Shomi Kaiser

Shomi Kaiser (born 15 January) is a Bangladeshi actress and producer.[1][2] As of 2020, she is serving as the managing director of Dhansiri Communications Ltd, an advertising and event management company.[3]

Shomi Kaiser
শমী কায়সার
Shami Kaiser.jpg
Kaiser in 2016
Born15 January
  • Actress
  • model
  • producer
  • (m. 1999; div. 2001)
  • Mohammad A. Arafat
    (m. 2008; div. 2015)
  • Reza Amin
    (m. 2020)

Early life and familyEdit

Kaiser was born to Shahidullah Kaiser and Panna Kaiser on 15 January.[4][5] Shahidullah was a writer-novelist. Panna is a writer and a former member of the parliament. Kaiser has a younger brother Amitabh Kaiser.[6] Former President of Bangladesh A. Q. M. Badruddoza Chowdhury's wife Maya is the sister of Panna.[7] That makes Shomi and politician Mahi B. Chowdhury cousins.


In 1989, director Atiqul Haque Chowdhury was looking for a young girl who could speak the native Noakhali dialect for his play Keba Apon Keba Por.[8] And that's how Kaiser got her first role in acting. Next she worked on three episode play Joto Durey Jai, based on a novel of Imdadul Haque Milon, directed by Abdullah al Mamun and got the break-through.[8] She then moved on to act in Nakkhotrer Raat, Chhoto Chhoto Dheu, Sparsho, Ekjona, Ariyana, Akashey Anek Raat, Mukti, Antorey Nirantor, Swapno, Thikana and others.

Kaiser worked for Dhaka Theatre for 12 years.[9] She played Haat Hodai with co-actor Shahiduzzaman Selim. She appeared in films including Hason Raja (2002) and Lalon (2004). She was featured in another film, Ekti Nadir Naam (2002), based on the biography of filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak.[8]

Kaiser is also a producer. She owns Dhansiri Production since 1997.[9] It produced Mukti and Antorey Nirantor.[8] In November 2013 her firm, Dhanshiri Communication Limited, got license for a private radio channel named Radio Active.[10]

In May 2017, Kaiser was elected as one of the directors of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI). In January 2018, she was elected as the president of e-Commerce Association (e-CAB).[11] She was nominated in the election as a representative of the Sammilita Ganotantrik Parishad panel.[12]

In November 2018, Kaiser applied for nomination for the Feni-3 constituency on behalf of Bangladesh Awami League party.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

Kaiser has been married three times. Her first husband is Indian-Bengali film director Riingo Banerjee, whom she married in 1999 and divorced two years later.[14][15] Her second husband is Mohammad A Arafat, a private university faculty member, whom she married in 2008 and divorced in 2015.[14][15] Her third husband is Reza Amin, a businessman, whom she married in 2020.[3][15]


  • Jatra Pother Golpo (2018)[16]
Television plays
  • Onumoti Prarthona (2015)[17]
Television serials
  • Kon Kanoner Phul[18]


  1. ^ "A daughter's quest to discover her father". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). 2 April 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Shomi Kaiser After the Curtain Falls Down". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). 14 December 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Third time lucky for Shomi Kaiser?". Dhaka. United News of Bangladesh. 10 October 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  4. ^ জন্মদিন : শমী কায়সার :: দৈনিক ইত্তেফাক [Birthday: Shami Kaiser :: Daily Ittefaq]. The Daily Ittefaq (in Bengali). 10 January 2013. Archived from the original on 30 August 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Shomi and Panna Kaiser on "Eki Brintey" tonight". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). 19 November 2009.
  6. ^ "Shahidullah Kaiser was taken to Mueen, Ashraf". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). 20 August 2013.
  7. ^ Anwar Parvez Halim (28 May 2011). "All in the family". Bengali News from Washington DC.
  8. ^ a b c d Harun ur Rashid (7 February 2005). "Shomi Kaiser: In search of excellence". The Daily Star (Bangladesh).
  9. ^ a b Sadia Khalid (14 December 2013). "Shomi Kaiser after the curtain falls down". The Daily Star (Bangladesh).
  10. ^ Karim, Mohosinul (27 November 2013). "13 TV, 14 FM radio stations to get licence". Dhaka Tribune.
  11. ^ "BSS-26 Shomi Kaiser, Tomal made e-CAB's President, Secretary". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. 2 January 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Shomi Kaiser elected as FBCCI director". Dhaka Tribune. 15 May 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Stars to fight election wars". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). 13 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ a b প্রয়াত বুদ্ধিজীবী শহীদুল্লাহ কায়সারের কন্যা [Shami Kaiser remarried]. Bangla News from Washington DC (in Bengali). 6 October 2006. Archived from the original on 16 October 2018.
  15. ^ a b c "A new chapter begins for Shomi Kaiser". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). 10 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  16. ^ "Suborna Mustafa and Shomi Kaiser for the first time". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). 4 August 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Shomi-Mahfuz on screen after 11 years". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). 10 June 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Azizul Hakim Gets Nostalgic". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). 9 June 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.

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