The celebrated actor Humayun Faridee’s sixth anniversary of death will be observed today.
Through his illustrious and multifaceted acting career, Faridee left a mark in all mediums in Bangladesh including theatre, television and film.
The actor was posthumously honoured by the state with the prestigious Ekushey Padak on February 9.
Humayun Faridee died of chronic lung disease at his Dhanmondi residence on 13 February 2012 at the age of 60.
Born at Narinda in Old Dhaka, in 1952, Faridee embarked on his acting career as a Jatra artiste at an early age. While studying economics at Jahangirnagar University, he began his theatre stint.
Subsequently, he joined Dhaka Theatre and grew to be one of the finest actors of his time, performing in the troupe’s popular productions such as Shakuntala, Kittankhola, Kermat Mangal, and Arturu Wie.
In 1980, he began his career on TV with the teleplay Nikhoj Sangbad, produced by Atiqul Haque Chaudhury. He went on to star in a number of teleplays and managed to carve a separate identity for himself in the industry.
Among his popular teleplays and serials are Shangsaptak, Nil Nakshar Shandhany, Durbin Diye Dekhun, Bhangoner Shabdha Shuni, ‘Bakulpur Kato Dur, Dubhuboner Dui Bashinda and Ekti Laal Shari.
His appearance in the character known as Kan Kata Ramjan, in the classic drama Shangshaptak, brought him lasting popularity in the country.
Santrash, produced in 1990, was Faridee’s first mainstream film. Faridee strode boldly in various media. He introduced a new style of acting through his starring performance in some popular films like Hulia, Dohon, Shontrash, Bachelor, Jay Jatra, Shamolchhaya, Taka, Mayer Morjada and Aha!.
He got the National Film Award for his performance in Matritwa in 2004.
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