Find out more about the greatest Bangladeshi, including Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sheikh Hasina, Muhammad Yunus, Kazi Nazrul Islam and Humayun Ahmed.

“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
(First Prime Minister of Bangladesh)

17 March 1920

15 August 1975

Tungipara Upazila

Pisces

Sheikh HasinaSheikh Hasina
(Prime Minister of Bangladesh)

28 September 1947

Tungipara Upazila

Libra

Muhammad YunusMuhammad Yunus

28 June 1940

Chittagong

Cancer

Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
(National Poet of Bangladesh)

24 May 1899

29 August 1976

Churulia

Gemini

Muhammed Zafar IqbalMuhammed Zafar Iqbal
(Author)

23 December 1952

Sylhet

Capricorn

Humayun AhmedHumayun Ahmed
(Writer, Filmmaker)

13 November 1948

19 July 2012

Netrokona District

Scorpio

Hussain Muhammad ErshadHussain Muhammad Ershad
(Former President of Bangladesh)

01 February 1930

Dinhata

Aquarius

Fazle Hasan AbedFazle Hasan Abed
(Social Worker)

27 April 1936

Habiganj

Taurus

Salah ChoudhurySalah Choudhury
(The editor of The Weekly Blitz)

12 January 1965

Sylhet

Capricorn

Iqbal QuadirIqbal Quadir
(Founder of Grameenphone)

13 August 1958

Jessore District

Leo

Subir ChowdhurySubir Chowdhury
(Author)

12 January 1967

Chittagong

Capricorn

Jewel AichJewel Aich
(Magician)

10 April 1950

Barisal

Aries

Shahabuddin NagariShahabuddin Nagari
(Poet)

06 October 1955

East Pakistan

Libra

MannaManna
(actor)

06 December 1964

17 February 2008

Tangail

Sagittarius

Mushfiqur RahimMushfiqur Rahim
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

09 June 1987

Bogra

Gemini

Khaleda ZiaKhaleda Zia
(Politician)

15 August 1945

Dinajpur

Leo

Shakib KhanShakib Khan
(Bangladeshi film actor)

28 March 1979

Narayanganj

Aries

Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
(Poet, Physician, Novelist, Essayist, Writer, Feminist)

25 August 1962

Mymensingh

Virgo

Tamim IqbalTamim Iqbal
(Cricketer)

20 March 1989

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Pisces

Ziaur RahmanZiaur Rahman
(Politician)

19 January 1936

30 May 1981

Bogra, Bangladesh

Capricorn

Mustafizur RahmanMustafizur Rahman
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

06 September 1995

Satkhira District

Virgo

Soumya SarkarSoumya Sarkar
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

25 February 1993

Satkhira District

Pisces

Apu BiswasApu Biswas
(actor)

11 October 1983

Bogra

Libra

Mashrafe MortazaMashrafe Mortaza
(Cricketer)

05 October 1983

Narail District

Libra

Liton DasLiton Das
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

13 October 1994

Dinajpur

Libra

Fazlur Rahman KhanFazlur Rahman Khan
(Civil engineer, Architect, Structural engineer)

03 April 1929

27 March 1982

Dhaka

Aries

Runa LailaRuna Laila
(Singer)

17 November 1952

Sylhet

Scorpio

Mohammad AshrafulMohammad Ashraful
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

07 July 1984

Dhaka

Cancer

Dino ShafeekDino Shafeek
(Comedian, Actor)

21 March 1930

10 March 1984

Dhaka

Aries

Mahiya MahiMahiya Mahi
(Actor)

27 October 1993

Rajshahi

Scorpio

Tarique RahmanTarique Rahman

20 November 1964

East Pakistan

Scorpio

LalonLalon
(poet)

1774 AD

17 October 1890

Bengal Presidency

Jibanananda DasJibanananda Das
(Poet, Writer)

17 February 1899

22 October 1954

Barisal

Aquarius

PurnimaPurnima
(actor)

11 July 1981

Chittagong

Cancer

Mosharraf KarimMosharraf Karim
(Actor)

22 August 1972

Barisal

Leo

MoushumiMoushumi
(Actor, Model)

03 November 1973

Khulna

Scorpio

Sajeeb WazedSajeeb Wazed

27 July 1971

Dhaka

Leo

Ziaul Faruq ApurbaZiaul Faruq Apurba
(Bangladeshi model)

27 June 1981

Dhaka

Cancer

Pritilata WaddedarPritilata Waddedar

05 May 1911

23 September 1932

Chittagong

Taurus

Sabbir RahmanSabbir Rahman
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

22 November 1991

Rajshahi

Scorpio

ShabnamShabnam
(Actor)

17 August 1942

Dhaka

Leo

Delwar Hossain SayeediDelwar Hossain Sayeedi
(Bangladeshi Politician)

01 February 1940

Pirojpur District

Aquarius

Allauddin KhanAllauddin Khan
(musician, composer, music educator)

1862 AD

06 September 1972

Brahmanbaria District

ChallengerChallenger
(Bangladeshi television actor)

1959 AD

12 October 2010

Dhaka

Shah JalalShah Jalal

1347 AD

Konya

Arifin ShuvoArifin Shuvo
(Bangladeshi film actor)

02 February 1982

Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Aquarius

M. A. G. OsmaniM. A. G. Osmani

01 September 1918

16 February 1984

Sylhet

Virgo

Ferdous AhmedFerdous Ahmed
(Bangladeshi film actor)

07 June 1973

itas Upazila

Gemini

Leepu Nizamuddin AwliaLeepu Nizamuddin Awlia
(Coachbuilder, Engineer)

01 October 1968

Dhaka

Libra

Taskin AhmedTaskin Ahmed
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

03 April 1995

Dhaka

Aries

Khaled MahmudKhaled Mahmud
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

26 July 1971

Dhaka

Leo

Irene KhanIrene Khan
(Lawyer)

24 December 1956

Dhaka

Capricorn

Ananta JalilAnanta Jalil
(film director, film producer, businessperson, actor)

17 April 1978

Munshiganj District

Aries

Joya AhsanJoya Ahsan
(Actor)

01 July 1972

Dhaka

Cancer

Ali Ahsan Mohammad MojaheedAli Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed
(politician)

1948 AD

22 November 2015

East Bengal

Thakur AnukulchandraThakur Anukulchandra

14 September 1888

27 January 1969

Hemayetpur

Virgo

Matiur RahmanMatiur Rahman
(Military pilot)

29 October 1941

20 August 1971

Dhaka

Scorpio

Md. Abdul HamidMd. Abdul Hamid

01 January 1944

Mithamain Upazila

Capricorn