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  • THROUGH THE EYES OF DOLLY ZAHUR

    As a National Award-winning Bangladeshi actor and television personality, Dolly Zahur is a household name. She started acting at a very early age and performed in numerous television dramas and films. She studied at the University of Dhaka and during that time, she was enrolled at Natyachakra and Chhayanaut. She gained a lot of popularity for the character Nilu in the drama serial 'Eishob Din Ratri' by Humayun Ahmed; a performance that was considered a breakthrough for her career in television. Her other remarkable works include 'Aguner Poroshmoni', 'Shongkhonil Karagar', 'Shopner Thikana', 'Nirontor', 'Ghani', 'Daruchini Dwip' and many more. She has been admired by all for her tireless contributions in the cultural arena of Bangladesh.

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF RIZIA RAHMAN

    Known as the author of 'Bong Theke Bangla', Rizia Rahman is an eminent novelist who has carved a place for herself in Bengali literature. Born in 1939, she has authored many memorable books, the most notable ones being 'Bong Theke Bangla (1978)', 'Rokter Okshor (1978)', 'Ghar-Bhanga-Ghar (1974)', 'Uttar Purush (1977)', 'Surja Sabuj Rakta (1980)', 'Ekal Cirokal (1984)', the autobiography 'Nodi Nirobodhi (2011)' and many more.

  • Through The Eyes Of Ramendu Majumdar

    He is the Editor of the quarterly publication 'Theatre' being published since 1972 and owns a theatre school. He is a Senate and Syndicate Member of National University and is a Senate Member of Dhaka University. Ramendu Majumdar is the Chairman and Managing Director of an advertising firm, Expressions Ltd. He founded Expressions in 1993 after working for the firm Bitopi Leo Burnett for 21 years. He will be cherished forever for his countless contributions in the cultural arena of Bangladesh.

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF SELINA HOSAIN

    My first inspiration is the empyrean beauty of nature. I must say that I got the chance to absorb the colossal beauty of art in the lap of nature and that inspired me a lot. The dazzling waterfall, the chirping of birds and the pleasant sound of dried leaves; they all have their own rhythm and a unique melodious flow. Since childhood, I used to climb on trees, pick up water lilies and so much more! I was also very fond

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF SHYKH SERAJ

    He received many prestigious awards, including the two highest civilian honours, Swadhinata Puroshkar (2018) and Ekushey Padak (1995), respectively. Other prestigious accolades are UNESCO Bangladesh Journalism Award (2009), Bangabandhu Gold Medal (2005), Gold Medal in National Fish Fortnight Award (2005), Gold Medal in Development of Economy (2005), Dr Ibrahim Memorial Gold Medal, UN's FAO A.H.

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF MONIRUL ISLAM

    A huge number of his exhibitions, workshops and art camps run the whole gamut of artistic styles. Since 1986, he has been an honorable International Jury Member. He received many prestigious national and international awards including the International “Bennial of Graphics”, Ibiza, Spain (1972); “Palm of Gold”, Beaux-Arts; “International Art Guild”, Monte Carlo, Monaco (1975); “International Print and Drawing

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF SABERI ALAM

    I am blessed with an indisputably favorable and warm cultural bloodline. Of course, my father is my first inspiration who bestrewed the seeds of humanity in me. He was an extremely motivational man. Additionally, my mother was a prominent singer of our country. Therefore, I grew up where everything was framed under the colossal grace of arts. My mother is also my inspiration.

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF FAHMIDA NABI

    Being a leading exponent of modern music and a television personality, Fahmida Nabi is a melody in herself. She is the worthy daughter of the prominent singer Mahmudun Nabi and the elder sister of the eminent singer Samina Chowdhury and the popular musician Pancham. She was one of the honorable judges of the reality show CloseUp1 on NTV (Bangladesh). She runs a voice modulation institution named

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF RAISUL ISLAM ASAD

    I never dreamt of being an actor. Interestingly, I started my acting career in 1972. During the great Liberation War of Bangladesh, I was very close to some great personalities who were inclined in the cultural arena. Basically, they introduced me to the wonderful sight of arts and culture. After the great Liberation War, they inspired me to start acting. That was the beginning of my eternal journey toward this

