Sabina Yasmin (born 4 September 1953)[1][2] is a Bangladeshi singer. She is best known as a playback singer in Bengali cinema. She has won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer a record 14 times.[2][3] She has recorded more than 1,500 songs for films and over 10,000 songs in total.[4]

Sabina Yasmin
সাবিনা ইয়াসমিন
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Yasmin in 2014
Born (1953-09-04) 4 September 1953 (age 66)
NationalityBangladeshi
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
OccupationPlayback singer
Years active1967–present
Spouse(s)
  • Anisur Rahman (divorced)
  • Amir Hossain (divorced)
  • Kabir Suman
Children
  • Fairooz Yasmin (daughter)
  • Srabon (son)
Parents
  • Lutfar Rahman (father)
  • Begum Mouluda Khatun (mother)
Relatives
Awardsfull list

Yasmin was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1984 and Independence Day Award in 1996 by the Government of Bangladesh.[5][6]

Early lifeEdit

Yasmin was born on 4 September 1953.[4][7] Her father, Lutfar Rahman, worked in Provincial Civil Service of British Raj and her mother, Begum Mouluda Khatun, was a vocal artist who took lessons from the musician Ustaad Kader Baksh. Yasmin's sisters are singers Farida, Fauzia and Nilufar.[8] The first song that Yasmin learned with the household harmonium was Khokon Moni Shona.[7] In 1964, she sang regularly in Khela Ghar, a radio programme.[7] P.C. Gomez was her classical music mentor.[7] Musician Altaf Mahmud came to know of her singing voice while visiting her neighbour's house.[7] She made her debut in playback singing through the song Modhu Jochnar Dipali for the film Agun Niye Khela (1967), directed by Zahir Raihan. As child artistes, she and Shahnaz Rahmatullah won awards from President Ayub Khan.[8]

CareerEdit

Yasmin got her first breakthrough through the song titled Shudhu Gaan Geye Porichoy.[7] She then started working under Altaf Mahmud in films including Anowara', 'Nayantara' and 'Taka Ana Pai'.[8] She gradually performed along with Satya Saha, Subal Das, Khan Ataur Rahman, Ali Hossain, Alauddin Ali, Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul and Gazi Mazharul Anwar.[8]

1960sEdit

Yasmin has sung for films, radio, television and gramophone companies. She has been active in the Bangladeshi music industry since the 1970s.[9]

1970sEdit

When Yasmin entered the film industry, her co-eval Shahnaz Rahmatullah was the number one singer. In 1970, the film Jibon Theke Neya was released. It contained the song "Eki Sonar Aloy" which elevated Yasmin as the leading singer. She sang some patriotic songs "Sob Kota Janala","Swajan Harano Diner Samarane","Sei Railliner Dhare","Swadhinata Tumi" etc.

She garnered fame with the song "Sudhu Gaan Geye Porichoy" in 1972 film 'Abujh Mon'. She sang "Tumi Je Amar Kobita","Tumi Achho" etc. duets with Mahmudunnabi. She received the first Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 1975 for her songs in Sujon Sokhi. She received three consecutive National film awards: in 1978 for Golapi Ekhon Train E; in 1979 for Sundari; and in 1980 for Kosai.

1980sEdit

Veterans such as Ferdausi Rahman, Shahnaz Rahmatullah left playback singing. She sang numerous timeless hits for Yasmin including "Koto Sadhonay Emon Bhagyo Mele", "Shoto Jonomer Sadh", "E Jibone Tumi Ogo Ele" and many more. Her rising popularity dragged her to Indian cinema. In 1985, she sang "Cherona Cherona Ghaat" and "Jalpari" with Kishore Kumar in the Indo-Bangladesh joint production Anyay Abichar which had music by R. D. Burman.

1990sEdit

Yasmin earned National Awards in 1991 for Danga and 1992 for Radha Krishna. In 1994, Kanak Chapa came to the music scene with the film Tomakei Chai.

2000sEdit

By the year 2000, Kanak Chapa was already most sought after playback singer. Yet Yasmin got to sing numerous hit songs composed by top-notch music directors. She achieved National Film Award for her rendition of Tagore song "Boroshar Prothom Dine" in Dui Duari (2000). In 2004, her song "Preme Poreche Mon" in 'wrong number' topped the music top charts. She achieved her 12th and last National Film Award for 'Dui Noyoner Alo'.

2010sEdit

Yasmin sang a duet with the winner of Channel-I Sera Kontho, Imran. In these years she sang for new generation of actresses like Apu Biswas, Sahara, Racy and others. Her song "Premiker Buk Jeno Sukher Nodi" featured in top charts for many weeks.

