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|Native name||আলী যাকের|
November 6, 1944 |
Chittagong, Bengal Presidency, British India
|Alma mater||University of Dhaka|
|Occupation||Actor, director, businessman|
Aly Zaker (born November 6, 1944) is an actor, director in Bangladeshi National Television drama and theatre. He is one of the trustees of Liberation War Museum, a writer and a personality in the domestic advertising industry and the owner of Asiatic Marketing Communications Limited (Asiatic 3 Sixty). A freedom fighter, Aly Zaker, has enriched theatre and television drama by his contribution.
He is also into photography. A photography exhibition named Balika was arranged in the year 2007 with the photos captured by him. His field of interest is mostly birds, flowers and landscape photos.
Zaker was born in Chittagong. Among four siblings he is the third child of his parents – Muhammad Taher and Rezia Taher. Muhammad Taher was a higher ranked govt. official (District Magistrate). His wife Sara Zaker is also a media personality, entrepreneur and social activist in the country. They have two children Iresh Zaker and Sriya Sharbojoya. Both Iresh and Sriya are working in Asiatic Marketing Communications Limited as executive director and brand communication manager respectively. While Sara Zaker is the deputy managing director of the company.
Born in Chittagong, Zaker experienced the diversity of life living in different places since his early childhood as his father was in a transferable government job. He spent his early childhood in the district of Kushtia and Madaripur. Later they moved to Khulna and lived there for couple of years until they moved to Dhaka.
He is the group chairman of Asiatic 3Sixty, an advertising agency in Bangladesh. In includes Asiatic Marketing Communications Ltd, Talkingpoint, MEC (media agency), Maxus, Asiatic Mindshare, ForthoughtPR, Ddhoni Chitra Ltd, 20 Miles, Nayantara Communications, Asiatic Events Ltd, Moitree Printers Ltd., MRC-Mode Ltd.
Aly Zaker stepped into theatre in 1972.
- Dewan Gazir Kissa
- Kanthal Bagan (Cherry Orchard)
- Kamol, Ershad (February 22, 2009). "Aly Zaker: Reporter in the frontline". The Daily Star. Retrieved October 30, 2010.
- Zaker, Aly (June 24, 2011). "So, Asharh is here again!". The Daily Star. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
- Zaker, Aly (June 10, 2011). "My take on multi-tasking". The Daily Star. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
- Zaker, Aly (May 27, 2011). "আর কালক্ষেপ নয়". The Daily Samakal. Retrieved May 27, 2011.
- Kamol, Ershad (December 14, 2008). ""I read the last news announcing the victory on the eve of December 16, 1971" – Aly Zaker". The Daily Star. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
- Sagar, Asifur Rahman (June 18, 2011). "প্রজন্মের যোগসূত্র". The Daily Ittefaq. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
- "Dhaka Club honours Ekushey Padak recipients". The Daily Star. February 22, 2009. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
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