Afroza Sultana Ratna
|Occupation||Film actress, producer|
Wahid Sadik (m. 1973)
|Awards||Bangladesh National Film Awards (10 times)|
Afroza Sultana Ratna (known by her stage name Shabana) is a Bangladeshi film actress. She earned total ten Bangladesh National Film Awards. Her national film award-winning roles were in Janani (1977), Sokhi Tumi Kar (1980), Dui Poisar Alta (1982), Nazma (1983), Bhat De (1984), Apeksha (1987), Ranga Bhabi (1989), Moroner Pore (1990) and Achena (1991). Throughout her three-decade career, she appeared in 299 films among which, she co-starred with Alamgir in 130 of them.
Early life and career
Shabana's family has originated in Dabua, Raozan area in Chittagong. She started her acting career co-starring with Pakistani actor Nadeem in Urdu film Chakori in 1967. She acted in 299 films in Bengali and Urdu, and one in Hindi titled Shatru where she starred with Indian actor Rajesh Khanna in 1986. The film was directed by Pramod Chakravorty. She acted with actors like Nadeem, Razzak, Bulbul Ahmed, Prabir Mitra, Shawkat Akbar, Subhash Dutta, Rahman, Syed Hasan Imam, Ujjal, Alamgir, Jashim, ATM Shamsuzzaman, Khasru, Sohel Rana, Mahmud Koli, Ilyas Kanchan, Wasim (actor), Humayun Faridi, Javed Sheikh and Rajesh Khanna.
Shabana first acted with Pakistani film actor Nadeem in her debut Urdu film Chakori in 1967. Her cosmopolitan roles included Anari, Chotey Sahab, Chand aur Chandni and Chand Suraj - an experimental film by Pakistani director Mustafiz, similar in technique to Robert Altman's latter-day, "Shortcuts", the first half was devoted to the relationship between Waheed Murad and Rozina, while later unconnected interludes were focused on Shabana and evergreen co-star Nadeem.
Shabana's last East Pakistani movie was Andhi (joint venture) in 1991. She resurfaced in the 80's, when co-productions among South Asian countries became a popular style of film making including roles in Basera (1984) and Aandhi (1991) again all with Nadeem. She was also starred in Pakistan-Turkey co-production film Halchal with Pakistani actor Javed Sheikh in 1986.
Shabana retired from acting in 1998 and immigrated to the United States to live with her family members. She has been married to Bangladeshi film producer Wahid Sadik since 1973. They have two daughters and one son.
|1967||Chakori (Urdu)||Nadeem, Reshma, Mustafa, Dear Asghar|
|Chhote Sahab (Urdu)||Nadeem, Sujata, Azeem, Dear Asghar|
|1968||Chand Aur Chandni (Urdu)||Nadeem, Reshma, Mustafa, Dear Asghar|
|Kulie (Urdu)||Nadeem, Sujata, Azeem, Jaleel Afghani|
|1969||Daag (Urdu)||Nadeem, Masood Akhtar, Jalil Afghani|
|Anari (Urdu)||Nadeem, Jaleel Afghani, Mithu, Dear Asghar|
|Chand Sooraj (Urdu)||Rozina, Waheed Murad, Nadeem, Zaqia, Hanif|
|Meherbaan (Urdu)||Razzaq, Sultan|
|Chhondo Hariye Gelo||Razzak|
|Ora Egaro Jon||Razzak|
|Kar Hasi Ke Hase||Anand|
|Jadur Banshi||Razzak, Suchorita|
|Dost Dushmon||Sohel Rana, Ujjal|
|1978||Sohag||Razzak, Bulbul Ahmed, Babita|
|Badhu Biday||Bulbul Ahmed, Kobori|
|1980||Sokhi Tumi Kar||Razzak|
|Shesh Uttar||Ilyas Kanchan|
|Badhon Hara||Sohel Rana|
|Dui Poisar Alta||Razzak|
|Basera (Urdu)||Nadeem, Mustafa, Rangeela, Shoukat|
|1985||Ma O Chhele||Alamgir|
|Hulchul (Urdu/Turkish)||Javed Sheikh, Nazan|
|1986||Shatru (Hindi)||Rajesh Khanna|
|Chapa Dangar Bou||Razzak|
|Palabi Kothay||Humayun Faridi, Suborna Mustafa|
|Rajluxmi Srikanto||Bulbul Ahmed|
|Bhai Bhai||Faruque, Rozina|
|Pita Mata Sontan||Alamgir|
|Aandhi (Urdu)||Nadeem, Kavita, Shashma, Faisal, Afzaal|
|1994||Sneho||Alamgir, Salman Shah|
|Shotter Mrittu Nei||Alamgir, Salman Shah|
|Ghore Ghore Juddho|
|Swami Keno Asami||Jashim, Rituparna Sengupta|
|1998||Meyerao Manush||Rituparna Sengupta|
|Year Unknown||Kajer Beti Rahima|
Other Bengali films
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- Banglar Badhu
- Bhabhir Sangshar
- Shamir Adesh
- Nanad Bhabi
- Ghar Songsar
- Shiri Farhad
- Shabuj Shathi
- Shtree Hotta
- Mayer Doa
- Shami Keno Ashami
- Banglar Maa
- Shobar upore maa
- Shakhi Tumi Kar
- Sukher Shorgo
- Sneher Badhon
- Nil Sagorer Tire
- Sotru Voyonkor
- Dui Rongbaz
- Griho Juddo
- Strir Shopno
- Ekti Shongshar Er Golpo
- Bhalobashar Ghor
- Nor Pishach
- Top Rongbaz
- Rag Anurag
- Maa Jokhon Bicharok
- Akheri Mokabeli
- Mayer Dhowa
- Hasan Tarek
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