Tauquir Ahmed

Tauquir Ahmed (born 5 March 1966)[1][2] is a Bangladeshi architect and actor, turned director in both television and cinema. His films won many international and national awards including Bangladesh National Film Awards in the Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Story categories for the films Joyjatra (2004) and Oggatonama (2016).[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Tauquir Ahmed
তৌকির আহমেদ
Towkir Ahmed, Dhaka 2018 (1) (cropped).jpg
Ahmed in 2018
Born (1966-03-05) 5 March 1966 (age 56)
EducationBachelor of Architecture
Alma materBUET
OccupationActor, director
(m. 1999)
Awardsfull list


Ahmed studied in Jhenidah Cadet College (JCC) for his SSC and HSC exam. In JCC he actively took part in inter-house drama competition. He then studied architecture in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). He completed film diploma from New York Film Academy in 2002. He had training in theatre direction from Royal Court Theatre, London (British Council Scholarship, 1995) and acting (Stage) from ITI training, University of Theatre of Nations, 1989.


Ahmed started his career as a lead-actor in romantic role in early 1980s. Many of his dramas broadcast on BTV at that time.[9] Ahmed came out as a film director by making Joyjatra, Rupkothar Golpo, and Daruchini Dip.

Personal lifeEdit

Ahmed married actress Bipasha Hayat on 23 July 1999.[10] Together they have one son - Arib and one daughter - Arisha.[10] He is the son-in-law of legendary actor, Abul Hayat.


Toukir and Bipasha Hayat have been sued by his sister Tanjin Haider for embezzling Tk 1.5 million in the name of build and run the 'Nakkhtrabari Resort and Convention Centre' on 25 bigha land at Rajendrapur, Gazipur.[11]


Dramas and telefilmsEdit

Year Title Director & Playwright Co-stars Notes
1989 Firiye Dao Oronno ফিরিয়ে দাও অরণ্য Mr.Mansurul Aziz munira yusuf memi BTV drama
1996 Harjit Abul Hayat Bipasha Hayat teleplay[12]
Beli Abul Hayat Bipasha Hayat teleplay
Pratyasha Abul Hayat Bipasha Hayat teleplay
Ekjan Aparadhini Abul Hayat Bipasha Hayat teleplay
Dola Abul Hayat Bipasha Hayat drama series
Hasuli Abul Hayat Bipasha Hayat drama series
2011 Oi Khane Jeonako Tumi Arif Khan Purnima, Mahfuz Ahmed TV play, aired on ntv[13]
2013 Gopon Kotha Chilo Bolbar Sayed Zamen
Asaduzzanam Shohag
Rakhi, Deepa Khondokar telefilm[14]
2015 Pora Gondho Sohor Jure Aranya Anwar Tarin Ahmed telefilm, based on the spree of petrol bomb and arson attacks on vehicles in Bangladesh in 2015[15]
Kemon Acho Chayanika Chowdhury
Rumman Rashid Khan
Aupee Karim, Mahfuz Ahmed single-episode TV play, aired on ntv on its anniversary celebrations[16]
Andhokarey Jonaki Chayanika Chowdhury
Faria Hossain
Zakia Bari Momo, Nazira Ahmed Mou teleplay, aired on Maasranga Television
Opar Anando Chayanika Chowdhury
Faria Hossain
Momo, Nazira Ahmed Mou teleplay, aired on ATN Bangla[17]
Sonali Danar Chil Abul Hayat (both) Bipasha Hayat teleplay, aired on Channel i on Eid[12]
As director
Year Title Playwright Artists Notes
Tomar Bosonto Dinay drama series, debut as a director[14]
2004 Aronyer Sukh Dukkha Ferdous Hasan Afzal Hossain, Suborna Mustafa 6th drama serial directed by Tauquir, aired on ntv[18]
2011 Chandramagna Bipasha Hayat drama series[9]
Bissoy Bipasha Hayat Rakhi drama, debut of Rakhi[14]
2015 Balloshikkha Palash Mahbub Tauquir, Roja Paromita telefilm, aired on Eid-ul-Fitr[19]


