Salman Shah (Shahriar Chowdhury Emon)
(19 September 1971– 6 September 1996)
In the early 1990s, when the Bangladeshi film industry remained motionless, a new superhero appeared and added a new dimension in the Dhallywood Film Industry. He is the evergreen superhero of Bangladeshi Film history, the one and only Salman Shah. He was born on 19 September 1971 in Zakiganj, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
He was the greatest and most popular actor in the Bangladeshi cinema. But his real name was Shahriar Chowdhury Emon. Salman Shah or সালমানশাহ was his stage name or on-screen name and he was better known by this name.
Salman Shah started his career with a one episode TV serial “PathorSomoy”. He had also appeared in some Television advertisements as a model. But his first appearance as a major role in Bangladeshi movie was in “KeyamatThekeKeyamat” which was released on March 1993 with co-actress Moushumi, directed by Sohanur Rahman Sohan. After his first movie, Salman Shah became the talk of the town.
In the early 90’s, this popular actor starred in many successful movies. In spite of acting only in twenty seven films in his lifetimes, he had earned immense popularity around the country with such a short number of films and within a very short period of time. For his excellence X-factor, own style and handsome figure, he became a heartthrob actor and still he is one of the most popular actors in the history of Bangladeshi Film Industry.
Breaking the heart of his huge fans, this super talented actor died on 6 September 1996. He was found hanging from the ceiling of his bedroom at Eskaton, Dhaka.
Life of “Salman Shah” At a Glance:
◉ Mother:Nila Chowdhury
◉ Spouse:Samira Huq
◉ First TV serial:PathorSomoy
◉ First Film:KeyamatThekeKeyamat
◉ No of Total Films:Twenty Seven
◉ Notable Films:
◉ Television Show :
◉ Last Film: BukerBhitorAgun released posthumously)
◉ Years of Active:1986–1996
◉ Zodiac Sign:Scorpio
◉ Died:September 6, 1996
◉ Dying Age: 25 years
◉ Dying Place: His bedroom at Eskaton, Dhaka
Early Life of “Salman Shah” :
Salman Shah was born on September 19, 1971 in zakiganj,Sylhet, Bangladesh. He was the son of Kamaruddin Chowdhury and Nila Chowdhury. He was the eldest son of the family and his original name was Shahriar Chowdhury Emon. But, he was famous by the name Salman Shah at the showbiz industry. His younger brother’s name is Chowdhury Mohammad Shahran Evan.
Salman Shah had completed his primary education fromBayra Model High school, Khulna. Then he came to Dhaka, admitted Arab Mission School at Dhanmondi and completed SSC from this school in 1987. Salman Shah had completed HSC from Adamji Cantonment College and received graduation degree from Maleka Science College, Dhanmondi.
First Debut Television Show:
He started his career with the first episode of the television serial “PathorShomoy”
First Debut Film:
His first appearance as a major role in Bangladeshi movie was in “KeyamatThekeKeyamat” which was released on March 1993 with co-actress Moushumi, directed by Sohanur Rahman Sohan. This movie was a remake of an Indian movie named Qayamat Se QayamatTak, which was released in 1988.
Film Career of Salman Shah:
With the very first appearance in the film “KeyamotthekeKeyamot” in 1993, Salman Shah became the grist to the mill for the film industry. After his debut alongside the talented actress Moushumi, there was no looking back for the young star. This was a blockbuster film.
With this single film, the audience gave Salman shah an immense love and he gained a very special place in the heart of Bangladeshi Film industry. Very quickly he conquered the silver screen, as he began his journey in the world of cinema. He charmed the movie lovers with his charisma and acting skills, as they eagerly waited for the movie of Salman Shah. Each of his films was a hit and the movie lover people of Bangladesh were able to witness a “Salman Shah Fever”.
His most iconic films wereKeyamotthekeKeyamot, Tumi Amar, AntoreAntore, SujonShokhi etc. Bikkhobh, PremJuddho, Denmohor, Konna Dan, ShopnerThikana are also some of his most notable work. Later on his career, he acted in films like Anjuman, Mohamilon, Asha Valobasha and Priyojon.
He worked in ShopnerPrithibi, ShotterMrittuNei, JibonShongshar and some other films in 1996. The same year, the beloved actor suddenly passed away, leaving the entire nation in shock. His films ShopnerPrithibi. ShotterMrittuNei, JibonSongshar came out that year as well. He could not finish many of his works. His last film “BukerBhitorAgun” was released posthumously. Actor Riaz had to take over his another film “Mon Mane Na”.
.With his charismatic presence, Salman shah became a fashion icon for the youngsters of that era. Even after 2 decades of his demise, he still reoccurs as an example when it comes to discussing 90’s fasionistas.
In his very short careerspanning only in 3 years, the superhero worked in over twenty seven films alongside eleven heroines. His chemistry with the super talented actresses Moushumi and Shabnur was exemplary.
Co-working with other Actors:
Abdur Razzak has acted with many magnificent actors like Bobita, HumayunFaridi, DolyZahur, Bulbul Ahmed, Moushumi, Shabnur, Shabnaz, Lima etc. Among them, the on screen chemistry between super talented actresses named Moushumi and Shabnur was was much acclaimed and popular to the audiences. Other than that her chemistry with Shabnaj was also loved by the audiences.
Family of Salman Shah:
The name of Salman shah’s father is Kamaruddin Chowdhury and mother is Nila Chowdhury. He was the eldest son of the family and his original name was Shahriar Chowdhury Emon. His younger brother’s name is Chowdhury Mohammad Shahran Evan.
Salman Shah got married with Samira Huq on August 12, 1992. Samira Haq is the daughter of a former captain of Bangladesh Cricket Team ShafiqulHaq and Thiland citizen Losi. The couple had no children and lived together until the death of Salman Shah.
Death of Salman Shah:
Salman Shah died on 6 September 1996. He was found hanging from the ceiling of his bedroom at Eskaton, Dhaka. Well, his death had a critical controversy. Police had filed a case of suicide but his family objected to it and had lodged a murder case. Salman Shah was buried in Shah Jalal Dargah Cemetery in Sylhet.
“Salmman Shah SmritiParishad” ( Salman Shah Memorial Council) arranges a festival every year on his birth anniversary.
First film with Shabnur
M A Khalek
Tomiz Uddin Rizvi
No other actor in the history of Bangladeshi Cinema has seen a more spectacular rise to stardom than Salman Shah. He is a lifetime legend who cannot be forgotten and will be remembered forever to the nation.