Famous Bangladeshi - Bangladeshi Celebrities
“Where man in all his truest glory lives, And nature's face is exquisitely sweet; For those fair climes I heave impatient sigh, There let me live and there let me die.”Mention Bangladesh and you will find your mind wandering off to the poignant verses of Michael Madhusudan Dutta or seeking solace in the soulful melodies of Kazi Nazrul Islam. That is what Bangladesh has always been— a cosmos of brave, exemplary, and exceptionally talented Bengalis. Sadly, the country has often been shunned down as a third world nation jostling to find its foot in the world. But to tell the truth, Bangladesh, despite its fairly short history, has managed to stamp its greatness and how? The home to the Royal Bengal Tiger and the largest mangrove forest in the world, Bangladesh has been the address to many eminent men and women like Jibananda Das, Taslima Nasrin, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Abdul Latif, Bimal Roy, Jagadish Chandra Bose and many more. Explore all about their lives in their timeline, trivia, and facts covered in their biographies below.
Find out more about the greatest Bangladeshis, including Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sheikh Hasina, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Muhammad Yunus and Muhammed Zafar Iqbal.
The Most Famous Bangladeshi
|Muhammad Yunus||June 28, 1940||Bangladeshi||Muhammad Yunus is the founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and the recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize|
|Sheikh Mujibur Rahman||March 17, 1920||Bangladeshi||Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the ‘Father of the Nation’ of Bangladesh|
|Sheikh Hasina||September 28, 1947||Bangladeshi||Sheikh Hasina, the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh is known for steering the country towards democracy and establishing political stability|
|Iqbal Quadir||August 13, 1958||Bangladeshi||Iqbal Z|
|Humayun Ahmed||November 13, 1948||Bangladeshi||Humayun Ahmed was a famous Bangladeshi writer and filmmaker|
|Muhammed Zafar Iqbal||December 23, 1952||Bangladeshi||Muhammed Zafar Iqbal is a popular Bangladeshi writer, who deals in the genre of science fiction and children’s literature|
|Fazle Hasan Abed||April 27, 1936||Bangladeshi||Fazle Abed, a Bangladeshi social worker, is known for his efforts for improving the conditions for the underprivileged|
|Subir Chowdhury||January 12, 1967||Bangladeshi||Subir Chowdhury a native of Bangladesh, who acquired US citizenship, is a renowned author of management books like 'The Ice Cream Maker'|
|Salah Choudhury||January 12, 1965||Bangladeshi||Salah Choudhury is a Bangladeshi journalist, author, peace activist, and most famous as the editor of The Weekly Blitz|
|Kazi Nazrul Islam||May 24, 1899||Bangladeshi, Indian||Kazi Nazrul Islam was a Bengali poet and musician and is the ‘National Poet of Bangladesh’|