NATIONAL FILM AWARD 2011
Razzaq gets lifetime achievement awardPunny Kabir
For his enormous contribution to the film industry, Abdur Razzaq widely known as Nayak Raj Razzaq (king of heroes) has been honoured with the lifetime achievement award.
His name was announced along with the winners of other categories of the National Film Award 2011 through a gazette notification by the government recently.
This the ninth national award won by the seasoned actor. Earlier, he won eight National Awards in other categories.
Considering the honour as state recognition of his long and diverse film career of over five decades, Razzaq said, ‘It is the reflection of the blessings and love for me from the audience. I consider myself very fortunate.’
Razzaq is satisfied with his successful life and wants to continue his career as an actor and director. ‘I’m still active and wish to continue my career till the last breath. I’m thankful to Allah, to the industry and to the masses for giving me such honour,’ Abdur Razzaq told New Age.
Razzaq’s upcoming directorial project Ayna Kahini is going to be released soon, he said. In the film has also performed in an important character.
Born on January 23, 1942 in Kolkata, Razzaq had fascination for art and culture from his boyhood. While studying at a college in Kolkata, he for the first time appeared in the movie titled Ratan Lal Bangali. With the aim to be a film star, Razzaq went to learn film study in Filmalaya in Mumbai, India in 1959. Returning from Mumbai, he also performed in two other movies in Kolkata titled Pankotilak and Shilalipi. He could manage to develop his access to the Kolkata based movie industry.
However, the Hindu-Muslim riot broke out in 1964 forced Razzak and his family to migrate to Dhaka. Though Razzaq had the aim to rule the then East Pakistani movie industry, after the migration, he however, initially started acting in TV plays. He became a favourite of the viewers of Pakistan television acting in the series Ghoroa. But, he did not forget about his dream of becoming a ‘film star.’
Razzaq has acted in over 300 movies including Jibon Theke Neya, Maynamati, Obujh Mon, Beimaan, Neel Akasher Niche, Oshikkhito, Chhutir Ghonta and Baadi Theke Begum. Razzaq, however, played his last role as a hero in 1994 in the movie Ondho Biswas. Then, after a five year hiatus, he returned to the silver screen for a role in Baba Kano Chakor. These days he appears only for the roles suitable to his age and position.
Razzak is a UNFPA goodwill ambassador.
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