Humayun Faridi

Humayun Kamrul Islam[2] (known as Humayun Faridi; 29 May 1952 – 13 February 2012) was a Bangladeshi actor and drama organiser.[3] He worked in television dramas, movies and theatre plays. He won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor for his lead role in the film Matritto (2004).[3] He was awarded Ekushey Padak posthumously in 2018 by the Government of Bangladesh.[4]

Humayun Faridi
হুমায়ুন ফরীদি
Humayun Faridi 1.jpg
Born
Humayun Kamrul Islam

(1952-05-29)29 May 1952
Died13 February 2012
NationalityBangladeshi
Alma materJahangirnagar University
OccupationActor
Years active1952 – 2012
Spouse(s)
  • Nazmun Ara Begum Minu
    (m. 1980; div. 1984)
  • (m. 1984; div. 2008)
    [1]

Early lifeEdit

Faridi was born in Narinda, Dhaka on 29 May 1952 to ATM Nurul Islam and Begum Farida Islam. He was the second among five siblings. Pinu was one of his sisters.[5] In 1968, he passed the SSC exam from Islamia Government High School and in 1970 he passed the HSC from Chandpur Government College.[3] In the same year, he entered the University of Dhaka to study organic chemistry. However, due to the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, it became impossible to continue his studies and he subsequently took part as a freedom fighter in the war. Later he was admitted to Jahangirnagar University to study economics and became a close associate of dramatist Selim Al-Deen.[6]

CareerEdit

Faridi was discovered by dramatist Nasiruddin Yousuff, who went to serve as a judge to Jahangirnagar University where a play written, directed and acted by Faridi was staged.[7] Faridi was one of the principal organizers of the 1976 Drama Festival of Jahangirnagar University. He joined as a member of the Dhaka Theatre. In 1978, he debuted his theater acting career in the Shakuntala rendition by Selim Al-Deen, playing the character, Tokkhok. After that, he performed in Phoni Monsha in 1980, Kirtankhola as Chaya Ranjan in 1981 and Keramat Mangal as Keramat in 1985.[5] Faridi's last theatre acting was in the mid 1990s in a play called Bhut.[5]

Faridi debuted in the television dramas through his performance in Nil Nakshar Shandaney in 1982.[8] He went on to act in Bhangorer Shobdo Shuni, Songsoptok (1987–88), Pathar Shomoy (1989), Dui Bhai (1990), Shiter Pakhi (1991), Kothao Keu Nei (1992–93), Shomudrey Gangchil (1993), Kachher Manush, and Doll's House (2007–08).[9]

Faridi debuted his film acting career in the film Din-Mojur directed by Shahidul Islam Khokon.[7] He went on to act in Shantrash, Top Rongbaz and Bish Daat.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

In the 1980s, Faridi married Nazmun Ara Begum Minu. They had one daughter – Shararat Islam Devyani. The couple got divorced after four years. He was then married to the actress Suborna Mustafa until 2008.[9]

Faridi died on 13 February 2012 at his residence.[3] He was suffering from chronic lungs disease.

