“Where man in all his truest glory lives, And nature's face is exquisitely sweet; For those fair climes I heave impatient sigh, There let me live and there let me die.” Mention Bangladesh and you will find your mind wandering off to the poignant verses of Michael Madhusudan Dutta or seeking solace in the soulful melodies of Kazi Nazrul Islam. That is what Bangladesh has always been— a cosmos of brave, exemplary, and exceptionally talented Bengalis. Sadly, the country has often been shunned down as a third world nation jostling to find its foot in the world. But to tell the truth, Bangladesh, despite its fairly short history, has managed to stamp its greatness and how? The home to the Royal Bengal Tiger and the largest mangrove forest in the world, Bangladesh has been the address to many eminent men and women like Jibananda Das, Taslima Nasrin, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Abdul Latif, Bimal Roy, Jagadish Chandra Bose and many more. Explore all about their lives in their timeline, trivia, and facts covered in their biographies below.
Sheikh Mujibur RahmanSheikh Mujibur Rahman
17 March 1920
First Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Sheikh HasinaSheikh Hasina
28 September 1947
Prime Minister of Bangladesh

Muhammad YunusMuhammad Yunus
28 June 1940
 

Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
24 May 1899
National Poet of Bangladesh

Humayun AhmedHumayun Ahmed
13 November 1948
Writer, Filmmaker

Hussain Muhammad ErshadHussain Muhammad Ershad
01 February 1930
Former President of Bangladesh
Fazlur Rahman KhanFazlur Rahman Khan
03 April 1929
Civil Engineer, Architect

Fazle Hasan AbedFazle Hasan Abed
27 April 1936
Social Worker

Muhammed Zafar IqbalMuhammed Zafar Iqbal
23 December 1952
Author
Iqbal QuadirIqbal Quadir
13 August 1958
Founder of Grameenphone

Salah ChoudhurySalah Choudhury
12 January 1965
The editor of The Weekly Blitz
Jewel AichJewel Aich
10 April 1950
Magician

Subir ChowdhurySubir Chowdhury
12 January 1967
Author

Shahabuddin NagariShahabuddin Nagari
06 October 1955
Poet

Mīr JaʿfarMīr Jaʿfar
1691 AD
Bengali ruler

Shakib KhanShakib Khan
28 March 1979
Actor
Ziaur RahmanZiaur Rahman
19 January 1936
Politician

Khaleda ZiaKhaleda Zia
15 August 1945
Politician

Joya AhsanJoya Ahsan
01 July 1972
Actor

Md. Abdul HamidMd. Abdul Hamid
01 January 1944
 
Mushfiqur RahimMushfiqur Rahim
09 June 1987
Bangladeshi cricketer

Tamim IqbalTamim Iqbal
20 March 1989
Cricketer
Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
25 August 1962
Poet, Physician, Novelist, Essayist, Writer,

Dino ShafeekDino Shafeek
21 March 1930
Comedian, Actor

PurnimaPurnima
11 July 1981
actor
Mashrafe MortazaMashrafe Mortaza
05 October 1983
Cricketer

Ziaul Faruq ApurbaZiaul Faruq Apurba
27 June 1981
Bangladeshi model
Sajeeb WazedSajeeb Wazed
27 July 1971
 

Pritilata WaddedarPritilata Waddedar
05 May 1911
 

Mustafizur RahmanMustafizur Rahman
06 September 1995
Bangladeshi cricketer
Apu BiswasApu Biswas
11 October 1983
actor

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LalonLalon
1774 AD
poet
Runa LailaRuna Laila
17 November 1952
Singer

Delwar Hossain SayeediDelwar Hossain Sayeedi
01 February 1940
Bangladeshi Politician

Shah JalalShah Jalal
 

Mohammad AshrafulMohammad Ashraful
07 July 1984
Bangladeshi cricketer
Bimal RoyBimal Roy
12 July 1909
Film director
Thakur AnukulchandraThakur Anukulchandra
14 September 1888
 

Allauddin KhanAllauddin Khan
1862 AD
musician, composer, music educator

Jibanananda DasJibanananda Das
17 February 1899
Poet, Writer

Liton DasLiton Das
13 October 1994
Bangladeshi cricketer
ShabnamShabnam
17 August 1942
Actor

