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Famous People From Bangladesh

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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: 56

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Taslima Nasrin (also Taslima Nasreen, born 25 August 1962) is an Bangladeshi-Swedish writer, physician, feminist, secular humanist and human rights activist. She is known for her writing on ...more
Ziaur Rahman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 50 (1931-1981)

Birthplace: Bogra, Bangladesh

Ziaur Rahman (Bengali: জিয়াউর রহমান Ji-yaur Rôhman; 19 January 1936 – 30 May 1981), Hilal e Jurat, Bir Uttom was the President of Bangladesh. He was an army officer turned statesmen who, ...more
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 55 (1920-1975)

Birthplace: Tungipara Upazila, Bangladesh

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (Bengali: শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান; 17 March 1920 – 15 August 1975), shortened as Sheikh Mujib or just Mujib, was a Bangladeshi politician and statesman. He is often called the ...more
Muhammad Yunus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Age: 78

Birthplace: Chittagong, Bangladesh

Muhammad Yunus (Bengali: মুহাম্মদ ইউনূস; born 28 June 1940) is a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist, and civil society leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding ...more
Sri Chinmoy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 76 (1931-2007)

Birthplace: Chittagong District, Bangladesh

Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, better known as Sri Chinmoy (27 August 1931 – 11 October 2007), was an Indian spiritual leader who taught meditation in the West after moving to New York City in 1964. ...more
Abul Hussam is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh

Birthplace: Bangladesh

Abul Hussam is the inventor of the Sono arsenic filter. He is a chemistry Professor at George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, Virginia and a member of advisory board at Shahjalal University ...more
Habib is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Age: 39

Birthplace: Gulshan Thana, Bangladesh

Habib Wahid (born October 15, 1979) is a Bangladeshi composer, musician and singer. He works on modern Pop music, EDM and a fusion of traditional Bengali folk music with contemporary techno and ...more
Utpal Dutt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 64 (1929-1993)

Birthplace: Barisal, Bangladesh, Eurasia

Utpal Dutt (listen ) (29 March 1929 – 19 August 1993) was an Indian actor, director, and writer-playwright. He was primarily an actor in Bengali theatre, where he became a pioneering figure in ...more
Saifur Rahman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 77 (1932-2009)

Birthplace: Maulvibazar Sadar Upazila, Bangladesh

Saifur Rehman (Saudi ArabiaArabic: سيف الرحمن‎) is a male Muslim given name, meaning sword of the Most Gracious. This may refer to: Akhundzada Saif-ur-Rahman Mubarak (1925–2010), Sufi sheikh of ...more
Fakhruddin Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Age: 78

Birthplace: Munshiganj District, Bangladesh

Fakhruddin Ahmed (born 1 May 1940) is a 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 ...more
Ruhul Amin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh

Birthplace: Sylhet, 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: 95

Birthplace: Faridpur District, Bangladesh

Mrinal Sen (also spelled Mrinal Shen; 14 May 1923 – 30 December 2018) was an Indian filmmaker and a nominated Member of the Indian parliament. Sen directed films primarily in Bengali and Hindi. ...more
Iajuddin Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Iajuddin Ahmed Dec. at 81 (1931-2012)

Birthplace: Munshiganj District, Bangladesh

Iajuddin Ahmed (1 February 1931 – 10 December 2012) was the President of Bangladesh, serving from 6 September 2002 until 12 February 2008. From late October 2006 to January 2007, he also served ...more
Runa Laila is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Age: 66

Birthplace: Sylhet, Bangladesh

Runa Laila (born 17 November 1952) is a Bangladeshi playback singer. She is one of the best-known singers in South Asia. She started her career in Pakistan film industry in late 1960s. Her style ...more
Abdur Rahman Biswas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Age: 92

Birthplace: Bangladesh

Abdur Rahman Biswas (1 September 1926 – 3 November 2017) was a Bangladeshi politician. He was the President of Bangladesh from 1991 to 1996. Biswas represented Pakistan at the United Nations ...more
Debapriya Bhattchariya ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Age: 62

Birthplace: Bangladesh

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)

Birthplace: Khulna, Bangladesh

Manjural Islam Rana (4 May 1984 – 16 March 2007), also known as Qazi Manjural Islam, was a Bangladeshi cricketer who played six Tests and 25 One Day Internationals for Bangladesh. Born in ...more
A. F. M. Ahsanuddin Chow... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
A. F. M. Ahsanuddin Chowdhury Dec. at 86 (1915-2001)

Birthplace: Mymensingh District, Bangladesh

Justice Abul Fazal Mohammad 'AFM' Ahsanuddin Chowdhury (1 July 1915 – 30 August 2001) served as the President of Bangladesh.
Rezwana Choudhury Bannya... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh

Birthplace: Rangpur District, Bangladesh

Rezwana Choudhury Bannya is a Bangladeshi singer. She is an exponent of Rabindra Sangeet, the songs written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore. She has won many awards including Bangladesh's ...more
Jewel Aich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Age: 68

Birthplace: Barisal, Bangladesh

Jewel Aich (born c. 1950) is a Bangladeshi magician and bansuri player. He is a veteran of the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war that culminated in the birth of his country.
Zillur Rahman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Zillur Rahman Dec. at 84 (1929-2013)

Birthplace: Bhairab Upazila, Bangladesh

Mohammed Zillur Rahman (9 March 1929 – 20 March 2013) was the President of Bangladesh from 2008 to 2013. He was also a senior presidium member of the Awami League. He is the third president of ...more
Samarendra Nath Roy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 58 (1906-1964)

Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Samarendra Nath Roy or S. N. Roy (11 December 1906 – 23 July 1964) 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

Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Shimul Yousuf (born 24 March 1957) 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)

Birthplace: Tangail, Bangladesh

Abu Sayeed Chowdhury (31 January 1921 – 2 August 1987) was a jurist and the President of Bangladesh. Besides that, he held the positions of the Chairmen of the United Nations Commission on Human ...more
S.D. Burman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Bangladesh
Dec. at 69 (1906-1975)

Birthplace: Comilla, Bangladesh

Sachin Dev Burman (1 October 1906 – 31 October 1975) was an Indian music director and singer. A member of the Tripura royal family, he started his career with Bengali films in 1937. Later he ...more