Famous Playwrights from Bangladesh

List of notable or famous playwrights from Bangladesh, with bios and photos, including the top playwrights born in Bangladesh and even some popular playwrights who immigrated to Bangladesh. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Bangladeshi playwrights then this list is the perfect resource for you. These playwrights are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known playwright from Bangladesh is included when available.

List includes Swadesh Roy, Michael Madhusudan Dutt and more.

This historic playwrights from Bangladesh list can help answer the questions "Who are some Bangladeshi playwrights of note?" and "Who are the most famous playwrights from Bangladesh?" These prominent playwrights of Bangladesh may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Bangladeshi playwrights.

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  • 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 includes important roles at major organisations in Bangladesh. He began his career as a producer and programme organiser at Radio Pakistan Dhaka in 1960, later joining PTV Dhaka in 1965. Atiqul Haque Chowdhury has been one of the leading personalities actively involved in the BTV in its golden era. He started as a producer and retired as the deputy director general of the state-run TV station in 1991. During his tenure, he made over 450 TV plays. A number of quality radio plays were also written and ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1930-2013)
    • Birthplace: Bangladesh
  • Imdadul Haq Milon
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    Imdadul Haq Milan (born 8 September 1955) is a Bangladeshi novelist and editor of the daily newspaper Kaler Kantho. He is the recipient of Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1992 and Ekushey Padak in 2019.
    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Bikrampur
  • Manoj Mitra is a writer.
    • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Bangladesh, Satkhira District
  • Michael Madhusudan Dutt
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    Michael Madhusudan Dutt, or Michael Madhusudan Dutta (Bengali: মাইকেল মধুসূদন দত্ত (Maikel Modhushudôn Dôtto ); 25 January 1824 – 29 June 1873) was a popular 19th-century Bengali poet and dramatist. He was a pioneer of Bengali drama. His famous work Meghnād Bôdh Kāvya, is a tragic epic. It consists of nine cantos and is exceptional in Bengali literature both in terms of style and content. He also wrote poems about the sorrows and afflictions of love as spoken by women. Dutta is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets in Bengali literature and the father of the Bengali sonnet. He pioneered what came to be called 'Amitrakshar chhanda' (blank verse). Although his first love remained ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 49 (1824-1873)
    • Birthplace: Jessore District, Bangladesh
  • Munier Choudhury
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    Munier Choudhury (27 November 1925 – 14 December 1971) was a Bangladeshi educationist, playwright, literary critic and political dissident. He was a victim of the mass killing of Bengali intellectuals in 1971. He was awarded Independence Day Award in 1980, by the then President Ziaur Rahman's government, posthumously.
    • Age: Dec. at 46 (1925-1971)
  • Nurul Momen (25 November 1908 – 16 February 1990) was a Bangladeshi playwright, educator, director, broadcast personality, academician, satirist, essayist, translator and poet. He served as a faculty member in the capacities of professor and dean at the faculty of Law in the University of Dhaka. He also served as a lawyer. He is called "Father of Bangladeshi theatre" and "Natyaguru (or Natyo Guru or Natto Guru) of Bangladesh" (The Grand Teacher of Drama and Theatre). He was awarded the Bangla Academy Award in 1961, merely a year after its inception. He was also honoured by the People's Republic of Bangladesh with the Ekushey Padak in 1978, only a couple of years after this State honor was ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 81 (1908-1990)
    • Birthplace: Jessore District, Bangladesh