Today is the birthday of the country’s celebrated singer Sabina Yasmin. The noted artiste has enthralled the audience with her melodious voice for decades. The melody queen has numerous hit songs to her credit. She is best known as a playback singer in Bengali cinema.
Born in 1953 to Lutfur Rahman and Mouluda Khatun, Sabina Yasmin is the youngest amongst her sisters.
She made her debut in playback singing through the song ‘Modhu Jochnar Dipali’ for the film ‘Agun Niye Khela’ (1967), directed by Zahir Raihan.
Yasmin got her first breakthrough through the song ‘Shudhu Gaan Geye Porichoy’. She then started working under Altaf Mahmud in films including ‘Anowara’, ‘Nayantara’ and ‘Taka Ana Pai’. She gradually performed along with top composers of Bangladesh including Satya Saha, Subal Das, Khan Ataur Rahman, Ali Hossain, Alauddin Ali, Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul, and Gazi Mazharul Anwar.
She has won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer a record 13 times. She has recorded more than 1,500 songs for films and over 10,000 songs in total.
Sabina Yasmin was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1984 and Independence Day Award in 1996 by the Government of Bangladesh.