Meher Afroz Shaon

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Meher Afroz Shaon (born 12 October 1981)[1] is a Bangladeshi actress, director, Dancer and playback singer. She won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her performance in the film Krishnopokkho (2016).[2] She was the wife of writer and director Humayun Ahmed.[3]

Meher Afroz Shaon
মেহের আফরোজ শাওন
Shaon in 2018
Born (1981-10-12) 12 October 1981 (age 42)
Alma materUniversity of Asia Pacific
Occupation(s)Director, actress, singer, dancer
Years active1988–present
(m. 2004; died 2012)
ChildrenNishad Humayun
Ninit Humayun

Early life edit

Shaon was born to Mohammad Ali, an engineer, and Tahura Ali,[4] who was a member of parliament from Constituency 319 of the 9th Bangladesh Parliament.[5]

Shaon studied at Viqarunnisa Noon School and College. She obtained a SSC and a HSC in 1996 and 1998 respectively. She also studied in BAF Shaheen College Dhaka. She then enrolled at the University of Asia Pacific and received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2008.

Career edit

Shaon was an enlisted artist of Bangladesh Television (BTV) and began her career acting as a child artist in BTV drama Swadhinota Amar Swadhinota in 1988. She started working with Humayun Ahmed in a drama named Jononee in 1991. She was in drama serial Nokkhotrer Raat in 1996 and Aaj Robibar in 1999. She appeared in Srabon Megher Din directed by Humayun Ahmed the same year.

Personal life edit

Shaon was married to Humayun Ahmed, from 2004 until his death in 2012.[4] She has two sons - Nishad Humayun and Ninith Humayun.[6]

Criticism edit

Shaon married Humayun Ahmed, a famous Bangladeshi writer and film director, and was criticized by Humayun's fan n readers. They blame Shawon for Humayun Ahmed's first marriage divorce. They claim that at the instigation of Shawon, Humayun Ahmed divorced his wife Gultekin and married his own daughter's friend.[7] The other side denied this. They claim that everyone has a personal life and everyone should be given that personal freedom

Works edit

Filmography edit

Year Title Role Director Notes and source
1999 Srabon Megher Din Kusum Humayun Ahmed
2001 Dui Duari Toru Humayun Ahmed
2003 Chandrokotha Chandra Humayun Ahmed Won - Meril Prothom Alo Awards Critics Choice Awards for Best Film Actress
2004 Shyamol Chhaya Ashalata Humayun Ahmed
2008 Amar Ache Jol Nishat Humayun Ahmed

Television dramas edit

Actress edit

Year Title Playwright and director Airdate Notes and source
1988 Swadhinota Amar Swadhinota BTV drama
1989 Shuprobhat Dhaka BTV drama
1990 Khowar BTV drama
1991 Jononee BTV drama
1992 Khadok BTV drama
1993 Mohor Ali BTV serial drama
1995 Nokkhotrer Raat Humayun Ahmed BTV serial drama
1995 Onyoprishtha BTV drama
1997 Sabuj Shathi Humayun Ahmed BTV series drama
1998 Jonok BTV drama
1998 Sabuj Chhaya Humayun Ahmed BTV serial drama
1999 Aaj Robibar Humayun Ahmed and Monir Hossain Jibon BTV serial drama
2004 Urey Jay Bok Pokkhi Humayun Ahmed NTV serial drama

Director edit

Year Title Playwright Channel Notes and source
2009 Noya Riksha TV drama, aired on Eid-Ul-Fitr
2011 Shopno o Shopnobhongo Humayun Ahmed Channel i TV play, aired on Pahela Boishakh[8]
2014 Everest Joy Chowdhury Khaekuzzaman Aired on Eid-Ul-Fitr
Osomoye Chowdhury Khaekuzzaman Aired on Eid-Ul-Fitr[9]
Bibhrom Humayun Ahmed Channel i TV play, aired on Eid-Ul-Adha[10]
2016 Krishnopokkho Meher Afroz Shaon Only feature film as a director

Beside directing several movies, Shaon also began to script some movies. As of March 2018, she was drafting scripts of Gouripur Junction and Nokkhotrer Raat.[11]

Television host edit

Discography edit

Solo edit

Singles edit

Duet edit

  • Je Thake Akhi Pollobe[13]

Singles edit

Film scores edit

References edit

  1. ^ "৪ অভিনেত্রীর জন্মদিন আজ". (in Bengali). 2020-10-12. Retrieved 2023-06-07.
  2. ^ "National Film Award winners announced". The Daily Star. 2018-04-06. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  3. ^ হুমায়ূন আহমেদ ও শাওনের বিয়ের অদেখা একটি ছবি! [A Photo of Humayun Ahmed and Shaon's Marriage]. Priyo News (in Bengali). January 23, 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  4. ^ a b "Homage to Humayun at Nuhash Palli". The Daily Star. 2013-07-20. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  5. ^ "Constituency 319". Government of Bangladesh. Archived from the original on 2016-09-19. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  6. ^ "Shaon seeks help to establish cancer hospital". The Daily Star. 2015-07-25. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
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  8. ^ দুই বছর পর পরিচালনায় শাওন. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). April 11, 2011. Archived from the original on 2020-10-18. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  9. ^ দীর্ঘ বিরতির পর ফিরছেন শাওন, তাও আবার আইটেম গান দিয়ে!. Priyo News (in Bengali). July 5, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-07-08. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  10. ^ ঈদে হুমায়ূন আহমেদের নাটক ও টেলিফিল্ম. Priyo News (in Bengali). October 5, 2014. Archived from the original on 2021-10-17. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  11. ^ "More movies on the way" (in Bengali). Prothom Alo. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  12. ^ প্রতিযোগীদের সঙ্গে নাচলেন বিচারক শাওন. Priyo News (in Bengali). November 21, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-11-24. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  13. ^ a b Rajib Kanti Roy (July 18, 2020). "Humayun Ahmed and his taste of music". Daily Sun.
  14. ^ ইলশেগুঁড়ি - Meher Afroz Shaon - Nachiketa (in Bengali). Dhruba Music Station – via YouTube.
  15. ^ "IPDC আমাদের গান II Meher Afroz Shaon" (in Bengali). IPDC আমাদের গান – via YouTube.
  16. ^ "IPDC আমাদের গান II Chanchal Chowdhury" (in Bengali). IPDC আমাদের গান – via YouTube.

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