Life and works: Razzak at a glance

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Entertainment desk, August 22: Late silver screen star–producer-filmmaker Nayak Raj Razzak needs no introduction to cine-goers. In a career of over five decades, he has earned name and fame and received many awards for his outstanding contribution in the Bangla film industry.Name: Abdur Razzak

Family name: Raju, Raja

Title: ‘Nayak Raj’ from Journalist Ahmed Zaman Chowdhury, editor of Chitrali

Father: Akbar Hossain

Mother: Nesarunnesa

Born: January 23 in 1942

Birthplace: Nagtola, Taliganj of Kolkata, India

Wife: Khairunnesa Laxmi

Sons & Daughters: Bapparaj (Rezaul Karim), Nasrin Pasha Shampa, Rawshan Hossain Bappi, Afrin Alam Moyena, Khalid Hossain Samrat

Profession: Actor, Director, Producer

First role in front of camera: Shilalipi

Moving to Dhaka: In 1964, he met Abdul Jabbar Khan, producer of the film “Mukh O Mukhosh”

Job at production house: Iqbal Films

Turning point: Zahir Raihan’s “Behula”

Film direction debut: Chanpa Dangar Bou

Emerge as film producer: Akankha (1976)

Notable works: ‘Abirbhab’, ‘Bashori’, ‘Etotuku Asha’, ‘Nil Akhasher Niche’, ‘Je Agune Puri’, ‘Moinamothi’, ‘Dwip Neva Nai’, ‘Sharalipi’, ‘Ashikkhit’, ‘Chutir Ghanta’, ‘Anwara’, ‘Dak Babu’, ‘Alor Michhil’, ‘Obuj Mon’, ‘Ora Egarojon’, ‘Chapa Dangar Bou’, ‘Rongbaj’

Achievements:

– Recipient of Shadhinota Padak

– Elected goodwill ambassador of Unicef as the first Bangladeshi film artiste

– Founding president of Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association

– Wins National Films Award for five times

– Kolkata’s 16th Tele Cine Awards 2017

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