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ATM Shamsuzzaman

Bangladeshi film and television actor, director and screenwriter

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ATM Shamsuzzaman
এটিএম শামসুজ্জামান
Shamsuzzaman in 2013
Abu Taher Md. Shamsuzzaman

(1941-09-10)10 September 1941
Died20 February 2021(2021-02-20) (aged 79)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
OccupationActor, producer, director, story writer and dramatist

Abu Taher Mohammad Shamsuzzaman (known as ATM Shamsuzzaman; 10 September 1941 – 20 February 2021)[1] was a Bangladeshi film and television actor, director and screen-playwright.[2] He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2015 by the Government of Bangladesh.[3] He won Bangladesh National Film Awards five times for his roles in Dayee Ke? (1987), Madam Fuli (1999), Churiwala (2001), Mon Bosena Porar Table E (2009) and Chorabali (2012).[1]

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Early life and career

Shamsuzzaman was born in Daulatpur, Noakhali on 10 September 1941. He began his schooling in Dhaka at Pogose School, where he was friends with Prabir Mitra, who would also grow up to be an actor.[4] His film career began with filmmaker Udayan Chowdhury as an assistant director in films "Manusher Bhagban" and "Bishwokanya". He got his breakthrough through his role in the film "Nayanmoni" (1976), directed by Amjad Hossain.[1] Earlier he played the role of Ramzan in the play Sangsaptak, aired in 1960.[2]


According to a probe report of "Nilima Ibrahim Committee", a six-member committee led by educationist Nilima Ibrahim, Shamsuzzaman was suspended from the television and radio programmes because of his alleged role in favor of Pakistan army during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.[5]

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Personal life

Shamsuzzaman married Runy Begum in 1968. They had three sons and three daughters.[4] In March 2012, one of his sons, ATM Kholikuzzaman Kushol, killed another son ATM Kamaluzzaman Kabir. Shamsuzzaman testified in court and in 2014, Kushol was sentenced to life in prison.[6][7]


Year Title Role Director Notes Ref(s)
1976 Nayanmoni Amjad Hossain
1979 Surja Dighal Bari Sheikh Niamat Ali and Masihuddin Shaker
1987 Dayee Ke? Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor
1989 Ghor Bhanga Songshar
1996 Unknowingly
1999 Tomar Jonno Pagol
2002 Shoshurbari Zindabad
2003 Jamai Shashur
2004 Shasti
2005 Amar Swapno Tumi Hasibul Islam Mizan
Hajar Bachhor Dhore Shuchanda
Molla Babrir Bou
2009 Chander Moto Bou
Mon Boshena Porar Tebile
2010 Bishaash
2011 Kusum Kusum Prem
Guerrilla Nasiruddin Yousuff
2012 Chorabali Redoan Rony Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
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Awards and nominations

Year Awards Category Film Result
1987 National Film Awards Best Film Actor Opekkha Won
1999 National Film Awards Best Comedy Actor Madam Fuli Won
2001 National Film Awards Best Comedy Actor Churiwala Won [8]
2009 National Film Awards Best Comedy Actor Mon Bosena Porar Table E Won
2012 National Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Chorabali Won[9]
2018 National Film Awards - - Won[10]


Shamsuzzaman died at his residence in Sutrapur neighborhood of Dhaka on 20 February 2021 at around 9 am. He had been suffering from various diseases due to old age for a long time.[11][12]


  1. ^ a b c Sazu, Shah (10 September 2017). "A quiet day like any other". The Daily Star. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "I am still a film actor: ATM Shamsuzzaman". Priyo News. Archived from the original on 31 July 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  3. ^ "PM hands over Ekushey Padak 2015". Dhaka Tribune. 19 February 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b "ATM Shamsuzzaman: The star who won the world". New Age. 23 November 2019.
  5. ^ "FFs urge govt not to confer Ekushey Padak on ATM Shamsuzzaman". New Age. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Actor ATM Shamsuzzaman's son gets life sentence for killing sibling". bdnews24.com. 31 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Father describes son's murder by brother". bdnews24.com. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  8. ^ Kamol, Ershad (20 July 2007). "A thespian on his illustrious career: In conversation with ATM Shamsuzzaman". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  9. ^ "PM presents National Film Awards". banglanews24.com. 10 May 2014. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  10. ^ প্রধানমন্ত্রীর হাত থেকে সম্মাননা নিলেন এটিএম শামসুজ্জামান. Somoy News. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Actor ATM Shamsuzzaman passes away". Dhaka Tribune. 2021-02-20. Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  12. ^ "চলে গেলেন এটিএম শামসুজ্জামান". Daily Ittefaq (in Bengali). Retrieved 2021-02-20.

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