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  • Mostafa Sarwar Farooki


    RAFI HOSSAIN: Welcome to Uncensored with Rafi Hossain. Today, we have with us, Mostofa Sarwar Farooki. Farooki, your film, ‘Shonibaar Bikel,’ has won two independent jury awards at the ‘Moscow International Film Festival’, has been nominated for ‘CineCo Pro Award’ at the ‘Munich Festival’, and was included in the official selection of ‘Sydney Film Festival’.

  • The Queen of Tinseltown

    Rafi Hossain: Welcome to Uncensored with Rafi Hossain. Today, we are here with superstar Mahiya Mahi. Mahi, the audience seems to really love you. What makes you so loveable?

  • Roshan

    ROSHAN'S Walk to Fame

    RAFI HOSSAIN: Welcome to Uncensored with Rafi Hossain. Today we have with us, Ziaul Roshan. He is an upcoming actor and has already been a part of a few films,

  • Of Struggles & DREAMS

    Eamin Haque Bobby is a prominent face of the film industry in Bangladesh. In her nine-year long career, she has come very far, wowing the audience with one hit after another.

  • Singer Arnob and Actress Mithila

    a musical DUO

    Shayan Chowdhury Arnob and Rafiath Rashid Mithila are familiar faces of the Bangladeshi showbiz scene. Both have made their marks in the industry with their passion, hard work and commitment.

  • Puja Cherry and Taskeen Rahman


    Popular actors Taskeen Rahman and Puja Cherry have made their mark in the showbiz industry with their hit performances, and have garnered bravado from their fans. They are currently working on their first project together. In this interview with Rafi Hossain,

  • Actor Ziaul Faruq Apurba


    Welcome to Uncensored with Rafi Hossain. Today we are here with Apurba. Tell me Apurba, how busy have you been lately?

  • Singer Nobel


    Emerging singer, Nobel brought to fame with his soulful performances on Zee Bangla’s musical reality show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ has won the hearts of many in both Bangladesh and West Bengal.


    RAFI HOSSAIN: Welcome to Star Showbiz Cross Talk. Today we have with us, President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association and Chairman of Nagorik Television, Rubana Huq.

  • Actress Sumaiya Shimu

    Fight for a better future

    Sumaiya Shimu is a well-known television actor and model. She started her career with ‘Ekhane Ator Paoa Jai’. In her career spanning over almost two decades, she has been able to captivate the masses with her acting prowess. In today’s interview, she delves deep into her life and passions.

  • Amit's Ambitions

    Emerging actor Amit Sinha has made a name for himself in the showbiz industry with his entertaining performance in the popular mega TV series, ‘Saat Bhai Champa’. In this candid interview with Rafi Hossain, Amit talks about his love for acting and his future plans.

  • Syed Jamil Ahmed

    A theatre enigma

    Syed Jamil Ahmed is a name almost synonymous to the Bangladeshi theatre industry. A well-known theatre director with skills in theatre, lights and set designing, he is also the founder of the Department of Theatre and Music in Dhaka University.

  • Prominent Actress Bobita

    The Golden Star of Cinema

    Farida Akhter Bobita is one of the most prominent actors of the Bangladeshi film industry. This year marks the 50th anniversary of her film career.

  • The Real Taskeen

    Talented young actor, Taskeen Rahman has already managed to win the hearts of the audience with only three of his films. Brought into stardom with 'Dhaka Attack', Taskeen has wowed the crowd with his acting prowess and undeniable charisma. In this interview with Rafi Hossain, he spills the beans on his personal and work life.

  • Popular Actor Nirab

    The rising hero of Banglasia

    Nirab Hossain is a renowned actor and model. He has recently starred in a Malaysian film titled, 'Banglasia'. In a candid interview with Rafi Hossain, he talked about his journey, and the difficulties he had to face to reach where he is today.

  • Sabnam Faria and Harunur Rashid Opu

    Bittersweet Romance

    Newly married couple, Sabnam Faria and Harunur Rashid Opu, is keeping the festivity of their wedding alive by letting their fans know about their married life. There are not many couples who open up about their marriage, but in an interview with Rafi Hossain, the newly-wed couple talked about their love and relationship.

  • Bangladeshi Actress Meghla Mukta

    The Southern Pearl

    Meghla Mukta is a renowned actor and model. She recently starred in a Telegu film, called 'Sakala Kala Vallabhudu'. In an interview with Rafi Hossain, she talks about her career and the hurdles she had to overcome to reach where she is today.

