Asaduzzaman Noor

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Asaduzzaman Noor (born 31 October 1946) is an actor, an entertainer, a politician and an activist from Bangladesh. He got his break-through during his early days as a Bangladesh Television dramatic artist. His notable works include Kothao Keu Nei, Oyomoy, Bohubrihi and Ei Sob din Ratri.



Noor's career in the theatre started in 1973 when he joined the group “Nagorik”.[2] He was a

receptionist of the paper “Chitraly” at that time and went to take the interview of the prominent actors that time.[2] There he met Ali Zaker, an actor of Nagorik who asked him to visit the rehearsal of his new team. Noor later went there and saw a lot of his familiar faces of the University. Later he joined that group. At first he used to work behind the stage as a prompter.[3] Once the rehearsal of the drama “Toilo Shonkot” which was written by Rashid Haider was going on. With only two days remaining of the first show actor of that drama Abul Hayat got injured, Ali Zaker asked Noor to take the part.[4] With a bit force from the others Noor took it and started his career as an actor. Noor’s first TV drama "Ronger Fanush" which was directed by Abdullah Al Mamun.[5]


Noor came to politics during the period of Ayub Khan in 1962.[6] He was a student and had joined the East Pakistan Student’s Union which was a left sided organization. Later he became the chairman of the Nilfamari Mohokuma Shomeetee.[citation needed] In 1966 he got admitted to Dhaka University to study law still a member of the Student’s Union. Later he became the cultural secretary of the central committee. He also was the chairman of the "Shongskriti Shongshod", a very large cultural organization of Dhaka University.[citation needed] Noor stayed in the Iqbal Hall (now Johurul Huq hall) which was the centre of student politics during that period. At that time Noor came in contact with the versatile student leaders of that time. Though the followers of different political belief they worked together against the dictatorship of West Pakistan government. At the eve of Bangladesh Liberation War, Noor left Dhaka and came back to Nilphamari District when he received an order from his political party on March 8, 1971. There he helped the then East Pakistan Rifles (now Border Guards Bangladesh). He crossed the border during the War of Liberation on April 8. Asaduzzaman Noor was a freedom fighter under the Sector-6 and helped to organize the war and took training. He also helped to recruit freedom fighters during the nine month war period. But later in the independent Bangladesh his distance with active politics grew larger. In 1990 when the Revolution against autocrat Ershad took place, Noor again came to join the movement. With this event Noor made a come back to politics again. In that time Noor came in touch with Sheikh Hasina, the leader of one of the main political team Awami League. In 1996 Hasina asked him to take part in the election for Awami League. During the flood of 1998 Noor went to Nilphamari to supply relief where he met with local political leaders. With interest and support from his near ones, Noor decided to take part in the election in 2001 and won that to become a member of parliament from Nilphamari.[7] In 2013 his election convoy in Nilphamari was attacked by activists of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, causing the death of 5 people.

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