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  • Actress Nandita Das

    NANDITA DAS RELIVING WITH MANTO

    Critically acclaimed for her radiant display of acting and directional genius, Nandita Das believes in her heart that the core purpose of film-making is creating a difference through felicitous molding of perceptions.

  • Bappy Chowdury's Film Nayok

    Nayok hits the home run!

    With each passing day, 'Nayok', starring the sensational Bappy Chowdury and Adhora Khan, is setting new benchmarks at the box-office and dominating the movie theatres around the country. In a lively adda with Rafi Hossian, the 'Nayok' team shares their success story and discusses the current state of the Bangladeshi film industry.

  • Mithila on #MeToo movement

    Mithila on #MeToo movement

    In a recent interview with Rafi Hossain, Rafiath Rashid Mithila talks about gender related social issues and her initiatives to address them.

  • Mitali Mukherjee

    The Flamboyant Songbird Speaks

    Mitali Mukherjee has carved a special place in the hearts of the music lovers with her timeless songs and Ghazals. Her melodious voice has made remarkable contributions to the growth of Bangla music both in Bangladesh and India. This week, in an interview with Rafi Hossain, the songstress shares her tale of love, successes and passions.

  • A star studded evening

    The 11th gala of the Standard Chartered-The Daily Star Celebrating Life was held on October 12, 2018 at the International Convention City, Bashundhara.

  • Daily Star Celebrating Life 2018

    Celebrating Life 'Lifetime Achievement' award 2018

    I was reached by Mahfuz Anam bhai a few months back. On the phone he told me he was considering me as the perfect match for this year's Standard Chartered-The Daily Star Celebrating Life 'Lifetime Achievement' award.

  • Debi emerges

    Anam Biswas and Jaya Ahsan have recently made a film adaptation of Humayun Ahmed's popular novel Debi. The movie of the same name is set to hit the theatres later this month. In a lively adda with Rafi Hossain, the Debi stars talk about the making of the movie and discuss the philosophies of the eminent novelist.

  • Runa Laila

    The Nightingale Speaks

    In an exclusive interview with Rafi Hossain, the queen of melody shares stories of her journey of successes, achievements and passions.

  • Poojs Passions

    Dance artist and choreographer, Pooja Sengupta is a ray of sunshine in the dance fraternity of Bangladesh. Her passion for dance kindled at an early age, which eventually turned into her profession. Her dance repertory group 'Turongomi', has left significant marks on both national and international platforms. In a recent interview with Rafi Hossain, Pooja Sengupta talks about her passion for dance and her inspirations.

  • Hasan Imam and Laila Hasan relationship

    53 years of unwavering comradeship

    They were part of the golden days of Film and Television. Hand-in-hand they have passed the golden jubilee of their marriage as well. Today with a cup of coffee, Hasan Imam and Laila Hasan is sharing the tale of their journey together in an interview with Rafi Hossain.

  • Black Band Musician Jon Kabir

    Jon Kabir's Pursuit

    Jon Kabir created an impact on the music industry of Bangladesh after emerging with his band 'Black'. Even after his departure from 'Black'; the sojourner of psychedelia continued with his second band 'Indalo'. Aside from music, Jon has also been involved in multiple TV dramas. In an interview with Rafi Hossain this week, Jon talks about his career, his passions and his music.

  • The dance connoisseur Lubna Marium

    Shadhona is a centre for advancement of South Asian dance and music that was initiated with the aim of revitalizing and expanding the horizons of classical dance and music in Bangladesh.

  • Bubly's take on the king

    Ours is a three-year long journey of togetherness. Walking through this trail, Shakib Khan's performances have always reminded me of how fine an actor he is. Shakib Khan is a superstar indeed; but he is also an admirable co-star, anyone would love to work with. It makes me feel immensely proud to have a superstar like him in our country, all to ourselves.

  • Ilias Kanchan's Nirapad Sarak Chai Movement

    The Tireless Warrior Speaks

    Ilias Kanchan is a name known to us all, not only for his super-hit movies, but also for the road safety movement that he has been pioneering since the last two and a half decades. The National Film Award winner and Ekushey Padak awardee initiated his road safety movement 'Nirapad Sarak Chai' in 1993 after the death of his wife in a tragic road accident, and ever since he has been working relentlessly to improve the road safety situation of the country.

  • Bangladeshi Popular Model and Actor Monalisa

    Monalisa Smiles

    Enchanting and talented, Monalisa has won the heart of the audience with her delightful performances and charming smile. Monalisa has received numerous prestigious awards for her accomplishments as an actor and a model including the 'Miss Photogenic 2000 Bangladesh', 'Channel i Performance Award' and 'Meril Prothom Alo Awards 2002' among others.

  • Sabila Nur

    Sassy Sabila

    My career started with modeling in 2010. I was selected for a TVC. I was very nervous during my first TVC shoot. Eventually things got easier and I realized that I find solace in front of the camera and this is what I want to do besides my studies. My mood brightens up whenever I read a good script.

  • Taskeen Rahman

    Taskeen - Veni, Vidi, Vici!

    It is usually the protagonists of a hit movie who bag all the praise, but when the antagonist is Taskeen, we can't help but talk about how well he portrayed the character.

  • Bangladeshi popular actress Moushumi Hamid

    Moushumi Uncensored

    Talented and popular actor Moushumi Hamid is a dear face of the television industry. She has carved a place for herself in the hearts of the audience with her colorful performances. This week in an interview with Rafi Hossain, the outspoken actor talks about the current state of television, the cupid in her life, her future plans, and much more.

  • Khelar Adda

    It's a great pleasure to have you all here today. The World Cup is turning more and more dramatic by the day, and it's exciting to have such passionate football fans joining us! Let's start with Hamin bhai! Tell us, which is your favorite team?

