Chashi Nazrul Islam
|Chashi Nazrul Islam|
|Native name||চাষী নজরুল ইসলাম|
23 October 1941|
Shomoshpur village, Sreenagar upazila, Munshiganj, British India (now Bangladesh)
|Died||11 January 2015
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, screenwriter|
|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
Chashi Nazrul Islam (23 October 1941 – 11 January 2015) was a Bangladeshi film director and producer.
Early life and career
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.
|1972||Ora Egaro Jon||First film on Bangladeshi Liberation War|
|1991||Padma Meghna Jamuna|
|1993||Desh Jati Zia||Documentary|
|1997||Hangor Nodi Grenade|
|2004||Megher Pore Megh|
|2015||Antaranga||Debuting Alisha Pradhan with Mamnun hasan Emon|
|2016||Bhul Jodi Hoi||cast: Alisha Pradhan, Mamnun hasan Emon , Shamrat|
|2009||Bachsas Awards||Life Time Achievement|
|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||–|
|2003||Genesis Nazrul Honorary Award||–|
|2003||CJFB Award||Best Director||–|
|1997||National Film Awards||Best Director||Hangor Nodi Grenade|
|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|
- "বাচসাস চলচ্চিত্র পুরস্কার পেলেন রাজ্জাক-কবরী জুটি". Kaler Kantho. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
- 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.
- "Noted filmmaker Chashi Nazrul passes away". Retrieved 11 January 2015.