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Tazin Ahmed (30 July 1975 – 22 May 2018)[1] was a Bangladeshi journalist, actress, playwright, director, and theater person.[2] She won the 2003 Bachasas Award for the Best Actress in the drama category.[3]

Tazin Ahmed
Tazin Ahmed.jpg
Native name
তাজিন আহমেদ
Born(1975-07-30)30 July 1975
Noakhali, Bangladesh
Died22 May 2018(2018-05-22) (aged 42)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
NationalityBangladeshi
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
OccupationJournalist, actress, playwright, director
Years active1996–2018
Spouse(s)Ejaz Munna
Rumi Rahman
Parent(s)
FamilyDilara Zaman (aunt)

Early life and educationEdit

Ahmed was born on 30 July 1975, in Noakhali, Bangladesh, to her mother Dilara Jolly.[4] She completed her Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) in 1992. She graduated from the mass communication and journalism department of the University of Dhaka.[5]

CareerEdit

JournalismEdit

In 1994, Ahmed joined the newspaper Bhorer Kagoj. In 1997, she started working with Prothom Alo and become a staff reporter in 1998.[2] She worked also as a columnist for Anondo Bhubon and as a freelance contributor to Bangla Bazar magazine. In 2002, she joined Mercantile Bank Limited as a public relations officer.[2]

ActingEdit

In 1996, Ahmed made her debut in the small screen through the single episode television drama Shesh Dekha Shekh Noy, directed by Sheikh Niamat Ali.[1] Alongside she becomes associated with the theatre group Natyojon. In 2000, she joined another theatre group named Aronyak.[1] She scripted around 12 plays and directed a few of them.[2] She started her television presentation in 1991 with the program title of Chetna for Bangladesh Television. In 1997, she played in a number of plays for theater. Later, Aranyak acted in the drama Mayur Singhanshan. She wrote the screenplay of Doll's House.[6]

She started working as a program executive at NTV in 2003.[2] Since 2016, she hosted the television show 71 er Shokaal on Ekattor TV.[7] Her last televised tele-fiction was Noashal, directed by Mir Sabbir.[7]

Personal life and deathEdit

Ahmed was first married to Ejaz Munna, a television director.[8] She later married the musician Rumi Rahman.[9] She was a niece of actress Dilara Zaman.[10]

Ahmed was suffering from asthma. She died from heart attack on 22 May 2018 at the Regent Hospital in Uttara, Dhaka.[1][5] Her body was taken for viewing to Kashimpur Women's Central Jail where her mother, Dilara Jolly, had been sentenced and later she was buried at her father's grave in Banani Graveyard.[11]

WorksEdit

Television dramaEdit

  • Shesh Dekha Shesh Noy (1996)
  • Adekha Bhubon (2004)[7]
  • Utsho (2007)[12]
  • Nolbaji (2007)[13]
  • Poroshpor (2008)[14]
  • The Family (2009)
  • Bar Bar Phirey Ashey (2009)[15]
  • O Bondhu Amar (2009)[2]
  • Maa (2013)[16]
  • Noashal (2014)[17]
  • Tomar Khola Haowa
  • Saptarshi
  • Atopor Bibaho Barshiki[1]
  • Shat Paure Kabya[8]
  • Ek Akasher Tara[8]

Television showEdit

  • Shandhikhon (2006)[18]
  • 71 er Shokaal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Staff Correspondent (22 May 2018). "Actress Tazin passes away". The Daily Star. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Syeda Shamin Mortada (19 April 2009). "Tazin Ahmed: A multi-tasking persona". The Daily Star. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  3. ^ Afsar Ahmed (28 June 2004). "32nd BACHSAS Awards: A glitzy night : Recognition of outstanding media talents". The Daily Star. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Acting was a dream-come-true to me -- Tazin". The Daily Star. 12 October 2004. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Actress Tazin Ahmed dies of heart attack". NTV. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  6. ^ "350th episode of Doll's House to go on air tonight". The Daily Star. 11 July 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Tazin Ahmed passes away". The Daily Star. 23 May 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  8. ^ a b c "A couple to watch - Tazin and Ejaz: Aspiring to make a difference in the glamour world". The Daily Star. 5 January 2005. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  9. ^ Nadia Sarwat (2 July 2009). "Heart to Heart with Tazin and Rumi". The Daily Star. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Actress Tazin Ahmed dies of heart attack". bdnews24.com. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Tazin buried in her father's grave". Dhaka Tribune. 23 May 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  12. ^ ""Utsho": Tele-film to generate awareness on HIV/AIDS". The Daily Star. 30 November 2007. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Single episode drama 'Nolbaji' on ATN Bangla". The Daily Star. 19 January 2007. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Drama serial "Poroshpor" on Rtv". The Daily Star. 28 January 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  15. ^ "TV play Bar Bar Phirey Ashey on Channel 1". The Daily Star. 27 March 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  16. ^ "TV play Maa on ATN Bangla". The Daily Star. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Tazin returns to the screen". The Daily Star. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Talk show Shandhikhon on Channel 1". archive.thedailystar.net. 7 July 2006. Retrieved 23 May 2018.

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