Chashi Nazrul Islam

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Chashi Nazrul Islam
Native name চাষী নজরুল ইসলাম
Born (1941-10-23)23 October 1941
Shomoshpur village, Sreenagar upazila, Munshiganj, British India (now Bangladesh)
Died 11 January 2015(2015-01-11) (aged 73)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Citizenship Bangladeshi
Occupation Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1963–2014
Spouse(s) Kaniz Salma Islam (m. 1969–2015)
Children Chashi Ashrafunnesa (Anni)
Alima Islam Manni Grandchildren: Wasi Syed Shah Abdul
Rashik Ayan Akkhar
Rafid Ayan Shakkhar
Wali Syed Shah Abdul
Rabib Ayan
Riasat Ayan

Chashi Nazrul Islam (23 October 1941 – 11 January 2015) was a Bangladeshi film director and producer.

Early life and career[edit]

Islam was born on 23 October 1941 at Shomoshpur village in Sreenagar upazila of Munshiganj to Mosleh Uddin Khan and Shayesta Khanom. He was the eldest among four brothers and three sisters. His father was a service holder at Jamshedpur, India. At the age of 16, his father died. He got a job at the office of his uncle, the then auditor general of Pakistan. He was a member of the theatre organisation Krishti Sangha.

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

He participated in the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. After Bangladesh achieved independence, he made the first film on the subject of the liberation war, Ora Egaro Jon. His last movies were Antaranga Released in 2015 & Bhul jodi Hoi 2015, where he Launched Alisha Pradhan in Dhallywood but ironically he could be part of the release.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Notes
1972 Ora Egaro Jon First film on Bangladeshi Liberation War
1974 Sangram
1975 Bhalo Manush
1978 Bajimat
1982 Devdas
1985 Chandrakotha
1986 Shuvoda
1986 Lady Smuggler
1987 Miah Bhai
1987 Behula Lakhindar
1988 Biraha Betha
1988 Mahajuddha
1989 Basona
1990 Danga Fasad
1991 Padma Meghna Jamuna
1993 Desh Jati Zia Documentary
1995 Ajker Protibad
1995 Shilpi
1997 Hangor Nodi Grenade
2001 Hason Raja
2002 Kamalpurer Juddha
2004 Megher Pore Megh
2004 Shasti
2006 Shuva
2006 Dhrubhatara
2011 Dui Purush
2013 Devdas Remake
2015 Antaranga Debuting Alisha Pradhan with Mamnun hasan Emon
2016 Bhul Jodi Hoi cast: Alisha Pradhan, Mamnun hasan Emon , Shamrat

Awards[edit]

Year Award Title Category Film
2009 Bachsas Awards Life Time Achievement[1]
2005 International Kalakar Award Best Director
2005 BCRA Award Best Director
2004 Ekushey Padak Best Director
2003 Binodan Bichitra Award Best Director
2003 Indo-Bangla Kala Music Award Zahir Raihan Lifetime Achievement Award[2]
2003 Trab Award
2003 Genesis Nazrul Honorary Award
2003 CJFB Award Best Director
1997 National Film Awards Best Director Hangor Nodi Grenade
1997 Tarokalok Award
1995 Bangladesh Social Welfare Award
1995 Zahir Raihan Gold Medal
1995 Jagadish Chandra Basu Gold Medal
1989 Bangladesh Film Critics Award Best Director Biraha Byatha
1989 Cine Directorial Social Welfare Award
1989 Bangladesh National Youth Organisation Federation Award
1988 Sher-e-Bangla Memorial Award
1987 National Film Awards Best Director Shuvoda
1985 Cine Directorial Associates
1974 Bachsas Awards Best Director Songram

Death[edit]

At 73 Islam died of liver cancer at the Labaid Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 11 January 2015.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "বাচসাস চলচ্চিত্র পুরস্কার পেলেন রাজ্জাক-কবরী জুটি". Kaler Kantho. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Shilpi Mahalanobish (23 April 2004). "Bridging the cultural divide: Indo-Bangla Kala Music Award 2003 held in New York". The Daily Star. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Noted filmmaker Chashi Nazrul passes away". Retrieved 11 January 2015. 

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