Shammi Akhtar

Shammi Akhter (born Shamima Akhtar;[1] 16 February 1957 – 16 January 2018)[2] was a Bangladeshi playback singer.[3][4] She was awarded the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the film Bhalobaslei Ghor Bandha Jay Na (2010).[5][6]

Shammi Akhtar
শাম্মী আখতার
Birth nameShamima Akhtar
Born(1957-02-16)16 February 1957
Died16 January 2018(2018-01-16) (aged 60)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
GenresPlayback singer
Years active1970–2018

Early lifeEdit

Akhter was trained by Ustad Gaur Babu.

CareerEdit

She recorded her first song, Nazrul Sangeet “Eki Oporoop Roop-e Maa Tomaye”, for Bangladesh Betar in 1970.[2] She came to public attention after recording the songs “Dhaka Shohor Aisha” and “Ami Jemon Achhi Temon Robo Bou Hobona Rey” for the film Ashikkhito.[2]

Throughout her career, she helped produce approximately three hundred film songs including “Bidesh Giya Bondhu”, “Ei Raat Dake Oi Chand Dake”, “Amar Moner Bedona Bondhu Chhara Janena”, “Amar Baul Moner Ektara”, and “Amar Naye Paar Hoite Lage Sholoana”.[2]

DiscographyEdit

Year Film Song-title Co-singer(s) Composer
1978 Ashikkhito "Dhaka Shohor Aisha Amar" [7] Khondokar Faruk Ahmed Satya Saha
1979 Aradhona "Ami Tomar Bodhu"
"Chithi Diyo Protidin"
  Alam Khan
Bela Shesher Gaan "Bondhu Dimuna Jaite" Khandaker Nurul Alam Subir Nandi
Matir Ghor[8] "Amar Naye Paar Hoite" Subir Nandi Satya Saha
The Father "Ami Ki Gaibo Gaan"   Azad Rahman
1982 Kajal Lata "Ei Raat Dake" [7] Subir Nandi Khondaker Nurul Alam
2010 Bhalobaslei Ghor Bandha Jay Na "Bhalobaslei Ghar Bandha Jay Na" (earned Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer)   Sheikh Sadi Khan
"Bidesh Giya Bondhu Tumi Vuilona" Satya Saha
Chuto Maa "Mone Boro Asha Chhilo"
"Tomar Kache Ele Poran"
"Gharer Kachhe Golap Gachhe"
"Nag Mohol"
"Ashirbad"
"Amar Moner Bedona"
Matir Ghor "Amar Naye Paar Hoite"
"Amar Baul Moner Aktarata"
"Amay Eto Bhalobeshona" [9]
"Ami Brishite Bheja"
"Kakhono Jeona Chole"
Oshikkito "Master Shab Ami Naam"
"Mone Hoy Hajar Bachhor"
"Oi Chand Duiba Jay"
"Shuktara"
"Sobai To Bachte Chay"
"TumI Je Amar Prem"
"Tumi Kotha Bolar Chhole"
"Akasher Hate Ache Ekrash Nil"

Personal lifeEdit

Akhter married folk singer Akramul Islam in 1977.[10] They have a son and a daughter.[11][2]

Akhter died on January 16, 2018, at age 60, after a five-year battle with breast cancer.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ শাম্মী আক্তারের মূল নাম শামীমা আক্তার. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 2010-12-23. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Shammi Akhter no more". The Daily Star. 2018-01-17. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  3. ^ "Shammi, Akramul to perform together at National Museum today". theindependentbd.com. 2015-11-28. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  4. ^ স্বাধীনতা দিবসে শাম্মীর হ্যাটট্রিক. Jaijaidinbd (in Bengali). 2015-03-22. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  5. ^ পুরনো দিনের জোড়া গান নিয়ে শাম্মী. Daily Naya Diganta (in Bengali). 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  6. ^ জাতীয় চলচ্চিত্র পুরস্কার প্রাপ্তদের নামের তালিকা (১৯৭৫-২০১২) [List of the winners of National Film Awards (1975-2012)]. Government of Bangladesh (in Bengali). Bangladesh Film Development Corporation. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Notable songs rendered by Shammi Akhtar". Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  8. ^ Matir Ghor (1979) movie songs
  9. ^ "Shammi Akhtar all songs list". Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  10. ^ সাত বছর পর আকরামুল-শাম্মী আক্তার. Janakantha (in Bengali). 2015-11-25. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  11. ^ "Singer Shammi Akhtar dies after her long battle with cancer". bdnews24.com. 2018-01-16. Retrieved 2018-04-08.

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