Dilara Zaman

Dilara Zaman (born 19 June 1943)[1] is a Bangladeshi film and television actress.[2] She was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1993 and Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2008.[3]

Dilara Zaman
দিলারা জামান
Born (1943-06-19) 19 June 1943 (age 77)
EducationUniversity of Dhaka

Early life and educationEdit

Zaman was born in Bardhaman district in British India to Rafiquddin Ahmed and Sitara Begum.[4] 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.[4] She acted her first stage play in this school. She went on to study in Eden College.[4] 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.[5]


Zaman started acting in theatre in 1962.[5] Her first play was Mayabi Prohor, scripted by Alauddin Al-Azad.[5] In 1966, she acted her first television drama Tridhara, directed by Tahmina Banu.[4] She acted in numerous Bengali films and dramas over the course of 40 years.[2] They include The Wheel, Chandragrohon.[3] She became a school instructor in 1967 and stayed in the job until 1993.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Zaman was married to Fakhruzzaman Chowdhury (d. 2013).[6] Together they have two daughters - Taniya and Zubayra.[2] Her niece was an actress Tazin Ahmed.[7]



  1. ^ Nusrat Sharmin Liza (August 9, 2013). "একজন নিঃসঙ্গ মায়ের ঈদ". Priyo.com. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "'নিজের জন্য সময় নেই'". Jaijaidin. February 10, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "National Film Award winners' reactions". The Daily Star. April 12, 2010. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e Shah Alam Shazu (11 October 2014). "'Now I don't hear the twittering birds'...Dilara Zaman". The Daily Star. Archived from the original on 2014-10-14.
  5. ^ a b c "Dilara Zaman reminisces old times". The Daily Star. 2018-05-19. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  6. ^ "Acting is my loyal companion". The Daily Star. 2017-11-03. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  7. ^ "Actress Tazin Ahmed dies of heart attack". bdnews24.com. 2018-05-22. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  8. ^ Jayanta Saha (2014-11-24). "ফারুকীর সঙ্গে কাজ নয়: দিলারা জামান". bdnews24.com. Retrieved November 17, 2015.

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