Personal lifeEdit

Yasmin has married three times. She has a daughter, Fairooz Yasmin (Badhon), a singer, from her first marriage with Anisur Rahman, and a son, Srabon, from her second marriage with Amir Hossain. She met Kabir Sumon, and Indian-Bengali musician and political activist, in 1998 and later the couple got married.[10]

In July 2007, Yasmin was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.[11] She was admitted to Labaid Hospital on June 12. Doctors found that she was suffering from an infection of spleen. An emergency operation held on June 21. But her health didn't improve. So, she flew to Singapore for better treatment on July 11. After taking treatment three and half months, she returned to Bangladesh.[11][12]

WorksEdit

Popular songs
  • "Cherona Cherona Haat"
  • "Jalpari"
  • "E Jibone Tumi Ogo Ele"
  • "Koto Sadhonay"
  • "Shoto Jonomer Swapno"
  • "O Majhi Nao Chhaira De
  • "Majhi Nao Chhaira De Choluk Mach Dhoira Diya"
  • "Ei Mon Tomake Dilam"
  • "Shukher Pakhi Re"
  • "Tumi Boro Bhagyoboti"
  • "Boroshar Prothom Dine"
  • "Moneri Range Rangabo"
  • "Shudhu Gaan Geyei Pirichoy"
  • "Ekbar Jete Dena" (compilation)
  • "O Amar Rosiya"
  • "Ei Prithibir Pore"
  • "Mohakal Seto Akul Mahasamudra"
  • "Swajon Harano Diner Smarane"
  • "Sei Railliner Dhare"
  • "Ek Je Chhilo Meye Tar Poribanu Naam"
  • "Shadhinota Tumi"
  • "Sundor Suborno"
  • "Amar Hridoyer Aina"
  • "Tumi Je Amar Kabita"
  • "Boner Kokil"
  • "Premiker Buk Jeno Sukher Nodi"
  • "Amar Mon Kande"
  • "Kaunse Dariya" (Hindi)
  • "Ami Rajanigandha"
  • "Badla Dine"
  • "Achar Khaile Bhuchar Hobe"
  • "Baba Bole Gelo"
  • "Eki Sonar Aloy"
  • "Ekdin Chhuti Hobe"
  • "Amay Jodi Proshno Koro Hira Motir Desh"
  • "Sob Kota Janala"
Filmography
  • Jibon Theke Neya (1970)
  • Abujh Mon(1972)
  • Ora Egaro Jon(1972)
  • Titas Ekti Nodir Naam(1972)
  • Orunodoyer Ogni Sakkhi(1973)
  • Otithi(1973)
  • Dhire Bohe Meghna (1973)
  • Masud Rana(1973)
  • Swarolipi(1974)
  • Chokher Joley(1974)
  • Beiman(1974)
  • Abar Tora Manush Ho(1974)
  • Alor Michil(1974)
  • Shujon Sokhi (1974)
  • Shadhu Shoytan(1975)
  • Badi Theke Golam(1975)
  • O Bondhu(1976)
  • Rajmahal(1976)
  • Shomadhi(1976)
  • Ki Je Kori(1976)
  • Anirban(1976)
  • Chondro Hariye Gelo(1976)
  • Miss Lanka(1977)
  • Ashami(1977)
  • Ashikkhito(1977)
  • Mustafiz(1977)
  • Jadur Bashi(1977)
  • Golapi Ekhon Traine (1978)
  • Rosher Baidani(1978)
  • Alankar(1978)
  • Sareng Bou (1978)
  • Chokher Moni(1978)
  • Pratinidhi(1979)
  • Matir Ghar(1979)
  • Joker(1979)
  • Sonar Cheye Dami(1979)
  • Sundari (1979)
  • Abirbhab(1980)
  • Simana Periye(1980)
  • Matir Manush(1980)
  • Kosai (1980)
  • Abhiman(1980)
  • Anarkali(1980)
  • Emiler Goyenda Bahini(1980)
  • Chhutir Ghonta(1980)
  • Shukhe Thako (1981)
  • Shahar Theke Dure(1981)
  • Bokul Phuler Mala(1981)
  • Sohag Milan(1981)
  • Sot Ma(1981)
  • Bondini(1981)
  • Devdas(1982)
  • Desh Pardesh(1982)
  • Ronger Manush(1982)
  • Rajnigandha(1982)
  • Bhat De(1982)
  • Boro Bhalo Lok Chilo(1982)
  • Palki(1983)
  • Mayer Dowa(1983)
  • Bini Sutar Mala(1983)
  • Shasti(1984)
  • Mahanayak(1984)
  • Rakhe Allah Mare Ke(1984)
  • Rajlokkhi Srikanto(1984)
  • Chor(1985)
  • Ranga Bhabi(1985)
  • Anyay Abichar(1985)
  • Tin Konya(1986)
  • Bicharpati(1986)
  • Dui Poisar Alta(1986)
  • Loraku(1986)
  • Sontrash(1986)
  • Shondhi(1987)
  • Kajer Beti Rahima(1987)
  • Shakkhor(1988)
  • Beder Meye Jyotsna(1989)
  • Shorto(1989)
  • Ekdin Tomay Na Dekhile(1989)
  • Swadhin(1990)
  • Fire Fire Asi(1991)
  • Chokher Pani(1991)
  • Padma Meghna Jamuna(1991)
  • Rupban(1991)
  • Beder Meye Jyotsna(1991)
  • Shradhha(1992)
  • Somor(1992)
  • Shankhanil Karagar (1992)
  • Premer Nam Bedona (1992)
  • Keyamot Theke Keyamot (1993)
  • Tomakey Chai (1994)
  • Bikkhov (1994)
  • Don (1994)
  • Khudha (1994)
  • Sneha (1995)
  • Ananda Asru (1995)
  • Satyer Mrityu Nei (1995)
  • Banglar Nayok (1995)
  • Dipu Number Two (1996)
  • Hangar Nadi Grenade (1997)
  • Bhondo (1997)
  • Praner Cheye Priyo (1997)
  • Swapner Nayok (1998)
  • Swapner Prithibi (1998)
  • Amma (1998)
  • Paradhin (1998)
  • Biyer Phul (1999)
  • Madam Fuli (1999)
  • Ammajan (1999)
  • Ragi (1999)
  • O Priya Tumi Kothay (2000)
  • Itihas (2001)
  • Hason Raja (2002)
  • Artonad (2002)
  • Phul Nebo Na Osru Nebo (2003)
  • Wrong Number(2004)
  • Megher Opare Megh(2004)
  • Hajar Bachhar Dhore (2005)
  • Molla Barir Bou(2005)
  • Sajghar(2006)
  • Jiboner Golpo(2006)
  • Ek Takar Bou(2007)
  • Ei Je Duniya(2007)
  • Megher Koley Rod(2008)
  • Pashaner Prem(2008)
  • Meye Sakkhi(2008)
  • Ki Jadu Korila(2008)
  • Swami Bhagya (2012)
  • Tomar Sukhei Amar Sukh (2012)
  • Judge Barrioster Commissioner (2013)
  • Tumi Sei Anamika (2013)
  • Nishpap Munna (2013)
  • Rupgawal (2013)
  • Jiban Nadir Teere (2013)
  • Shabnam (2014)
  • Kusumpurer Golpo (2014)
  • Moner Ajante (2015)

