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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

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Taslima Nasrin (also Taslima Nasreen, born 25 August 1962) is an Bangladeshi-Swedish writer,...  more
  • Ziaur Rahman

    Ziaur Rahman

    Dec. at 50 (1931-1981)

    BirthplaceBogra, Bangladesh

    Ziaur Rahman (Bengali: জিয়াউর রহমান Ji-yaur Rôhman; 19 January 1936 – 30 May 1981), Hilal e...  more
  • Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

    Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

    Dec. at 55 (1920-1975)

    BirthplaceTungipara Upazila, Bangladesh

    Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (Bengali: শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান; 17 March 1920 – 15 August 1975), shortened...  more
  • Muhammad Yunus

    BirthplaceChittagong, Bangladesh

    Muhammad Yunus (Bengali: মুহাম্মদ ইউনূস; born 28 June 1940) is a Bangladeshi social...  more
  • Sri Chinmoy

    Sri Chinmoy

    Dec. at 76 (1931-2007)

    BirthplaceChittagong District, Bangladesh

    Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, better known as Sri Chinmoy (27 August 1931 – 11 October 2007), was an...  more
  • Abul Hussam is the inventor of the Sono arsenic filter. He is a chemistry Professor at George...  more
  • Habib


    Age: 40

    BirthplaceGulshan Thana, Bangladesh

    Habib Wahid (born October 15, 1979) is a Bangladeshi composer, musician and singer. He works...  more
  • Utpal Dutt

    Utpal Dutt

    Dec. at 64 (1929-1993)

    BirthplaceBarisal, Bangladesh, Eurasia

    Utpal Dutt (listen ) (29 March 1929 – 19 August 1993) was an Indian actor, director, and...  more
  • Saifur Rahman

    Saifur Rahman

    Dec. at 77 (1932-2009)

    BirthplaceMoulvibazar Sadar Upazila, Bangladesh

    Saifur Rehman (Saudi ArabiaArabic: سيف الرحمن‎) is a male Muslim given name, meaning sword of...  more
  • Fakhruddin Ahmed

    BirthplaceMunshiganj District, Bangladesh

    Fakhruddin Ahmed (born 1 May 1940) is a Bangladeshi economist, civil servant, and a former...  more
  • Ruhul Amin is a Bangladeshi-born British film director, writer and photographer....  more
  • Mrinal Sen

    Mrinal Sen

    Age: 97

    BirthplaceFaridpur District, Bangladesh

    Mrinal Sen (also spelled Mrinal Shen; 14 May 1923 – 30 December 2018) was an Indian filmmaker...  more
  • Iajuddin Ahmed

    Iajuddin Ahmed

    Dec. at 81 (1931-2012)

    BirthplaceMunshiganj District, Bangladesh

    Iajuddin Ahmed (1 February 1931 – 10 December 2012) was the President of Bangladesh, serving...  more
  • Runa Laila

    Runa Laila

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceSylhet, Bangladesh

    Runa Laila (born 17 November 1952) is a Bangladeshi playback singer. She is one of the...  more
  • Abdur Rahman Biswas


    Abdur Rahman Biswas (1 September 1926 – 3 November 2017) was a Bangladeshi politician. He was...  more
  • Debapriya Bhattchariya


    Debapriya Bhattacharya, is a macro-economist and public policy analyst from Bangladesh and...  more
  • Manjural Islam Rana

    Dec. at 23 (1984-2007)

    BirthplaceKhulna, Bangladesh

    Manjural Islam Rana (4 May 1984 – 16 March 2007), also known as Qazi Manjural Islam, was a...  more
  • A. F. M. Ahsanuddin Chowdhury

    A. F. M. Ahsanuddin Chowdhury

    Dec. at 86 (1915-2001)

    BirthplaceMymensingh District, Bangladesh

    Justice Abul Fazal Mohammad 'AFM' Ahsanuddin Chowdhury (1 July 1915 – 30 August 2001) served...  more
  • Rezwana Choudhury Bannya
    Rezwana Choudhury Bannya is a Bangladeshi singer. She is an exponent of Rabindra Sangeet, the...  more
  • Jewel Aich

    Jewel Aich

    Age: 70

    BirthplaceBarisal, Bangladesh

    Jewel Aich (born c. 1950) is a Bangladeshi magician and bansuri player. He is a veteran of the...  more
  • Zillur Rahman

    Zillur Rahman

    Dec. at 84 (1929-2013)

    BirthplaceBhairab Upazila, Bangladesh

    Mohammed Zillur Rahman (9 March 1929 – 20 March 2013) was the President of Bangladesh from...  more
  • Samarendra Nath Roy

    Samarendra Nath Roy

    Dec. at 58 (1906-1964)

    BirthplaceDhaka, Bangladesh

    Samarendra Nath Roy or S. N. Roy (11 December 1906 – 23 July 1964) was an Indian-born American...  more
  • Shimul Yousuf

    BirthplaceDhaka, Bangladesh

    Shimul Yousuf (born 24 March 1957) is a Bangladeshi actress, director and singer....  more
  • Abu Sayeed Chowdhury

    Abu Sayeed Chowdhury

    Dec. at 66 (1921-1987)

    BirthplaceTangail, Bangladesh

    Abu Sayeed Chowdhury (31 January 1921 – 2 August 1987) was a jurist and the President of...  more
  • S.D. Burman

    S.D. Burman

    Dec. at 69 (1906-1975)

    BirthplaceComilla, Bangladesh

    Sachin Dev Burman (1 October 1906 – 31 October 1975) was an Indian music director and singer....  more