Tarana Halim

Tarana Halim (born 16 August 1966)[4] is a Bangladeshi politician, former lawyer, television and film actress and playwright.[5] In January 2018, she was appointed as the State Minister of Information.[6] Earlier, she served as the state minister of the Post and Telecommunications Division under the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology of the Government of Bangladesh since July 2014.[7][8]

Tarana Halim
তারানা হালিম
Begum Tarana Halim - 2017 (38080773052) (cropped).jpg
Halim in 2017
State Minister of Information
In office
3 January 2018 – 7 January 2019
Preceded byHasanul Haq Inu
State Minister of Post and Telecommunications Division
In office
14 July 2015 – 3 January 2018
Member of Parliament
for Reserved_Women's Seat-16
In office
14 January 2014 – January 2019
Preceded byParvin Talukder Maya
Succeeded byHosne Ara
Member of Parliament
for Reserved_Women's Seat-8
In office
25 January 2009 – 24 January 2014
Succeeded byLaila Arjuman Banu
Personal details
Born (1966-08-16) August 16, 1966 (age 54)[1]
Tangail, East Pakistan, Pakistan
NationalityBangladeshi
Political partyBangladesh Awami League[2]
Spouse(s)Ahmed Rubel[3]
EducationLLM[1]
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka

CareerEdit

She first came into limelight in 1976 by emerging as the champion in Notun Kuri, a popular children reality show of Bangladesh Television.[9] Halim got her break-through in acting by working in the TV plays Sneho and Dhakaye Thaki.[10]

Halim served as the general secretary of Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote, a cultural organization.[11]

On March 20, 2009, Halim was elected Member of Parliament of one of the 45 reserved women seats.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Halim is married to actor Ahmed Rubel.[13]

WorksEdit

  • Golapi Ekhon Traine (1978)
  • Julekha's Ghar (1996)
  • Abar Ekti Jhuddo Chai (1999)
  • Jibon Jekhane Jemon

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Constituency 308". Bangladesh Government. Retrieved September 3, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Utpaul Roy (21 June 2015). তারানা হালিমের অন্য ভুবন. Manab Zamin (in Bengali). Retrieved July 13, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Thoughts for the day". The Daily Star. February 14, 2006. Retrieved Sep 3, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Abu Saeed Khan (July 26, 2015). "Takeaway for Tarana as new state minister". The Daily Star. Retrieved September 3, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Nusrat Jahan Pritom (March 8, 2010). "Tarana Halim: Making a difference". The Daily Star. Retrieved September 3, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Council of Ministers: Reshuffle comes with surprises". The Daily Star. January 4, 2018. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  7. ^ মাননীয় প্রতিমন্ত্রিগণ (in Bengali). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved April 22, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Asaduzzaman, Yeafesh, Nurul take oath as ministers. Tarana Halim, Md Nuruzzaman sworn in as state ministers". The Daily Star. July 14, 2015. Retrieved September 3, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Faridur Reza Sagor (May 31, 2014). "Notun Kuri". The Daily Star. Retrieved April 17, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Shah Alam Shazu (October 31, 2014). "The Five Generations of TV Heroines". The Daily Star. Retrieved Sep 3, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Steps to be taken to check road crashes". The Daily Star. February 6, 2010. Retrieved September 3, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ UNB (March 20, 2009). "45 woman MPs elected". The Daily Star. Retrieved September 3, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ ""Being marooned on an island would be a blessing in disguise." --Tarana". The Daily Star. August 9, 2005. Retrieved September 3, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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