  • Runa Laila

    Runa Laila in a new light

    Runa Laila, the melody queen has garnered her musical career with numerous hits and enthralled her audience for decades, through her astounding vocals. The songbird now extends her musical prowess to composing musical scores. In an exclusive interview with Rafi Hossain, Runa Laila opens up about her new project.

  • Doyel's Fighting Spirit

    As a single parent,model and actor, Doyel has to face new challenges every day. In this interview with Rafi Hossain, she opens up about parenthood, her career and her future plans.

  • The Shining Solitaire

    Heera has been an iconic figure in the modelling industry, ever since she made her big-time debut in the 2008 edition of 'Lux Channel i Superstar'. In this interview with Rafi Hossain, she talks about her illustrious career, spanning over a decade.

  • Prominent Singer Kumar Bishwajit


    Kumar Bishwajit's contribution to the growth of the Bangladeshi music industry, has sculpted his career as a music maestro. His strong, intuitive personality and everlasting popularity have created a special place for him in the hearts of the music lovers. In this interview with Rafi Hossain, Kumar Bishwajit shares his thoughts and opinions about the past, present and future of the Bangladeshi music scene.

  • Fagun Haway Tauquir Ahmed Siam Ahmed and Tisha

    Fagun Hawa

    In a country where our identities are deeply rooted in our history, its influence on cinema is only inevitable. Based on the 1952 Language Movement, actor turned director Tauquir Ahmed's latest venture 'Fagun Hawa' brings forth a promising story. Lead actors, Siam and Tisha and director Tauquir indulge in an exclusive interview with Rafi Hossain, talking about their upcoming film and the scope of the Bangladeshi film industry.

  • PITHA FEST 2019


    Pran Premium Ghee-Anandadhara Pitha Fest co-sponsored by IGLOO and Prime Bank Limited was held on 25th-26th January 2019 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel Dhaka.

  • Actress Sabnam Faria

    Up the Stairs high

    She mounted her career as a model, yet did not confine herself within, for she could barely hide her innate charm that was just enough to bedazzle a greater audience pool. With ease and grace, she stepped into the silver screen, and triumphed over the fans and critiques as if she was destined aforetime. She is Sabnam Faria, full of life and laughter in her one on one with Star Showbiz today.

  • Rahul on 12 Years of Joler Gaan

    We came up with the name Joler Gaan in 2006. But, long before that Kanak and I used to play music together after we both enrolled in Charukola. We hit it off because of music, and we used to sing and play instruments together.

  • Dhallywood diva Champa


    In her career that vouchsafed over 200 films, Dhallywood diva Champa cast a glamour charm that left generations of film lovers spellbound for over decades. The five time ‘National Award’ winner actor retains a grand filmography that consists era-winning films like 'Padma Nadir Majhi', 'Bheja Chokh', 'Moner Manush' and many more. The insightful artiste reminisces the golden times of her career in this issue's cover story.

  • Bangladeshi Legendary Actor Faruk

    The Legendary Faruk

    A brave veteran and multiple award-winning actor Akbar Hossain Pathan, better known by his stage name Faruk, has contributed enormously to shape the Golden Era of the Bangladeshi film industry. 'Golapi Ekhon Traine', 'Lathial', 'Abar Tora Manush Ho', 'Mia Bhai'... the list of his milestone works continues to adorn his career. In a recent interview with Rafi Hossain of Star Showbiz, the Lifetime Achievement Award winner of the 2018 'National Film Award' shares his thoughts on the contemporary media and political scenario of Bangladesh.

  • Indraneil Sengupta

    Aloof & Content

    With a rather idiosyncratic attitude towards his works and words, Indraneil Sengupta has been through many twists and turns to reach where he stands today in his career. In a recent interview with Rafi Hossain, the ingenious actor-model shares the stories of his journey so far.

  • Love as the Price of Liberty

    The three-four years of my life with Zahir Raihan seemed to have been veiled with a translucent covering of transience. We came to be intimate as we worked together in films; I adored his fervor, he had a tireless approach all the while.

  • Misir Ali Impartially

    Misir Ali Impartially!

    I have only been trying to focus on my works, rather than focusing on publicity and self-promotions. These days most of the people somewhat seem to be giving all their efforts in branding themselves. I absolutely oppose this practice. I believe that if we work hard, our efforts will be recognized beyond any need for publicity.