|Native name||জুলফিকার রাসেল|
13 November 1977 |
|Alma mater||Dhaka City College|
|Occupation||Songwriter, Poet, Journalist|
|Known for||Journalist and lyricist|
|Notable work||Written the official ICC world cup song "O Prithibi Ebar Eshe Bangladesh Nao chiney"|
|Parent(s)||Abdus Salam (father) and Saleha Begum (mother)|
|Awards||Mirchi Music Awards Bangla, (2017) Citycell-Channel i Music Awards|
Zulfiqer Russell (Bengali: জুলফিকার রাসেল) (born 13 November 1977) is a Bangladeshi journalist and lyricist, and is currently the editor of popular online news site The Bangla Tribune. He was the winner of the Citycell-Channel I Music Award in 2008, 2010 and 2013. He has received Mirchi Music Awards (Bangla) award for Song of the year (Modern song) category. This is the first time a Bangladeshi lyricist has won this awards. He received the award for the song, titled “Shabuj Chilo” which includes vocals by Nachiketa Chakraborty. 
Zulfiqer Russell was born at 13 November 1977 in Dhaka District, Bangladesh, to father Abdus Salam and mother Saleha Begum. He studied at the Muslim Modern Academy, and graduated from Dhaka City College.
Russell used to write for The Daily Ittefaq, The Daily Janakantha and many other publications from an early age. He said, "It was truly an indefinable feeling to see my own writings in print." In the beginning of the 90s, his poems were published in different reading materials. In the process of working with different newspapers, he came to be acquainted with many artists. However, the words of a song by Mohammad Rafiquzzaman, from the movie Shuvoda, made him realise these words weren't written by him. After a while, he started writing himself, but gradually realised that writing a song isn't as easy as it sounds. Moni Zaman from the band Symphony, worked with his song for the very first time that was voiced by Tuhin. Interestingly enough, it was never released. As a lyricist actually began when working with Bappa Mazumder.
Russell is a professional journalist. Presently he is the editor of popular news online Bangla Tribune. Previously he worked for Maasranga Television and Bangla newspapers Daily Amader Shomoy, Ajker Kagoj and Banglabazar Patrika. He is also extensively involved and earned reputation and popularity as a lyricist. He is also well known for his lyrics in West Bengal, India. Russell has written the official welcome song "O Prithibi Ebar Eshe Bangladesh Nao chiney" of ICC world cup cricket 2011 held in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. His film The Distant Sky (আকাশ কত দূরে) was selected for national film grants by the Bangladeshi government in 2010. He has written more than 1000 songs since 1993. Many eminent and popular singers have sung songs written by him. Russell is also a poet. His first publication is 'Kofine Ojoggo Purush'.
- Akash Koto Durey, 2013, Director: Samia Zaman
|Released||Album||Artist||Tune/Composition||Music Arrangements||Production Company|
|January 1997||Onnorokom Valo||Ahmed Faisal||Moni Zaman||Moni Zaman||Sangeeta|
|December 1999||Akash Chhoa||Shampa Reza||Bappa Mazumder||Bappa Mazumder||Soundtek|
|December 2001||Ekoi Shohore||Bappa Mazumder & Jewel||Bappa Mazumder||Bappa Mazumder||Soundtek|
|February 2002||Apekhkhay Theko||Kumar Bishwajit, Baby Naznin, Samina Chowdhury, Kanakchapa, Shampa Reza, Jewel, Bappa Mazumder, Asif & Kaniz Suborna||Bappa Mazumder||Bappa Mazumder||Soundtek|
|May 2002||Aaj Brishti Namuk||Baby Naznin, Fahmida Nabi, Shampa Reza, Jewel, Biplob, Bappa, Asif, Pancham, Amitav Kaisar||Bappa Mazumder, Biplob, Pancham, Apu||Bappa Mazumder, Biplob, Pancham, Apu||Soundtek|
|November 2003||Firti Pothey||Jewel||Bappa Mazumder||Bappa Mazumder||Bappa Mazumder|
|February 2004||Chhelemanushi||Asif, Agoon & Bappa||Bappa Mazumder||Bappa Mazumder||Soundtek|
|May 2004||Du' Poshla Brishti||Indranil Sen (India) & Bappa Mazumder||Bappa Mazumder||Bappa Mazumder||Soundtek|
