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Suborna Mustafa (born 2 December 1959)[1][2] is a Bangladeshi television, film and stage actress.[3] She is notable for her roles in television drama serials including Kothao Keu Nei (1990), Aaj Robibar (1999) and Ayomoy (1991).[4] She was awarded Ekushey Padak by the Government of Bangladesh in 2019.[5] In February 2019, she was nominated by the ruling party, Bangladesh Awami League, to a seat reserved for women in the 11th parliament of Jatiya Sangsad.[6]

Suborna Mustafa
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Mustafa in 2017
Native name
সুবর্ণা মুস্তাফা
Born (1959-12-02) 2 December 1959 (age 59)
EducationMA (English)
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)Humayun Faridi (-2008; divorced)
Badrul Anam Soud (m. 2008)

Early life and educationEdit

Mustafa was born to Golam Mustafa, a film and television actor, and Husne Ara Mustafa, a radio producer of All India Radio, Radio Pakistan and Bangladesh Betar.[7] She has a sister, Camelia Mustafa.[8] Mustafa mostly spent at her maternal grandparents' house on Elephant Road in Dhaka and studied in Viqarunnisa Noon School.[9]


Visual MediaEdit

Mustafa debuted in acting in the television drama Baraf Gala Nadi, based on a novel by Zahir Raihan.[4] Her roles include appearing as one of the main characters in Dolls House (2007–2009), a Bengali-language drama-serial which first aired on the television channel ATN Bangla.[citation needed]

Mustafa made her stage acting debut through Jaundice O Bibidho Balloon by Al Mansur.[10] She debuted in directing through a single-episode play, Akash Kushum for ATN Bangla in 2009.[11]

Sports CommentaryEdit

A long-time cricket fan, Mustafa has been a commentator on the sport for Radio Bhumi since 2015.[12][13][14] As a member of the Censor Board, she participates in the National Film Awards selection.[2]


Television drama plays

Personal lifeEdit

In the late 1980s, Mustafa married Humayun Faridi, another Bangladeshi actor. They were divorced on 18 March 2008.[8] Later she married Badrul Anam Soud, co-director of Dolls House, in July 2008.[20]


Year Award Category Film Result
2019 Ekushey Padak Culture -


  1. ^ "Actress Subarna Mustafa marries TV play director Soud". The Daily Star. 2008-07-09. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  2. ^ a b "A birthday clouded by tragedy". The Daily Star. 2017-12-02. Retrieved 2017-12-02.
  3. ^ Kamol, Ershad (16 June 2006). "Illuminating the Small Screen Subarna Mustafa on Contemporary Entertainment". The Daily Star. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  4. ^ a b "ইন্ডাস্ট্রিতে সবচেয়ে কাছের বন্ধু". The Daily Star Bangla (in Bengali). 2016-08-27. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  5. ^ "21 named for Ekushey Padak". The Daily Star. 2019-02-07. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  6. ^ "Aroma, Suborna to become MP as Awami League names 41 for reserved seats". 2019-02-08. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  7. ^ Naziba Basher (May 15, 2017). "The person I am today is because of my mother - Suborna Mustafa". The Daily Star. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "মিডিয়া পাড়ার কিছু ২য় বিয়ের গল্প" [Stories of second marriages in the media] (in Bengali). March 12, 2013. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "Going back in time with Suborna Mustafa". The Daily Star. 2010-12-10. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  10. ^ "Golam Mustafa: Father extraordinaire". The Daily Star. 2013-06-16. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  11. ^ a b c d "Suborna Mustafa: Expanding horizons". The Daily Star. 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  12. ^ "Suborna to give live commentary during Bangladesh-Afghanistan match". The New Nation. February 18, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  13. ^ "Living the dream: Suborna Mustafa". The Daily Star. July 22, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  14. ^ "Suborna to turn cricket analyst during BPL". The Independent. Dhaka. November 16, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h Shazu, Shah (6 December 2016). "Suborna Mustafa an unstoppable force". The Daily Star. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Suborna and Afzal as writer and muse". The Daily Star. 2018-02-28. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  17. ^ a b c "Catching up with Suborna Mustafa". The Daily Star. 2012-01-19. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  18. ^ "Gohin Baluchor: Suborna Mustafa welcomes a film role". The Daily Star. 2016-07-31. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  19. ^ a b c d e "Suborna shoots TV play in single take!". The Daily Star. 2015-09-12. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  20. ^ "Suborna ties the knot again". 7 July 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2017.

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