Rafiath Rashid Mithila

Rafiath Rashid Mithila is a Bangladeshi actress, singer, model and development worker.[1][2] She is currently the Head of Early Childhood Development programme in BRAC International.[3]

Rafiath Rashid Mithila
রাফিয়াত রশিদ মিথিলা
Alma mater
OccupationActress, Development worker, Singer, model
Spouse(s)

Early life and educationEdit

Born on 25 May 1984 Mithila completed her Secondary (SSC) and Higher secondary (HSC) from Viqarunnisa Noon School and College. Then she completed her bachelor's and master's in political science at the University of Dhaka.[4] She completed her second Masters in early childhood development from BRAC University. She was a valedictorian and achieved the Chancellor's gold medal for her academic performance in her master's degree in 2016.[5][6] Rafiath has started her PhD in the University of Geneva in Switzerland from December 2019. She took Kathak, Manipuri and Bharat Natyam dance lessons in Benuka Dance Academy and got trained in Nazrul geeti in Hindol music academy.[1] She was a student of the art school Nandan. Some of her oil paintings were displayed in Drik Gallery in a group exhibition.[1] She also performed for People's Theater Group as a theater artist in her childhood.

Career in audio-visual mediaEdit

Mithila started her modeling career in 2002 with the cultural and fashion shows of fashion house Neelanjana Palli.[1] She appeared in TV commercials/ads and became the brand ambassador for many eminent brands and products, such as: Jui coconut oil, Robi, Banglalink, Hayes and Haier, Meril baby products, Bajaj hair oil, Close up tooth paste, Huawei etc.[4] She was the model in the music videos Moyna Go and Ghum by the musician Habib Wahid and 'Ki Hole Ki Hoto' by Arnob.[1] Mithila acted in the television serial "House Full", directed by Redoan Rony and Iftakher Ahmed Fahmi.[7] She attained popularity for her role in the Houseful TV series. Mithila acted in various popular dramas and telefilms including X-Factor, Land phone er din gulote prem, Denmohor etc. Mithila also hosts country's one of the most popular celebrity talk shows 'Amar Ami' on Banglavision. She has sung many songs including title tracks of telefilms and has written lyrics of many popular songs.

Career in development sectorEdit

Rafiath Rashid Mithila has twelve years of experience working in the development sector. Currently, she is working as the Head of Early Childhood Development in BRAC International. She possesses extensive experience in project development, research, and teaching in the field of education and early childhood development. She has closely worked with the marginalized and excluded groups in Africa and Asia, and have designed and implemented innovative, cost-effective and sustainable education. She has worked in Bangladesh, Nepal, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. She is also in the core team for designing and implementing a play based ECD model in Uganda and Tanzania.

She is an active advocate of women and children's rights in Bangladesh. She has also worked as a goodwill ambassador for the ‘Safe Internet for Children’ campaign run by Grameen Phone (Telenor) (2014 – 2015) in Bangladesh. She designed and hosted country's first radio show on positive parenting in early childhood development named 'Berey Othar Golpo' on Radio Shadhin.

Career in academiaEdit

Mithila worked as a lecturer in Northern University Bangladesh. She taught English Literature at the high school in Scholastica. She has worked as a Tutor in AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program at the Minneapolis Public School District in USA. Mithila has also worked as a guest faculty in the Dept. of Early Childhood Development in BRAC University. Currently she is pursuing her PhD in Early Childhood Education in the University of Geneva.

Rafiath Rashid Mithila also writes in academic and non-academic platforms such as: journals, blogs, newspapers etc. Apart from writing lyrics and poems, she has recently focused her interest in writing children's story books and has already published a set of two books for early years (1 to 5 years old) children. Her books are: 'School er Prothom Din' for 3 to 5 years old children and 'Laal Balloon' for 1 to 3 years old children.

