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

“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 HasinaSheikh Hasina
(Prime Minister of Bangladesh)

28 September 1947

Sheikh Mujibur RahmanSheikh Mujibur Rahman
(First Prime Minister of Bangladesh)

17 March 1920

Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
(National Poet of Bangladesh)

24 May 1899

Muhammad YunusMuhammad Yunus

28 June 1940

Hussain Muhammad ErshadHussain Muhammad Ershad
(Former President of Bangladesh)

01 February 1930

Humayun AhmedHumayun Ahmed
(Writer, Filmmaker)

13 November 1948

Muhammed Zafar IqbalMuhammed Zafar Iqbal
(Author)

23 December 1952

Fazle Hasan AbedFazle Hasan Abed
(Social Worker)

27 April 1936

Subir ChowdhurySubir Chowdhury
(Author)

12 January 1967

Iqbal QuadirIqbal Quadir
(Founder of Grameenphone)

13 August 1958

Salah ChoudhurySalah Choudhury
(The editor of The Weekly Blitz)

12 January 1965

Jewel AichJewel Aich
(Magician)

10 April 1950

Shahabuddin NagariShahabuddin Nagari
(Poet)

06 October 1955

MannaManna
(actor)

06 December 1964

Shakib KhanShakib Khan
(Bangladeshi film actor)

28 March 1979

ShabnamShabnam
(Actor)

17 August 1942

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

25 August 1962

Khaleda ZiaKhaleda Zia
(Politician)

15 August 1945

Apu BiswasApu Biswas
(actor)

11 October 1983

Mustafizur RahmanMustafizur Rahman
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

06 September 1995

Ziaur RahmanZiaur Rahman
(Politician)

19 January 1936

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

03 April 1929

Runa LailaRuna Laila
(Singer)

17 November 1952

Mushfiqur RahimMushfiqur Rahim
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

09 June 1987

Mashrafe MortazaMashrafe Mortaza
(Cricketer)

05 October 1983

Dino ShafeekDino Shafeek
(Comedian, Actor)

21 March 1930

Mahiya MahiMahiya Mahi
(Actor)

27 October 1993

Tamim IqbalTamim Iqbal
(Cricketer)

20 March 1989

Tarique RahmanTarique Rahman

20 November 1964

PurnimaPurnima
(actor)

11 July 1981

Sajeeb WazedSajeeb Wazed

27 July 1971

Jibanananda DasJibanananda Das
(Poet, Writer)

17 February 1899

Ziaul Faruq ApurbaZiaul Faruq Apurba
(Bangladeshi model)

27 June 1981

LalonLalon
(poet)

1774 AD

MoushumiMoushumi
(Actor, Model)

03 November 1973

Arifin ShuvoArifin Shuvo
(Bangladeshi film actor)

02 February 1982

Pritilata WaddedarPritilata Waddedar

05 May 1911

Mosharraf KarimMosharraf Karim
(Actor)

22 August 1972

Mohammad AshrafulMohammad Ashraful
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

07 July 1984

Shah JalalShah Jalal

Delwar Hossain SayeediDelwar Hossain Sayeedi
(Bangladeshi Politician)

01 February 1940

Allauddin KhanAllauddin Khan
(musician, composer, music educator)

1862 AD

Leepu Nizamuddin AwliaLeepu Nizamuddin Awlia
(Coachbuilder, Engineer)

01 October 1968

ChallengerChallenger
(Bangladeshi television actor)

1959 AD

Soumya SarkarSoumya Sarkar
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

25 February 1993

Ferdous AhmedFerdous Ahmed
(Bangladeshi film actor)

07 June 1973

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

01 September 1918

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

17 April 1978

Sabbir RahmanSabbir Rahman
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

22 November 1991

Irene KhanIrene Khan
(Lawyer)

24 December 1956

Liton DasLiton Das
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

13 October 1994

Taskin AhmedTaskin Ahmed
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

03 April 1995

Zillur RahmanZillur Rahman
(Former President of Bangladesh)

09 March 1929

Iajuddin AhmedIajuddin Ahmed
(Former President of Bangladesh)

01 February 1931

Joya AhsanJoya Ahsan
(Actor)

01 July 1972

Khaled MahmudKhaled Mahmud
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

26 July 1971

Thakur AnukulchandraThakur Anukulchandra

14 September 1888

Ali Ahsan Mohammad MojaheedAli Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed
(politician)

1948 AD

Matiur RahmanMatiur Rahman
(Military pilot)

29 October 1941

Md. Abdul HamidMd. Abdul Hamid

01 January 1944