Alam Khan (composer)

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Alam Khan
আলম খান
OccupationComposer, music director
RelativesAzam Khan (brother)

Alam Khan is a Bangladeshi composer and music director. He was awarded Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Music Director five times for the films Boro Bhalo Lok Chhilo (1982), Teen Kanya (1985), Surrender (1987), Dinkal (1992) and Ibadat (2009).[1] He also won Best Music Composer Award for the films Bagher Thaba (1999) and Ki Jadu Korila (2008). As of 2008, Khan composed around 2000 songs and provided music direction to around 300 films.[2] He is notable for the composition of the songs "Orey Neel Doriya", "Ami Rajanigandha", "Daak Diachhe Doyal Amarey" and "Tumi Jekhaney Ami Shekhaney".

Early life and career[edit]

Khan took music lessons from Nani Chaterjee and Karim Shahabuddin. Along with his friends, he formed an orchestra group "Ritu Orchestra Group". He got his first break in a stage play called "Bharate Bari". He first directed music for the Abdul Jabbar Khan's film "Kaanch Kata Heerey".[2]


Personal life[edit]

Khan's younger brother Azam Khan was a pop singer.[5]


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ a b Syeda Shamin Mortada (23 December 2008). "A passion for notes and sounds". The Daily Star. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  3. ^ Novera Deepita (November 25, 2005). "The mellifluous composer". The Daily Star. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  4. ^ Rafi Hossain (November 19, 2016). "Celebrating Life 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Alam Khan". The Daily Star. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "Peers, family recall Azam Khan". New Age. 2016-06-07. Retrieved 2018-06-04.

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