  • Chandni

    Chandni is back

    Chandni started her acting career at the age of four with ‘Dukhai’. She also won an award in the dance category in ‘Notun Kuri’, a reality talent hunt show for child artists aired on Bangladesh Television. But her career was not confined to dancing alone. She proved her acting prowess with two national awards, one for ‘Lal Shalu’ and the other for ‘Joyjatra’.

  • rendezvous Siam-Puja

    A rendezvous with Siam & Puja

    The romantic saga of Sujon and Pori has taken new turns, as 'Poramon 2', the sequel of Poramon series, has hit the movie theaters this Eid. Youngsters Siam Ahmed and Puja Cherry have played the role of star-crossed lovers in this film. In a recent interview with Star Showbiz, this aspiring duo has talked about their experience of working in the industry thus far, their future plans and the much needed X-Factor that is required for sustainable growth in the showbiz industry.

  • A Tale of Two Stars Mantasha & Brishti

    Winning the country's biggest talent hunt show 'Channel i presents Lux Super Star' is not an easy task. It requires talent and hard work to win titles, tiaras and sashes. This year, an aspiring Fine Arts student Mim Mantasha bagged the coveted title at a glamorous event held at Bangabandhu International Convention Centre on May 11. Sarwat Ajad Brishti, another shining star, became the 1st runner up, leaving three talented girls behind.

  • Pritom Hasan

    In conversation with the sensational Pritom

    I would probably be in the army, if I were not composing music. War movies have always fascinated me and I have always had a lot of respect for army personnel. So yes, if I was not into music, I would definitely have tried becoming an army officer.

  • Nabila & Reem

    A Marriage Made in Heaven - Nabila & Reem

    The match of our very own Masuma Rahman Nabila and corporate honcho Jubaidul Haque Reem makes us believe that marriages are indeed made in heaven. Ever since they tied the knot, this couple inspired us with their love and portrayed a blissful picture of lifelong promises. Two weeks after their marriage, they came to The Daily Star Centre and shared bits and pieces of their beautiful journey together. Let us take you through the journey filled with love and laughter and listen to what this stunning couple has to say about marriage!

  • BAMBA

    30 years of BAMBA - More than just bands

    After a break of almost four years, Bangladesh Musical Bands Association, better known as BAMBA, recently arranged a mega concert, 'BAMBA Live Chapter 1', in Dhaka. The turnout was huge, with the spacious hall room of the International Convention Centre, Bashundhara, filled to the brim with fans eager to get a glimpse of their favorite bands and listen to their all-time hits. 11 of the 27 bands under the umbrella of BAMBA, including Warfaze, Miles,

  • 25 years of Shurer Dhara

    25 years of Shurer Dhara - Living the ideals of Tagore

    I founded Shurer Dhara in 1992, inspired by my Guru, the gifted Rabindra Sangeet singer Kanika Bandyopadhyay. She has always taught me to sing in my own style and encouraged me to teach my students Tagore songs in my way. She used to say that the style of others will not suit me. Thus, I started Shurer Dhara, with the aim to teach Rabindra Sangeet in my own style.

  • Nagorik Natya Sampradaya

    Making Theatre Great Again

    Nagorik Natya Sampradaya, the first ever theatre group in Dhaka, recently completed its glorious Golden Jubilee. They are also the first group in Bangladesh to sell tickets for a play, which was 45 years ago. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the group performed their marquee acts alongside festive cultural programs in the Bangladesh Mahila Samiti Auditorium from 13th to 15th April 2018 in “Nobo Natter Odhijatra”. A special roundtable took place on 22nd April, where many backstage workers of Nagorik gathered together, and they talked about how to revive theatre and bring it back to the ever-evolving Bangladeshi culture. The meeting was moderated by Star Showbiz's editor, Rafi Hossain and was under the leadership of Sara Zaker, the Vice-Chairperson of Nagorik.

  • Kaushik Hossain Taposh and Farzana Munny

    Taposh & Munny - The Power Couple

    Kaushik Hossain Taposh and Farzana Munny – these two individuals are responsible for reviving the music industry with Bangladesh's premiere music channel, Gaan Bangla TV. At a time where there were concerns about the state and future of the music industry, 'Wind of Change' blew away the audience with its refreshing presentation of Bangla songs, becoming a sensation overnight. The power couple talks about the latest season of the critically acclaimed program, their views on the Bangladeshi music industry and much more in this exclusive interview!

  • Producer and Actor Bobby

    The Bizli Strikes Hard!

    After the release of the trailer for 'Bizli', she became a viral sensation for the innovation she is bringing to Bengali cinema. With her first venture being 'Khoj – The Search' in 2010, it didn't take long for everyone to know her name. After 'Dehorokkhi' in 2013, she never had to look back and kept on wowing the fans with films like 'Hero: The Superstar', 'Rajotto', 'Full and Final' and 'Rajababu – The Power'. 'Bizli' marks Bobby's first venture as a film producer. In an exclusive interview with Star Showbiz, the breakout star shares her thoughts and experiences as well as some untold secrets!

  • The judges of Lux Channel i Superstar 2018

    Where The Stars Align

    Sadia Islam Mou, Tahsan and Arifin Shuvoo. These are three names who have been wildly successful in their own sectors of the showbiz industry, at times transcending their own humane demeanor to become true pop icons adored by all. The three juggernauts are now the judges of Bangladesh's premiere superstar hunt and reality show: Lux Channel i Superstar 2018. Star Showbiz presents to you an exclusive insight into the most happening event in town, as well as the three beautiful souls that are tasked with the very difficult job of judging a very talented crop of young contestants!

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