Tauquir Ahmed

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Tauquir Ahmed
Towkir Ahmed, Dhaka 2018 (1) (cropped).jpg
Towkir Ahmed, Dhaka 2018
Native nameতৌকির আহমেদ
BornTauquir Ahmed
1965/1966 (age 52–53)[1]
Dhaka, Bangladesh
ResidenceDhaka, Bangladesh
EducationBachelor of Architecture
Alma materBUET
OccupationActor, Director
Spouse(s)
Bipasha Hayat (m. 1999)
RelativesAbul Hayat (Father-in-Law)[2]
AwardsNational Film Awards
Meril Prothom Alo Awards

Tauquir Ahmed (born 1964/1965), an architect and actor, turned director in both television and cinema. He has made five feature films. His present occupation is film making, screen writing and acting. He won Bangladesh National Film Awards in the Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Story categories for the films Joyjatra (2004) and Oggatonama (2016).[3][4]

Education[edit]

Ahmed studied in Jhenidah Cadet College (JCC) for his SSC and HSC exam. In JCC he actively took part in inter-house drama competition. After SSC & HSC he studied architecture in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). He completed film diploma from New York Film Academy, 2002. He had training in Theatre Direction from Royal Court Theatre, London (British Council Scholarship, 1995) and Acting (Stage) from ITI training, University of Theatre of Nations, 1989.

Career[edit]

Ahmed started his career as a lead-actor in romantic role in early 1980s. Many of his dramas broadcast on BTV at that time.[5] Ahmed came out as a movie-director by making- Joyjatra, Rupkothar Golpo, Daruchini Dwip.

Personal life[edit]

Ahmed married actress Bipasha Hayat on 23 July 1999.[6] Together they have one son - Arib and one daughter - Arisha.[6]

Dramas and telefilms[edit]

Year Title Director & Playwright Co-stars Notes
1996 Harjit Abul Hayat Bipasha Hayat teleplay[2]
Beli Abul Hayat Bipasha Hayat teleplay
Pratyasha Abul Hayat Bipasha Hayat teleplay
Ekjan Aparadhini Abul Hayat Bipasha Hayat teleplay
Dola Abul Hayat Bipasha Hayat drama series
Hasuli Abul Hayat Bipasha Hayat drama series
2011 Oi Khane Jeonako Tumi Arif Khan Purnima, Mahfuz Ahmed TV play, aired on ntv[7]
2013 Gopon Kotha Chilo Bolbar Sayed Zamen
Asaduzzanam Shohag
Rakhi, Deepa Khondokar telefilm[8]
2015 Pora Gondho Sohor Jure Aranya Anwar Tarin Ahmed telefilm, based on the spree of petrol bomb and arson attacks on vehicles in Bangladesh in 2015[9]
Kemon Acho Chayanika Chowdhury
Rumman Rashid Khan
Aupee Karim, Mahfuz Ahmed single-episode TV play, aired on ntv on its anniversary celebrations[10]
Andhokarey Jonaki Chayanika Chowdhury
Faria Hossain
Momo, Nazira Ahmed Mou teleplay, aired on Maasranga Television
Opar Anando Chayanika Chowdhury
Faria Hossain
Momo, Nazira Ahmed Mou teleplay, aired on ATN Bangla[11]
Sonali Danar Chil Abul Hayat (both) Bipasha Hayat teleplay, aired on Channel i on Eid[2]

As director[edit]

Year Title Playwright Artists Notes
Tomar Bosonto Dinay drama series, debut as a director[8]
2004 Aronyer Sukh Dukkha Ferdous Hasan Afzal Hussain, Suborna Mustafa 6th drama serial directed by Tauquir, aired on ntv[12]
2011 Chandramagna Bipasha Hayat drama series[5]
Bissoy Bipasha Hayat Rakhi drama, debut of Rakhi[8]
2015 Balloshikkha Palash Mahbub Tauquir, Roja Paromita telefilm, aired on Eid-ul-Fitr[13]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Co-stars Notes
1994 Nodir Nam Modhumoti Tanvir Mokammel
1999 Chitra Nodir Pare Tanvir Mokammel Afsana Mimi
2001 Lalsalu Tanvir Mokammel Raisul Islam Asad, Chandni
2006 Rupkothar Golpo Touquir Ahmed Chanchal Chowdhury
2009 Britter Baire Shahidul Islam Sachhu
2009 Rabeya Tanvir Mokammel [14]
2009 Priotomeshu Tanvir Mokammel
2015 Jalaler Golpo Abu Shahed Emon Mosharraf Karim, Moushumi Hamid [15]

