

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Chashi Nazrul Islam
Native name
চাষী নজরুল ইসলাম
Born(1941-10-11)11 October 1941
Died11 January 2015(2015-01-11) (aged 73)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
NationalityBangladeshi
OccupationActor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1963–2014
Spouse(s)
Kaniz Salma Islam(m. 1969)

Chashi Nazrul Islam (11 October 1941 – 11 January 2015) [1] [2] was a Bangladeshi film director and producer. He won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Director twice for the films Shuvoda (1986) and Hangor Nodi Grenade (1997). [3] He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2004 by the Government of Bangladesh. [4]

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Early life and career

Islam was born on 23 October 1941 at Shomoshpur village in Sreenagar Upazila of Munshiganj to Mosleh Uddin Khan and Shayesta Khanom. He was the eldest among four brothers and three sisters. His father was a service holder at Jamshedpur, India. At the age of 16, his father died. He got a job at the office of his uncle, the then auditor general of Pakistan. He was a member of the theatre organisation Krishti Sangha. [2] After Islam got laid off from that job, he started to perform on radio programs in 1965.

Islam's brother in law Syed Awal, who was the chief assistant of director Fateh Lohani, introduced him to Lohani. [2] He was first cast in a minor acting role in Asiya (1961). [2] He got his breakthrough as an assistant director to Obaidul Huq in the film Dui Diganto (1964). [2] At the same time, he directed and voiced radio dramas including Ramer Sumoti, Socrates and Sakhina Birangana. [2]

Islam served as the chairman of the Bangladesh Film Director's Association, as a member of the censor board and of the joint production committee. [2]

Death

At age 73, Islam died of liver cancer at the Labaid Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 11 January 2015. [5] Two of his films released after his death, Ontorongo (6 December 2015) and Bhul Jodi Hoy (8 January 2016). [2]

Filmography

Year FilmNotes
1972 Ora Egaro Jon First film on Bangladeshi Liberation War
1974Sangram
1975Bhalo Manush
1978Bajimat
1982Devdas
1985Chandrakotha
1986 Shuvoda
1986Lady Smuggler
1987Miah Bhai
1987Behula Lakhindar
1988Biraha Betha
1988Mahajuddha
1989Basona
1990Danga Fasad
1991Padma Meghna Jamuna
1993Desh Jati ZiaDocumentary
1995Ajker Protibad
1995Shilpi
1997 Hangor Nodi Grenade
2001Hason Raja
2002Kamalpurer Juddha
2004 Megher Pore Megh
2004 Shasti
2006 Shuva
2006 Dhrubotara [6]
2011Dui Purush
2013 Devdas Remake
2015 Antaranga Debuting Alisha Pradhan with Mamnun hasan Emon
2016 Bhul Jodi Hoi cast: Alisha Pradhan, Mamnun hasan Emon , Shamrat

Awards

YearAward Title CategoryFilm
2009 Bachsas Awards Life Time Achievement [7]
2005International Kalakar AwardBest Director
2005BCRA AwardBest Director
2004 Ekushey Padak Contribution to Bangladeshi films
2003Binodan Bichitra AwardBest Director
2003Indo-Bangla Kala Music AwardZahir Raihan Lifetime Achievement Award [8]
2003Trab Award
2003Genesis Nazrul Honorary Award
2003CJFB AwardBest Director
1997 National Film Awards Best DirectorHangor Nodi Grenade
1997Tarokalok Award
1995Bangladesh Social Welfare Award
1995Zahir Raihan Gold Medal
1995Jagadish Chandra Basu Gold Medal
1989Bangladesh Film Critics AwardBest DirectorBiraha Byatha
1989Cine Directorial Social Welfare Award
1989Bangladesh National Youth Organisation Federation Award
1988Sher-e-Bangla Memorial Award
1987 National Film Awards Best DirectorShuvoda
1985Cine Directorial Associates
1974Bachsas AwardsBest DirectorSongram

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