Sharmili Ahmed

Sharmili Ahmed (8 May 1947 – 8 July 2022) was a Bangladeshi television and film actress.

Sharmili Ahmed
শর্মিলী আহমেদ
Born
Majeda Mullick

(1947-05-08)8 May 1947
Died8 July 2022(2022-07-08) (aged 75)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
NationalityBangladeshi
OccupationActress and key opinion leader
Years active1962–2022
Parent(s)
  • Tofazzal Hossain (father)
RelativesWahida Mollick Jolly (sister)

Early lifeEdit

Majeda Mullick was born on 8 May 1947 in Belur Chok village, Murshidabad.[1][2] She passed matriculation examination from Rajshahi PN Girls High School.[1]

CareerEdit

Ahmed started her career as a radio announcer and drama artiste in Rajshahi Radio in 1962.[3] She made her debut as a film actress in 1964 and as a television actress in 1968.[3][4][5] She worked in Dompoti, the first ever drama serial on Bangladesh Television.[6] She acted in a mother role for the first time in the drama Agun, directed by Mohammad Mohsin in 1976.[7] In a career spanning more than 50 years she acted in nearly 400 films and 150 television programs.[8]

WorksEdit

  • Jugnoo (1968)[9]
  • Malancha
  • Dompoti
  • Agun
  • Abirbhab
  • Brishtir Porey (2005)
  • Amader Anando Bari (2005)
  • Aguntuk (2005)
  • Poshak (2005)
  • Anchol (2006)
  • Chena Manusher Panchalee (2007)
  • Dhupchhaya (2009)
  • Uposhonghar (2010)
  • Poush Phaguner Pala (2011)
  • Meherjaan (2011)
  • Chheleti (2011)[4]
  • Abar Hawa Bodol (2014)

Personal lifeEdit

Ahmed had a daughter Tanima.[7] She had a younger sister theatre actor and activist Wahida Mollick Jolly.[10] She died from cancer on 8 July 2022 at the age of 75.[a]

Explanatory notesEdit

  1. ^ There is some confusion with her death place. The Daily Star reported that she died at her home in Uttara.[8] The Business Standard reported that she died at Evercare Hospital in Dhaka.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Shah Alam Shazu (15 August 2010). "Those were the days". The Daily Star. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  2. ^ Afsar Ahmed (6 May 2005). "Tit Bits – The celebrity name game". The Daily Star. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Bangladesh actress Sharmili Ahmed dies". New Age. 8 July 2022. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Through the eyes of Sharmili Ahmed". The Daily Star. 23 September 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  5. ^ Tamanna Khan (26 August 2011). "Television Now and Then". The Daily Star. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  6. ^ Shah Alam Shazu (31 October 2014). "The Five Generations of TV Heroines". The Daily Star. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  7. ^ a b Punny Kabir (12 May 2013). "Sharmili Ahmed, symbol of an 'ideal mother'". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Legendary actress Sharmili Ahmed no more". The Daily Star. 8 July 2022. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  9. ^ Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947–1997. Oxford University Press. p. 260. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  10. ^ Mohammad Zahidul Islam (6 September 2014). "Wahida Mollick Jolly". The Daily Star. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Veteran actor Sharmili Ahmed passes away at 75". The Business Standard. 8 July 2022. Retrieved 8 July 2022.

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