Tarique RahmanTarique Rahman
20 November 1964
 

Mahiya MahiMahiya Mahi
27 October 1993
Actor

Soumya SarkarSoumya Sarkar
25 February 1993
Bangladeshi cricketer

Mosharraf KarimMosharraf Karim
22 August 1972
Actor
M. A. G. OsmaniM. A. G. Osmani
01 September 1918
 

Arifin ShuvoArifin Shuvo
02 February 1982
Bangladeshi film actor
MannaManna
06 December 1964
actor

Leepu Nizamuddin AwliaLeepu Nizamuddin Awlia
01 October 1968
Coachbuilder, Engineer

MoushumiMoushumi
03 November 1973
Actor, Model
Ferdous AhmedFerdous Ahmed
07 June 1973
Bangladeshi film actor

Matiur RahmanMatiur Rahman
29 October 1941
Military pilot
Zillur RahmanZillur Rahman
09 March 1929
Former President of Bangladesh

Taskin AhmedTaskin Ahmed
03 April 1995
Bangladeshi cricketer

Ananta JalilAnanta Jalil
17 April 1978
film director, film producer, businessperson,

Rupa GoswamiRupa Goswami
1493 AD
Scholar and author

Iajuddin AhmedIajuddin Ahmed
01 February 1931
Former President of Bangladesh
Mahbubey AlamMahbubey Alam
17 February 1949
Lawyer

Sabbir RahmanSabbir Rahman
22 November 1991
Bangladeshi cricketer

Shamsur RahmanShamsur Rahman
23 October 1929
Poet

Nurul Islam BabulNurul Islam Babul
03 May 1946
Businessperson
Irene KhanIrene Khan
24 December 1956
Lawyer

AnisuzzamanAnisuzzaman
18 February 1937
Author
Mohammed NasimMohammed Nasim
02 April 1948
Politician

Mirza Mazharul IslamMirza Mazharul Islam
01 January 1927
Physician

ChallengerChallenger
1959 AD
Bangladeshi television actor
Ali Ahsan Mohammad MojaheedAli Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed
1948 AD
politician

Khaled MahmudKhaled Mahmud
26 July 1971
Bangladeshi cricketer
Sadek BachchuSadek Bachchu
01 January 1955
Actor

A. K. M. Mosharraf HossainA. K. M. Mosharraf Hossain
1937 AD
Politician

Murtaja BaseerMurtaja Baseer
17 August 1932
Painter
Abu Osman ChowdhuryAbu Osman Chowdhury
01 January 1936
Military personnel

Makbul HossainMakbul Hossain
1950 AD
Businessperson
Mohammad BarkatullahMohammad Barkatullah
Producer

Sabina KhatunSabina Khatun
25 October 1993
Football player

Abu HenaAbu Hena
1939 AD
Politician

Badar Uddin Ahmed KamranBadar Uddin Ahmed Kamran
01 January 1951
Politician
Sanjida AkhterSanjida Akhter
20 March 2001
Football player
Sheikh Md AbdullahSheikh Md Abdullah
08 September 1945
Politician

Kamal LohaniKamal Lohani
26 June 1934
Journalist

KS FirozKS Firoz
07 July 1946
Film actor

Monika ChakmaMonika Chakma
30 September 2003
Football player
Azizur RahmanAzizur Rahman
26 September 1943
Politician

ATM AlamgirATM Alamgir
1950 AD
Politician

Sheikh Md. Nurul HaqueSheikh Md. Nurul Haque
15 November 1940
Politician

Krishna Rani SarkarKrishna Rani Sarkar
01 January 2001
Association football player

Muhammad Mohaiminul IslamMuhammad Mohaiminul Islam
11 September 1941
Military personnel
AKM Amanul Islam ChowdhuryAKM Amanul Islam Chowdhury
Caretaker

Anwarul Kabir TalukdarAnwarul Kabir Talukdar
01 January 1944
Politician
Abdullah al Mohsin ChowdhuryAbdullah al Mohsin Chowdhury
01 January 1963
Civil servant

Kamrun Nahar PutulKamrun Nahar Putul
1955 AD
politician