Rokeya Prachy

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Rokeya Prachy
Native name
রোকেয়া প্রাচী
NationalityBangladeshi
OccupationActress, director
Spouse(s)Ahad Parvez (death: 1999)
Asif Nazrul
(m. 2004; div. 2013)
AwardsBangladesh National Film Awards

Rokeya Prachy is a Bangladeshi theater, television and film actress and director.

Career[edit]

Prachy got her acting breakthrough in Morshedul Islam's film Dukhai in 1997.[1] Her first directorial work was a docufiction for Channel I in 2009.[2] She later directed "Lutfunnesa" and "Bayanno'r Michhile". In 2015, she made her first television series direction in "Selai Poribar".[3]

Personal life[edit]

Prachy was married to Sergeant Ahad Parvez.[4] He was killed by muggers in Shapla Square, Motijheel in Dhaka on October 28, 1999.[4] She then married journalist and columinst Asif Nazrul on May 21, 2004.[5] They have a daughter together. The marriage ended up in divorce by 2013.[6]

Works[edit]

Television dramas[edit]

  • Shelai Poribar (2015)[7]
  • Parampara (2015)
  • Tobuo Manush Swopno Dekhe (2015)[3]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Dukhai
2002 Matir Moina Ayesha Bibi
2006 Ontarjatra
2007 On the Wings of Dreams Matka [8][9]
2010 Moner Manush Lalon's mother
Andho Nirangam Lalon's mother
2013 Gaariwala [10]
2013 Shikhandi Kotha [11]
2017 Doob: No Bed of Roses Maya [12]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Prachy has been nominated for and won domestic and international awards.[13]

Year Award Category Film Result
1998 Bangladesh National Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Dukhai Won
1999 Critics’ Award Best Actress Chor Won
2008 Lux Channel-I Performance Award Best Supporting Actress On the Wings of Dreams Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rokeya Prachi Asif Nazrul detached". amaderbarisal. amaderbarisal. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Rokeya Prachi turns director". The Daily Star. May 1, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Rokeya Prachi making new TV series". The Daily Star. December 12, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Shamim Ashraf (November 20, 2003). "Tears roll down her cheeks". The Daily Star. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  5. ^ Shilpi Mahalanabish (May 20, 2004). "Prachy: Elegance personified". The Daily Star. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  6. ^ "আসিফ নজরুল-শীলার বিয়ে নিয়ে ফেইসবুকে ঝড়". bdnews24.com (in Bengali). December 25, 2013. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  7. ^ Saurav Dey (May 31, 2015). "An Artiste Should Have Social Responsibilities: Rokeya Prachi". The Daily Star. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  8. ^ "On the Wings of Dreams". blockbuster.com. Archived from the original on 2013-07-08. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
  9. ^ "Swopnodanay". Rotten Tomatoes. 2011. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
  10. ^ "Rokeya Prachy in the movie Gaariwala". The Daily Star. 2012-12-06. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
  11. ^ MM Shohiduzzaman (2013-04-20). "Shikhandi Kotha". New Age. Dhaka. Archived from the original on 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  12. ^ "Irrfan Khan to play lead in Bangladesh's film". The Financial Express. Dhaka. March 8, 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  13. ^ "Rokeya Prachy on her recent endeavours". New Age. Dhaka. 2012-01-19. Archived from the original on 2013-07-08. Retrieved 2013-07-04.

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