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Shabnam’s 76th birthday today

Shabnam’s 76th birthday today

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Today is the 76th birthday of noted film actress Shabnam. Jharna Basak popularly known as Shabnam, is a stage and film actress.  The renowned artiste was born on August 17 in 1946 in Dhaka.

Shabnam began her career with a role in a dance sequence in the movie ‘Ei Desh Tomar Amar’. Her next role was as a dancer in the movie ‘Rajdhanir Bukey’. She made her debut as an actress with the Bengali film ‘Harano Din’.

Shabnam moved to West Pakistan after the director Ehtesham cast her in his Urdu movie ‘Chanda’.  The music of this film was composed by her husband Robin Ghosh. The film turned out to be a hit, starting her career in the top ranks of the Pakistan film industry. 

Shabnam also worked in films in Pakistani film industry and has been nominated for Nigar awards several times.

Shabnam lastly performed in the Dhalywood movie ‘Ammajan’ directed by Kazi Hayat. The film was released in 1999.

Shabnam acted in over 180 films, including Urdu, Bengali and Punjabi films. Her debut film was a Bengali film. Her first Urdu film, ‘Chanda’ was filmed in Bangladesh.

Shabnam-starrer notable films are ‘Ayna’, ‘Nacher Putul’, ‘Sondhi’, ‘Sondeho’, ‘Karon’, ‘Sohodhormini’, ‘Shorto’, ‘Jogajog’, ‘Juli’, ‘Bashira’, ‘Dil’, ‘Edesh Tomar Amar’, ‘Rajdhanir Buke’ and ‘Harano Din’.