Abdur Razzak (actor)

Abdur Razzak (Bengali: আব্দুর রাজ্জাক; 23 January 1942 – 21 August 2017)[1][2] was a Bangladeshi actor and film director.[3] He is referred to as Nayak Raj Razzak (King of Heroes), a title given by Ahmed Zaman Chowdhury, editor of the magazine Chitrali.[4] 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.[4][5] 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.[6]

"Nayak Raj"

Abdur Razzak
আব্দুর রাজ্জাক
Abdur Razzak.jpg
Born(1942-01-23)23 January 1942
Died21 August 2017(2017-08-21) (aged 75)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
NationalityBangladeshi
OccupationActor, producer, director
Years active1964–2017
Spouse(s)Khairunnesa Laxmi
Children
  • Bapparaj
  • Nasrin Pasha
  • Rowshan Hossain Bappi
  • Afrin Alam
  • Khalid Hossain Samrat

Early lifeEdit

Razzak was born in Naktala, South Kolkata.[1] His parents Akbar Hossain and Nisarunnesa died at early ages.[1][7] He joined the troupe Rongo Shobha Natya Dal led by Chhabi Biswas.[1] In 1961, he went to Mumbai to get a diploma at the Filmalaya Film Institute.[1] 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.[5]

In Dhaka, he found work at Abdul Jabbar Khan's Iqbal Films, and assisted in Kamal Khan's Ujala. He then worked in small roles in the films Akheri Station and Tero Nombor Feku Ostagor Lane.[1]

CareerEdit

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.[1] 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.[1]

Razzak got his major breakthrough by acting in the action film Rongbaj (1974), directed by Zahirul Haq.[8]

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.

He went on to make more than 300 appearances in Bengali and Urdu movies.

Razzak made his directorial debut in 1977 with the film Ononto Prem.[1] 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.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

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.[7][9] He died on 21 August 2017 in Dhaka.[10][11]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Director Co-artist Notes
Pagla Raja Azharul Islam
Priyotoma
Protishodh Babul Chowdhury
Putro Bodhu Kamal Ahmed
Somapti Monjur Hossain
Sona Bou
Laili Majnu
Shetu Babul Chowdury
Slogan Kabir Anwar
Talaq Azharul Islam
1965 Nagin Sheikh Nazrul
Natun Prithibi Sheikh Nazrul
Nazma Subhash Dutta
Odhikar
Onek Prem Onek Jala Nazmul Huda
Ovagi Hafiz Uddin
1966 Dheuer Por Dheu Mohsin
Dui Paysar Alta Amjad Hossain
Ghoroni Hafiz Uddin
Bajimaat Chashi Nazrul Islam
Gunda Alamgir Kumkum
Jeeban Sangeet Mustafa Mehmud
Jhorer Pakhi Zaman
Kabin
Kaach Kata Heerey Jabbar Khan
Kajol Lata Mostafa Anwar
Kalo Golap Akbar Kabir
Ke Tumi M S Rahman
Mohanagar Azizur Rahman
Motimohol Ashok Ghosh
Naat Bou S Ahmed
Tero Nombor Feku Ostagar Len Bashir Hussain
1967 Anowara Zahir Raihan
Shongshar Rahim, Mostafa, Nurul
Abak Prithibi Mustafa Mehmud
Abokash
Aponjon
Ashadharan Rahim Newaz
Ashar Alo Nurul Haque
Obhijaan Abdur Razzak
Bashori Jabbar Kha
Bondhu Dilip Biswas
1968 Abirbhab Subhash Dutta First film with Kabori [1]
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
Moynamoti Kazi Zahir [1]
Nil Akasher Niche Narayan Ghosh Mita
1970 Charro Beshi Q. M. Zamman [12]
Deep Nebhe Nai
Dorpochurno [1]
Jey Aguney Puri Amir Hussain [12]
Jibon Theke Neya Zahir Raihan [12]
Jog Biyog Fazal Haq [12]
Kokho Gocho Narayan Ghosh Mita [12]
Maina Kazi Zahir [13]
Modhu Milon Kazi Zahir [citation needed]
Payal Mustafiz [13]
Peech Dhala Path Ehtesham [12]
Samapati Manzur Hussain [12]
Shorolipi Nazrul Islam [citation needed]
Taka Ana Pai [1]
1971 Meherban Kazi Zahir [14]
Nacher Putul Ashok Ghosh
Sritituku Thak Alamgir Kumkum
1972 Abuj Mon Kazi Zahir
Chhondo Hariye Gelo S M Shafi
Manusher Mon Mostafa Mehmud [1]
Ora Egaro Jon Nazrul Islam [1]
Osru Diye Likha Kamal Ahmed [1]
1973 Otithi Azizur Rahman
Rangbaaz Zahirul Haque [8]
Shopno Diye Ghera Hashmat
Sonali Akash A Matin
1974 Alor Michil Narayan Ghosh Mita
Beiman Ruhul Amin
Chokher Jole Aziz Azhar
Porichoy Azizur Rahman
1975 Baadi Theke Begum Mohsin
Shadu Soytan
1976 Anirban Kamal Ahmed
Ki Je Kori Zahirul Haque Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor
Somadhi Dilip Biswas
1977 Ananta Prem Abdur Razzak
Omor Prem Azizur Rahman
1978 Alankar Narayan Ghosh Mita
Ashami Dilip Biswas
Ashikkhito Azizur Rahman Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor
Mayar Badhon Mustafiz
Shohag Saiful Azam
1979 Anurag Kamal Ahmed
Matir Ghar Azizur Rahman
1980 Chhutir Ghonta Azizur Rahman
Anarkali Dilip Biswas
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

FilmEdit

Year Award Category Film Result
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

OtherEdit

Year Award Category Result
2003 Indo-Bangla Kala Music Award Khan Ataur Rahman Lifetime Achievement Award Won[15]
2009 Bachsas Awards Life Time Achievement Won[16]
2012 Ifad Film Club Award Life Time Achievement Won
2012 Babisas Award Life Time Achievement[17] Won
2014 Meril Prothom Alo Awards Life Time Achievement Won[18]
2017 Tele Cine Awards in Kolkata Life Time Achievement Won[19]

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ 'হ্যালো, রাজ্জাক ভাই জন্মদিনের শুভেচ্ছা (in Bengali). Prothom Alo. 23 January 2013. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
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  9. ^ রাজ্জাক হাসপাতালে. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 5 December 2012. Archived from the original on 7 December 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
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