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List of famous people from Bangladesh, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Bangladesh, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Bangladesh you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Bangladesh, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list features Gurunath Sengupta, Moniruzzaman and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Bangladesh?" or "Which celebrities were born in Bangladesh?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Taslima Nasrin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 55 Taslima Nasrin is a Bangladeshi author and former physician who has lived in exile since 1994. From a literary profile as a poet in the late 1980s, she rose to global fame by the end of the 20th ...more

Ziaur Rahman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 50 (1931-1981) Ziaur Rahman was a Bangladeshi politician and first military dictator who served as the 7th President of Bangladesh from 21 April 1977 until his death in 30 May 1981. He was the announcer of the ...more

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 55 (1920-1975) Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was a preeminent Bengali nationalist leader of Bangladesh. He headed the Awami League and was the first President of Bangladesh during the Bangladesh Liberation War, and ...more

Muhammad Yunus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 77 Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist and civil society leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of ...more

Sri Chinmoy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 76 (1931-2007) Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, better known as Sri Chinmoy, was an Indian spiritual master who taught meditation in the West after moving to New York City in 1964. Chinmoy established his first meditation ...more

Abul Hussam is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Abul Hussam is the inventor of the Sono arsenic filter. He is a chemistry Professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and a member of advisory board at Shahjalal University of ...more

Habib is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 38 Habib Wahid, better known as Habib, is a Bangladeshi composer and musician. He is notable for his fusion of traditional Bengali folk music with contemporary techno and urban beats. His music is ...more

Utpal Dutt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 64 (1929-1993) Utpal Dutta was an Indian actor, director, and writer-playwright. He was primarily an actor in Bengali theatre, where he became a pioneering figure in Modern Indian theatre, when he founded the ...more

Saifur Rahman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 77 (1932-2009) Mohammad Saifur Rahman, was a Bangladeshi economist and politician. He was a popular leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, best known for being the longest-serving Finance Minister of ...more

Fakhruddin Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 77 Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed is a noted Bangladeshi economist, civil servant, and a former governor of the Bangladesh Bank, the country's central bank. On 12 January 2007, he was appointed as the Chief ...more

Ruhul Amin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Ruhul Amin is a Bangladeshi-born British film director, writer and photographer.

Mrinal Sen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 94 Mrinal Sen is an Indian filmmaker based in Kolkata. Along with his contemporaries Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak, he is often considered to be one of the greatest ambassadors of Indian parallel ...more

Iajuddin Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Iajuddin Ahmed Dec. at 81 (1931-2012) Dr. Iajuddin Ahmed was the 14th President of Bangladesh, serving from 6 September 2002 until 12 February 2009. From late October 2006 to January 2007, he also served as Chief Advisor of the ...more

Runa Laila is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 65 Runa Laila is a Bangladeshi singer, widely regarded as one of the most popular singers in South Asia. She made a pair with singer Ahmed Rushdi after replacing Mala. She also has done playbacks ...more

Abdur Rahman Biswas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 91 Abdur Rahman Biswas was the 11th President of Bangladesh during 1991 to 1996.

Debapriya Bhattchariya is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 61 Debapriya Bhattacharya, is a macro-economist and public policy analyst from Bangladesh and Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka – a globally reputed think-tank in ...more

Manjural Islam Rana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 23 (1984-2007) Manjural Islam Rana, also known as Qazi Manjural Islam, was a Bangladeshi cricketer who played six Tests and 25 One Day Internationals for Bangladesh. Born in Khulna, Rana was a slow left arm ...more

A. F. M. Ahsanuddin Chowdhury is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
A. F. M. Ahsanuddin Chowdhury Dec. at 86 (1915-2001) Justice Abul Fazal Mohammad 'AFM' Ahsanuddin Chowdhury was the ninth President of Bangladesh.

Rezwana Choudhury Bannya is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Rezwana Choudhury Bannya is a Bangladeshi singer. She is an exponent of Rabindra Sangeet, the songs written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore. In 2002, Bannya was awarded Ananda Sangeet ...more

Jewel Aich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 67 Jewel Aich Bengali: জুয়েল আইচ; is a Bangladeshi magician and bansuri player. He has been described as Bangladesh's leading magician.

Zillur Rahman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Zillur Rahman Dec. at 84 (1929-2013) Mohammed Zillur Rahman was the 15th President of Bangladesh from 2009 to 2013. He was also a senior presidium member of the Awami League. In 2009, Rahman was elected to the presidency by ...more

Samarendra Nath Roy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 58 (1906-1964) Samarendra Nath Roy or S. N. Roy was an Indian-born American mathematician and an applied statistician.

Shimul Yousuf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 61 Shimul Yousuf is a Bangladeshi actress, director and singer.

Abu Sayeed Chowdhury is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Abu Sayeed Chowdhury Dec. at 66 (1921-1987) Abu Sayeed Chowdhury was a jurist and the second President of Bangladesh who was first sworn into office. Abu Sayeed Choudhury was born on January 5, 1921 in a Zamindari family of Nagbari in ...more

S.D. Burman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 69 (1906-1975) Sachin Dev Burman was an Indian music composer. He was one of the most well-renowned Bollywood film music composers. S D Burman composed music for over 100 movies, including Hindi and Bengali ...more

Ajmal Masroor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 47 Ajmal Masroor is a Bangladeshi-born British Imam, broadcaster and politician. He is well known for being a television presenter on political discussions and on Muslim channels.

