Ruhul Amin

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Ruhul Amin
Native name রুহুল আমিন
Born 1971 (age 45–46)
Sylhet District, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh
Residence London, England
Nationality British
Alma mater National Film and Television School
Occupation Film director
Years active 1983–present

Ruhul Amin (Bengali: রুহুল আমিন; born 1971) is a Bangladeshi-born British film director.

Early life[edit]

Amin was born in Sylhet District, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh and came to Britain with his parents in the early 1980s[1] while he was a teenager.[2] While he was at school, he made his first documentary-drama Prubo London. He attended National Film and Television School.[1]


In 1986, Amin made his first feature film for Channel 4 Television entitled A Kind of English.[3][4]

Amin has made 15[2] films for the BBC and Channel 4. Most of them are documentaries and experimental dramas.[5] He is currently making an epic Bengali feature film Hason Raja based on the based on the life and music of the folk poet, mystic philosopher and songwriter of the same name played by Mithun Chakraborty, produced by Galaxy Films between UK, India and Bangladesh.[6] The film was funded by Amin's friends and the Bangladeshi community in England.[2]

Amin is known for creating sensitive, understated, poetic films centred on the life of the Bengali community in the East End of London.[1]


Year Title Notes
1983 Purbo London
Flame in My Heart
1986 A Kind of English TV film
1993 MovieWallah
1994 Rhythms
1995 Wicked Tiger
1996 Violent Earth
New Eastenders
1997 Raj Mistri
1998 Megastars
2000 We Need You TV film
Frozen Moments Short TV film
2014 Scent of Earth
2016 Hason Raja

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Malik, Sarita (10 June 2015). "Ruhul gears up for Hason Raja". Asian Lite News. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Nag, Kushali (12 April 2011). "Power of love". Calcutta: The Telegraph. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Mannikka, Eleanor (3 May 2007). "A Kind of English (1986)". New York: The New York Times. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Malik, Sarita (Autumn 1994). "Dr Sarita Malik (PhD)- interviews Ruhul Amin for BLACK FILM BULLETIN" (3) (2 ed.). a British film institute magazine. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Ali, Arif (1988). Third World Impact. Hansib Publications. p. 80. ISBN 978-1-870518-04-8. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  6. ^ Uddin, Romuz (8 May 2013). "Interview-Film-Maker Ruhul Amin on HASON RAJA Bangla Movie Starring Mithun Chakraborty and Raima Sen". Washington: Washington Bangla Radio. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 

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