Shawkat Ali Emon

Shawkat Ali Emon (born 1968/69)[1] is a Bangladeshi music composer. He won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Music Director for the film Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini (2013).[2] He also served as one of the judges of the television show Black Horse RTV Golden Key – Ebar Tomra Gao.[3] In the 1990s, he was a member of the musical bands Chime and Pentagon.[4]

Shawkat Ali Emon
শওকত আলী ইমন
Born1968/1969 (age 51–52)
Dhaka, East Pakistan, Pakistan
Other namesSaimon
Years active1996-present
(m. 1995; div. 2012)
RelativesAbida Sultana (sister)


Emon was born in Dhaka in the then East Pakistan.[5] His father, Abdus Salam, was a writer from Manikganj District.[5]


In his early years, Emon served as an assistant of music composer Satya Saha.[6]

Emon debuted his film career through the film Rooti (1996).[7] He performed as a playback singer for a few films under the pseudonym Saimon.[7] He composed music of Akhi Alamgir's debut album, Tomar Chokh (2011) and Tareen Jahan's debut album Akash Debo Kakey (2011).[8][9]


Music Director

Personal lifeEdit

Emon was married to actress Bijori Barkatullah from 1995 to 2012.[14][15][16] Together they have a daughter Urbana Shawkat.[15] Emon has five sisters, Abida Sultana, Rebeka, Rehena, Chitra and Salma (d. 2016), and a brother, Mohammad Ali Shumon.[17][18] Shumon is the founding member of the band Pentagon.[19]

In 2013, Emon then married Jinat Kabir Tithi.[20] In 2014, he was arrested after a blackmail attempt complaint was filed by Tithi.[1][21][22] He later denied the allegations and the case did not result in convictions.[23] The marriage ended in divorce as well.[20]

Emon married his third wife Hridita Reza, a news presenter in a private television channel, on 27 February 2020.[24] On 27 September, Emon was arrested by the police after Reza accused him of physically torturing her in a case.[25]


  1. ^ a b "Music director Emon held for 'blackmailing wife'". The Daily Star. 2015-08-22. Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  2. ^ "Mrittika Maya Sweeps National Film Awards 2013". The Daily Star. 12 March 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  3. ^ "The key to success". The Daily Star. 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  4. ^ "Pentagon celebrates 20th anniversary". Dhaka Tribune. 2013-10-11. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  5. ^ a b গান দিয়ে মানুষ আমাকে চেনে, পুরস্কার দিয়ে না: শওকত আলী ইমন. (in Bengali). 2017-03-15. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  6. ^ ""It's now my responsibility to take our music to international platforms"". The Daily Star. 2017-07-07. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  7. ^ a b c শওকত আলী ইমন,পর্ব ৪৮. NTV (in Bengali). Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  8. ^ "Ankhi Alamgir's new album in the offing". The Daily Star. 2011-08-17. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  9. ^ "Tarin to Release her First Music Album". The Daily Star. 2011-04-08. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  10. ^ "Anupoma Mukti: Chronicle of a promising singer". The Daily Star. 2009-07-23. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  11. ^ "Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini". The Daily Star. 2013-10-26. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  12. ^ "Ki Prem Dekhaila". The Daily Star. 2013-10-26. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  13. ^ "Bhalobasha Zindabaad". The Daily Star. 2013-11-23. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  14. ^ "Most Talked About Celebs of 2013". The Daily Star. 2013-12-28. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  15. ^ a b মায়ের কাছেই বেশ আছি: বিজরী (in Bengali). Prothom Alo. 2013-01-08. Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  16. ^ Khalid-Bin-Habib (2006-09-01). "Heart to heart with Bijori-Emon". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  17. ^ "Through the eyes of Abida Sultana". The Daily Star. 2017-09-30. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  18. ^ "Bidding adieu to a star- Salma Sultana". The Daily Star. 2016-10-08. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  19. ^ "PENTAGON Turns 20". The Daily Star. 2013-10-12. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  20. ^ a b হৃদিতার মামলায় ইমন কারাগারে. Bhorer Kagoj (in Bengali). 2020-09-26. Retrieved 2020-09-27.
  21. ^ "Music director Shawkat Ali Emon arrested". The Daily Ittefaq. 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  22. ^ "Music director Emon sent to jail". Prothom Alo. 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  23. ^ "Music director Emon arrested". The Daily Star. 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  24. ^ "Music director Shawkat Ali Emon, news anchor Hridita Raza tie the knot". Daily Sun. Retrieved 2020-09-27.
  25. ^ "Music composer Emon arrested in a case filed by wife". 2020-09-27. Retrieved 2020-09-27.

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