Veteran actress Dilara Zaman received ‘bbarta Gold Medal’ this year in recognition of her outstanding contributions in art and culture of the country. The award giving ceremony was held at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on Tuesday.
Deputy Speaker of Jatiyo Sangshad Md. Fazle Rabbi Miah was present in the programme as chief guest and former Foreign Minister Dr.Dipu Moni graced the occasion as special guest.
Dilara Zaman is a renowned film and television actress of the country. She was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1993 and Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2008. Zaman was born in Bardhaman district in British India to Rafiquddin Ahmed and Sitara Begum in 1943.
Her family then moved to Asansol. After the partition of India in 1947 they finally moved to Jessore. She studied in Bangla Bazar Government Girls High School in Dhaka. She acted her first stage play in this school. She went on to study in Eden College. She was under the mentorship of Professor Nurul Momen.
In 1966, Zaman acted her first TV drama Tridhara, directed by Tahmina Banu. She acted in numerous Bengali films and dramas over the course of 40 years. Zaman is married to Fakhruzzaman Chowdhury. They have two daughters - Taniya and Zubayra.