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List of famous film directors from Bangladesh, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Bangladesh has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Bangladeshi directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Bangladesh and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List features Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, Zahir Raihan and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Bangladeshi directors?" and "Which directors are from Bangladesh?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Bangladesh in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Bangladeshi directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Alamgir Kabir is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Alamgir Kabir Died at 51 (1938-1989) Alamgir Kabir was a Bangladeshi film director and cultural activist. Three of his feature films are featured in the "Top 10 Bangladeshi Films" list by British Film Institute.

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Amiya Chakrabarty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Amiya Chakrabarty Died at 45 (1912-1957) Amiya Chakravarty was an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer, who was leading film director in Hindi cinema of the 1940s and 1950s. He is noted for films like Daag, Patita, and Seema ...more

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Anwar Pasha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Anwar Pasha Died at 43 (1928-1971) Anwar Pasha was a Bangladeshi author and novelist. He was a martyred intellectual of 1971. Anwar Pasha was born on 15 April 1928 at Dabkai village in Murshidabad. His father was Haji Makrom

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Ariel Schulman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Ariel Schulman age 37 Ariel Schulman is an actor, film director, producer and art director.

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Asit Sen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Asit Sen Died at 79 (1922-2001) Asit Sen was an Indian film director, cinematographer and screenwriter, who worked both in Bengali and Hindi cinema. He was born in Dhaka now in modern day Bangladesh when it was part of East ...more

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Bimal Roy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Bimal Roy Died at 56 (1909-1965) Bimal Roy was an Indian film director. He is particularly noted for his realistic and socialistic films like Do Bigha Zamin, Parineeta, Biraj Bahu, Madhumati, Sujata, and Bandini, making him an ...more

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Chashi Nazrul Islam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Chashi Nazrul Islam age 77 Chashi Nazrul Islam was a Bangladeshi film director and producer.

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Dilip Roy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Dilip Roy Died at 79 (1931-2010) Dilip Roy was an actor, cinematographer and film director.

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Ehtesham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Ehtesham Died at 75 (1927-2002) Ehtesham is a film director.

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Enamul Karim Nirjhar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Enamul Karim Nirjhar Enamul Karim Nirjhar is a Bangladeshi architect and film maker. All through his professional life he has been an avid practitioner in the field questioning conventional ideas. He is the founder ...more

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Humayun Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Humayun Ahmed Died at 64 (1948-2012) Humayun Ahmed was a Bangladeshi author, dramatist, screenwriter, playwright and filmmaker. Dawn referred to him as the cultural legend of Bangladesh. Ahmed reached peak of his fame with the ...more

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Ishtiaque Zico is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Ishtiaque Zico Ishtiaque Zico is a film producer, film director and screenwriter.

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Kazi Nazrul Islam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Kazi Nazrul Islam Died at 77 (1899-1976) Kazi Nazrul Islam is the national poet of Bangladesh. He was also a Bengali polymath, poet, writer, musician and revolutionary. Popularly known as Nazrul, his poetry and music espoused ...more

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Morshedul Islam is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Morshedul Islam age 60 Morshedul Islam is a film director of Bangladesh.

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Mostofa Sarwar Farooki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Mostofa Sarwar Farooki age 45 Mostofa Sarwar Farooki is a Bangladeshi film director, screenwriter and film producer. Farooki is considered one of the leading figures to bring modernism/realism in Bangladeshi Cinema. His ...more

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Nasiruddin Yousuff is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Nasiruddin Yousuff Nasiruddin Yousuff is a Bangladeshi film director. He directed a 2011 film Guerrilla.

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Nazrul Islam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Nazrul Islam Died at 55 (1939-1994) Nazrul Islam is a film director.

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Nirmal Dey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Nirmal Dey Nirmal Dey is a film director and screenwriter.

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Phani Majumdar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Phani Majumdar Died at 83 (1911-1994) Phani Majumdar was a pioneering Indian film director, who worked in Hindi cinema, most known for his film Street Singer starring K.L. Saigal noted for its song, Babul Mora Naihar Chhooto Jaye, ...more

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Sudhendu Roy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Sudhendu Roy Died at 78 (1921-1999) Sudhendu Roy was a noted Indian film director, art director and production designer in Hindi cinema, most known for his realistic art direction in auteur Bimal Roy's films, like Sujata, ...more

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Tanvir Mokammel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Tanvir Mokammel age 63 Tanvir Mokammel is a Bengali filmmaker, and an author from Bangladesh. He studied English literature from University of Dhaka and worked as a left-wing journalist for landless peasant in rural ...more

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Tareque Masud is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Tareque Masud Died at 55 (1956-2011) Tareque Masud was a Bangladeshi independent film director, film producer, screenwriter and lyricist. He first found success with the films Muktir Gaan and Matir Moina, for which he won three ...more

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Zahir Raihan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Bangladesh
Zahir Raihan Died at 37 (1935-1972) Zahir Raihan was a Bangladeshi novelist, writer and filmmaker. He is perhaps best known for his documentary Stop Genocide made during the Bangladesh Liberation War.