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Bobita to get Lifetime Achievement Award from India

Culture Desk     22 May, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Bobita to get Lifetime Achievement Award from India

Popular Bangladeshi film actress Bobita will get the Lifetime Achievement Award from India.

The internationally acclaimed actress will be honoured with the 17th Tele-Cine Award.

Owner of Versatile Media and Tele-Cine Award organiser from Bangladesh, Arshad Adnan confirmed the news.

General Secretary of Tele-Cine Award Mrinmoy Kanjilal informed that Bobita will get the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution in the field of cinema in both Bangladesh and India.

Bobita share her feelings after hearing the news in that way, “It is really a great recognition for me. I am grateful to Versatile Media to select me for the award. Everybody pray for me.”

It may be mentioned that, Bobita won the hearts of million movie lovers of two Bengals to work in Satyajit Ray’s movie Ashani Sanket.

Popular Indian actor Soumitra Chatterjee acted against her in that movie.

The movie was released on August 15, 1973.  During that time she also received awards from BFJ, Bharat Proshar Samity, among others in India.

After 45 years of releasing Ashani Sanket Bobita is going to receive the Tele-Cine Award. 

Tele-Cine Award will be given to Bobita at 5:00pm on June 2 at Nazrul Moncha in Kolkata, said Arshad Adnan.

Farida Akhter (known by her stage name Bobita) is a Bangladeshi film actress. She is best known for her performance in Satyajit Ray’s Distant Thunder, a novel adaptation about the Bengal famine of 1943, which won the Golden Bear prize at the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival in 1973. She was active in the 1970s through 1990s as an actress in Bangladeshi films.

Her notable work includes Shukhe Thako, Taka Anna Pai, Shorolipi, Manusher Mon, Pich Dhala Path, Noyon Moni, Jonmo Theke Jolchi and Anarkoli.

She also acted in number of joint venture movie projects in her career, namely: a Canada Bollywood-Bangladesh joint production Movie Door Desh in 1983 (Gehri Chot - Urf: Durdesh in Hindi) opposite Nadeem Baig (actor) and also Pakistan-Bangladesh joint venture film Miss Lanka (Nadaani in Urdu) in 1985.

In 2002, Bobita won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Hason Raja, Chashi Nazrul Islam’s biopic of the Bengali folk-poet.