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Sarah Begum Kabori (also Kabori Sarwar; born Mina Pal, 19 July 1950 – 17 April 2021) was a Bangladeshi film actress and politician. Her notable films include Sutorang, Sareng Bou, Abhirbhab, Shat Bhai Champa, Sujon Sokhi and Lalon Fokir. She received the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actress for her role in the film Sareng Bou (1978) and Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.
|Member of Parliament|
25 January 2009 – 20 November 2013
|Preceded by||Muhammad Gias Uddin|
|Succeeded by||Shamim Osman|
19 July 1950
Boalkhali, Chittagong, East Bengal, Pakistan
|Died||17 April 2021 (aged 70)|
(m. 1978; div. 2008)
|Occupation||Actress, politician and social worker|
Kabori was born in Boalkhali, Chittagong, East Bengal, Pakistan. She studied until 8th grade. Her father, Krisna Das Paul, was a Bhajan singer and her mother used to recite verses from religious books. Kabori was born in a cultural based family. Her siblings knew how to dance and sing. And her brother could play the tabla.
Kabori debuted in film industry at the age of 13. Her first film Sutorang, directed by Subhash Dutta, was released in 1964. She earned the role through the music director Satya Saha. Kabori starred with Razzak in more than 20 films together since Dutta's Abirbhab in 1968; the films include Nil Akasher Niche (1969), Deep Nebhe Nai (1970), and Ka Kha Ga Gha Umo (1970).
Kabori acted in several films with Farooque in the 1970s, notably Sujon Sokhi and Sareng Bou. She also starred with Bulbul Ahmed in Chashi Nazrul Islam's Devdas (1982). She acted in the 1973 film Titash Ekti Nadir Naam by Ritwik Ghatak, an Indian filmmaker. She also acted in an Urdu film Bahana by Zahir Raihan with co-actor Rahman. She also worked with other actors including Alamgir, Sohel Rana, Uzzal, Wasim, Khan Ataur Rahman, Golam Mustafa, Anwar Hossain and A.T.M. Shamsuzzaman.
In 2006, Kabori directed the film Ayna.
Kabori authored a book titled "Sritituku Thaak".
In 2008, Kabori was elected to the National Parliament in Bangladesh from Narayanganj-4 for 9th Bangladesh Parliament. During 1971 Liberation War, she participated by donating blood to help the freedom fighters. She had fled to India during the war and worked on a film, "Joy Bangladesh", in Mumbai.
Kabori first married Chitta Chowdhury. After the divorce from Chowdhury, she married Shafiuddin Sarwar in 1978. Sarwar is an uncle of politician Shamim Osman. The couple was divorced in 2008. She had five sons.
Death and legacyEdit
After testing positive for COVID-19, Kabori was first admitted to Kurmitola General Hospital and later, was shifted to the ICU in Sheikh Russel National Gastroliver Institute and Hospital where she died on 17 April 2021. She had been working on a film titled Ei Tumi Shei Tumi since 2019. 
The 1969 Ka Kha Ga Gha Umo film was shot in Chuadanga. The crew stayed at a house called Setab Manzil. The road around the house started going by the name Kabori Road after Kabori which became official in February 2017.
|1964||Sutorang||Subhash Dutta||Subhash Dutta||Debut film at the age of 14|
|1965||Bahana||Zahir Raihan||Rahman, Garaj Babu|||
|1967||Heeraramon||S. Akbar, Anwara, Siraj, Jeshiri, Sadiq Nabi|||
|Momir Elo||Kazi Khaliq||Razzak, Siraj, Anwar, Jalil, Chitra, Wahida|||
|Sat Bhai Champa||Khan Ataur Rahman||Azim, Raj, Attiya, K. A. Khan|||
|Bashori||Radha||Abdul Jabbar Khan||Razzak|
|Arun Borun Kiranmala||Azim|
|Soeey Nadya Jage Pani||Khan Ataur Rahman||Syed Hasan Imam, Rosy Afsari, Jalil Afghani|||
|1969||Nil Akasher Niche||Razzak|
|Moina Moti||Qazi Zaheer|||
|1970||Deep Nebhe Nai||Razzak|
|Binimoy||Uzzal||Debut film of Uzzal|
|Jey Aguney Puri||Amir Hussain|||
|Ka Kha Ga Gha Umo||Narayan Ghosh Mita|||
|Sontan||E. R. Khan|||
|Kanch Kata Heera||Razzak|
|1971||Jai Bangladesh||I. S. Johar||Hindi|
|Jolchhobi||Farooque||Debut film of Farooque|
|1972||Apon Por||Khan Ataur Rahman||Zafar Iqbal|
|Titash Ekti Nadir Naam||Ritwik Ghatak||Bengali (India-Bangladesh)|
|Amar Jonmobhumi||Alamgir||Debut film of Alamgir|
|1974||Sadharon Meye||Zafar Iqbal|
|Masud Rana||Sohel Rana||Debut film of Sohel Rana|
|1975||Sujon Sokhi||Khan Ataur Rahman||Farooque|
|Love in Simla||Alamgir||Hindi|
|1978||Sareng Bou||Abdullah al Mamun||Farooque|
|1982||Devdas||Chashi Nazrul Islam||Bulbul Ahmed, Anwara Begum|
|1988||Dui Jibon||Abdullah al Mamun||Bulbul Ahmed, Diti, Afzal Hossain, Nipa Monalisa|
|1973||Bachsas Awards||Best Actress||Lalon Fokir|
|1975||Bachsas Awards||Best Actress||Sujon Sokhi|
|1978||Bangladesh National Film Awards||Best Actress||Sareng Bou|
|Bachsas Awards||Best Actress||Sareng Bou|
|1988||Bachsas Awards||Best Actress||Dui Jibon|
|2008||Bachsas Awards||Honorary Award|||
|2009||Bachsas Awards||Lifetime Achievement|||
|2013||National Film Awards||Lifetime Achievement|||
|2019||Nayakraj Razzak Award|||
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