Bachsas Awards

Bachsas (Bangladesh Cholochitra Sangbadik Samity) Awards was introduced in 1972 to encourage the fledgling film industry of the country.[1][2] Bangladesh Cholochchitra Shangbadik Samity (Bangladesh Cine-Journalists' Association) gave out their most prestigious awards to outstanding performers in film, television, music, dance and theatre.[3]

Bachsas Awards
Current: 40th Bachsas Awards
Awarded foroutstanding performers of the silver screen, small screen, music, dance and theatre
Sponsored byBangladesh Cine-Journalists' Association
LocationDhaka, Bangladesh
Presented byBangladesh Cine-Journalists' Association
First awarded1972
Last awarded2018


Bachsas Award is the first Bangladeshi award introduced after liberation war. The motto of the award was "Creative films with social commitment" and the symbol was the Royal Bengal Tiger. First award was given for the films of 1972 and 1973. The categories of the awards were Best film (production), direction, story, screenplay, dialogue, leading and supporting actor, leading and supporting actress, music direction, male and female playback singers, camera work, editing and sound recording. Documentary films of special importance, and initiating new or alternative trends were also awarded. The awards were given regularly up to 1988. After a break of 7 years, the awards were reintroduced in 1995.[citation needed]

Juries and rulesEdit

The juries are appointed by the Bachsas elected committee. The Board members are from different walks of the society like Social Worker, Government officers, Educationist, Journalists, film maker, Film producer, Actor-Actress, Poet etc.


The awards include:

Lifetime Achievement AwardsEdit

  • Film
  • Music
  • Literature

Honorary AwardsEdit

  • Aziz Misir Critic Award
  • S M Parvez Memorial Award
  • Fazlul Haque Memorial Award
  • Ahmed Zaman Chowdhury Memorial Award
  • Belaal Ahmed Memorial Award[1]



  • Best Telefilm
  • Best direction
  • Best actor
  • best actress

Drama serialEdit

  • Best drama serial
  • Best dramatist
  • Best director
  • Best cinematographer
  • Best actor
  • Best actress
  • Best supporting actor
  • Best supporting actress


  • Best drama
  • Best dramatist
  • Best director
  • Best cinematographer
  • Best actor
  • Best actress
  • Best supporting actor
  • Best supporting actress


  • Best anchor
  • Best magazine show (Entertainment)
  • Best information-based program


  • Best production
  • Best playwright
  • Best set-design
  • Best theatre group
  • Best actor
  • Best actress


Awards by decadeEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Chaity, Afrose Jahan (10 September 2013). "BACHSAS Film Award on October 10". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Bachsas to award best films of four years". New Age. 12 September 2013. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  3. ^ Ahmed, Afsar (28 June 2004). "32nd BACHSAS Awards: A glitzy night: Recognition of outstanding media talents". The Daily Star. Retrieved 6 October 2015.