Personal lifeEdit

Mithila met Tahsan Rahman Khan, a musician, in 2004, and they married on 3 August 2006.[4] Together they have a daughter, Ayra Tehreem Khan (b. 2013).[8][9] In July 2017, on a Facebook post, the couple announced their divorce.[10] On 6 December 2019, Mithila married Indian film director and script writer Srijit Mukherji.[11][12][13]

Musician Arnob is Mithila's cousin.[14]

WorkEdit

Television dramas and telefilms
  • House Full
  • Anti Clock
  • Punch Clip
  • Prem Keboli Ekti Rashayonik Bikria[15]
  • Landphoner Dingulote Prem
  • Anger Story
  • After Marriage
  • Promise
  • He and she
  • Mr. and Mrs.
  • Amar golpe tumi
  • Nobab gunda
  • Proof reader
  • Amar kotha
  • Choto Pakhi
  • Life Insurance
  • Thikana
  • Batch 27
  • Batch 27 - the last page
  • Biyer daoat roilo
  • Denmohor
  • Ghum
  • X-factor
  • Kothopokokhon
  • Timeline

Short films/Webseries:

  • Mukhomukhi
  • Ekti Shobuj Bag
  • WTF (Welcome To Family)
  • Joggyota
  • Dure thaka kacher manush
  • Khola Janala
  • Ekattor

Songs:

  • Ogochore (in film 3rd Person Singular Number)
  • Thikana (Title track in natok 'Thikana')
  • Tomar Amar (Title track in Natok 'Mr. And Mrs')
  • Title track in Natok 'Amar Golpe Tumi'
  • Chile Amar (title track of natok 'kothopokothon')
  • Rodela dupure
  • Shesher Golpo
  • Onubhuti
  • Brittalpona
  • Durotto

Lyrics:

  • Shosta Khobh
  • Ogochore
  • Rodela dupure
  • Shesher gaan
  • Durotto
  • Dure
  • Tomar Amar
  • Nirbashito
  • Pagla Ghuri
  • Sroter Sheshe

TV show:

  • 'Amar Ami' on Banglavision

Radio show:

  • 'Berey Othar Golpo' on Radio Shadhin

Music video:

  • Ghum (Habib)
  • Ki Hole Ki Hoto (Arnob)

Children's Literature:

  • School er Prothom Din
  • Laal Balloon

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Deepita, Novera (27 May 2005). "Walking down the ramp with Mithila". The Daily Star. Archived from the original on 28 October 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Mithila returns to the screen". The Daily Star. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  3. ^ ""She really inspired me"—Rafiath Rashid Mithila". The Daily Star. 21 April 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Heart to heart with Tahsan-Mithila". The Daily Star. 27 January 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  5. ^ Hossain, Rafi (1 April 2017). "Mithila – A Symbol of Empowerment". The Daily Star. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  6. ^ Karim, Elita (6 January 2017). "1 minute please". The Daily Star. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  7. ^ Hossain, Rafi (3 January 2015). "The Dynamic Duo". The Daily Star. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  8. ^ বাবা-মা হলেন তাহসান-মিথিলা. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  9. ^ তাহসান-মিথিলার ঘরে প্রথম কন্যাসন্তান. banglanews24.com (in Bengali). Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Celebrity couple Tahsan, Mithila announce divorce, apologise to fans". bdnews24.com. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  11. ^ "হাত ভর্তি মেহেন্দি, পরনে লাল জামদানি, নতুন বউকে সঙ্গে নিয়ে এক ফ্রেমে সৃজিত" (in Bengali). News18 Bangla. 6 December 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  12. ^ "অচেনা নদীর স্রোতে এভাবেই মিথিলার হাত ছুঁয়ে থাকা" (in Bengali). Ei Samay. 6 December 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  13. ^ Biswas, Bihangi (6 December 2019). "এক হচ্ছে চার হাত, আজই মিথিলার সঙ্গে বিয়ে সৃজিতের" (in Bengali). Anandabazar Patrika. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  14. ^ ARNOB Mithila BanglaVision Program Amar Ami Ep-565 Sajjad Hussain, retrieved 6 December 2019
  15. ^ Haque, Minam (2 July 2016). "The Singers' Act". The Daily Star. Retrieved 22 July 2017.