Meghnad Saha is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 63 (1893-1956) Meghnad Saha FRS was an Indian astrophysicist best known for his development of the Saha equation, used to describe chemical and physical conditions in stars.

Jahor roy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 58 (1919-1977) Jahar Roy is an actor.

Ali Akbar Khan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 87 (1922-2009) Ali Akbar Khan, often referred to as Khansahib or by the title Ustad, was a Hindustani classical musician of the Maihar gharana, known for his virtuosity in playing the sarod. Khan was ...more

Abul Fateh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 86 (1924-2010) Abul Fateh was a Bangladeshi diplomat, statesman and Sufi who was one of the founding fathers of South Asian diplomacy after the Second World War, having been the founder and inaugural Director ...more

Farrukh Ahmad is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 56 (1918-1974) Farrukh Ahmad was a poet and writer of Bangladesh. He is commonly known as the 'Poet of the Muslim renaissance', as many of his poems embody the spirit of resurrection, particularly in the ...more

Anisul Hoque is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 53 Anisul Hoque is a Bangladeshi screenwriter, novelist, dramatist and journalist.

Muhammad Abdul Bari is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 64 Muhammad Abdul Bari, MBE FRSA, is a Bangladeshi-born British physicist, scholar, writer, teacher, community leader and the current secretary of Muslim Aid, who is widely regarded as one of the ...more

Muhammed Zafar Iqbal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 65 Muhammed Zafar Iqbal is a Bangladeshi author of science fiction and children's literature. He is a professor of computer science and engineering and also head of the department of electrical and ...more

William Beveridge is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 84 (1879-1963) William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge KCB was a British economist, noted progressive and social reformer. He is best known for his 1942 report Social Insurance and Allied Services which ...more

Atiqul Haque Chowdhury is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 83 (1930-2013) Atiqul Haque Chowdhury was a prominent media personality in Bangladesh. His contributions in Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Radio are enormous. Chowdhury's eventful career in media ...more

Humayun Azad is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 57 (1947-2004) Humayun Azad was a Bangladeshi author, poet, scholar and linguist. He wrote more than seventy titles. In 2012, the Government of Bangladesh honoured him with Ekushey Padak posthumously.

Muhammad Ali Bogra is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 54 (1909-1963) Shahebzada Mohammad Ali Bogra, also known as Mohammad Ali of Bogra, was a notable Bengali politician, diplomat and statesman from East Pakistan. He served as the third Prime Minister of ...more

Suchitra Mitra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 87 (1924-2011) Suchitra Mitra was an Indian singer, composer, exponent of Rabindra Sangeet or the songs of Bengal's poet laureate Rabindranath Tagore, professor, and sheriff of Kolkata, India. As an academic, ...more

Hayat Saif is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 75 Hayat Saif is a twentieth century modern Bengali poet and literary critic from Bangladesh. A career bureaucrat, he retired in 2000 and since then is engaged in the corporate private sector and ...more

Fazle Hasan Abed is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 81 Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG is a Bangladeshi Social worker, the founder and chairman of BRAC, the world's largest non-governmental organization with over 100,000 employees. For his contributions to ...more

Habibul Bashar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 45 Qazi Habibul Bashar is a Bangladeshi cricketer, and the former captain of the Bangladeshi cricket team. Under the managership of Dav Whatmore, he has been found to be the most successful captain ...more

Khaled Mashud is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 42 Khaled Mashud is a Bangladeshi cricketer. A wicketkeeper and more than a useful middle order batsman, he was a regular member of the national team between 1995–2007. Bangladeshi coach Dav ...more

Partha Dasgupta is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Partha Dasgupta age 75 Sir Partha Sarathi Dasgupta, FRS, FBA, is the Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge; and ...more

Abdur Razzak is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 35 Abdur Razzak is a Bangladeshi cricketer. He made his first-class debut at Bangladeshi domestic level for Khulna Division in the 2001/02 season. Best known for being a tall left-arm orthodox spin ...more

Sirajul Islam is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 77 Sirajul Islam is the chairman of the Board of Editors of Banglapedia, the national encyclopedia of Bangladesh, and the editor of the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.

Anil Biswas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 89 (1914-2003) Anil Krishna Biswas was an Indian film music composer from 1935 to 1965, who apart from being one of pioneers of playback singing, is also credited for the first Indian orchestra of twelve ...more

Naeem Islam is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 31 Mohammad Naeem Islam is an international cricketer from Bangladesh. He was born on 31 December 1986 in Gaibandha and is a right-handed batsman and occasional off break bowler. He made his debut ...more

Akbar Hossain is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 65 (1941-2006) Akbar Hossain was a veteran of the Bangladesh Liberation War and a Minister in three Bangladesh governments.

Elias Sunny is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
age 32 Elias Sunny is a Bangladeshi cricketer. Sunny made his Test debut in 2011 and played his One Day International the following year. He is a Slow left-arm orthodox bowler.