Chashi Nazrul Islam (11 October 1941 – 11 January 2015) was a Bangladeshi film director and producer. He won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Director twice for the films Shuvoda (1986) and Hangor Nodi Grenade (1997). He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2004 by the Government of Bangladesh.
Chashi Nazrul Islam
চাষী নজরুল ইসলাম
|Died||11 January 2015 (aged 73)|
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, screenwriter|
Kaniz Salma Islam
Early life and careerEdit
Islam was born on 23 October 1941 at Shomoshpur village in Sreenagar Upazila of Munshiganj to Mosleh Uddin Khan and Shayesta Khanom. He was the eldest among four brothers and three sisters. His father was a service holder at Jamshedpur, India. At the age of 16, his father died. He got a job at the office of his uncle, the then auditor general of Pakistan. He was a member of the theatre organisation Krishti Sangha. After Islam got laid off from that job, he started to perform on radio programs in 1965.
Islam's brother in law Syed Awal, who was the chief assistant of director Fateh Lohani, introduced him to Lohani. He was first cast in a minor acting role in Asiya (1961). He got his breakthrough as an assistant director to Obaidul Huq in the film Dui Diganto (1964). At the same time, he directed and voiced radio dramas including Ramer Sumoti, Socrates and Sakhina Birangana.
Islam served as the chairman of the Bangladesh Film Director's Association, as a member of the censor board and of the joint production committee.
At age 73, Islam died of liver cancer at the Labaid Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 11 January 2015. Two of his films released after his death, Ontorongo (6 December 2015) and Bhul Jodi Hoy (8 January 2016).
|1972||Ora Egaro Jon||First film on Bangladeshi Liberation War|
|1991||Padma Meghna Jamuna|
|1993||Desh Jati Zia||Documentary|
|1997||Hangor Nodi Grenade|
|2004||Megher Pore Megh|
|2015||Antaranga||Cast: Mamnun Hasan Emon, Debut film of Alisha Pradhan|
|2016||Bhul Jodi Hoi||Cast: Mamnun Hasan Emon, Alisha Pradhan, Samraat|
|2009||Bachsas Awards||Life Time Achievement|
|2005||International Kalakar Award||Best Director||–|
|2005||BCRA Award||Best Director||–|
|2004||Ekushey Padak||Contribution to Bangladeshi films||–|
|2003||Binodan Bichitra Award||Best Director||–|
|2003||Indo-Bangla Kala Music Award||Zahir Raihan Lifetime Achievement Award||–|
|2003||Genesis Nazrul Honorary Award||–|
|2003||CJFB Award||Best Director||–|
|1997||National Film Awards||Best Director||Hangor Nodi Grenade|
|1995||Bangladesh Social Welfare Award|
|1995||Zahir Raihan Gold Medal|
|1995||Jagadish Chandra Basu Gold Medal|
|1989||Bangladesh Film Critics Award||Best Director||Biraha Byatha|
|1989||Cine Directorial Social Welfare Award|
|1989||Bangladesh National Youth Organisation Federation Award|
|1988||Sher-e-Bangla Memorial Award|
|1987||National Film Awards||Best Director||Shuvoda|
|1985||Cine Directorial Associates|
|1974||Bachsas Awards||Best Director||Songram|
- "Chashi Nazrul passes away". The Daily Star. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
- "Chashi Nazrul Islam - In loving memory". The Daily Star. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
- জাতীয় চলচ্চিত্র পুরস্কার প্রাপ্তদের নামের তালিকা (১৯৭৫-২০১২) [List of the winners of National Film Awards (1975-2012)]. Government of Bangladesh (in Bengali). Bangladesh Film Development Corporation. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
- একুশে পদকপ্রাপ্ত সুধীবৃন্দ [Ekushey Padak winners list] (in Bengali). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
- "Noted filmmaker Chashi Nazrul passes away". Retrieved 11 January 2015.
- "Subarno Kazi: Carrying on the legacy of Nazrul". The Daily Star. 5 July 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
- বাচসাস চলচ্চিত্র পুরস্কার পেলেন রাজ্জাক-কবরী জুটি. Kaler Kantho (in Bengali). 27 December 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
- 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.