Abdur Razzak

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Abdur Razzak
Born(1942-01-23)23 January 1942
Naktala, South Kolkata, West Bengal, British India
Died21 August 2017(2017-08-21) (aged 75)[1]
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Occupation(s)Actor, producer, director
Years active1964–2016
SpouseKhairunnesa Laxmi
  • Bapparaj
  • Nasrin Pasha
  • Roushan Hossain
  • Afrin Alam
  • Khalid Hossain
Parent(s)Akbar Hossain (father)
Nisarunnesa (mother)
AwardsIndependence Day Award

Abdur Razzak (23 January 1942 – 21 August 2017) was a Bangladeshi actor and movie director.[2] He was known as Nayak Raj, a title given by Ahmed Zaman Chowdhury, editor of Chitrali.[3] He was given the Independence Day Award in 2015 by the Government of Bangladesh.[3] He received National Film Awards (Bangladesh) for Best Actor for five times and received Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2013.[4][5]

His first big break in cinema came with his role in Zahir Raihan's Behula (1966). He went on to make more than 300 appearances in Bengali and Urdu movies. He also directed around sixteen movies.

Razzak was a UNFPA goodwill ambassador.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Legendary film star Razzak passes away". The Daily Star. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  2. "Film legend Razzak dies". New Age | The Outspoken Daily. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Shah Alam Shazu (19 June 2015). "'I want to die when I'm working'". The Daily Star.
  4. "Nayakraj exits the scene". The Daily Star. 2017-08-22. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  5. "Nayak Raj Razzak Turns 74". The Daily Star. 2015-01-23. Retrieved 2017-09-15.

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