90th birth anniv of ‘Uncrowned Emperor of Bengali Films’ today
Published: 10:51 AM, 6 November 2020 Updated: 11:05 AM, 6 November 2020
The 90th birth anniversary of legendary actor Anwar Hossain, who is also known as “Uncrowned Emperor of Bengali Films”, has been observed on Friday. He has acted in more than 500 films in his long career spanning more than five decades.
Born on 6 November 1931 at Sarulia village in Jamalpur district, Anwar Hossain’s father's name is Nazir Hossain and mother’s name is Sayeda Khatun.
He debuted in the film industry through the film ‘Tomar Amar’ in 1958. Today’s Balaka Cine World in Dhaka was inaugurated on 1 May 1964 with his film ‘Dui Diganta’. Although Anwar Hossain was seen as the antagonist in the first film, later he became the protagonist - his last film as the protagonist was ‘Surja Sangram’.
Anwar Hossain received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 National Film Awards. He was the first actor to win the first National Film Award in 1975. He was awarded Best Actor for his outstanding performance in ‘Lathial’. In 1978, he awarded the Best Supporting Actor for the film ‘Golapi Ekhn Train E’ directed by Amjad Hossain.
‘Nawab Sirajuddaula’ - his one of the best film in his long-spanning career where he showed his best role and highlighted the background of ‘Battle of Plassey’.
His notable films are - ‘Kacher Deyal’, ‘Jibon Theke Nea’, ‘Tomar Amar’, ‘Surjasnan’, ‘Bondhon’, ‘Nawab Sirajuddaula’, ‘Aparajay’, ‘Arunodoyer Agnisakkhi’, ‘Rongbaaj’, ‘Dhire Bohe Meghna’, ‘Lathial’, ‘Nayanmoni’, ‘Golapi Ekhn Train E’, ‘Bhat De’, etc.
The ‘Uncrowned Emperor of Bengali Films’ breathed his last on 13 September 2013 at the age of 82 after suffering from old age complications. He was buried at Mirpur Intellectual Cemetery in the capital.