Abdur Razzak (actor)
Abdur Razzak (Bengali: আব্দুর রাজ্জাক; 23 January 1942 – 21 August 2017) was a Bangladeshi actor and film director. He is referred to as Nayak Raj Razzak (King of Heroes), a title given by Ahmed Zaman Chowdhury, editor of the magazine Chitrali. Razzak won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor five times for his roles in the films Ki Je Kori (1976), Ashikkhito (1978), Boro Bhalo Lok Chhilo (1982), Chandranath (1984) and Jogajog (1988). He was awarded the Independence Day Award in 2015 by the Government of Bangladesh. He acted more than 300 Bengali and Urdu film, also directed 16 film. He is considered one of the greatest actors in Bangladesh movie industry.
|Died||21 August 2017 (aged 75)|
|Occupation||Actor, producer, director|
Razzak was born in Naktala, South Kolkata. His parents Akbar Hossain and Nisarunnesa died at early ages. He joined the troupe Rongo Shobha Natya Dal led by Chhabi Biswas. In 1961, he went to Mumbai to get a diploma at the Filmalaya Film Institute. Communal violence in Calcutta in 1964 made work difficult. That year he moved to Dacca to try to break into the nascent East Pakistani film industry.
In 1966, Zahir Raihan was looking for someone to play the lead role of his new film Behula. He chose Razzak who was then serving as one of his assistants. Razzak went on to act in films including Abirbhab, Moynamoti, Taka Ana Pai, Dorpochurno and Jibon Theke Neya (1970). After the 1971 Liberation War he continued working on the films Manusher Mon, Ora Egaro Jon and Osru Diye Lekha.
Razzak got his major breakthrough by acting in the action film Rongbaj (1974), directed by Zahirul Haq.
He has acted in leading roles with many prominent actors, including Anwar Hossain, Bulbul Ahmed, Sohel Rana, Ilias Kanchan, Shuchanda, Shabana, Bobita, Kabori, Sujata, Shabnam and others. He appeared in a number of films opposite actress Shabana.
Razzak made his directorial debut in 1977 with the film Ononto Prem. He created his own production company Rajlokkhi Productions . He went on to become the first Bangladeshi actor to be a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador. He later founded the Bangladesh Film Artistes' Association.
Razzak was married to Khirunnesa (but she was called by Laxmi by Rajjak). Together they had three sons, Bapparaj, Bappi, and Samrat, and two daughter, Nasrin Pasha & Afrin Alam. He died on 21 August 2017 in Dhaka.
|Pagla Raja||Azharul Islam|
|Putro Bodhu||Kamal Ahmed|
|Natun Prithibi||Sheikh Nazrul|
|Onek Prem Onek Jala||Nazmul Huda|
|1966||Dheuer Por Dheu||Mohsin|
|Dui Paysar Alta||Amjad Hossain|
|Bajimaat||Chashi Nazrul Islam|
|Jeeban Sangeet||Mustafa Mehmud|
|Kaach Kata Heerey||Jabbar Khan|
|Kajol Lata||Mostafa Anwar|
|Kalo Golap||Akbar Kabir|
|Ke Tumi||M S Rahman|
|Naat Bou||S Ahmed|
|Tero Nombor Feku Ostagar Len||Bashir Hussain|
|Shongshar||Rahim, Mostafa, Nurul|
|Abak Prithibi||Mustafa Mehmud|
|Ashar Alo||Nurul Haque|
|1968||Abirbhab||Subhash Dutta||First film with Kabori |
|Dui Bhai||Zahir Raihan|
|Eto Tuku Asha||Narayan Ghosh Mita|
|Pich Dhala Path||Ehtesham|
|Shuo Rani Duo Rani||Zahir Raihan|
|1969||Moner Moto Bou||Rahim Newaz|
|Nil Akasher Niche||Narayan Ghosh Mita|
|1970||Charro Beshi||Q. M. Zamman|||
|Deep Nebhe Nai|
|Jey Aguney Puri||Amir Hussain|||
|Jibon Theke Neya||Zahir Raihan|||
|Jog Biyog||Fazal Haq|||
|Kokho Gocho||Narayan Ghosh Mita|||
|Modhu Milon||Kazi Zahir|||
|Peech Dhala Path||Ehtesham|||
|Shorolipi||Nazrul Islam|||
|Taka Ana Pai|||
|Nacher Putul||Ashok Ghosh|
|Sritituku Thak||Alamgir Kumkum|
|1972||Abuj Mon||Kazi Zahir|
|Chhondo Hariye Gelo||S M Shafi|
|Manusher Mon||Mostafa Mehmud|||
|Ora Egaro Jon||Nazrul Islam|||
|Osru Diye Likha||Kamal Ahmed|||
|Shopno Diye Ghera||Hashmat|
|Sonali Akash||A Matin|
|1974||Alor Michil||Narayan Ghosh Mita|
|Chokher Jole||Aziz Azhar|
|1975||Baadi Theke Begum||Mohsin|
|Ki Je Kori||Zahirul Haque||Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor|
|1977||Ananta Prem||Abdur Razzak|
|Omor Prem||Azizur Rahman|
|1978||Alankar||Narayan Ghosh Mita|
