Towkir Ahmed, Dhaka 2018
|Native name||তৌকির আহমেদ|
1965/1966 (age 52–53)
|Education||Bachelor of Architecture|
Bipasha Hayat (m. 1999)
|Relatives||Abul Hayat (Father-in-Law)|
|Awards||National 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).
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.
Ahmed started his career as a lead-actor in romantic role in early 1980s. Many of his dramas broadcast on BTV at that time. Ahmed came out as a movie-director by making- Joyjatra, Rupkothar Golpo, Daruchini Dwip.
Dramas and telefilms
|Year||Title||Director & Playwright||Co-stars||Notes|
|1996||Harjit||Abul Hayat||Bipasha Hayat||teleplay|
|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|
|2013||Gopon Kotha Chilo Bolbar||Sayed Zamen
|Rakhi, Deepa Khondokar||telefilm|
|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|
|Kemon Acho||Chayanika Chowdhury
Rumman Rashid Khan
|Aupee Karim, Mahfuz Ahmed||single-episode TV play, aired on ntv on its anniversary celebrations|
|Andhokarey Jonaki||Chayanika Chowdhury
|Momo, Nazira Ahmed Mou||teleplay, aired on Maasranga Television|
|Opar Anando||Chayanika Chowdhury
|Momo, Nazira Ahmed Mou||teleplay, aired on ATN Bangla|
|Sonali Danar Chil||Abul Hayat (both)||Bipasha Hayat||teleplay, aired on Channel i on Eid|
|Tomar Bosonto Dinay||drama series, debut as a director|
|2004||Aronyer Sukh Dukkha||Ferdous Hasan||Afzal Hussain, Suborna Mustafa||6th drama serial directed by Tauquir, aired on ntv|
|2011||Chandramagna||Bipasha Hayat||drama series|
|Bissoy||Bipasha Hayat||Rakhi||drama, debut of Rakhi|
|2015||Balloshikkha||Palash Mahbub||Tauquir, Roja Paromita||telefilm, aired on Eid-ul-Fitr|
|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|
|2015||Jalaler Golpo||Abu Shahed Emon||Mosharraf Karim, Moushumi Hamid|||
|2004||Joyjatra||Amjad Hossain||Mahfuz Ahmed, Bipasha Hayat, Azizul Hakim||based on Liberation War and the novel of same title; also write the screenplay|
|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|
|2017||Haldaa||Azad Bulbul||Zahid Hasan, Mosharraf Karim, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Fazlur Rahman Babu|
- Protisoron (stage Play, 2012)
- Icchamrittu (stage Play, 2013)
- Oggyatonama (stage play 2015)
- Nakkhatrabari Resort
Awards and recognition
- Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Producer (Joyjatra, 2004).
- Best Film Director, (Joyjatra, 2004 and Rupkothar Golpo, 2006)
- Special Award for the Film, Joyjatra
- Audience Choice Award, Film: Rupkothar Golpo
- Bali Film Festival, Indonesia
- Audience Choice Award, Film: Daruchini Dwip
- Monjur Kader (2016-03-02). "শিল্পীর সংসার, শিল্পের সংসার". Prothom Alo. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
- "Abul Hayat casts daughter, son-in-law in Eid teleplay". Dhaka Mirror. 2015-07-10. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
- "National Film Awards for the last fours years announced". The Daily Star. 2008-09-01. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
- "National Film Award winners announced". The Daily Star. 2018-04-06. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
- "Taukir Ahmed's "Nakkhatrabari"". Priyo News. 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
- "'টাকা জমিয়ে হানিমুনে গিয়েছিলাম'". Prothom Alo. 2013-05-26. Archived from the original on 2013-06-08. Retrieved 2013-05-26.
- "Purnima in a new act". Bangladesh2day. 2011-08-29. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
- "Tauquir Ahmed and Rakhi are together". Priyo News. 2013-05-19. Archived from the original on 2015-07-27. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
- "Tarin's new telefilm delves into a serious issue". Hawker.com. 2015-03-25. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
- Shah Alam Shazu (2015-06-20). "Aupee-Tauquir-Mahfuz join forces for "Kemon Acho"". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
- "Tauquir, Momo, Mou to appear in two tele-plays". Bangladesh Info. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
- Kausar Islam Ayon (2004-01-09). "Aronyer Sukh Dukkha to be aired from today". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
- "Roja Paromita in Toukir Ahmed's Eid tele-drama". The Independent. 2015-06-16. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
- Bhattacharya, Pallab (2010-03-11). "Bangla Director Dedicates New Film to 1971 War Martyrs". Outlook.
- ""Jalal'er Golpo" wins ACF grant at Busan". Dhaka News. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
- 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.
- "Tauquir coming with OGGYATONAMA". The Daily Star. 2015-06-11. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
- "Court summons Toukir, Bipasha". bdnews24. 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
- Tauquir Ahmed on IMDb
- Tauquir Ahmed at the Bangla Movie Databse
- Tauquir Ahmed at the Rotten Tomatoes
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