Today marks the 77th birthday of veteran actor and national treasure ATM Shamsuzzaman.
On this day in 1941, he was born in Ramgonj Upjila Bholakote Village under Chatkhil Upazial of Noakhali.Love and well wishes from his fans, friends and family members from across the world pour in for the versatile actor this auspicious occasion.
Celebrities and her co-artistes also take to the social media and shower love on ATM Shamsuzzaman with birthday wishes.
Despite his age, ATM Shamsuzzaman is still alive and playing his role to perfection. We hope to see him carry on with his cutting humour for many more years.
Besides, today is also birthday of three-time National Film Award winning actress Popy.
Celebrities and her co-artistes also take to the social media and shower love on Popy with birthday wishes. Popy will celebrate her birthday with her family members in Dhaka. Popy will receive loads of blessings and best wishes from her family.
Popy’s birthday celebration will begin by participating in the celebrity talk show ‘Taroka Kathan’ on Channel i at 12:30pm today. Produced by Raju Alim, Popy will speak about his personal and professional life in the show. She will also attend telephone calls from his fans and well-wishers during the show.Popy said, there has no big plans to celebrate the day, I will stay at home and will spend time with my family. I only seek blessing from everyone for my good health and happy life.
Marking the day, Popy celebrated her birthday by cutting cakes in the presence of her family members especially, in presence of her mother at zero hour on Saturday night.
Sadika Parvin Popy (known as Popy) is a Bangladeshi movie actress and model who has performed in numerous Bangladeshi films. She was born and brought up in Khulna city. She has won three national film awards for Best Actress.
Popy started her career with a showbiz programme named ‘Lux Ananda Bichitra’ in 1995. She has acted in numerous commercials and over 200 Bengali-language films.
Popy debuted in the 1997 Coolie, with actor Omar Sunny and directed by Montazur Rahman Akbar. Coolie was a major success, with a film budget of 1.2 crore and business around 7 crore at the box office. Her second movie co starring with Shakil khan in Amar Ghor Amar Behesht, directed by Sohanur Rahman Sohan was also released in late 1997. Popy acted in Akbar’s next film Ke amar baba with the hero Manna; the movie also did well.
Afterwards Popy became hugely popular through her performance in the movie Lal Badsha produced by Manna. She has also appeared in films with Riaz, Ferdous, Bapparaz, Ameen Khan, Shakib Khan, Emon, Amit Hasan and Rubel.
Popy has received three National Film Awards for the films Karagar, Gongajatra and Megher Kole Rod. She also acted in television dramas such as Mem Saheb, Na Valobasini, Onuvobe Valobasa.
On the other hand, Abu Taher Mohammad Shamsuzzaman (known as ATM Shamsuzzaman) is a Bangladeshi film and television actor, director and screen-playwright. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2015 by the Government of Bangladesh.
ATM Shamsuzzaman’s introduction to writing began when he was a school student. For the publication of a school magazine, he started penning a short story titled Obohela, inspired by the tale of poet Ferdowsi.
He started his career in film as an assistant director and worked with directors like Khan Ataur Rahman, Kazi Zahir and Subhash Dutta. Then, he used to act as a proxy actor when actors of small roles could not arrive in time at the set. He used to play the roles in their absence.
He began his venture by playing the character of Ramzan in the play Shangshaptak which was aired in 1960.
According to a probe report of “Nilima Ibrahim Committee”, a six-member committee led by educationist Nilima Ibrahim, Shamsuzzaman was suspended from the television and radio programmes because of his alleged role in favor of Pakistan army during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.