Humayun Faridi’s death anniversary today...

Dhaka, Monday   01 March 2021

Humayun Faridi’s death anniversary today

 Entertainment Correspondent

 Published: 09:55 AM, 13 February 2021   Updated: 10:48 AM, 13 February 2021

Humayun Faridi

Humayun Faridi

Today is the 9th death anniversary of the legendary actor of Bangladesh Humayun Faridi. He left the world on this day nine years ago.

Humayun Faridi, one of the most celebrated actors of Bangladesh, acted on stage, TV, and films. He was able to create his own acting role, which made him unique in the media.

He is the favorite actor of the country’s innumerable people. It takes years to become an artist like Humayun Faridi, that’s why he is called a versatile and genius artist.

Born in Narinda, Dhaka on 29 May 1952 to ATM Nurul Islam and Begum Farida Islam, Humayun Faridi entered the University of Dhaka to study organic chemistry in 1970. However, due to the Great Liberation War of 1971, it became impossible to continue his studies and he subsequently took part as a freedom fighter in the war. 

Later, he was admitted to Jahangirnagar University to study economics and became a close associate of dramatist Selim Al-Deen. 

Faridi kicked off the journey in the showbiz arena being a leading organizer of the 1976 Drama Festival of Jahangirnagar University. He became a member of Dhaka Theatre reaming a university student. Faridi made his acting debut in the television drama with ‘Nil Nakshar Shandaney’ in 1982.

He first appeared in the protagonist role of Selim Al Din’s ‘Shakuntala’ play.  Then he appeared in lots of blockbuster dramas and became a familiar face in the showbiz industry. He came to the timeline around the showbiz arena for his character ‘Kan Kata Romzan’ in the drama ‘Songsaptak’. 

In the 1990s, Humayun Faridi began the journey in the film industry and dominated the industry until his death. In 2004, he won the National Film Award for his terrific acting performance in the media industry. 

His notable films are - ‘Sontrash’, ‘Dahan’, ‘Loraku’, ‘Dinmajur’, ‘Bir Purush’, ‘Bishwa Premik’, ‘Ajker Hitler’, ‘Mayer Odhikar’, ‘Bidrohi Charidike’, ‘Mone Pore Tomake’, ‘Bachelor’, ‘Joyjatra’, ‘Shyamol Chaya’ etc. 

Humayun Faridi was married twice in his personal life. In the 1980s, Faridi married Nazmun Ara Begum Minu. They had one daughter – Shararat Islam Devyani. The couple got divorced after four years. He has then married the actress Suborna Mustafa until 2008.

Humayun Faridi died on 13 February 2012, suffering from chronic lung disease in his residence. 

Earlier, he won the Bangladesh National Film Award for best actor for his lead role in the film Matritto (2004) while he was awarded Ekushey Padak posthumously in 2018. 

The government announced his name as one of the eminent citizens for awarding prestigious Ekushey Padak for 2018 for his contribution to the film industry.