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Humayun Faridi’s 70th birth anniv today

Today is the 70th birth anniversary of legendery actor Humayun Faridi. The artiste, who worked in television dramas, movies and theatre plays, was born at Narinda in Dhaka, 1952.

Humayun Faridi also fought in Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971.

After independence, he got admitted to Jahangirnagar University to study Economics. Faridi’s expedition in showbiz began as a leading organiser of Jahangirnagar University’s 1976 Drama Festival. There he came to notice of renowned cultural personality Nasiruddin Yousuff, who was attending the festival as a judge.

In 1978, he debuted his theatre acting career in the ‘Shakuntala’ rendition by Selim Al-Deen, playing the character, Tokkhok.

Faridi debuted in television dramas through ‘Nil Nakshar Shandaney’ in 1982. He later acted on numerous TV dramas. One character ‘Kan Kata Ramjan’ from the drama ‘Shongshoptok’ earned Faridi extreme popularity in the country.

The actor started acting in films where he also earned extreme popularity by bringing a new concept in acting during the 1990s.

Faridi won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor for his lead role in the film ‘Matritto’ (2004). He was awarded Ekushey Padak posthumously in 2018 by the Government of Bangladesh.

The legendary actor died in Dhaka on February 13 in 2012.