Chashi Nazrul Islam

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Chashi Nazrul Islam
চাষী নজরুল ইসলাম
Born Tina
(1941-10-23) 23 October 1941 (age 73)
Bikrampur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Residence Bangladesh
Citizenship Bangladeshi
Occupation Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1963–present
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Jotsna Kazi

Chashi Anni Islam

Chashi Manni Islam

Chashi Nazrul Islam (Bengali: চাষী নজরুল ইসলাম) is a Bangladeshi film director and producer. He was born in October 23, 1941 in Bikrampur, Dhaka.

Chashi's father was a service holder at Jamshedpur, India. Chashi always wanted to be a hero like Dilip Kumar. He often sold his own books, even stole friends' books to sell so he could manage money to watch movies. At the age of 16, his father died. He got a job at the office of his uncle, the auditor general of Pakistan. He was irregular in office. Instead, he was working on cultural programs. He was a member of theatre organisation Krishti Sangha.

After he got sacked from that job he started to perform in programs at radio in 1965. He directed and voiced popular radio dramas Ramer Sumoti (1965), Socrates (1966), Sokhina Birongona (1974) etc. Chashi started his career in visual media in 1964 when he got chance to work on television program through audition. He worked as assistant director of film Dui Digonto, directed by Obaidur Rahman. Later he assisted Fateh Lohani.

He participated in the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. After Bangladesh got independence, he made the first film on liberation war Ora Egaro Jon.


Movie name Release Year Note
Ora Egaro Jon 1972 First Movie on Bangladeshi Liberation War
Sangram 1974
Bhalo Manus 1975
Bajimat 1978
Devdas 1982
Chandrakotha 1985
Shuva 1986
Lady Smuggler 1986
Mia Bhai 1987
Behula Lakhindar 1987
Biraha Betha 1988
Mahajuddha 1988
Basona 1989
Danga Fasad 1990
Padma Meghna Jamuna 1991
Desh Jati Zia 1993 Documentary
Ajker Protibad 1995
Shilpi 1995
Hangor Nodi Grenade 1995
Hasan Raja 2001
Kamalpurer Juddha 2002
Megher Pore Megh 2004
Shasti 2005
Shuva 2005
Drubhatara 2006
Devdas 2013 Remake


Award Title Movie Year Category
International Kalakar Award - 2005 Beat Director
BCRA Award - 2005 Best Director
Ekushey Padak - 2004
Binodan Bichitra Award - 2003 Best Director
Trab Award - 2003
Genesis Nazrul Honorary Award - 2003
CJFB Award - 2003 Best Director
National Film Award,1997 Hangor Nodi Grened 1997 Best Director
Tarokalok Award - 1997
Bangladesh Social Welfare Award 1995
Zahir Raihan Gold Medal 1995
Jagadish Chandra Basu Gold Medal 1995
Bangladesh Film Critics Award Biraha Byatha 1989 Best Director
Cine Directorial Social Welfare Award 1989
Bangladesh National Youth Organisation Federation Award - 1989
Sher-e-Bangla Memorial Award 1988
National Film Award,1986 Shuvoda 1997 Best Director
Cine Directorial Associates 1985
Bangladesh Cine Journalist Association Award Songram 1974 Best Director


  • Chashi Nazrul Islam, Munshigonj District; [1]
  • Chashi Nazrul Islam, Gunijon; [2]