|February 2005||Swapnorani||Asif & Kaniz Suborna||Bappa Mazumder||Bappa Mazumder||Soundtek|
|April 2005||Ichchhe Korei Ekshathey||Anjan Dutt (India) & Bappa Mazumder||Bappa Mazumder||Bappa Mazumder||Soundtek|
|January 2006||Aanchor||Fahmida Nabi, Shakila Zafar, Jewel, Tipu, Bappa Mazumder & S I Tutul||Bappa Mazumder, S I Tutul||Bappa Mazumder, S I Tutul||Aarshi, Agnivenna & G Series|
|September 2007||Abar Pothe Dekha||Anjan Dutt (India), Bappa Mazumder & S I Tutul||Bappa Mazumder, S I Tutul||Bappa Mazumder, S I Tutul||Soundtek|
|April 2008||Bhango Moner Dana||Bappa Mazumder, Jewel & Indranil Sen (India)||Bappa Mazumder||Bappa Mazumder||Soundtek|
|September 2008||Kheyal||Bappa Mazumder, S I Tutul & Arnob||Bappa Mazumder, S I Tutul||Bappa Mazumder, S I Tutul||ATN Music|
|September 2009||Phoring||Fahmida Nabi, Bappa Mazumder, Mahadi & Bishwajit||Bappa Mazumder||Bappa Mazumder||ATN Music|
|February 2010||Ek Mutho Gaan||Bappa Mazumder & Fahmida Nabi||Bappa Mazumder||Bappa Mazumder||ATN Music|
|August 2010||Poroshpor||Samina Chowdhury, Fahmida Nabi, Bappa Mazumder & Rupankar||Bappa Mazumder||Bappa Mazumder||ATN Music|
|July 2012||Akash Debo Kaakey||Tareen, Tapan Chowdhury, Raghab, Rupankar & Ibrar Tipu||Joy Sarker, Bappa Mazumder, Rupankar, Ibrar Tipu & Belal Khan||Joy Sarker, Indrajit Dey, Bappa Mazumder, Ibrar Tipu & Mushfiq Litu|
|August 2012||Poroshpor-2||Samina Chowdhury, Kumar Bishwajit, Sonu Nigam (India) & Javed Ali (India)||Joy Sarker, Pilu Khan & Rupankar||Joy Sarker & Indrajit Dey||Agniveena & G Series|
|July 2013||Ichchhe Hoy||Fahmida Nabi||Naquib Khan & Pilu Khan||Tamal Chakrabarty|
|October 2013||Cholo Baanchi, Benche Thakar Moto, Type: Soft Melody||Samina Chowdhury||Naquib Khan, Pilu Khan, Rupankar & Raghab||Indrajit Dey & Tamal Chakrabarty|
|July 2014||Aaj Ki Brishti Hobe||Tina||Raghab Chatterjee, Ibrar Tipu & Belal Khan||Indrajit Dey & Tamal Chakrabarty||Laser Vision|
|Bari Ferar Tara||Raghab Chatterjee||Raghab Chatterjee||Indrajit Dey & Tamal Chakrabarty|
|Aaraley||Kanakchapa||Naquib Khan, Moinul Islam Khan & Pilu Khan||Tamal Chakrabarty|
|August 2014||Benche Thakar Jonne||Rupankar Bagchi||Rupankar Bagchi||Indrajit Dey|
|February 2015||Neel Jhinuker Kham||Fahmida Nabi & Rupankar Bagchi||Rupankar Bagchi||Indrajit Dey|
|July 2015||Ekta Bondhu Chai||Samina Chowdhury & Raghab||Raghab Chatterjee||Indrajit Dey & Tamal Chakrabarty||Laser Vision|
|September 2016||Amar Ichchhe Kothay||Imran & Palak Muchhal||Imran Mahmudul||Imran Mahmudul||Soundtek|
|June 2017||Benche Thakar Maane||Nachiketa||Nachiketa||Tunai Debasish Ganguly||Aasha Audio|
|November 2017||Lage Buke Lage||Imran Mahmudul & Anwesshaa||Imran Mahmudul||Imran Mahmudul||Dhruba Music|
|January 2018||Bhalo Theko||Jayati Chakraborty||Nachiketa||Tunai Debasish Ganguly||Aasha Audio|
|2017||Mirchi Music Awards Bangla||Song of the year (Modern song)||Won|
|2013||Citycell-Channel i Music Awards||Best Lyricist||Won|
|2009||Dhaka Cultural Reporters Unity||Won|
|2008||Bangladesh Cultural Reporters Association||Won|
|Citycell-Channel i Music Awards||Won|
His spouse Worda Ahmed is a fashion designer. They have a daughter, Parisa Russell.
- "5th Citycell-Channel i Music Awards". The Daily Star. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
- "A Cup of Coffee with Zulfiqer Russell". The Daily Star. 2018-03-31. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
- "Zulfiqer Russell receives Mirchi Music Award | Dhaka Tribune". www.dhakatribune.com. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
- জুলফিকার রাসেল বাংলা ট্রিবিউনের ভারপ্রাপ্ত সম্পাদক [Zulfikar Russell Acting Editor of Bangla Tribune]. Bangla Tribune (in Bengali). Retrieved 2017-07-01.
- Afrin, Saudia (25 June 2015). "When words spell magic". Dhaka Tribune.
- বিশ্বকাপ ক্রিকেটের স্বাগত সংগীত. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Retrieved 2017-07-01.
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