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A BIOGRAPHY OF ABDUR RAZZAK

BIOGRAPHY OF
AbdurRazzak (Actor, Director)
(23 January 1942 – 21 August 2017)

A BIOGRAPHY OF ABDUR RAZZAK

“Nayak Raj” the term itself dignifies his identity. He is none other than the most iconic figure in the history of Bangladeshi film industry, AbdurRazzak. He was one of the most talented actors as well as at the same time a famous film director in the Dhallywood film industry. For his outstanding performance in the film history, he is still known as the “Nayak RajRazzak” to the nation. In 2015, AbdurRazzak has won “The Independence Day Award” by the Government of Bangladesh for his magnificent performance in the film industry. 

Life of “Nayak Raj Razzak” At a Glance:

Name: AbdurRazzak
Profession: Actor, Producer and Film Director
Date of Birth(DOB): January 23, 1942
Place of Birth(POB): Naktala, South Kolkata, Bengal Presidency, British India
Nationality: Bangladeshi
Religion: Islam
Education: Khanpur High School
Spouse: KhairunnesaLaxmi
Children: Five, Including Bapparaj
First Debut Film: RatanLal Bengali
National Award Winning : Five times
Number of Directed Films: Sixteen
Directorial Debut Film: AnantaPrem (1977)
First Produced Film: Akankha
National Film Awards Winning Years: 1976, 1978, 1982, 1984, 1988
Best Actor Award Winnning Films:
> Ki Je Kori
> Ashikkhito
> BoroBhaloLokChilo
> Chandranath
> Jogajog
Notable Films:
> Baba Keno Chakor
> Behula
> JibonThekeNeya
> OraEgaro Jon
> OsruDiyeLekha
> Rongbaj
> Neel AkasherNichey
> Moner Moto Bou
> Swaralipi
Other Awards and Achievements :
> Indo-Bangla Kala Music Award
> BachsasAwards
> Ifad Film Club Award
> BabisasAward
> MerilProthomAlo Awards
> Tele Cine Awards in Kolkata
Last Film: Kartuz
Years of Active: 1964 – 2017
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 21, 2017
Dying Age: 75 years

Early Life of AbdurRazzak:

AbdurRazzak was born on 23 January 1942. His place of birth was Naktala, South Kolkata, Bengal Presidency, British India. He was the son of Akbar Hossain and Nisarunnesa. In his early childhood of life, he lost his father. Shockingly, just right after eight months of his father’s death, he lost his mother also.AbdurRazzak was grown up in Kolkata, India and also studied there.  He went to Mumbai in 1961 in order to get diploma at the “Filmalaya Film Institute”. But unfortunately, his work got tougher for the Communal Violence in Calcutta during the year 1964. Later in the same year, he moved to Dacca and tried for the nascent East Pakistani film industry.

In Dhaka, AbdurRazzak managed to work with Abdul Jabbar Khan’s Film named “Iqbal” as well as assisted Kamal Khan’s Film named “Ujala”. Later, he also worked in some small roles in the films named “Akheri Station” and “TeroNomborFekuOstagor Lane”.

First Debut:

On the film business AbdurRazzak made his first presentation with the motion picture “RatanLal Bengali” in Kolkata.

Film Career of Nayak Raj:

In the acting career of Abdur Raj Razzak ,Salahuddin production’s movie “TeroNomborFekuOstagor Lane” brings him a quantum leap.

In 1966, ZahirRaihan was in search of a fabulous actor for the lead role of his new film “Behula”. Luckily, that time AbdurRazzak was working as one of his assistants and ZahirRaihanchosed him for the film. So, AbdurRazzak got the chance to show his tremendous acting skill.

Then back to back in the year of 1970, AbdurRazzak acted in a lot of quality films like “Abirbhab”, “Moynamoti”, “Taka Ana Pai”, “Dorpochurno” as well as “JibonThekeNeya” and there again he showed his terrific acting skill. After the Liberation War in 1971, he acted in a number of films like “Manuser Mon”, “OraEgaro Jon” and “OsruDiyeLekha”.

In 1974, Nayak Raj got his crucial breakthrough by acting in the film “Rongbaj” which was an action film and was directed by talented director ZahirulHaq.

He acted successfully in more than three hundred Bengali and Urdu films and directed sixteen motion pictures.

As a Bangladeshi Prominent artist, he featured in many prominent films named “Neel AkasherNichey”, “Moner Moto Bou”, “Swaralipi” etc. AbdurRazzak presented a terrific performance in the film “Baba Keno Chakor” with his son Bappa Raj. This motion picture made a ferocious mix enough in the movies that were similarly popular in both Dhaka and Kolkata.

Co-working with other Actors:

AbdurRazzak has acted with many magnificent actors like Shabana, Bobita, Kobori, Shuchanda, Shabnam, IliasKanchan, Bulbul Ahmed, Anwar Hossain, SohelRana and many others. Among them, the on screen chemistry between Razzak and actress Shabana was much acclaimed and popular to the audience.

Career as Film Director and Producer:

AbdurRazzak successfully directed sixteen movies. As a five-time National Award winning on screen actor, he has additionally gained popularity as a successful film director and producer. He started his producer career with the film named “Akankha” in 1976.

Career as UNFPA Minister:

Apart from the marvelous Actor, Director and Producer of film industry, AbdurRazzak was also served the responsibilities of a UNFPA. He was likewise the establishing leader of Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association. 

Independence Day Award:

He was honored with the “Independence Day Award” in 2015 by the Government of Bangladesh for his outstanding performance in the film Industry.

Family of “Nayak Raj” AbdurRazzak:

AbdurRazzak was married to KhairunnesaLaxmi. Together they are blessed with five children. Three sons named Bapparaj, Bappi and Samrat and two daughters named Nasrin Pasha Shampa and Afrin AlamMoyna. As a token of his love for his lovely wife, AbdurRazzak built a luxurious commercial building “Rajlaxmi Complex” as his wife named.

Awards and Achievements in Film Career:

NO

YEAR

AWARD

CATEGORY

FILM

RESULT

1

1976

National Film Awards

Best Actor

Ki Je Kori

Won

2

1978

National Film Awards

Best Actor

Ashikkhito

Won

3

1982

National Film Awards

Best Actor

BoroBhaloLokChilo

Won

4

1984

National Film Awards

Best Actor

Chandranath

Won

5

1988

National Film Awards

Best Actor

Jogajog

Won

Awards and Achievements in Other Category:

NO

YEAR

AWARD

CATEGORY

RESULT

1

2003

Indo-Bangla Kala Music Award

Khan Ataur Rahman Lifetime Achievement Award

Won

2

2009

Bachsas Awards

Life Time Achievement Award

Won

3

2012

Ifad Film Club Award

Life Time Achievement Award

Won

4

2012

Babisas Award

Life Time Achievement Award

Won

5

2014

MerilProthomAlo Awards

Life Time Achievement Award

Won

6

2017

Tele Cine Awards in Kolkata

Life Time Achievement Award

Won

Death of “Nayak Raj” AbdurRazzak:

The legendary Film Actor of Bangladesh has passed on heart attack on August 21, 2017, in the United Hospital Dhaka. He was admitted to the hospital at 5:20 PM with the claim of being heart attack. In spite of all the efforts to cure him from the hospital authorities, AbdurRazzak passed away at 6:13 PM.

Nayak Raj Razzak is a lifetime legend who cannot be forgotten and will be remembered forever to the nation.

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