Asaduzzaman Mohammad Raisul Islam (known as Raisul Islam Asad; born 15 July 1953)[1] is a Bangladeshi freedom fighter and an actor in radio, theatre, television and film.[2] He won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor four times for his roles in the films Padma Nadir Majhi (1992), Anya Jibon (1995), Dukhai (1997) and Lalsalu (2001).[3] Besides, he won Best Supporting Actor award twice for the roles in Ghani: The Cycle (2006) and Mrittika Maya (2013).[4] As of 2016, he acted in more than 50 films.[4] He was a member of the Crack Platoon an elite urban guerilla, intelligence and commando unit of the Mukti Bahini.[5]

Raisul Islam Asad
রাইসুল ইসলাম আসাদ
Asad in 2016
Asaduzzaman Mohammad Raisul Islam

(1953-07-15) 15 July 1953 (age 70)
Alma materDhaka Collegiate School University of Dhaka
Years active1972–present

Early life and career edit

Asad studied in Dhaka Collegiate School.[6] He completed his bachelor's degree and masters in sociology from the University of Dhaka.[7] In 1972, Asad debuted in acting through his roles on the stage dramas Ami Raja Hobo Na and Shorpo Bishoyok Golpo on the same day.[8] His first acted feature film was Abar Tora Manush Ho (1973) directed by Khan Ataur Rahman.[8]

As a Freedom Fighter he received Rahe Bhander Ennoble Award in 2016.[9][10]

Personal life edit

Asad married Tahira Dil Afroz in 1979. Together they have a daughter, Rubaina Zaman.[4] He has a sister named Nurjahan.[2]

Filmography edit

References edit

  1. ^ Zaima Zahra (15 July 2016). "I want to work till the end - Raisul Islam Asad". The Daily Star. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b Shah Alam Shazu (17 May 2010). "'We saved money to buy kites'... Raisul Islam Asad". The Daily Star. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  3. ^ "National Film Award Best Actors Yearwise List (1975 – 2007)" (PDF). Ministry of Information. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2008.
  4. ^ a b c "Mzamin" ৬৪-তে রাইসুল ইসলাম আসাদ [Raisul Islam Asad at 64]. Manab Zamin (in Bengali). 15 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Gallant Urban Guerrillas of 1971". Star Weekend Magazine.
  6. ^ রাইসুল ইসলাম আসাদ: শুভ জন্মদিন [Raisul Islam Asad: Happy Birthday]. Bangla Tribune (in Bengali). 15 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  7. ^ Shahbaz Zahed (2 April 2015). অনন্য রাইসুল ইসলাম আসাদ [Unique Raisul Islam Asad]. Dhaka Times (in Bengali). Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  8. ^ a b রাইসুল ইসলাম আসাদ. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 16 January 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  9. ^ "13th Universal Sufi Fest held". The Daily Observer. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  10. ^ রাহে ভান্ডারের ১৩ তম মহাত্মা সম্মেলনে বক্তারা. Daily Azadi (in Bengali). 24 March 2016. Archived from the original on 10 May 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Murder mystery film 'Kaler Putul' premieres Friday". Dhaka Tribune. 28 March 2018.

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