Saturday, 18 September, 2021
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Happy birthday, Babita

Today is the birthday of internationally acclaimed actress Babita. Her fans, friends, and well-wishers have sent their greeting messages to the artiste on her birthday.

Celebrities and her co-artistes also take to the social media and shower love on Babita with birthday wishes.

Born in Jashore, Babita is a popular film actress of the country. She is best known for her performance in Satyajit Ray’s ‘Ashani Sanket’ (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. Babita acted in about 290 films. After winning the National Film Award in 1975, she won three consecutive best actress prizes. She won Best Actor in 1986, Best Producer in 1997 and Best Supporting Actress Award twice in 2002 and 2012. In addition, she was awarded the lifetime achievement award of the National Film Award in the year 2016.

Babita’s brother-in-law Zahir Raihan first cast her for his movie ‘Jaltey Suraj Ka Nichey’. The film was not completed but she found a break through into the Dhaka film industry. Her first released feature was ‘Shesh Porjonto’.

Babita’s notable films are ‘Shundori’, ‘Ekmutho Bhat’, ‘Anonto Prem’, ‘Bashundhara’,  ‘Shohag’, ‘Fakir Majnu Shah’, ‘Owada’, ‘Lathial’, ‘Kotha Dilam’, ‘Nisahn’, ‘Atim’, ‘Laili Majnu’, ‘Dur Desh’, ‘Phul Shojja’, ‘Birongana Shokina’, ‘Mintu Amar Naam’, ‘Shukhe Thako’, ‘Taka Anna Pai’, ‘Shorolipi’, ‘Manusher Mon’, ‘Pich Dhala Path’, ‘Noyon Moni’, ‘Jonmo Theke Jolchi’ and ‘Anarkoli’.