Diti’s 5th death anniversary today

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20 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Diti’s 5th death anniversary today

Today is the 5th death anniversary of prominent film actress Parveen Sultana Diti.

Parveen Sultana, popularly known as her stage name Diti, was a very talented and popular film actress of the country.

Diti was born on March 31, 1965 in Sonargaon of Narayanganj. She completed higher secondary education from Eden Mohila College and received her bachelor’s degree from Lalmatia Women College.

Initially, she began her career as a singer. She sung for Bangladesh Television and later acted in the TV drama ‘Laili Majnu’ opposite actor Manas Bandyopadhyay. She made her silver screen debut after participating in the talent hunt contest ‘Notun Mukher Sondhane’ in 1984.

Diti made her acting debut with the film titled ‘Dak Diye Jai’ directed by Udayan Chowdhury in 1984. But the film did not see its release. Her first released film was ‘Ami-e Ustad’, directed by Ajmal Huda.

She acted in more than 200 films in her career. Her notable films are ‘Parbat’, ‘Swami Stree’, ‘Dui Jibon’, ‘Bhai Bondhu’, ‘Kothin Protishodh’, ‘Sneher Protidan’, ‘Ajker Hangama’, ‘Kalia’, ‘Usila’, ‘Charam Aghat’, ‘Mukti’, ‘Char Satiner Ghar’, ‘Lady Inspector’, ‘Shesh Upahar’, Hira Moti’, ‘Khuner Badla’, ‘Megher Koley Rod’ and others.

Diti won the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1986 for her performance in ‘Swami Stree’.

The actress married actor Sohel Chowdhury in 1986. Later Diti married actor Ilias Kanchan which ended up in divorce as well.

She died on March 20, 2016 suffering from brain cancer at the United Hospital in Dhaka at the age of 50.