Ferdous Ahmed (born 7 June 1974)[1] is a Bangladeshi film actor, producer[2][3] and politician.[4] He is the Member of Parliament of Dhaka-10.[5]

Ferdous Ahmed
ফেরদৌস আহমেদ
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
7 January 2024
Preceded byShafiul Islam Mohiuddin
Personal details
Born (1974-06-07) 7 June 1974 (age 49)
Political partyBangladesh Awami League
Tania Ferdous
(m. 2004)
OccupationActor, producer and politician
AwardsBangladesh National Film Awards (4 times)

His work includes Hothat Brishti (1998), Kokhono Megh Kokhono Brishti (2003), Chandrokotha (2003), Nondito Noroke (2006), Amar Swapna Tumi (2005), Moner Manush (2010), and Guerrilla (2011). He won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor five times for his roles in the films Hothat Brishti (1998), Gangajatra (2009), Kusum Kusum Prem (2011), Ek Cup Cha (2014) and Putro (2018).[6][7][8][9] In November 2023, Ahmed was nominated as Awami League’s candidate for the Dhaka-10 constituency, replacing the incumbent Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, in the 2024 Bangladeshi selection.[10]

Career edit

Ferdous Ahmed has become one of the highest-paid actors in Bangladesh.[11] Ahmed was introduced in the film industry by choreographer Amir Hossain Babu.[12] He debuted in the film Buker Vetor Agun. But Hothat Brishti (1998), directed by Basu Chatterjee, was Ahmed's first massive success.[13] He won his first Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor for the lead role in the film.[6] He then acted Chatterjee's two other films – Chupi Chupi (2001) and Tak Jhal Mishti (2002).

In 2002, he appeared in Azadi Hasanat Firoz's romance Sobar Upore Prem.[14] In 2003, he performed in Chandrokotha and Kal Shokale. He appeared in Bachelor (2004) and in Meher Nigar (the first film made from the writing of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam). In 2005, he performed in Rakkhushi.[citation needed] In 2006, Ahmed appeared in two films by Didarul Alam. The first was made from Humayun Ahmed's novel, Nondito Noroke, directed by Belal Ahmed.[15]

Ferdous Ahmed owns a film production company, Nuzhat Films,[16] television production house CinemaScope and a wing of event planning studio.[12] He produced his first film Ek Cup Cha (2014).[17][18] which produced Postmaster 71.[17]

Personal life edit

Ferdous is married to Tania Ferdous, a pilot in profession, since 2004.[19][20] Together they have two daughters, Nuzhat and Namira.[20]

Controversy edit

During the run-up to the 2019 Indian general election, Ahmed visited West Bengal, India and was campaigning for chief minister and All India Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee. The Indian Union Ministry of Home Affairs revoked his business visa, in turn.[21]

Filmography edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Ferdous Ahmed". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 10 January 2024.
  2. ^ Shah Alam Shazu (7 June 2017). "Happy Birthday Ferdous!". The Daily Star. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Who is Ferdous Ahmed?". The Indian Express. 16 April 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2023.
  4. ^ "Ferdous-gets-perfect-ten-in-debut-electoral".
  5. ^ ঢাকা-১০ আসনে বিজয়ী হলেন ফেরদৌস. The Daily Ittefaq (in Bengali). Retrieved 8 January 2024.
  6. ^ a b জাতীয় চলচ্চিত্র পুরস্কার প্রাপ্তদের নামের তালিকা (১৯৭৫-২০১২) [List of the winners of National Film Awards (1975-2012)]. Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (in Bengali). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Guerrilla bags 10 National Film Awards". The Daily Star. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  8. ^ "29 artistes get Nat'l Film Award 2014". The Daily Star. 25 February 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  9. ^ "National Film Awards for 2017 and 2018 announced". The Daily Star. 8 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Actor Ferdous gets AL ticket from Dhaka-10". Prothomalo. 26 November 2023. Retrieved 1 December 2023.
  11. ^ "With four national awards, 200 movies, actor Ferdous popular in Bangladesh, Bengal". The Indian Express. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2023.
  12. ^ a b "Breaking Cultural Barriers". Star Weekend Magazine. The Daily Star. 6 May 2005. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  13. ^ "Hothat Brishti made me the Ferdous I am". The Daily Star. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Shobar Upore Prem". Bangladesh Film Archive. Retrieved 18 December 2023.
  15. ^ "Ferdous to be honoured at Bangla Fest in Canada". Daily Sun. Dhaka. 11 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Ferdous: Dedication and earnestness are prerequisites for making good films". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  17. ^ a b "Keeping up with Ferdous". The Daily Star. 4 December 2019. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  18. ^ ""I had no intention of being an actor" -- Ferdous". The Daily Star. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  19. ^ অ্যাডিলেডে সপরিবারে ফেরদৌস [Ferdous with family in Adelaide]. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 10 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  20. ^ a b Purohit, Devadeep (18 July 2018). "Bangladesh superstar Ferdous Ahmed is still paying the Lok Sabha poll price". telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 1 December 2023.
  21. ^ Ahuja, Namrata Biji (16 April 2019). "Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed in hot water after campaigning for TMC". The Week. Retrieved 17 April 2019.

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