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Sharmili Ahmed no more

Update : 08 Jul 2022, 11:36

Veteran actor Sharmili Ahmed passed away on Friday morning. She was 75.

She breathed her last at a private hospital in the capital on Friday morning.

Obhinoy Shilpi Sangha president and renowned actor Ahsan Habib Nasim confirmed the news.

At the age of four, she started acting on stage. She started her career on radio in 1962, on film in 1964 and on television in 1968. 

Sharmili started her acting career through Urdu films and acted in four Urdu films — Jugnu, Ujala, Panchi Baura and Thikana.

Her first Bengali film was Abirbhab, directed by Subhash Dutta.

Sharmili Ahmed worked in over 150 films including Palatak, Basundhara, Emiler Goyenda Bahini, Hangor Nodi Grenade, Ekhono Onek Raat, Tomake Chai, Kushum Koli, Kajer Meye, Amar Swapno Tumi and others.

She has shared the screen with eminent actors like Razzak, Ujjal, Azim, Bulbul Ahmed and others.

Sharmili Ahmed has acted in diverse characters. She has been seen in screen as a mother, sister-in-law, a beloved wife, a supportive sister etc.

Alongside films, Sharmili Ahmed was regular in television dramas as well. She worked in over three hundred teleplays like Aachol, Bhalobashi Tomakei, Nibedita, Shara Bela, Bohurupi Bhalobasha and Rupa.

She has hosted a television programme titled ‘Amar Ma Amar Prithibi’ based on world mothers’ day, which was aired in Ekushey Television.

In her long-acting career, both in film and drama, Sharmili Ahmed received a number of prestigious awards.

In 1985 she was honoured with Bachsas award for her acting talent in the movie Dohon. She also won Ritwik Ghatak Golden Award, Anannya Award, Alokito Nari Award, Syed Mahidul Islam Memorial Award and others.

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