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|Native name||সালাউদ্দিন লাভলু|
|Born||Jugia, Kushtia District, Khulna, Bangladesh|
|Occupation||Actor, screenwriter and television director|
Salauddin Lavlu (Bengali: সালাউদ্দিন লাভলু; born 24 January) is a Bangladeshi actor, screenwriter and television director. His works generally consist of television films and telenovelas. His productions are usually comedies, and they generally are immensely popular with the Bangladeshi audiences. His notable works include the television films Basto Doctor (2004), Goruchor (2007), Dholer Baddo (2008) and Warren (2009), along with the telenovelas Ronger Manush (2004), Vober Hat (2007), Ghor Kutum (2008), Alta Sundori (2009) and Sakin Sarisuri (2009).
After Bangladesh Television (BTV) started its own production, he acted in several television dramas . In the early 1990s, he explored other options and began working as a photographer. In 1997, after working as a photographer for about six years, he found a new passion as a director.
Acting, writing and directing
He made his television film directorial debut with Koutob, written by Masum Reza. Among the critically acclaimed television films he directed by 2004 are Dichakrojaan (1997), Gahargachi (1997), Ekjon Aynal Lashkar (1999), Adhuli (2002) and Gor (2002). These films share a common thread exploring the rural denizens of Bangladesh – a passionate topic for Lavlu. He believes television films about the villages of Bangladesh are entertaining because there is room for a lot of comedy. He also believes that, in a village, it is easier to find different types of characters because there are simple people with different kinds of personalities. Lavlu believes that these people form the basis for all the characters you will need to write a script.
In a recent interview Lavlu expressed why he is so attached to villages of Bangladesh.
The communities in villages are strongly-woven together. They are simple and transparent people with very little demands and very small dreams. And they have deep concerns for people around them and they are extremely hospitable. The people in the city however are the complete opposite. They are very individualistic. They have no concern for people outside their immediate family and friends. Moreover, most of the people living in the city have deep roots in villages and when they watch my productions, they can relate to the life style and the characters.— Salauddin Lavlu
Since 2004, Lavlu has directed and acted in many different telenovelas. Ronger Manush (2004) was his first telenovela directorial debut. Following its success, he pursued making more of them. Since then he has directed and acted in five telenovelas. Two of these include Vober Hat (2007) and Ghor Kutum (2008). Both of these telenovelas included the same stars, such as Mosharraf Karim and Chanchal Chowdhury (a favourite of Lavlu's, cast in most of his work).
Lavlu has also acted in and directed many television films including Goruchor (2007), Potro Milai (2007), Swapner Bilat (2007), Dholer Baddo (2008), Pattri Chai (2009) and Warren (2009).
|1999||Ekjon Aynal Lashkar||Television film||Lavlu|
|2004||Ronger Manush||Telenovela||Lavlu; Masum Reza|
|Bahadur Doctor||Television film||Masum Reza|
|Sinduknama||Television film||Bindabon Das|
|Kaacher Manush||Telenovela||Afsana Mimi|
|2007||Vober Hat||Telenovela||Lavlu; Masum Reza|
|Doctor Bari||Film||Azizul Rahman|
|2008||Ghor Kutum||Telenovela||Lavlu; Bindabon Das|
|Dholer Baddo||Television film||Lavlu|
|Harkiptey||Television film||Masum Reza|
|2009||Sakin Sarisuri||Telenovela||Lavlu; Bindabon Das|
|Pattri Chai||Television film||Lavlu|
Director and writer
|Potro Mitali||Television film|
|2008||Dholer Baddo||Television film|
|2009||Gadha Nogor||Television film|
- "Salauddin Lavlu's birthday today". The New Nation. Dhaka. 24 January 2012.
- "Salauddin Lavlu busy with work on birthday today". The Independent. Dhaka. 24 January 2016.
- Manir, Sabira (28 October 2004). "Ranger Manush comes to the big screen". The Daily Star.
- "Lux-Channel i Performance Award'05". The Daily Star. 24 November 2006.
Salauddin Lavlu received the [Lux Channel i Performance Award (LCPA) '05] Best Director Award for Molla Barir Bou
- Shazu, Shah Alam (8 January 2013). "Stories of rural lives take up the small screen". The Daily Star.
- Shazu, Shah Alam (4 June 2014). "Salauddin Lavlu rewinds to childhood days". The Daily Star.