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This is a list of notable British Bangladeshi people (Bengali: উল্লেখযোগ্য ব্রিটিশ বাংলাদেশী ব্যক্তিদের তালিকা). This includes Bangladeshi immigrants settled or residing in the United Kingdom and British-born citizens of Bangladeshi ethnic or national origin.

Successful members from the community are recognised in the annual BritBangla,[1] British Bangladeshi Who's Who[2] and British Bangladeshi Power & Inspiration 100[3] for their significant work, contribution and achievements in British society.

Business and finance[edit]

The Apprentice candidate Syed Ahmed
  • Sabirul Islam – Author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker. He has written three self-help books and developed a board game. Since 2011, he has spoken at over 700 events worldwide as part of his Inspire1Million campaign.[34][35]
  • Shelim Hussain MBE – Entrepreneur, and founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Euro Foods (UK).[36]
  • Siraj Ali – Restaurateur and philanthropist.[37] In 2011, he was awarded the British Bangladeshi Who's Who "Outstanding Contribution Award" for his long standing contribution to the hospitality and catering industry.[38]
  • Sultan Choudhury – Banker, chartered accountant and Managing Director of Islamic Bank of Britain.[39]
  • Syed Ahmed – Entrepreneur, businessman and television personality. He is best known for being a candidate on series two of BBC reality television programme The Apprentice in 2006.[40]
  • Toffael Rashid – Global marketing professional who currently works for Leo Burnett Worldwide as Regional Planning Director for Samsung business across Asia Pacific. He previously worked in various roles for Unilever.[41]
  • Mohammad Ajman "Tommy" Miah – Celebrity chef and restaurateur.[42][43] In 1991, he founded the Indian Chef of the Year Competition.[44]
  • Wali Tasar Uddin MBE – Entrepreneur, restaurateur, community leader and Chairman of the Bangladesh-British Chamber of Commerce.[45][46]
  • Waliur Rahman Bhuiyan OBE – Managing Director and Country Head of BOC Bangladesh Limited.[47]

Broadcast media[edit]

Former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq

Journalism[edit]

Politics[edit]

Labour Party MP Rushanara Ali

Policy[edit]

Former British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Anwar Choudhury

Music[edit]

R&B and hip-hop singer Mumzy Stranger

Film and drama[edit]

Director of Kidulthood Menhaj Huda

Arts and culture[edit]

Academia[edit]

Professor Andy Miah

Legal[edit]

  • Khatun Sapnara – Barrister and part-time judge. In 2003, she became the first ethnic person to be elected to the Family Law Bar Association Committee. In 2004, she was appointed to the Family Justice Council.[210] She assisted in formulating and drafting the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007.[211] In 2006, she was appointed as a Recorder of the Crown, which made her the only person of Bangladeshi origin in a senior judicial position.
  • Cllr Maya Ali – Solicitor and Labour Party councillor in Westwood.[212]
  • M. A. Muid Khan – Barrister who was selected as the Best Human Rights Lawyer of England and Wales for 2012 by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX). In September 2012, he was ranked as third in the top five Chartered Legal Executive Lawyers of England and Wales by the Law Society.[213]
  • Mumtaz Hussain – Solicitor and radio presenter. Since 2010, she has presented Health and Healing with Mumtaz on RedShift Radio.[214]

Literature[edit]

Author of The Islamist Ed Husain

Heads of organisations[edit]

Former Secretary General of Amnesty International Irene Khan

Human rights and humanitarianism[edit]

Religious figures[edit]

Sport[edit]

Former Dagenham & Redbridge captain Anwar Uddin

Cause célèbres[edit]

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ruhal Ahmed

See also[edit]

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