WorksEdit

FilmEdit

  • Onek Diner Asha (1964)
  • Alo Amar Alo (1971)
  • Dahan (1985) - Munir
  • Suchona (1988) - Akkel Ali
  • Shontrash (1991) - Julmot Ali Khan
  • Top Rangbaaz (1991)
  • Utthan Poton (1992)
  • Beporoa (1992)
  • Sotorko Shoitan (1993)
  • Banglar Bodhu (1993) - Abul
  • Ekattorer Jishu (1993) - Desmond, the caretaker
  • Anutopto (1993)
  • Dola (1993) - Alok
  • Prem Dewana (1993)
  • Ondho Prem (1993) - Montu
  • Padma Nadir Majhi (1993)[3]
  • Stree Hotta (1993)
  • Duhshahosh (1994)
  • Sneho (1994) - Thanda Mama
  • Ghatok (1994) - Jamir Box
  • Ghrina (1994) - BC Lohani
  • Commander (1994) - Andu Chora / A.R. Khan
  • Ghorer Shotru (1994)
  • Konnadaan (1995) - Salamatullah
  • Bishaw Premik (1995) - Romeo / Boro vai
  • Anjuman (1995)
  • Bichar Hobe (1996) - Dobir Morol
  • Baghini Konna (1996)
  • Soitan Manush (1996)
  • Mayer Odhikar (1996)
  • Nirmom (1996) - Rustam Ali
  • Palabi Kothai (1997) - Mr. Howladar, Manager
  • Coolie (1997) - Keramat Ali Bepari
  • Anondo Asru (1997) - Dewan Sharif
  • Tumi Shudu Tumi (1997) - Amir Chakladar
  • Praner Cheye Priyo (1997) - Billat Ali
  • Vondo (1998) - The Great Prince
  • Shanto Keno Mastan (1998)
  • Ke Amar Baba (1999)
  • Madam Fuli (1999) - Karam Ali
  • Pagla Ghonta (1999)
  • Ranga Bou (1999)
  • Ashami Bodhu (1999)
  • Mone Pore Tomake (2000) - Mr. Cotton Ali
  • Joddha (2000) - Shuk Narayan / Bablu
  • Kukkhato Khuni (2000) - Ismail Sordar
  • Bidroho Charidike (2000)
  • Bichchu Bahini (2000) - Farid Chowdhury
  • Bhoyongkor Sontrasi (2001)
  • Eri Nam Bhalobasha (2002)
  • Kokhono Megh Kokhono Brishti (2003)
  • Bir Soinik (2003) - Ramjan Molla
  • Bachelor (2004) - Abrar Bhai
  • Tyag (2004) - Sidhu Bao
  • Shyamol Chhaya (2004) - The Freedom Fighter Commander
  • JoyJatra (2004) - Pocha
  • Matritwa (2005) - Jabbar
  • Taka (2005) - Arman Chowdhury
  • Duratta (2006)
  • Bangla (2006)
  • Mayer Morjada (2006)
  • Rupkothar Golpo (2006) - Drunk man in brokedown car
  • Bindur Chhele (2006) - Jadab
  • Aha! (2007) - Kishlu
  • His Dream, His Nightmare (2007) - Ajmol Hossain
  • Ki Jadu Korila (2008) - Kamal Chairman
  • Priotomeshu (2009) - Nishad's Brother-in-law
  • Chehara: Vondo-2 (2010) - Prince
  • Phirey Esho Behula (2011)
  • Meherjaan (2011) - Khonkar
  • Ek Cup Cha (2014) - Afzal Chowdhury
  • Hulia
  • Bachelor
  • Teg
  • Return Ticket
  • Kokhono Megh Kokhono Brishti
  • Takar Ohonkar
  • Utthan-Poton
  • Sottru Voyonkor
  • Ajker Hitler
  • Atto-Ohongkar
  • Shukher Sorgoh
  • Nil Sagorer Tire
  • Shashon
  • Sotru Voyonkor
  • Lat Shaheb
  • Kuli
  • Hingsha
  • A Desh Kar
  • Mittar Mrityu
  • Nor Pishach
  • Bhalobashi Tomake
  • Shukher Sorgoh
  • Churmar
  • Prem Mane Na Badha
  • Nistur
  • Bager Thaba
  • Premer Jala
  • Palabi Kuthai
  • Kalo Choshma
  • Paharadar

Television dramasEdit

  • Nil Nakshar Shandhany (1982)
  • Durbin Die Dekhun (1982)
  • Bhangoner Shabdo Shuni (1983)
  • Bakulpur Koto Dur (1985)
  • Dubhuboner Dui Bashinda
  • Ekti Laal Shari
  • Mohuar Mon (1986)
  • Sat Ashmaner Shiri (1986)
  • Ekdin Hothat (1986, TV Movie)[8] - The Teacher
  • Chanmiar Negative Positive (1986)
  • Poush Phagun-er Pala
  • Karo Kono Neeti Nai
  • Aloknogor
  • Ojattra (1987)[7]
  • Songsoptok (1987–1988)
  • Pathar Shomoy (1989)
  • Osomoy (1989)
  • Dui bhai (1990)
  • Shiter Pakhi (1991)
  • Kothao Keu Nei (1990)
  • Shomudre Gangchil (1993)
  • Tini Akjon (2005)
  • Pret (2005)
  • Chandragrasto (2006)
  • Kachher Manush (2006)
  • Mohona (2006)
  • Vober Hat (2007)
  • J Jibon Hoyni Japon (2007)
  • Srinkhal (2010)
  • Prioy Jon Nibash (2011)
  • Arman Bhai The Gentle Man (2011)
  • Rater Otithi67

Theatrical playsEdit

  • Montasir Fantasy
  • Kirtonkhola
  • Keramot Mongol
  • Durto wee

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 in the Rear-view Mirror". The Daily Star. 30 December 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Humayun Faridi to receive posthumous Ekushey Padak". Dhaka Tribune. 9 February 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e Islam, Sirajul (2012). "Faridi, Humayun". In Islam, Sirajul; Islam, Md (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  4. ^ "Humayun Faridi to receive posthumous Ekushey Padak". The Daily Star. 10 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Reactions". The Daily Star. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  6. ^ হুমায়ুন ফরীদি আর নেই [Humayun Faridi is no more] (in Bengali). 13 February 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d Khan, Tamanna (24 February 2012). "A Complete Actor". The Daily Star. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  8. ^ a b Rumpa Syeda Farzana Zaman (30 May 2017). "Remembering Humayun Faridi". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  9. ^ a b "The Legacy of Humayun Faridee". The Daily Star. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017.

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