Sabina Yasmin

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Sabina Yasmin
Sabina Yasmin(সাবিনা ইয়াসমিন) 2.jpg
Born 1953 (age 63–64)[1]
Bangladesh
Alma mater University of Dhaka
Occupation Singer
Years active 1967-present
Spouse(s)
  • Anisur Rahman (divorced)
  • Amir Hossain (divorced)
  • Kabir Suman
Children
  • Fairooz Yasmin (daughter)
  • Srabon (son)
Parent(s)
  • Lutfar Rahman (father)
  • Begum Mouluda Khatun (mother)
Relatives
Awards National Film Awards (12 times)

Sabina Yasmin (born 1953) is a Bangladeshi singer. She is one of the notable playback singers in Bengali movies. She has won 12 National Film Awards[2] as Best Female Playback Singer in Bangladesh. She has recorded more than 1,500 songs for films and over 10,000 songs in total.[3] In 2016, she was awarded the Firoza Begum Gold Medal.[4]

Career[edit]

1960s[edit]

Yasmin has sung for films, radio, television and gramophone companies. She has been active in the Bangladeshi music industry since the 1970s.[5]

1970s[edit]

When Yasmin entered the film industry, her co-eval Shahnaz Rahmatullah was the number one singer. In 1970, the film Jibon Theke Neya was released. It contained the song "Eki Sonar Aloy" which elevated Yasmin as the leading singer. In 1971 Bangladesh was involved in a battle for independence against Pakistan. At this crisis, Yasmin sang some patriotic songs "Sob Kota Janala","Swajan Harano Diner Samarane","Sei Railliner Dhare","Swadhinata Tumi" etc.

She garnered fame with the song "Sudhu Gaan Geye Porichoy" in 1972 film 'Abujh Mon'. She sang "Tumi Je Amar Kobita","Tumi Achho" etc. duets with Mahmudunnabi. She received the first Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 1975 for her songs in Sujon Sokhi. She received three consecutive National film awards: in 1978 for Golapi Ekhon Train E; in 1979 for Sundari; and in 1980 for Kosai.

1980s[edit]

Veterans such as Ferdausi Rahman, Shahnaz Rahmatullah left playback singing. She sang numerous timeless hits for Yasmin including "Koto Sadhonay Emon Bhagyo Mele", "Shoto Jonomer Sadh", "E Jibone Tumi Ogo Ele" and many more. Her rising popularity dragged her to Indian cinema. In 1985, she sang "Cherona Cherona G Haat" and "Jalpari" with Kishore Kumar in the Indo-Bangladesh joint production Anyay Abichar which had music by R. D. Burman.

1990s[edit]

Yasmin earned National Awards in 1991 for Danga and 1992 for Radha Krishna. In 1994, Kanak Chapa came to the music scene with the film Tomakei Chai. Yasmin sang many songs in the 1990s.

2000s[edit]

By the year 2000, Kanak Chapa was already most sought after playback singer. Yet Yasmin got to sing numerous hit songs composed by top-notch music directors. She achieved National Film Award for her rendition of Tagore song "Boroshar Prothom Dine" in Dui Duari (2000). In 2004, her song "Preme Poreche Mon" in 'wrong number' topped the music top charts. She achieved her 12th and last National Film Award for 'Dui Noyoner Alo'.

2010s[edit]

Yasmin sang several hits in the 2010s also. She sang a duet with the winner of Channel I Sera Kontho, Imran. In these years she sang for new generation of actresses like Apu Biswas, Sahara, Racy etc. Her song "Premiker Buk Jeno Sukher Nodi" featured in top charts for many weeks.

Rivalry with Runa Laila[edit]

Yasmin shared a great on-screen rivalry with Runa Laila. Yasmin was the number one singer of Bangladesh from 1970 till 1974. In 1974, Runa stepped into Bengali cinema singing the popular "Ganeri Khatay Swarolipi Likhe" in Swarolipi film. From the very first days, Runa gave Yasmin stiff competition. Moreover, she had an edge over Yasmin; she was a renowned singer in India and also Pakistan. Runa recorded a lots of hit tracks in the 1970s and 1980s. Though she contested well with Yasmin, Sabina escaped her lead position till 1993. They sang a lot of female duets together, for example, "Tumi Boro Bhagyoboti" in the film Pratinidhi. Yasmin had a great pairing with Syed Abdul Hadi, Mahmudunnabi and Khurshid Alam whereas Runa collaborated with Subir Nandi and Andrew Kishore. Yasmin garnered 9 National film awards in the 1970s and 1980s, while Runa received 4 National film awards.

