Parveen Sultana (Bengali: পারভীন সুলতানা দিতি known by her stage name Diti; March 31, 1965 – March 20, 2016) was a Bangladeshi film and television actress. She won the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1987 for her performance in Swami Stree.[1][2][3] She acted in more than 200 films in her career.[4]

Parveen Sultana

(1965-03-31)31 March 1965
Died20 March 2016(2016-03-20) (aged 50)
Resting placeSonargaon, Narayanganj, Bangladesh
Spouse(s)Sohel Chowdhury (m. 1986 - div. 1995)
Ilias Kanchan (divorced)
ChildrenLamia Chowdhury (b.1987)
Dipta Chowdhury (b.1989)
AwardsBangladesh National Film Awards

Early life and education edit

Diti was born in Sonargaon, Narayanganj district to her parents Abul Hossain and Nurjahan Begum.[5] She completed higher secondary examination from Eden Mohila College and bachelor's from Lalmatia Women College.[6]

Career edit

As a singer, Diti got an award at a national competition by the Bangladesh Shishu Academy.[7] While she was singing for Bangladesh Television, she was noticed by actor Al Mansur. He cast her in the television drama "Laili Majnu" opposite of actor Manas Bandopadhyay.[7] Diti came to the film industry through the talent hunt competition "Notun Mukher Sondhane" in 1984.[7]

Diti debuted her acting career in the film Daak Diye Jai, directed by Udayon Chowdhury.[4] The film was never released. Her first released film was Ami-i Ostad.[4] She acted in television dramas. She also hosted a television show on cooking lessons.[4]

Personal life edit

Diti married actor Sohel Chowdhury in 1986.[6] Chowdhury was also a winner of the competition "Notun Mukher Sondhane" in the same year as Diti was.[6] Chowdhury died from gun shots in 1998 at Trumps Club in Banani.[8] The couple were divorced before this incident.[6] Together they had a daughter, Lamia Chowdhury (b.1987), and a son, Shafayet Chowdhury Dipto (b. 1989).[9][10] Later Diti married actor Ilias Kanchan which ended up in divorce as well.[4][11]

Cancer and death edit

Diti was diagnosed with brain cancer on 25 July 2015.[12] She was treated in Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Chennai, India,[12][13] and died on 20 March 2016 in the United Hospital in Dhaka.[14]

Selected filmography edit

Awards edit

Year Award Category Film Results
1987 National Film Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Swami Stree Won

References edit

  1. ^ "Diti directed first play on Channel i soon". Priyo News. 18 October 2011. Archived from the original on 10 February 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Alamgir-Diti in five movies at a time". Priyo News. 31 January 2011. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ a b c d e দিতি আর নেই. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 20 March 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Actress Diti buried beside her parents at Sonargaon home". 21 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Diti: The screen diva". Dhaka Tribune. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  7. ^ a b c "Diti laid to rest at village home". The Daily Star. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  8. ^ "No trial even 17 years after actor Sohel Chowdhury's murder". 18 December 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Diti again starts acting after returning from Canada". Priyo News. 8 September 2013. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Diti leaves home for Canada". Priyo News. 13 August 2012. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Diti - A Dhallywood trailblazer". The Daily Star. 20 March 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Actress Diti's condition unchanged". The Daily Star. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Cancer can't defeat my mom, says Diti's daughter". The Daily Star. 5 January 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Actress Diti loses battle with cancer". The Daily Star. 20 March 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  15. ^ a b c d e "2nd death anniversary of Diti today". The Independent. Dhaka. 20 March 2018.
  16. ^ চলে গেলেন চিত্রনায়িকা দিতি. Kaler Kantho (in Bengali). 21 March 2016.

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