Riaz (actor)

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Riaz
Riaz in his home 7.JPG
Riaz in his home Banani, Dhaka in 2007
Native name রিয়াজ
Born Riaz Uddin Ahamed Siddique[1]
1972 (age 42–43)
Faridpur, Bangladesh
Nationality Bangladeshi
Citizenship Bangladeshi
Occupation Fighter pilot (Bangladesh Air-Force), actor, producer, television presenter, businessman[2]
Years active 1995-present
Height 1.71m
Spouse(s) Mushfika Tina (2007-present)[2]
Awards National Film Awards (3rd time)[3]
Meril Prothom Alo Awards (7th time)
Signature Close-up on an English word handwritten with angular, jaunty letters.
Website
www.riaz.com.bd

Riaz Uddin Ahamed Siddique (About this sound Riaz Uddin Ahamed Siddique.ogg ; born 1972[4]), commonly known as Riaz, is a Bangladeshi film actor, producer, model, and television presenter.[5] Riaz has appeared in more than 100 Bengali films in genres ranging from romance to action to comedies.[6] He is the recipient of numerous achievements, including three National Film Awards[7] and seven Meril Prothom Alo Awards.

Riaz first appeared onscreen as a side role in filmmaker Dewan Nazrul's social action drama Banglar Nayok (1995).[4] He began a full-time career in film with a leading role in the highly successful romantic drama Praner Cheye Priyo (1997).[4] In 2005, Riaz worked with Bollywood actress Susmita Sen for Mahesh Manjrekar's film It Was Raining That Night. His last movie "Lovey Pap Papey Mrityu" was released on 14 February 2014, directed by Sohanur Rahman Sohan.[8][9]

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Early life[edit]

Riaz as a pilot (Flying Officer) of Bangladesh Air Force in 1993.

Riaz was born in 1972[4] to an aristocratic Muslim family in Faridpur District, Bangladesh. Riaz is the youngest child in his family. He has six sisters and a brother, Raisuddin Ahamed Siddique. He was brought up in CNB staff quarters of Faridpur for the first sixteen years of his life.[5] His father, the late Zainuddin Ahamed Siddique, was a government service holder. His mother was Arjumand Ara Begum. His paternal home is in Jessore District. His father died in 1988. After the death of his father, Riaz moved to Jessore district in 1989.

Riaz took the exams to be a pilot right after his HSC results. From then on, he became a top-rate fighter pilot. He underwent training in Turkey on a scholarship for one-and-a-half years. He enrolled at the University of Rajshahi from 1991 to 1993 to earn his bachelor's degree in science. However, he was later dismissed from the Air Force due to a misunderstanding with the authorities.[5]

After being dismissed from the Air Force, Riaz moved to Dhaka in 1994. There he met his cousin, actress Bobita, and started his film career in 1995. Riaz married Mushfika Tina, a dance teacher, in a traditional Muslim wedding ceremony on 18 December 2007.[10]

Career[edit]

Riaz, Shuchanda, Bobita, Tina and Champa at Cox's Bazar in 2014

In 1995, Riaz was in Dewan Nazrul's commercially successful film Banglar Nayok,[11] although the movie did not bring him personal popularity.[12] In 1997, Mohammad Hannan's romantic film Praner Cheye Priyo was an extraordinary commercial success, and Riaz became popular soon after.[12] He works with many renowned filmmakers in Bangladesh, and has acted in numerous films that have been commercially successful.[13] He was also in filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar's film It Was Raining That Night and has acted in the English language.[14] In this film, he acted with Sushmita Sen for the first time.[15] Now he has become a popular heartthrob to millions of people in the country.[5]

Early in his career, Riaz played some romantic roles in films such as Praner Cheye Priyo, Hridoyer Aina (1997), Kajer Meye, Prithibi Tomar Amar, Bhalobasi Tomake (1998), Biyer Phul, Narir Mon (1999), E Badhon Jabena Chire, Nishwase Tumi Biswase Tumi, Bhownkor Bishu (2000), Hridoyer Bandhon, O Priya Tumi Kothay (2001), Premer Taj Mahal (2002), Moner Majhe Tumi (2003), Wrong Number (2004), Hridoyer Kotha (2006) and Akash Chhoa Bhalobasa (2008).

He has acted in some literary adaptations, and in his career he has portrayed many consecutive roles to wide critical acclaim in films such as Dui Duari (2000), Shasti: Punishment, Megher Pore Megh: Clouds After Cloud and Shyamol Chhaya: The Green Shadow (2004), Hajar Bachhor Dhore: Symphony of Agony (2005), Bidrohi Padma and Khelaghar: Dollhouse (2006), Daruchini Dip and Ekjon Songe Chhilo (2007), Megher Koley Rod: Sunshine In The Clouds, Ki Jadu Korila and Chandra Grohon: The Lunar Eclipse (2008), Ebadat: The Worship (2009) and Modhumoti (2011). These roles have established him as a well-regarded contemporary actor of Bengali cinema.

