Najma Haque (known as Shanta Islam)[1] is a Bangladeshi film and television actress, anchor, and director.[2] She was awarded Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film Onno Jibon.[3] Shanta has directed 25 television dramas and acted in many TV dramas.

Shanta Islam
Najma Haque
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
Years active1985-present

Early life and career edit

Islam was born and brought up in Sylhet.[1] She started her acting career at the theatre and television media in 1985 when she was a student at the University of Dhaka.[1] She was elected Literary Editor of Rokeya Hall twice.[4]

Islam debuted her acting on television with the play Abhijog opposite Syed Ahsan Ali Sydney and on theater with Juddha Ebong Juddha.[1]

After joining Aranyak Natyadal, she won the Best Actor at the BACHSUS Awards for the play, Moyurshinghashon.

Islam hosted several television shows.[5][6]

Works edit

Drama edit

Year Drama Series Co-Artist Director Network
Rupnagar[4] BTV
Abhijog BTV
Nayok Afzal Hossain BTV
2001 Onte Bosonto[7] Shomi Kaiser, Shahiduzzaman Selim,Abdul Quader, Ferdousi Mazumder BTV
OHOMIKA Falguni Hamid,Kamal Uddin,Farid ali
Ghotonar Por Khaled Khan

Films edit

Year Film Co-Artist Director
1995 Anya Jibon Raisul Islam Asad, Chitralekha Guho,Champa
1999 Somudro Bilash Private Limited Zahid Hasan, Asaduzzaman Noor, Meher Afroz Shaon
2000 Mone Pore Tomake[8] Riaz, Riya Sen, A.T.M. Shamsuzzaman, Humayun Faridi, Dildar

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d Novera Deepita (April 7, 2005). ""The focus of TV plays today is on glamour"-- Shanta". The Daily Star. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "Shanta Islam's new venture". The Daily Star. October 17, 2006. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "Q & A : 'I was destined to be an actress' -- Shanta". The Daily Star. February 22, 2005. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "A Walk Down The Memory Lane". The Daily Star. 2020-07-18. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  5. ^ "New talk show by Shanta Islam on Rtv". The Daily Star. February 8, 2006. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  6. ^ "Shafin and Prince in Dhrupodi Kahini on Rtv". The Daily Star. July 24, 2009. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  7. ^ Hanif Sanket Eid ul-azha Natok - Onte Bosonto - অন্তে বসন্ত (2001), retrieved 2021-06-03
  8. ^ Akbar, Montazur Rahman (2000-03-17), Mone Pore Tomake (Drama), Riaz, Riya Sen, Tanjim, A. T. M. Shamsuzzaman, retrieved 2021-06-03

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