AwardsEdit

Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer
  • 1975 – Sujon Sokhi
  • 1978 – Golapi Ekhon Traine
  • 1979 – Sundari
  • 1980 – Kosai
  • 1984 – Chandranath
  • 1985 – Premik
  • 1987 – Rajlakshmi Srikanto
  • 1988 – Dui Jibon
  • 1991 – Danga
  • 1992 – Radha Krishna
  • 2000 – Aaj Gaye Holud
  • 2005 – Dui Noyoner Alo
  • 2012 – Devdas
  • 2018 – Putro
Others

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sabina Yasmin weaves magic with her voice". The Daily Star. 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2019-09-05.
  2. ^ a b "'Taroka Kothon' to honour Sabina Yasmin". The Daily Star. 2019-09-04. Retrieved 2019-09-05.
  3. ^ "National Film Awards for 2017 and 2018 announced". The Daily Star. 2019-11-08. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  4. ^ a b Alom, Zahangir (19 July 2010). "Sabina Yasmin honoured". The Daily Star. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  5. ^ "একুশে পদকপ্রাপ্ত সুধীবৃন্দ" [Ekushey Padak winners list]. moca.gov.bd (in Bengali). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Independence Day Award" (PDF). portal.gov.bd. Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Celebrating Greatness". The Daily Star. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-22.
  8. ^ a b c d "In reminiscence and reverence: Sabina Yasmin". The Daily Star. 2015-07-11. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  9. ^ "Sabina Yasmin: Spring in the air". The Daily Star. 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  10. ^ "Kabir Suman and his 'Jibonmukhi Gaan'". The Daily Star. 2009-11-22. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  11. ^ a b "Sabina Yasmin returns from Singapore". bdnews24.com. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2019-09-05.
  12. ^ "Face to face with cancer specialists". The Daily Star. 2008-01-06. Retrieved 2019-09-05.
  13. ^ "Sabina Yasmin gets Firoza Begum Gold Medal". The Daily Star. Retrieved 23 March 2017.

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