Dilara Zaman (born 19 June 1943) is a Bangladeshi film and television actress. She was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1993 and Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2008.
|Education||University of Dhaka|
(m. 1966; died 2014)
|Relatives||Tazin Ahmed (niece)|
Early life and education edit
Dilara Zaman was born on 19 June 1943 in Bardhaman District in British India to Rafiquddin Ahmed and Sitara Begum. Her family then moved to Asansol. After the partition of India in 1947 they finally moved to Jessore. She studied in Bangla Bazar Government Girls High School in Dhaka. She acted her first stage play in this school. She went on to study in Eden College. She was under the mentorship of her Guru Natyaguru Professor Nurul Momen. She was a master's student of Bangla at the University of Dhaka.
Personal life edit
Zaman started acting in theatre in 1962. Her first play was Mayabi Prohor, scripted by Alauddin Al-Azad. In 1966, she acted her first television drama Tridhara, directed by Tahmina Banu. She was also a school teacher of Chattogram Cantonment Public College from 1973-1980  She acted in numerous Bengali films and dramas over the course of 40 years. They include The Wheel, Chandragrohon. She became a school instructor in 1967 and stayed in the job until 1993.
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