Anwara Begum (known as Anwara) is a Bangladeshi film actress. She has acted in more than 600 films as of 2015. She won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress seven times for her roles in Golapi Ekhon Traine (1978), Sundori (1979), Sokhinar Juddho (1984), Moroner Pore (1990), Radha Krishna (1992), Banglar Badhu (1993) and Ontore Ontore (1994), and Best Actress award once for Shuvoda (1986).
Begum in the film Nawab Sirajuddaula (1967)
Muhitul Islam Muhit
In 1961, while Anwara was a student of seventh grade in Palasi Girls' School, she performed as a dancer in a group for the film Aajan. The film was never released. In 1963, Anwara acted as a dancer in two films Nachghor and Preeti Na Jane Reet. She then acted as a supporting actress in the film Sangam (1964). She performed as an actress in a lead role for Bala (1967). She got her breakthrough in 1967 for her Aleya role in the film Nawab Sirajuddaula.
Since 1972, Anwara started performing in roles of mothers, aunts and mother-in-laws.
|1967||Nawab Sirajuddaula||Khan Ataur Rahman||Aleya|||
|1978||Golapi Ekhon Traine||Amjad Hossain||Moina||won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1979||Sundori||Amjad Hossain||won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1982||Devdas||Chashi Nazrul Islam||Chandramukhi|||
|1984||Sokhinar Juddo||won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1986||Shuvoda||Chashi Nazrul Islam||won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actress|||
|1990||Moroner Pore||won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1991||Danga||Kazi Hayat||Amena Begum|
|1992||Radha Krishna||won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1993||Banglar Badhu||won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1994||Ontore Ontore||Dadi||won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1999||Srabon Megher Din||Humayun Ahmed||Kusum's Mother|
|2013||Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini||Safi Uddin Safi||Rokeya Begum/Dadi|||
|2014||Chini Bibi||Nazrul Islam Babu||Dadi|||
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- Shah Alam Shazu (6 February 2015). "Suchitra was Chashi mama's first choice for 'Shubhoda…Anwara". The Daily Star. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
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