Ramendu Majumdar

Ramendu Majumdar (born 9 August 1941)[1] is a Bangladeshi actor, stage director and theater producer. In 2011, he was elected the President of International Theatre Institute (ITI) for the second time.[2] He was the second Asian to be elected to this position since ITI's establishment in 1948 as an initiative of UNESCO.[3] He was awarded Ekushey Padak by the Government of Bangladesh in 2009.[4]

Ramendu Majumdar
রামেন্দু মজুমদার
Born (1941-08-09) 9 August 1941 (age 79)
NationalityBangladeshi
EducationMA (English)
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
OccupationActor, stage director, theater producer
Spouse(s)Ferdousi Mazumder
ChildrenTropa Majumdar
AwardsEkushey Padak

Early life and educationEdit

Majumdar was born on 9 August 1941 in Lakshmipur to Kuntal Krishna Majumdar and Leela Majumdar.[5] He studied higher secondary at Comilla Victoria Government College.[6] He studied English literature at the University of Dhaka.[7]

CareerEdit

Majumder co-founded the Bangladesh Centre of the ITI.[1] In 2008, ITI elected him as the President.[1] He was elected again for the same position in 2011. He is the Chairman of the Dhaka Arts Centre.[8]

Majumder owns a theater group named Theater. As of 2014, the group has produced total 43 plays.[8] He is Chairman and Managing Director of Expressions Ltd, an advertising firm.[8] He founded this firm in 1993 after working for a firm, Bitopi Leo Burnett, for 21 years.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Majumdar is married to actress Ferdousi Mazumder.[10] Their daughter, Tropa Majumdar, is also an actress.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Tobias Biancone (August 9, 2011). "Ramendu Majumdar A man of goodwill, theatre and peace". The Daily Star.
  2. ^ "Ramendu Majumdar re-elected ITI worldwide president". The Daily Star. September 25, 2011.
  3. ^ "A celebration for Ramendu Majumdar". The Daily Star. November 19, 2008.
  4. ^ Jamil Mahmud (February 25, 2009). "Another feather in the cap". The Daily Star.
  5. ^ Rafi Hossain (August 20, 2016). "Life at 75". The Daily Star. Retrieved July 9, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ পথিকৃৎ নাট্যজন রামেন্দু মজুমদার. Bangladesh Pratidin (in Bengali). January 13, 2017.
  7. ^ Nadia Sarwat (August 4, 2008). "Revisiting a creative bond". The Daily Star.
  8. ^ a b c Fayza Haq (April 11, 2014). "A Theatrical Journey". The Daily Star.
  9. ^ "Through The Eyes Of Ramendu Majumdar". The Daily Star. 2018-05-12. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  10. ^ "Ramendu Majumdar and Ferdausi Majumdar were honoured". The Daily Star. 2011-12-21. Retrieved 2018-05-30.

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