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF KIRAN CHANDRA ROY

    The person who has bestrewed the seeds of music in me is my beloved late grandfather Prem Charan Roy. He was truly my first inspiration. And of course, my parents are the great inspirations of my life. My uncle Provat Kumar Roy has always been very motivational in flourishing my potential in music. Moreover, I consider myself a very lucky person because I had some great instructors in school, college and

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF DAHLIA AHMED

    My student life initiated at Bharateshwari Homes in Tangail. I spent ten years of disciplined school life there; it was like my second home. I took special interest in poetry recitation beyond our regular curriculum. Participating in competitions came naturally for me; for recitation, textbook poems were our only resource. After completing 12 years of school and college, I enrolled myself as a graduate student

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF DILARA ZAMAN

    My life's biggest inspiration is the pioneer of women's education, Begum Rokeya. Additionally, the prominent philanthropist Haji Muhammad Mohsin and the legendary polymath Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar are

  • Saju Ahmed

    A leading exponent of “Kathak” dance in Bangladesh, a dance director and a successful teacher; Saju Ahmed is someone who is yet

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF LABU RAHMAN

    My earliest inspiration was the stunning guitarist Fazle Rob, who had been playing in the band called The Windy Side of Care. He is the reason why I have chosen fender guitar as my lifetime companion.

  • THROUGH THE EYES KANAK CHAPA

    Music has a divine magnetism with me. I am blessed with such a harmonious family where everything was framed under the heavenly grace of arts and culture.

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF PIJUSH BANDYOPADHYAY

    Undoubtedly, my first inspiration is my family. My parents were very motivational in flourishing my talents. Since childhood, the beauty of the nature and the people around me inspired me a lot.

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF AZAD ABUL KALAM

    My first inspiration is my family. Thankfully, I hail from a fairly sound cultural atmosphere. My parents were very motivational in flourishing my interests in acting and writing. Also, my brothers and sisters were very inspirational.

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF FARIDA PARVEEN

    Since childhood, I could feel a divine magnetism with music. Therefore, music is my first inspiration. I grew up in a warm cultural atmosphere. My parents were very inspirational in flourishing my talent in music.

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF MUSTAFA ZAMAN ABBASI

    My inspiration is the empyrean beauty of nature. I must say that I got the chance to smell the melody of nature in the lap of my beloved father, Abbasuddin Ahmed.

  • NIMA RAHMAN

    THROUGH THE EYES OF NIMA RAHMAN

    Unquestionably, my mother, Hasina Rahman is my first inspiration. She has always been very motivational in flourishing my potential in singing, reciting and acting.

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF MUNMUN AHMED

    I think an artiste's first inspiration comes from the family. I am blessed with a mother who is my first source of inspiration. She introduced me to the graceful art of dance.

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF SADYA AFREEN MALLICK

    My earliest inspirations were my parents Professor Syed Moqsud Ali and Professor Noorunnahar Fyzennessa, revered academics at the University of Dhaka, both of whom were cultural enthusiasts as well.

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF SUJIT MUSTAFA

    I am favored with an extremely cultural bloodline. Since childhood, I have been practicing songs of good quality and I try to spread the joy and glory of music.

  • ABIDA SULTANA

    I grew up with a wide range of cultural practices in a warm environment. Unquestionably, my father is my first inspiration. The person whose contribution is prodigiously motivational to my passion is none but my mother.

  • SHARMILI AHMED

    Whatever I have accomplished in life is thanks to benevolence of the Almighty. I must say that my father is my first inspiration and I am blessed to have such a genuine artist as my father.

  • Through the eyes of Laila Hasan

    I was born into a family of cultural enthusiasts. Thus, my first inspiration is my family. I started dancing at a very early age where everything was framed under the heavenly grace of arts and culture.

  • THROUGH THE EYES OF RAFIQUL ALAM

    I am favored with an indisputably cultural backdrop; and my inspiration probably transmitted through gene.

  • ANDREW KISHOR

    Of course, my parents have inspired me since my childhood. They are my idols. My mother never blamed others for anything, rather

  • SYED HASAN IMAM

    The ideologies about my life have been transmitted from my family. Hence, the biggest inspiration of my life is my family.

  • FOAD NASSER BABU

    Unquestionably, my family is my first inspiration. Mercifully, I am favored with an extremely cultural bloodline. My father, mother, brother and sisters- all were inclined with music.

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