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9 July 1950
Chittagong, East Bengal (now Bangladesh)
|Other names||Sarah Begum Kobori|
|Occupation||Actress, politician and social worker; human rights activist|
|Awards||National Film Awards
Kobori Sarwar (born Meena Pal, 9 July 1950) is a Bangladeshi film actress. She received the National award for her performance in the movie Sareng Bou (The Captain's Wife). She is a member of parliament and was elected to her post in December 2008 from the Awami League.
Sarwar stepped into the field of cinema as an amateur artist at the age of 13. In 1964 Kabori acted in her first film, Shutorang, under Subhash Dutta's direction, and coincidentally after 40 years, in 2004, Subhash Dutta acted in the movie Aaina under Kabori's direction.
Sarwar acted in several movies (e.g. Sujon Sokhi and Sareng Bou) with Farooque in 1970s. She also performed with Bulbul Ahmed in Devdas. She acted another important role in Titash Ekti Nadir Naam directed by Ritwik Ghatak, an Indian filmmaker. She also acted in a Urdu film Bahana by Zahir Raihan with co-actor Rahman.
Sarwar was elected to the National Parliament in Bangladesh serving as an MP representing Narayanganj District no. 4. She was an active participant in the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971 in India. She is also the first woman broadcast by Radio India during the war.
Sarwar first married to Chitta Chowdhury. She left him in 1978 and married Shafiuddin Sarwar, alias Babu Sarwar. She has been divorced by her second husband for political reasons. She has five sons.
|1964||Sutrang||Subhash Dutta||Subhash Dutta||debut film at the age of 14|
|1965||Jolchhobi||Farooque||debut film of Farooque|
|Je Agune Puri||Abdur Razzak|
|1970||Dip Nebhe Nai||Abdur Razzak|
|Dorpo Churno||Abdur Razzak|
|Titash Ekti Nadir Naam||Ritwik Ghatak|
|Nil Akasher Niche||Abdur Razzak|
|Koto Je Minoti||Abdur Razzak|
|Smitituku Thak||Abdur Razzak|
|Obak Prithibi||Abdur Razzak|
|Kanch Kata Heera||Abdur Razzak|
|Amader Sontan||Abdur Razzak|
|Saat Bhai Champa|
|Binimoy||Uzzal||debut film of Uzzal|
|Masud Rana||Sohel Rana||debut film of Sohel Rana|
|Amar Jonmobhumi||Alamgir||debut film of Alamgir|
Awards and recognition
|1973||Bachsas Awards||Best Actress||Lalon Fokir||Won|
|1975||Bachsas Awards||Best Actress||Sujon Sokhi||Won|
|1978||National Film Awards||Best Actress||Sareng Bou||Won|
|Bachsas Awards||Best Actress||Sareng Bou||Won|
|1988||Bachsas Awards||Best Actress||Dui Jibon||Won|
|2008||Bachsas Awards||Honorary Award||Won|
|2009||Bachsas Awards||Life Time Achievement||Won|
|2013||National Film Awards||Life Time Achievement||Won|
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- "Political career spells divorce for Bangladeshi actress". asiaone news. 23 November 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
- মিষ্টি মেয়ের ৫০ বছর. BD Times 71 (in Bengali). Retrieved 31 October 2015.
- অভিনেত্রী কবরীর ৫০ বছর (in Bengali). Prothom Alo. 4 June 2014.
- "Actress Kabori divorced". The Daily Star. 20 November 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
- বাচসাস চলচ্চিত্র পুরস্কার পেলেন রাজ্জাক-কবরী জুটি. Kaler Kantho (in Bengali). 27 December 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
- জাতীয় চলচ্চিত্র পুরস্কার-২০১৩ ঘোষণা. Dhaka Times (in Bengali). 10 March 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
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