List of famous Bangladeshis with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

“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

Muhammad YunusMuhammad Yunus

28 June 1940

Chittagong

Cancer

Sheikh HasinaSheikh Hasina
(Prime Minister of Bangladesh)

28 September 1947

Tungipara Upazila

Libra

Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
(National Poet of Bangladesh)

24 May 1899

29 August 1976

Churulia

Gemini

Humayun AhmedHumayun Ahmed
(Writer, Filmmaker)

13 November 1948

19 July 2012

Netrokona District

Scorpio

Fazle Hasan AbedFazle Hasan Abed
(Social Worker)

27 April 1936

Habiganj

Taurus

Hussain Muhammad ErshadHussain Muhammad Ershad
(Former President of Bangladesh)

01 February 1930

Dinhata

Aquarius

Muhammed Zafar IqbalMuhammed Zafar Iqbal
(Author)

23 December 1952

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

Salah ChoudhurySalah Choudhury
(The editor of The Weekly Blitz)

12 January 1965

Sylhet

Capricorn

Shahabuddin NagariShahabuddin Nagari
(Poet)

06 October 1955

East Pakistan

Libra

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

25 August 1962

Mymensingh

Virgo

Ali Ahsan Mohammad MojaheedAli Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed
(politician)

1948 AD

22 November 2015

East Bengal

Khaleda ZiaKhaleda Zia
(Politician)

15 August 1945

Dinajpur

Leo

Ziaur RahmanZiaur Rahman
(Politician)

19 January 1936

30 May 1981

Bogra, Bangladesh

Capricorn

Dino ShafeekDino Shafeek
(Comedian, Actor)

21 March 1930

10 March 1984

Dhaka

Aries

Joya AhsanJoya Ahsan
(Actor)

01 July 1972

Dhaka

Cancer

Leepu Nizamuddin AwliaLeepu Nizamuddin Awlia
(Coachbuilder, Engineer)

01 October 1968

Dhaka

Libra

Runa LailaRuna Laila
(Singer)

17 November 1952

Sylhet

Scorpio

Mahiya MahiMahiya Mahi
(Actor)

27 October 1993

Rajshahi

Scorpio

LalonLalon
(poet)

1774 AD

17 October 1890

Bengal Presidency

Mosharraf KarimMosharraf Karim
(Actor)

22 August 1972

Barisal

Leo

Sajeeb WazedSajeeb Wazed

27 July 1971

Dhaka

Leo

Allauddin KhanAllauddin Khan
(musician, composer, music educator)

1862 AD

06 September 1972

Brahmanbaria District

Jibanananda DasJibanananda Das
(Poet, Writer)

17 February 1899

22 October 1954

Barisal

Aquarius

Pritilata WaddedarPritilata Waddedar

05 May 1911

23 September 1932

Chittagong

Taurus

MoushumiMoushumi
(Actor, Model)

03 November 1973

Khulna

Scorpio

Delwar Hossain SayeediDelwar Hossain Sayeedi
(Bangladeshi Politician)

01 February 1940

Pirojpur District

Aquarius

Shah JalalShah Jalal

1347 AD

Konya

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

17 April 1978

Munshiganj District

Aries

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

01 September 1918

16 February 1984

Sylhet

Virgo

Apu BiswasApu Biswas
(actor)

11 October 1983

Bogra

Libra

ShabnamShabnam
(Actor)

17 August 1942

Dhaka

Leo

Thakur AnukulchandraThakur Anukulchandra

14 September 1888

27 January 1969

Hemayetpur

Virgo

Tarique RahmanTarique Rahman

20 November 1964

East Pakistan

Scorpio

Irene KhanIrene Khan
(Lawyer)

24 December 1956

Dhaka

Capricorn

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

03 April 1929

27 March 1982

Dhaka

Aries

MannaManna
(actor)

06 December 1964

17 February 2008

Tangail

Sagittarius

Matiur RahmanMatiur Rahman
(Military pilot)

29 October 1941

20 August 1971

Dhaka

Scorpio

Md. Abdul HamidMd. Abdul Hamid

01 January 1944

Mithamain Upazila

Capricorn

PurnimaPurnima
(actor)

11 July 1981

Chittagong

Cancer

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