Year Film Director Notes
1994 Nodir Naam Modhumoti Tanvir Mokammel
1999 Chitra Nodir Pare Tanvir Mokammel
2001 Lalsalu Tanvir Mokammel
2006 Rupkothar Golpo Tauquir Ahmed
2009 Britter Baire
2009 Rabeya Tanvir Mokammel [20]
2009 Priyotomeshu Morshedul Islam
2015 Jalaler Golpo Abu Shahed Emon [21]
2018 Komola Rocket Noor Imran Mithu
2022 Mujib: The Making of a Nation Shyam Benegal

As directorEdit

Year Title Story Cast Notes
2004 Joyjatra Amjad Hossain Mahfuz Ahmed, Bipasha Hayat, Azizul Hakim [22]
2006 Rupkothar Golpo Tauquir Ahmed Chanchal Chowdhury, Tauquir Ahmed, Taskin Sumi
2007 Daruchini Dip Humayun Ahmed Riaz, Momo, Mosharraf Karim
2016 Oggyatonama Tauquir Ahmed Fazlur Rahman Babu, Shahiduzzaman Selim [23][24][25]
2017 Haldaa Azad Bulbul Zahid Hasan, Mosharraf Karim, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Fazlur Rahman Babu [26][27][28]
2019 Fagun Haway Tauquir Ahmed Nusrat Imroz Tisha, Siam Ahmed, Yashpal Sharma [29]
2021 Sphulingo Tauquir Ahmed Pori Moni, Shamol Mawla, Zakia Bari Momo, Abul Hayat, Shahidul Alam Sachchu, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Rawnak Hasan


  • Protisoron (stage play, 2012)
  • Icchamrittu (stage play, 2013)
  • Oggyatonama (stage play 2015)

Other projectsEdit

  • Nakkhatrabari Resort[9]

Awards and recognitionsEdit

Bangladesh National Film Awards
  • Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Producer (Joyjatra, 2004).[30]
  • Best Film, Best Actor in a Negative Role and Best Story Award, (Oggatonama, 2016)
Meril Prothom Alo Awards
  • Best Film Director, (Joyjatra, 2004)
  • Best Film Director, (Rupkothar Golpo, 2006)
Dhaka International Film Festival
  • Special Award for the Film, Joyjatra (2004)
  • Audience Choice Award, Film: Rupkothar Golpo (2006)
  • Special Mention, Film: Oggatonama (2017)
  • Best Director, FIPRESCI Award: Bangladesh Panorama Section, Film: Haldaa (2018)
Asia-Pacific Film Festival
  • Best Film Award, Film: Oggatonama (2017)
Cutting Edge International Film Festival, Florida, USA
  • Best Narrative Feature Award, Film: Oggatonama (2016)
Film Fest Kosovo
  • Best director and Best screenplay Award, Film: Oggatonama(The Unnamed)
SAARC Film Festival, Sri Lanka
  • Best Feature Film, Best Original Score, Best Editor and Best Cinematographer Award, Film: Haldaa (2018)
  • Best Screenplay Award, Film: Oggatonama (2017)
Bali Film Festival, Indonesia
  • Audience Choice Award, Film: Daruchini Dwip
Gulf of Naples Independent Film Festival, Italy
  • Jury Mention Award, Film: Oggatonama (2016)
Kashmir World Film Festival, India
  • Best Feature Film Award, Film: Haldaa (2018)
Religion Today Film Festival, Italy
  • Special Mention Award, Film: Oggatonama (2016)
  • Grand Prix, Film: Haldaa (2018)
Washington DC South Asian Film Festival, USA
  • Best Director, Film: Oggatonama (2016)


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  3. ^ "National Film Awards for the last fours years announced". The Daily Star. 1 September 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
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  8. ^ "Tauqiur Blackmails". The Daily Star. 14 September 2019. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
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  12. ^ a b "Abul Hayat casts daughter, son-in-law in Eid teleplay". Dhaka Mirror. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Purnima in a new act". Bangladesh2day. 29 August 2011. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
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  19. ^ "Roja Paromita in Toukir Ahmed's Eid tele-drama". The Independent. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  20. ^ Bhattacharya, Pallab (11 March 2010). "Bangla Director Dedicates New Film to 1971 War Martyrs". Outlook.
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  26. ^ "HALDAA". The Daily Star. 7 November 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  27. ^ "'Haldaa' set for 14th Kazan International Muslim Film Festival". The Daily Star. 3 September 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  28. ^ "Haldaa wins four awards at SAARC film festival". New Age. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
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