“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

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

Muhammad YunusMuhammad Yunus
28 June 1940
 

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
Salah ChoudhurySalah Choudhury
12 January 1965
The editor of The Weekly Blitz

Iqbal QuadirIqbal Quadir
13 August 1958
Founder of Grameenphone
Jewel AichJewel Aich
10 April 1950
Magician

Subir ChowdhurySubir Chowdhury
12 January 1967
Author

Shahabuddin NagariShahabuddin Nagari
06 October 1955
Poet

Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
25 August 1962
Writer

Khaleda ZiaKhaleda Zia
15 August 1945
Politician
Joya AhsanJoya Ahsan
01 July 1972
Actor

Tamim IqbalTamim Iqbal
20 March 1989
Cricketer

Ziaur RahmanZiaur Rahman
19 January 1936
Politician

Mīr JaʿfarMīr Jaʿfar
1691 AD
Bengali ruler
Mushfiqur RahimMushfiqur Rahim
09 June 1987
Bangladeshi cricketer

Mustafizur RahmanMustafizur Rahman
06 September 1995
Bangladeshi cricketer
Shakib KhanShakib Khan
28 March 1979
Actor

Chanchal ChowdhuryChanchal Chowdhury
01 June 1974
Actor

Md. Abdul HamidMd. Abdul Hamid
01 January 1944
 
Sajeeb WazedSajeeb Wazed
27 July 1971
 

Mehazabien ChowdhuryMehazabien Chowdhury
19 April 1991
Model
PurnimaPurnima
11 July 1981
actor

Hero AlomHero Alom
20 January 1985
Model

Mashrafe MortazaMashrafe Mortaza
05 October 1983
Cricketer
Tahsan Rahman KhanTahsan Rahman Khan
18 October 1979
Singer

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Afran NishoAfran Nisho
08 December 1980
Model
Saima WazedSaima Wazed
09 December 1972
Activist

M. A. Wazed MiahM. A. Wazed Miah
16 February 1942
Physicist

Liton DasLiton Das
13 October 1994
Bangladeshi cricketer

Rafiath Rashid MithilaRafiath Rashid Mithila
1980 AD
Actress
Pritilata WaddedarPritilata Waddedar
05 May 1911
 
Ziaul Faruq ApurbaZiaul Faruq Apurba
27 June 1981
Bangladeshi model

Prarthana Fardin DighiPrarthana Fardin Dighi
26 October 2000
Actress

Nusraat FariaNusraat Faria
08 September 1995
Actress

Runa LailaRuna Laila
17 November 1952
Singer
Bimal RoyBimal Roy
12 July 1909
Film director

Tanjin TishaTanjin Tisha
23 May 1993
Actress

Dino ShafeekDino Shafeek
21 March 1930
Actor

Nusrat Imrose TishaNusrat Imrose Tisha
20 February 1981
Actress

Apu BiswasApu Biswas
11 October 1986
Actress
Soumya SarkarSoumya Sarkar
25 February 1993
Bangladeshi cricketer

Sadia Jahan ProvaSadia Jahan Prova
13 February 1988
Model
ShabnamShabnam
17 August 1942
Actress

Sheikh Fazilatunnesa MujibSheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib
08 August 1930
First Lady

Pori MoniPori Moni
24 October 1992
Actress
Bidya Sinha Saha MimBidya Sinha Saha Mim
10 November 1992
Actress

Tarique RahmanTarique Rahman
20 November 1964
 
Allauddin KhanAllauddin Khan
1862 AD
musician, composer, music educator

Mohammad AshrafulMohammad Ashraful
07 July 1984
Bangladeshi cricketer

Shah JalalShah Jalal
 

Shayan Chowdhury ArnobShayan Chowdhury Arnob
27 January 1978
Singer

JamesJames
02 October 1964
Singer
Dipu MoniDipu Moni
08 December 1965
Politician

MoushumiMoushumi
03 November 1973
Actress

ShabnurShabnur
17 December 1979
Actress

LalonLalon
1774 AD
poet
Mostofa Sarwar FarookiMostofa Sarwar Farooki
02 May 1973
Director

Thakur AnukulchandraThakur Anukulchandra
14 September 1888
 
Rudra Mohammad ShahidullahRudra Mohammad Shahidullah
16 October 1956
Poet

Jibanananda DasJibanananda Das
17 February 1899
Poet, Writer

Arifin ShuvoArifin Shuvo
02 February 1982
Actor
Mahiya MahiMahiya Mahi
27 October 1993
Actress

Salman ShahSalman Shah
19 September 1971
Actor
Mosharraf KarimMosharraf Karim
22 August 1971
Actor

Sahana BajpaieSahana Bajpaie
18 February 1982
Singer

Delwar Hossain SayeediDelwar Hossain Sayeedi
01 February 1940
Bangladeshi Politician
AlamgirAlamgir
03 April 1954
Actor

MannaManna
06 December 1964
actor
Humayun FaridiHumayun Faridi
29 May 1952
Actor

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

M. A. G. OsmaniM. A. G. Osmani
01 September 1918
 

Aupee KarimAupee Karim
01 May 1979
Actress
Zillur RahmanZillur Rahman
09 March 1929
Former President of Bangladesh
RiazRiaz
26 October 1972
Actor

Taskin AhmedTaskin Ahmed
03 April 1995
Bangladeshi cricketer

Monica AliMonica Ali
20 October 1967
Writer

Meher Afroz ShaonMeher Afroz Shaon
12 October 1981
Actress
Suborna MustafaSuborna Mustafa
02 December 1960
Actress

Shirin Sharmin ChaudhuryShirin Sharmin Chaudhury
06 October 1966
Speaker

Rahima BanuRahima Banu
16 October 1972
Major smallpox's victim

Sabina YasminSabina Yasmin
04 September 1953
Singer

Sabila NurSabila Nur
27 May 1995
Actress
Farida Akhtar BabitaFarida Akhtar Babita
30 July 1955
Actress

Abdur RazzakAbdur Razzak
23 January 1942
Actor
Zahir RaihanZahir Raihan
19 August 1935
Novelist

Ferdous AhmedFerdous Ahmed
07 June 1972
Actor
Bappy ChowdhuryBappy Chowdhury
06 December 1982
Actor
Puja Cherry RoyPuja Cherry Roy
20 August 2000
Actress