Selected filmography[edit]

Main article: Riaz filmography
Year Film Role Director Co-artists Other notes
1995 Banglar Nayok Munna Dewan Nazrul Sonia
1997 Praner Cheye Priyo Anik / Rony Mohammad Hannan Raveena Best Actor Meril Prothom Alo Awards
2000 Dui Duari Mystery-man Humayun Ahmed Meher Afroz Shawon Best Actor National Film Awards
2001 Shashur Bari Zindabad Badhan Debashish Biswas Shabnur Best Actor Meril Prothom Alo Awards
2002 Premer Taj Mahal Robin Gazi Mahbub Shabnur Best Actor Meril Prothom Alo Awards
2002 Bhalobasa Kare Koy Suvo Zakir Hossain Raju Shabnur Best Actor BFPDA Film Awards
2003 Moner Majhe Tumi Sentu / Benu Motiur Rahman Panu Purnima Best Actor Meril Prothom Alo Awards
2004 Shasti Chhidam Chashi Nazrul Islam Purnima Best Actor (Critics) Meril Prothom Alo Awards
2005 Hajar Bachhor Dhore Montu Kohinur Akter Suchanda Shashi Best Actor (Critics) Meril Prothom Alo Awards
2005 It Was Raining That Night Vijay Kumar Dixit / Zaffar Mahesh Manjrekar Sushmita Sen and Riya Sen
2006 Hridoyer Katha Anik S. A. Haque Olike Purnima Best Actor Meril Prothom Alo Awards
2006 Khelaghor: Dollhouse Yakub Morshedul Islam Sohana Saba Best Actor BFFS Film Awards
2007 Daruchini Dip Suvro Toukir Ahmed Zakia Bari Momo Best Actor National Film Awards
2008 Ki Jadu Korila Sagar Chandan Chowdhury Popy Best Actor National Film Awards
2008 Akash Chhoa Bhalobasa Akash S. A. Haque Olike Purnima Nomination- Best Actor Meril Prothom Alo Awards
2014 Lobhey Pap Papey Mrityu Sagar Chowdhury Sohanur Rahman Sohan Purnima

Awards and nominations[edit]

Riaz Receiving National Award 2008 from Prime minister Sheikh Hasina in 2010.

Riaz has received Three National Film Awards for his unique contribution in the Bangladesh film industry.[3] Acting for the films Dui Duari ( 2000) by Humayun Ahmed,[11] Daruchini Dip (2007) by Toukir Ahmed[11] and Ki Jadu Korila (2008) by Chandan Chowdhury.[16]

National Film Awards[edit]

Winner

Meril Prothom Alo Awards[edit]

Winner

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arumana (January 20, 2011). "Riaz uddin ahamed siddique". People Face of Bangladesh. Dhaka, Bangladesh. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Nusrat Jahan Pritom (January 19, 2010). "Riaz and Tina: A perfect match on and off screen". The Daily Star (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Rashed Shaon. "চার দশকে আমাদের সেরা চলচ্চিত্রগুলো". GLITZ.bdnews24 (in Bengali) (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d Culture Desk (17 August 2013). "Actor Riaz on ‘Amar Ami’ tonight". The Daily Sun (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d Mahmuda Afroz (August 4, 2006). ""There is no ingenuity in our current films"-- Riaz". The Daily Star (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ Nusrat Jahan Pritom (12 June 2014). "The Charming Riaz". The Daily Sun (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Alamgir Kobir (12 April 2014). "উল্টো পথে রিয়াজ". Daily Naya Diganta (in Bengali) (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Ananda Kantha (14 February 2014). "আজ মুক্তি পাচ্ছে ৫ চলচ্চিত্র". Janakantha (in Bengali) (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "পেশাদারির উন্নতি হয়নি: রিয়াজ" (in Bengali). http://www.prothom-alo.com. 12 February 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  10. ^ Magazine-GROOVE (10 February 2014). "Dance Makes Them Love: Riaz-Tina". The Daily Sun (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c Entertainment Desk (November 15, 2011). "তারকার ডায়েরি". Manabzamin (in Bengali) (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b Mahfuzur Rahman (September 8, 2010). "ফিরে দেখা ঈদের ছবি". The Daily Ittefaq (in Bengali). Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  13. ^ Daily Entertainment (October 21, 2010). "রিয়াজ". The Daily Ittefaq (in Bengali) (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  14. ^ Alauddin Majid (November 3, 2010). "আর অভিনয় নয় : রিয়াজ". Daily Bangladesh Protidin (in Bengali) (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  15. ^ Kamruzzaman (September 19, 2009). "তিনিই সুস্মিতা সেন! কামরুজ্জামান". Prothom Alo (in Bengali) (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  16. ^ a b Meghla Rahman Brishti (February 19, 2010). "অভিনয়ে সেরা রিয়াজ ও পপি". The Daily Kaler Kantho (in Bengali) (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  17. ^ BSS, Dhaka (September 10, 2003). "PM to distribute film awards today". The Daily Star (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  18. ^ Nadia Sarwat (October 25, 2008). "National Film Awards generate enthusiasm". The Daily Star (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  19. ^ Staff Corresponden (May 22, 2004). "Meril-Prothom Alo Award handed over". The Daily Star (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  20. ^ Khalid-Bin-Habib (May 14, 2006). "Meril-Prothom Alo Award '05". The Daily Star (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Retrieved November 4, 2012. 

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