A B M Shahidul Islam, known as S.I. Tutul, is a Bangladeshi singer and musician[1][2] who is the lead singer and lead guitarist of the Dhrubotara Band. He also works in the Bangladeshi film industry. He won Bangladesh National Film Awards for Best Music Director (Daruchini Dwip, 2007), Best Music Composer (Bapjaner Bioscope, 2015) and Best Male Playback Singer (Bhalobaslei Ghor Bandha Jay Na, 2010; Bapjaner Bioscope, 2015).[3][4][5]

S.I. Tutul
এস.আই. টুটুল
Tutul in May 2019
Tutul in May 2019
Background information
Birth nameA B M Shahidul Islam
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, music director, composer
Instrument(s)Vocals, piano, keyboard, guitar
Years active1991–present

Musical careerEdit

Tutul was a founding member of the band LRB.[6] In 2005, he founded a band called "Face to Face" which was later renamed to Dhrubotara in 2011.[2]

In 2006, Bangladesh won an international film award from the International Film Festival in Chennai for the film 'Nirontor. Tutul was the music director of the film, which was selected as a Bangladeshi submission for Academy Award in 2006.'[7]

In 2005, filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki offered Tutul a movie called Bachelor which was a success and brought him nationwide fame as a composer. The movie won a number of international awards, especially for the song ‘Keu Prem Kore’ (‘Everyone Loves’) which was a hit in Bangladesh and was tuned, composed and sung by S I Tutul.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Tutul was first married to actress-model Tania Ahmed in 1999 and they were divorced in 2021 after five years of separation. He has three sons named Tawab, Sreyash and Arosh.[2] On 4 July 2022, he married Sharmina Siraj Sonia, a television presenter based in the United States.[9]


Tutul won an international award in 2006 as a music director for the film Nirontor from International Film Festival in Chennai,[10] along with several other awards.


  1. ^ "Tutul's band to release 20 songs soon". The Independent. Dhaka. 2019-01-30. Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  2. ^ a b c "Biography". SI Tutul. 2015-05-16. Archived from the original on 2021-07-25.
  3. ^ "PM gives away film awards". bdnews24.com. 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  4. ^ ""Bapjaner Bioscope" sweeps Nat'l Film Awards '15". The Daily Star. 2017-05-20. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  5. ^ "National Film Awards for the last fours years announced". The Daily Star. 2008-09-01. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  6. ^ S.I.Tutul (in Bengali). Priyo. 21 Sep 2014.
  7. ^ "SI Tutul and band Dhrubotara to perform at IGCC". Dhaka Tribune. Dhaka. 2013-11-28. Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  8. ^ "SI Tutul on Bangla Vision tonight". Daily Sun. Dhaka. 2017-03-29. Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  9. ^ "S I Tutul ties the knot in the USA". The Daily Star. 2022-07-18. Retrieved 2022-07-18.
  10. ^ "Official website of S I Tutul". situtul.com.bd. 21 Sep 2014. Archived from the original on 23 July 2013.

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