Sheikh Niamat Ali (30 April 1940 – 24 November 2003) was a Bangladeshi film director. He won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Director in 1979, 1985 and 1995 for all the three feature films he ever made - Surja Dighal Bari, Dahan and Anyajiban respectively.
Sheikh Niamat Ali
|Died||24 November 2003 (aged 63)|
|Alma mater||Calcutta University|
In 1977, Ali and his co-director Masihuddin Shaker started shooting the film Surja Dighal Bari. The film was based on a novel by Abu Ishaque about the rural people in the 1950s. It won five international awards, including Mannheim Film Festival and Portugal Film Society. It was the first film made from Bangladesh government grant.
- Chalachchitram Award 2004
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