Rozina (born 12 April 1956) is a Bangladeshi film and television actress.[1] As of 2018, she has performed in over 300 films.[2] She was a prominent actress in the 1980s.[3] She won Bangladesh National Film Awards for the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for her roles in the films Jibondhara (1988) and Koshai (1980) respectively. She also starred opposite to Mithun Chakraborty in Anyaay Abichar.[4]

Born (1956-04-12) 12 April 1956 (age 67)
Years active1977-present
AwardsNational Film Awards
Meril Prothom Alo Awards

Biography Edit

Rozina was born on 12 April 1956 in Faridpur district, East Pakistan.[5]

She started her career at an early age of 16, in the 1976 film Rajmahal, opposite actor Wasim. Then she paired opposite Wasim in a number of films. Their next film was Rosher Baidani. In 1976, she changed her name from Renu to Rozina.[6] They also acted in the films Zarka and Rajshinghasan.[7]

1981-1990 Edit

Rozina started acting in Indian Bengali films. In 1985, Hindi film director Shakti Samanta cast this young actress in his Bengali film Anyay Abichar and its Hindi version Aar Paar in the lead role opposite Mithun Chakraborty.[8] She was the first Bangladeshi actress to be cast as a lead actress in a Bollywood film. The film earned 1.5 crores at the box-office which was the highest grossing Bengali film at that time.

In 1988, she achieved Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actress for her portrayal in Koshai (1988). She lip-synched several songs by Sabina Yasmin such as "O Amar Rasiya Bandhure", "Ei Mon Tomake Dilam", "Jalpari", and "Chhairo Na Chhairo Na Haat".

1991-2000 Edit

Rozina starred in several films of West Bengal as a leading actress in the early 1990s. She often acted opposite Chiranjit, Tapas Paul, Ranjit Mallick etc. Then she started doing character roles such as mother, sister, sister-in-law (boudi). She became irregular after 1993.

2001-2010 Edit

Rozina made her comeback in Bangladeshi films with the film Rakkhushi (2004) opposite actor Ferdous Ahmed. She was awarded Meril Prothom Alo Awards in Critics Choice Best Film Actress category for her role. She played an insane woman in this film and killed several people to take revenge of her husband's murder. Ferdous was 12–13 years younger than her. It was the first time in Bangladeshi films that an actress worked opposite any actor younger than her by more than a decade.[citation needed]

2011-present Edit

Rozina has appeared in several films as character artists in the 2010s opposite Alamgir and others. She directed two serials titled Mejdidi and Borodidi based on Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novels. Besides directing, she played the title role in Mejdidi. She also directed a drama titled Badnam based on Rabindranath Tagore's story. Additionally, she made several TV dramas based on Kazi Nazrul Islam's story.[8]

Filmography Edit

Year Film Title Role Director
1976 "Rajmahal"
Rosher Baidani
Tasher Ghor
Shukher Shangshar
Janota Express
1984 Suruj Mia [8]
1988 Koshai
Jibondhara [8]
Chokher Moni
Sonar Cheya Dami
Matir Manush
Shohor Theke Dure
Bini Sutar Mala
Rakhe Allah Mare Ke
Sohag Milon
Sath Maa
Bondhu Amar
Chor Police Dakat
Ghor Bari Nasib
Goli Theke Rajpath
Shiri Farhad
Daku O Darbesh
Rangin Rupban
Hasu Amar Hasu
Razia Sultana
Sabuj Mia
2004 Rakkhushi
TBA Firey Dekha herself

Awards and recognition Edit

National Film Awards

Meril Prothom Alo Awards

  • Critics Choice Best Film Actress - Rakkhushi (2004)

References Edit

  1. ^ রোজিনার ৩ নাটক. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Dhaka. 25 April 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Rozina's years as a leading lady". The Daily Star. 2 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  3. ^ দেশে ফিরলেন রোজিনা [Rozina Returns to the homeland]. (in Bengali). Dhaka. Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  4. ^ Rashed Shaon. চার দশকে আমাদের সেরা চলচ্চিত্রগুলো. bdnews24 (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 28 December 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  5. ^ Moore, Oscar; Noble, Peter, eds. (1992). "Who's Who". Screen International Film and Television Yearbook 1992-93. International Thomson Business Publishing. p. 6. ISBN 0900925211
  6. ^ রেনু থেকে রোজিনা [Renu to Rozina]. Daily Amardesh (in Bengali). Dhaka. Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  7. ^ Shazu, Shah Alam (18 June 2010). "My heroes: Rozina on her silver-screen co-actors". The Daily Star. Dhaka. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  8. ^ a b c d Shazu, Shah Alam (20 December 2013). "Rozina the feisty fighter". The Daily Star. Dhaka. Retrieved 26 June 2015.

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