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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
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 78
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 39
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 78
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 95
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 66
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 92
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 62
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 68
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