Personal life[edit]

Yasmin has three sisters — Farida Yasmin, Fauzia Yasmin and Nilufar Yasmin. Her father, Lutfar Rahman, worked in Provincial Civil Service of British India and her mother Begum Mouluda Khatun was a vocal artist who took lessons from the musician Ustaad Kader Baksh. Sabina is the aunt of Agun (son of Khan Ataur Rahman and Nilufar Yasmin), a musician and Reenat Fauzia, a sitar player.[citation needed]

Yasmin has married three times. She has a daughter, Fairooz Yasmin (Badhon), a singer, from her first marriage with Anisur Rahman, and a son, Srabon, from her second marriage with Amir Hossain. She is currently[when?] married to Suman Chattopadhyay, an Indian Bengali lyricist, composer, singer, and political activist.[6]

Health[edit]

In July 2007, Yasmin was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.[7]

Collaborations[edit]

Yasmin's best mentor was Alauddin Ali. He gave her one to another hit tracks in the 1970s and 1980s. She earned three consecutive National Film Awards in 1978-80 for Golapi Ekhon Train E, Sundari and Kosai respectively.

Popular songs[edit]

  • "Cherona Cherona Haat"
  • "Jalpari"
  • "E Jibone Tumi Ogo Ele"
  • "Koto Sadhonay"
  • "Shoto Jonomer Swapno"
  • "O Majhi Nao Chhaira De
  • "Majhi Nao Chhaira De Choluk Mach Dhoira Diya"
  • "Ei Mon Tomake Dilam"
  • "Shukher Pakhi Re"
  • "Tumi Boro Bhagyoboti"
  • "Boroshar Prothom Dine"
  • "Moneri Range Rangabo"
  • "Shudhu Gaan Geyei Pirichoy"
  • "Ekbar Jete Dena" (compilation)
  • "O Amar Rosiya"
  • "Ei Prithibir Pore"
  • "Mohakal Seto Akul Mahasamudra"
  • "Swajon Harano Diner Smarane"
  • "Sei Railliner Dhare"
  • "Ek Je Chhilo Meye Tar Poribanu Naam"
  • "Shadhinota Tumi"
  • "Sundor Suborno"
  • "Amar Hridoyer Aina"
  • "Tumi Je Amar Kabita"
  • "Boner Kokil"
  • "Premiker Buk Jeno Sukher Nodi"
  • "Amar Mon Kande"
  • "Kaunse Dariya" (Hindi)
  • "Ami Rajanigandha"
  • "Badla Dine"
  • "Achar Khaile Bhuchar Hobe"
  • "Baba Bole Gelo"
  • "Eki Sonar Aloy"
  • "Ekdin Chhuti Hobe"
  • "Amay Jodi Proshno Koro Hira Motir Desh"
  • "Sob Kota Janala"

Filmography[edit]

