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

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Muhammad YunusJune 28, 1940BangladeshiMuhammad Yunus is the founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and the recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize
Sheikh Mujibur RahmanMarch 17, 1920BangladeshiSheikh Mujibur Rahman was the ‘Father of the Nation’ of Bangladesh
Sheikh HasinaSeptember 28, 1947BangladeshiSheikh Hasina, the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh is known for steering the country towards democracy and establishing political stability
Iqbal QuadirAugust 13, 1958BangladeshiIqbal Z
Humayun AhmedNovember 13, 1948BangladeshiHumayun Ahmed was a famous Bangladeshi writer and filmmaker
Muhammed Zafar IqbalDecember 23, 1952BangladeshiMuhammed Zafar Iqbal is a popular Bangladeshi writer, who deals in the genre of science fiction and children’s literature
Fazle Hasan AbedApril 27, 1936BangladeshiFazle Abed, a Bangladeshi social worker, is known for his efforts for improving the conditions for the underprivileged
Subir ChowdhuryJanuary 12, 1967BangladeshiSubir Chowdhury a native of Bangladesh, who acquired US citizenship, is a renowned author of management books like 'The Ice Cream Maker'
Salah ChoudhuryJanuary 12, 1965BangladeshiSalah Choudhury is a Bangladeshi journalist, author, peace activist, and most famous as the editor of The Weekly Blitz
Kazi Nazrul IslamMay 24, 1899Bangladeshi, IndianKazi Nazrul Islam was a Bengali poet and musician and is the ‘National Poet of Bangladesh’
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the ‘Father of the Nation’ of Bangladesh

BangladeshiMarch 17, 1920177 views

Salah Choudhury

Salah Choudhury is a Bangladeshi journalist, author, peace activist, and most famous as the editor of The Weekly Blitz

Muhammed Zafar Iqbal

Muhammed Zafar Iqbal is a popular Bangladeshi writer, who deals in the genre of science fiction and children’s literature

Shahabuddin Nagari

Shahabuddin Nagari is a distinguished Bangladeshi poet, author and musician

Jewel Aich

Jewel Aich is a renowned Bangladeshi magician and a Bansuri player

BangladeshiApril 10, 1950122 views

Subir Chowdhury

Subir Chowdhury a native of Bangladesh, who acquired US citizenship, is a renowned author of management books like 'The Ice Cream Maker'

Fazle Hasan Abed

Fazle Abed, a Bangladeshi social worker, is known for his efforts for improving the conditions for the underprivileged

BangladeshiApril 27, 1936132 views

Hussain Muhammad Ershad

Hussain Muhammad Ershad is one of the most famous former Presidents of Bangladesh

Humayun Ahmed

Humayun Ahmed was a famous Bangladeshi writer and filmmaker

Sheikh Hasina

Sheikh Hasina, the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh is known for steering the country towards democracy and establishing political stability