Abu Taher Mohammad Shamsuzzaman (known as ATM Shamsuzzaman; born 10 September 1941) is a Bangladeshi film and television actor, director and screen-playwright. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2015 by the Government of Bangladesh. He won Bangladesh National Film Awards five times for his roles in Dayee Ke? (1987), Madam Fuli (1999), Churiwala (2001), Mon Bosena Porar Table E (2009) and Chorabali (2012).
Shamsuzzaman in 2013
|Occupation||Actor, producer, director, story writer and dramatist|
|Years active||1961 – present|
Early life and careerEdit
Shamsuzzaman was born in Daulatpur, Noakhali on 10 September 1941. He began his schooling in Dhaka at Pogose School, where he was friends with Prabir Mitra, who would also grow up to be an actor. His film career began with filmmaker Udayan Chowdhury as an assistant director in films "Manusher Bhagban" and "Bishwokanya". He got his breakthrough through his role in the film 1976 "Nayanmoni" (1976), directed by Amjad Hossain. Earlier he played the role of Ramzan in the play Sangsaptak, aired in 1960.
According to a probe report of "Nilima Ibrahim Committee", a six-member committee led by educationist Nilima Ibrahim, Shamsuzzaman was suspended from the television and radio programmes because of his alleged role in favor of Pakistan army during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.
Shamsuzzaman married Runy Begum in 1968. They had three sons and three daughters. In March 2012, one of his sons, ATM Kholikuzzaman Kushol, killed another son ATM Kamaluzzaman Kabir. Shamsuzzaman testified in court and in 2014, Kushol was sentenced to life in prison.
|1979||Surja Dighal Bari||Sheikh Niamat Ali and Masihuddin Shaker|
|1987||Dayee Ke?||Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor|
|1999||Tomar Jonno Pagol|
|2005||Amar Swapno Tumi||Hasibul Islam Mizan|
|Hajar Bachhor Dhore||Shuchanda|
|Molla Babrir Bou|
|2009||Chander Moto Bou|
|Mon Boshena Porar Tebile|
|2011||Kusum Kusum Prem|
|2012||Chorabali||Redoan Rony||Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor|
Awards and nominationsEdit
- Ekushey Padak (2015)
|1987||National Film Awards||Best Film Actor||Opekkha||Won|
|1999||National Film Awards||Best Comedy Actor||Madam Fuli||Won|
|2001||National Film Awards||Best Comedy Actor||Churiwala||Won |
|2009||National Film Awards||Best Comedy Actor||Mon Bosena Porar Table E||Won|
|2012||National Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Chorabali||Won|
|2018||National Film Awards||-||-||Won|
- Sazu, Shah (10 September 2017). "A quiet day like any other". The Daily Star. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
- "I am still a film actor: ATM Shamsuzzaman". Priyo News. Archived from the original on 31 July 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
- "PM hands over Ekushey Padak 2015". Dhaka Tribune. 19 February 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
- "ATM Shamsuzzaman: The star who won the world". New Age. 23 November 2019.
- "FFs urge govt not to confer Ekushey Padak on ATM Shamsuzzaman". New Age. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
- "Actor ATM Shamsuzzaman's son gets life sentence for killing sibling". bdnews24.com. 31 August 2014.
- "Father describes son's murder by brother". bdnews24.com. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
- Kamol, Ershad (20 July 2007). "A thespian on his illustrious career: In conversation with ATM Shamsuzzaman". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
- "PM presents National Film Awards". banglanews24.com. 10 May 2014. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
- প্রধানমন্ত্রীর হাত থেকে সম্মাননা নিলেন এটিএম শামসুজ্জামান. Somoy News. Retrieved 8 December 2019.