Shahnaz Rahmatullah

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Shahnaz Rahmatullah
Born 1952 (age 64–65)
Nationality Bangladeshi
Occupation Playback singer
Years active 1962 - 1985
Relatives Zafar Iqbal (brother)
Awards Ekushey Padak

Shahnaz Rahmatullah (née Begum; born 1952[1]) is a Bangladeshi singer.[2] Her notable songs are “Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhe” “Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan”, Ekbar Jete De Na Amar Chotto Sonar Gaye, Je Chilo Drishtir Shimanay and Ek Tara Tui Desher Kotha.[3]

Career[edit]

Shahnaz sang in Bangladeshi and Pakistani films.[citation needed] Her main area of singing entails modern songs (Adhunik Gaan) and patriotic songs. She emerged as a singer in Dhaka in the mid-1960s. In late the 1960s and early 1970s, she sang patriotic songs such as Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhe and Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan.[4] She has released an album with Samina Chowdhury called Megh Roddur on which she sings six songs composed by Shafiq Tuhin .[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Actor Zafar Iqbal and music director Anwar Parvez are Rahmatullah's brothers.[1]

Awards[edit]

  • Ekushey Padak (1992)
  • National Film Award
  • Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Award
  • Bangladesh Chalachitra Sangbadik Samity Award

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