On the first day of Falgun seven years ago, the world lost Humayun Faridee, one of the most celebrated actors of Bangladesh. Faridee was one of the most influential artistes of the nation, who captivated the audience for over two decades with his powerful and versatile performances in theatre, television and films. The iconic artiste, who won the National Film Award in 2004, was posthumously awarded with the Ekushey Padak in 2018.
Although he entered the University of Dhaka to study Organic Chemistry in 1970, his education was halted due to the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971. Later, he went to Jahangirnagar University to study Economics and during his time there, he became a close associate of Natyacharya Selim Al Deen.
Faridee was one of the principal organisers of the drama festival of Jahangirnagar University in 1976. He further became a member of Dhaka Theatre during his student life in the university. He later acted in and directed many noted tele-fictions as well.
On the other hand, Faridee worked in films alongside his theatre and television career, winning the hearts of millions with his remarkable performances. He won the National Film Award in the best actor category for his role in the film, Matritto.