As director[edit]

Year Title Story Artists Notes
2004 Joyjatra Amjad Hossain Mahfuz Ahmed, Bipasha Hayat, Azizul Hakim based on Liberation War and the novel of same title; also write the screenplay[16]
2006 Rupkothar Golpo Tauquir Ahmed Chanchal Chowdhury, Tauquir Ahmed, Taskin Sumi shows the lifestyle of ordinary people; also write the screenplay
2007 Daruchini Dwip Humayun Ahmed Riaz, Momo, Mosharraf Karim based on the novel of same title
2016 Oggyatonama Tauquir Ahmed Fazlur Rahman Babu, Shahiduzzaman Selim "On Production" narrate the life of expatriates in Middle East[17]
2017 Haldaa Azad Bulbul Zahid Hasan, Mosharraf Karim, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Fazlur Rahman Babu

Publication[edit]

  • Protisoron (stage Play, 2012)
  • Icchamrittu (stage Play, 2013)
  • Oggyatonama (stage play 2015)

Other projects[edit]

  • Nakkhatrabari Resort[5]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Bangladesh National Film Awards
  • Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Producer (Joyjatra, 2004).[18]
Meril Prothom Alo Awards
  • Best Film Director, (Joyjatra, 2004 and Rupkothar Golpo, 2006)
Dhaka International Film Festival
  • Special Award for the Film, Joyjatra
  • Audience Choice Award, Film: Rupkothar Golpo
Bali Film Festival, Indonesia
  • Audience Choice Award, Film: Daruchini Dwip

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monjur Kader (2016-03-02). "শিল্পীর সংসার, শিল্পের সংসার". Prothom Alo. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  2. ^ a b c "Abul Hayat casts daughter, son-in-law in Eid teleplay". Dhaka Mirror. 2015-07-10. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  3. ^ "National Film Awards for the last fours years announced". The Daily Star. 2008-09-01. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  4. ^ "National Film Award winners announced". The Daily Star. 2018-04-06. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  5. ^ a b c "Taukir Ahmed's "Nakkhatrabari"". Priyo News. 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  6. ^ a b "'টাকা জমিয়ে হানিমুনে গিয়েছিলাম'". Prothom Alo. 2013-05-26. Archived from the original on 2013-06-08. Retrieved 2013-05-26.
  7. ^ "Purnima in a new act". Bangladesh2day. 2011-08-29. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  8. ^ a b c "Tauquir Ahmed and Rakhi are together". Priyo News. 2013-05-19. Archived from the original on 2015-07-27. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  9. ^ "Tarin's new telefilm delves into a serious issue". Hawker.com. 2015-03-25. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  10. ^ Shah Alam Shazu (2015-06-20). "Aupee-Tauquir-Mahfuz join forces for "Kemon Acho"". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  11. ^ "Tauquir, Momo, Mou to appear in two tele-plays". Bangladesh Info. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  12. ^ Kausar Islam Ayon (2004-01-09). "Aronyer Sukh Dukkha to be aired from today". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  13. ^ "Roja Paromita in Toukir Ahmed's Eid tele-drama". The Independent. 2015-06-16. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  14. ^ Bhattacharya, Pallab (2010-03-11). "Bangla Director Dedicates New Film to 1971 War Martyrs". Outlook.
  15. ^ ""Jalal'er Golpo" wins ACF grant at Busan". Dhaka News. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  16. ^ Shah Alam Shazu (2014-12-17). "Joyjatra is the image of the Liberation War in my mind … Tauquir Ahmed". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  17. ^ "Tauquir coming with OGGYATONAMA". The Daily Star. 2015-06-11. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  18. ^ "Court summons Toukir, Bipasha". bdnews24. 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2015-10-25.

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