|Ashikkhito||Azizur Rahman||Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor|
|Matir Ghar||Azizur Rahman|
|1980||Chhutir Ghonta||Azizur Rahman|
|1981||Shukhe Thako||Azharul Islam|
|1982||Boro Bhalo Lok Chhilo||Mohd Mohiuddin||Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor|
|Rajani Gandha||Kamal Ahmed|
|1984||Chandranath||Chashi Nazrul Islam||Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor|
|1986||Shuvoda||Chashi Nazrul Islam|
|1988||Jogajog||Shahed Chowdhury||Moinul Hossain||Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor|
|1998||Baba Keno Chakor||Swapan Saha|
|2008||Akash Chhoa Bhalobasa||S A Haque Olike|
|2009||Mon Diyechi Tomake||Abdur Razzak|
|2011||Hridoy Bhanga Dheu||Gazi Mazharul Anwar|
|2012||Most Welcome||Anonno Mamun|
|Bhalobasar Rong||Shahin Sumon|
|2013||Ayna Kahini||Abdur Razzak|
|Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini||Shafi Uddin Shafi|
|Nishwartha Bhalobasa||Ananta Jalil|
|Judge Barrister Police Commissioner||F I Manik|
|Onnorokom Bhalobasha||Shahin Sumon|
|2014||Ek Cup Cha|
|Akash Koto Dure|
Awards and achievementsEdit
|1976||National Film Awards||Best Actor||Ki Je Kori||Won|
|1978||National Film Awards||Best Actor||Ashikkhito||Won|
|1982||National Film Awards||Best Actor||Boro Bhalo Lok Chilo||Won|
|1984||National Film Awards||Best Actor||Chandranath||Won|
|1988||National Film Awards||Best Actor||Jogajog||Won|
|2003||Indo-Bangla Kala Music Award||Khan Ataur Rahman Lifetime Achievement Award||Won|
|2009||Bachsas Awards||Life Time Achievement||Won|
|2012||Ifad Film Club Award||Life Time Achievement||Won|
|2012||Babisas Award||Life Time Achievement||Won|
|2014||Meril Prothom Alo Awards||Life Time Achievement||Won|
|2017||Tele Cine Awards in Kolkata||Life Time Achievement||Won|
- Fahmim Ferdous and Shah Alam Shazu (22 January 2016). "Nayak Raj forever". The Daily Star. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- "Legendary film star Razzak passes away". The Daily Star. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
- 'হ্যালো, রাজ্জাক ভাই জন্মদিনের শুভেচ্ছা (in Bengali). Prothom Alo. 23 January 2013. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
- Shah Alam Shazu (19 June 2015). "'I want to die when I'm working'". The Daily Star.
- "Fans bid farewell to legendary actor 'Nayak Raj' Razzak". bdnews24.com. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
- "এক নজরে রাজ্জাক". Prothom Alo. Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
- Shah Alam Shazu (23 January 2014). "Razzak on screen and beyond". The Daily Star.
- "How Razzak became 'Nayak Raj'". The Daily Star. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
- রাজ্জাক হাসপাতালে. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 5 December 2012. Archived from the original on 7 December 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- "Abdur Razzak, the Nayak Raj of Bangla films, dies". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
- "Nayakraj exits the scene". The Daily Star. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
- Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 268. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
- Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 266. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
- Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 269. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
- Shilpi Mahalanobish (23 April 2004). "Bridging the cultural divide: Indo-Bangla Kala Music Award 2003 held in New York". The Daily Star. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
- বাচসাস চলচ্চিত্র পুরস্কার পেলেন রাজ্জাক-কবরী জুটি. Kaler Kantho (in Bengali). 27 December 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
- যুগপূর্তি ও বাবিসাস এ্যাওয়ার্ড ২০১২–আজীবন সম্মাননা পাচ্ছেন নায়করাজ রাজ্জাক (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
- এক নজরে মেরিল-প্রথম আলো পুরস্কার ২০১৩. Prothom Alo (in Bengali).
- "Razzak conferred with a lifetime achievement award in Kolkata". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 22 August 2017.