Reminiscing Nayak Raj Razzak on his 79th birth anniversary...

Dhaka, Thursday   04 March 2021

Reminiscing Nayak Raj Razzak on his 79th birth anniversary

 Entertainment Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:19 AM, 23 January 2021  

Nayak Raj Razzak

Nayak Raj Razzak

The 79th birth anniversary of Nayak Raj Razzak, also known as Abdur Razzak, a legendary actor in the Bangladesh film industry is being observed today. 

Born on 23 January 1942 in Tollygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal, Abdur Razzak took Bengali cinema to a unique height. He performed a stage drama during Saraswati Puja when he was in seventh-grade at Khanpur High School in Kolkata. For this, his game-teacher Rabindranath Chakraborty chose him as the protagonist in the play ‘Bidrohi’ based on children and teenagers.

In the beginning, Razzak introduced his talent to everyone by playing a small role in Salauddin Productions’ film ‘Tero Number Feku Ostagarh Lane’. He made his debut as a hero paired with Suchanda in Zahir Raihan’s ‘Behula’. Since then he has acted in more than 300 films. Apart from this, he has produced and directed 16 films.

Until 1990, Razzak acted as the best protagonist of Dhallywood. Through this, he achieved the title of ‘Nayak Raj Razzak’. He also achieved multiple national and international honors. Besides, Razzak served as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund.

His notable films from 1972 to 1989 include - ‘Slogan’, ‘Amar Jonmobhumi’, ‘Otithi’, ‘Ke Tumi’, ‘Shopno Diye Ghera’, ‘Priyotoma’, ‘Polatok’, ‘Jharer Pakhi’, ‘Khelaghar’, ‘Chokherjol’, ‘Alor Michil’, ‘Obak Prithibi’, ‘Bhaibon’, ‘Badi Theke Begum’, ‘Sadhu Shaitan’, ‘Onek Prem Onek Jala’, ‘Maya Bandhan’, ‘Gunda’, ‘Agun’, ‘Matimahal’, ‘Amar Prem’, ‘Jadur Bashi’, ‘Agnishikha’, ‘Bandhu’, etc, 

He produced some notable films from his production company Rajlaxmi Productions. These include - ‘Akanksha’, ‘Ananta Prem’, ‘Pagla Raja’, ‘Beiman’, ‘Apanjan’, ‘Mouchor’, ‘Badnam’, ‘Sat Bhai’, ‘Champa Dangar Bau’, ‘Jiner Badsha’, ‘Ami Bachte Chai’, ‘Koti Takar Fakir’, etc.

Razzak married Khairun Nesar (Lakshmi) in 1972. Rezaul Karim (Bapparaj), Khalid Hossain (Samrat), Nasrin Pasha Shampa, Raushan Hossain Bappi, Afrin Alam Moyna are their successors.

Considered to be the leading actor in the film industry of Bangladesh for decades, Razzak won the National Film Award for Best Actor five times in total. He was awarded the Independence Award in 2015 by the Government of Bangladesh for his special role in the culture.

This legendary actor breathed his last on 21 August 2017 at the age of 75.

DailyBangladesh/AS