Shabnam Ferdousi

Shabnam Ferdousi (born 15 January 1972)[1] is a Bangladeshi filmmaker. She won Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Award and Anannya Top Ten Awards (2009).[2][3] She won the Best Shorts award in the 14th Rainbow International Film Festival for the documentary Bishkabbyo.[1] As of January 2018, she has made 18 documentaries and an independent film Ichchha Bashanta.[4]

Shabnam Ferdousi
Born (1972-01-15) 15 January 1972 (age 49)
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
OccupationDocumentary filmmaker

Education and careerEdit

Ferdousi graduated from the University of Dhaka.[4] She started her career as a model.[2] In 1996, she joined Zahir Raihan's Film Society. In 1999, she became part of a short film forum and later in 2000 she participated in the first documentary film course in Bangladesh.[2]

In 2009, Ferdousi was elected president of Bangladesh Documentary Council for a two-year term.[5]

Ferdousi worked as a program editor for the television channel Ekattor TV.[1]


  • Opekkha
  • Noho Mata Noho Kanya
  • Ektukhani Praner Khonje
  • Bhuban Bhora Sur (2009)[6]
  • Lady with the Lamp (2011)[7]
  • Vashojoyetee[2]
  • Jonmo Sathi (Born Together) (2016)[8]
  • The Springs of Desire (2016)[9]


  1. ^ a b c "Shabnam Ferdousi's 'Born Together' attempts to document lives of Bangladesh War children". 2016-03-22. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  2. ^ a b c d "Ten Things You Didn't Know About Shabnam Ferdousi". The Daily Star. 2014-10-11. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  3. ^ "Give due recognition to women's contribution". The Daily Star. 2010-04-05. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  4. ^ a b "Shabnam Ferdousi's 'Born Together' to be screened at Mumbai International Film Festival". 2018-01-26. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  5. ^ "Documentary Council executives". The Daily Star. 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  6. ^ "Prof. Anisur Rahman: A lifetime of devotion to music". The Daily Star. 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  7. ^ "Women's Movement in Focus". The Daily Star. 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  8. ^ "Jonmo Sathi: A quest for identity". The Daily Star. 2016-03-24. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  9. ^ "Bistaar marks first anniversary". The Daily Star. 2016-01-19. Retrieved 2018-04-17.