  • Jibon Theke Neya (1970)
  • Abujh Mon(1972)
  • Ora Egaro Jon(1972)
  • Titas Ekti Nodir Naam(1972)
  • Orunodoyer Ogni Sakkhi(1973)
  • Otithi(1973)
  • Dhire Bohe Meghna(1973)
  • Masud Rana(1973)
  • Swarolipi(1974)
  • Chokher Joley(1974)
  • Beiman(1974)
  • Abar Tora Manush Ho(1974)
  • Alor Michil(1974)
  • Shujon Sokhi(1974)
  • Shadhu Shoytan(1975)
  • Badi Theke Golam(1975)
  • Sareng Bou(1975)
  • O Bondhu(1976)
  • Rajmahal(1976)
  • Shomadhi(1976)
  • Ki Je Kori(1976)
  • Anirban(1976)
  • Chondro Hariye Gelo(1976)
  • Miss Lanka(1977)
  • Ashami(1977)
  • Ashikkhito(1977)
  • Mustafiz(1977)
  • Jadur Bashi(1977)
  • Golapi Ekhon Traine (1978)
  • Rosher Baidani(1978)
  • Alankar(1978)
  • Chokher Moni(1978)
  • Pratinidhi(1979)
  • Matir Ghar(1979)
  • Joker(1979)
  • Sonar Cheye Dami(1979)
  • Sundari(1979)
  • Abirbhab(1980)
  • Simana Periye(1980)
  • Matir Manush(1980)
  • Kosai(1980)
  • Abhiman(1980)
  • Anarkali(1980)
  • Emiler Goyenda Bahini(1980)
  • Chhutir Ghonta(1980)
  • Shukhe Thako (1981)
  • Shahar Theke Dure(1981)
  • Bokul Phuler Mala(1981)
  • Sohag Milan(1981)
  • Sot Ma(1981)
  • Bondini(1981)
  • Devdas(1982)
  • Desh Pardesh(1982)
  • Ronger Manush(1982)
  • Rajnigandha(1982)
  • Bhat De(1982)
  • Boro Bhalo Lok Chilo(1982)
  • Palki(1983)
  • Mayer Dowa(1983)
  • Bini Sutar Mala(1983)
  • Shasti(1984)
  • Mahanayak(1984)
  • Rakhe Allah Mare Ke(1984)
  • Rajlokkhi Srikanto(1984)
  • Chor(1985)
  • Ranga Bhabi(1985)
  • Anyay Abichar(1985)
  • Tin Konya(1986)
  • Bicharpati(1986)
  • Dui Poisar Alta(1986)
  • Loraku(1986)
  • Sontrash(1986)
  • Shondhi(1987)
  • Kajer Beti Rahima(1987)
  • Shakkhor(1988)
  • Beder Meye Jyotsna(1989)
  • Shorto(1989)
  • Ekdin Tomay Na Dekhile(1989)
  • Swadhin(1990)
  • Fire Fire Asi(1991)
  • Chokher Pani(1991)
  • Padma Meghna Jamuna(1991)
  • Rupban(1991)
  • Beder Meye Jyotsna(1991)
  • Shradhha(1992)
  • Somor(1992)
  • Shankhanil Karagar (1992)
  • Premer Nam Bedona(1992)
  • Keyamot Theke Keyamot(1993)
  • Tomakey Chai(1994)
  • Bikkhov(1994)
  • Don (1994)
  • Khudha(1994)
  • Sneha(1995)
  • Ananda Asru(1995)
  • Satyer Mrityu Nei(1995)
  • Banglar Nayok(1995)
  • Dipu Number Two(1996)
  • Hangar Nadi Grenade(1997)
  • Bhondo(1997)
  • Praner Cheye Priyo(1997)
  • Swapner Nayok(1998)
  • Swapner Prithibi(1998)
  • Amma(1998)
  • Paradhin(1998)
  • Biyer Phul(1999)
  • Madam Fuli(1999)
  • Ammajan(1999)
  • Ragi(1999)
  • O Priya Tumi Kothay(2000)
  • Itihas(2001)
  • Hason Raja(2002)
  • Artonad(2002)
  • Phul Nebo Na Osru Nebo(2003)
  • Wrong Number(2004)
  • Megher Opare Megh(2004)
  • Hajar Bachhar Dhore (2005)
  • Molla Barir Bou(2005)
  • Sajghar(2006)
  • Jiboner Golpo(2006)
  • Ek Takar Bou(2007)
  • Ei Je Duniya(2007)
  • Megher Koley Rod(2008)
  • Pashaner Prem(2008)
  • Meye Sakkhi(2008)
  • Ki Jadu Korila(2008)
  • Swami Bhagya (2012)
  • Tomar Sukhei Amar Sukh (2012)
  • Judge Barrioster Commissioner (2013)
  • Tumi Sei Anamika (2013)
  • Nishpap Munna (2013)
  • Rupgawal (2013)
  • Jiban Nadir Teere (2013)
  • Shabnam (2014)
  • Kusumpurer Golpo (2014)
  • Moner Ajante (2015)

Awards[edit]

Year Category Song won
1975 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Sujon Sokhi Won
1978 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Golapi Ekhon Traine Won
1979 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Sundari Won
1980 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Kosai Won
1984 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Chandranath Won
1984 Ekushey Padak Won
1985 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Premik Won
1987 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Rajlakshmi Shrikant Won
1988 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Dui Jibon Won
1991 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Danga Won
1992 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Radha Krishna Won
1996 Independence Day Award Won
2000 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Aaj Gaye Holud Won
2005 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Dui Noyoner Alo Won
2012 Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Devdas Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alom, Zahangir. "Sabina Yasmin weaves magic with her voice". archive.thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Alom, Zahangir. "Sabina Yasmin honoured". archive.thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Alom, Zahangir (July 19, 2010). "Sabina Yasmin honoured". The Daily Star. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Sabina Yasmin gets Firoza Begum Gold Medal". The Daily Star. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Syed Badrul Ahsan (2012-04-02). "Sabina Yasmin: Spring in the air". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  6. ^ "স্বামীর বাড়ি গেলেন সাবিনা ইয়াসমীন". HollywoodBangla. Retrieved 2011-03-08. 
  7. ^ "Sabina Yasmin returns from Singapore". bdnews24.com. 2007. 

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