Salauddin Lavlu

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Salauddin Lavlu
Salauddin Lavlu 01.jpg
Native name সালাউদ্দিন লাভলু
Born Jugia, Kushtia District, Khulna, Bangladesh
Occupation Actor, screenwriter and television director
Years active 1985-present

Salauddin Lavlu (Bengali: সালাউদ্দিন লাভলু; born 24 January)[1] 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.[citation needed] 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).

Early life[edit]

Lavlu was born in Jugia village, near Kushtia town in the Kushtia District in the Khulna Division of western Bangladesh.[1]


Early career[edit]

In 1977, Lavlu moved to Dhaka, to join the Aranyak Natyadal Theatre, where he acted in stage plays until 1985 but desired to do other things.

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[edit]

He made his television film directorial debut with Koutob, written by Masum Reza.[2] Among the critically acclaimed television films he directed by 2004 are Dichakrojaan (1997), Gahargachi (1997), Ekjon Aynal Lashkar (1999), Adhuli (2002) and Gor (2002).[3] 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[citation needed] 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[citation needed]

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).


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Year Title Type Director
1997 Gahargachi Television film Lavlu
Dichakrojaan Television film Lavlu
1999 Ekjon Aynal Lashkar Television film Lavlu
2002 Gor Television film Lavlu
2004 Ronger Manush Telenovela Lavlu; Masum Reza
2006 Bagikor Television film Lavlu
Bahadur Doctor Television film Masum Reza
Ghor Television film Lavlu
Sinduknama Television film Bindabon Das
Kaacher Manush Telenovela Afsana Mimi
2007 Vober Hat Telenovela Lavlu; Masum Reza
Swapner Bilat Telenovela Lavlu
Doctor Bari Film Azizul Rahman
Goruchor Telenovela Lavlu
2008 Ghor Kutum Telenovela Lavlu; Bindabon Das
Dholer Baddo Television film Lavlu
Harkiptey Television film Masum Reza
2009 Sakin Sarisuri Telenovela Lavlu; Bindabon Das
Alta Sundori Telenovela Lavlu
Pattri Chai Television film Lavlu

Director and writer[edit]

Year Title Type
2002 Adhuli Television film
Gor Television film
2004 Ronger Manush Telenovela
Basto Doctor Telenovela
2006 Bagikor Television film
Ghor Television film
2007 Etimkhana Television film
Potro Mitali Television film
2008 Dholer Baddo Television film
2009 Gadha Nogor Television film
Warren Television film


  1. ^ a b "Salauddin Lavlu's birthday today". The New Nation. Dhaka. 24 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Salauddin Lavlu busy with work on birthday today". The Independent. Dhaka. 24 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Manir, Sabira (28 October 2004). "Ranger Manush comes to the big screen". The Daily Star. 

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