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Famous Bangladeshis

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Shahriyar Kabir author, journalist
  • Panna Kaiser author, novelist
  • Shahidullah Kaiser novelist, writer
  • A H M Kamruzzaman national leader of Bangladesh liberation war
  • Sayeed Hassan Kanan football player
  • Mohammad Ataul Karim scientist
  • Sardar Fazlul Karim scholar, academic, essayist, philosopher
  • Akbar Ali Khan economist, educationist
  • Azam Khan singer
  • Fazlur Khan structural engineer
  • Irene Khan human rights activist
  • Morshed Khan former foreign minister
  • Muhammad Siddiq Khan librarian, pioneer in library science
  • Shakib Khan actor
L - M
  • Runa Laila singer
  • Lalon poet
  • Zobera Rahman Linu table tennis player
  • Anandamayi Ma Hindu teacher, guru
  • Manna actor
  • Tareque Masud film director
  • Tanvir Mokammel film director
  • A. H. M. Moniruzzaman diplomat
  • Mashrafe Mortaza cricketer
  • Anu Muhammad economist, political activist
  • Niaz Murshed chess player
  • Mohammad Mushfiqur cricketer
  • Ron Mustafaa actor
N - Q
  • Shahabuddin Nagari poet, writer, singer
  • M. A. Naser engineer
  • Asaduzzaman Noor actor, politician, activist
  • M.A.G. Osmani commander-in-chief Bangladesh Forces
  • Ayub Quadri bureaucrat
  • Iqbal Quadir entrepreneur
  • Mohammad Rafique cricketer
  • Atiur Rahman economist
  • Khan Ataur Rahman actor, director, producer, composer, singer
R continued
  • Matiur Rahman journalist
  • Shah Azizur Rahman former prime minister
  • Shamsur Rahman poet, columnist, journalist
  • Sheikh Mujibur Rahman father of the Bangladesh nation, former president, former prime minister
  • Tarique Rahman politician
  • Ziaur Rahman army officer, former president, former prime minister
  • Shahnaz Rahmatullah singer
  • Zahir Raihan novelist, writer, filmmaker
  • Abdullah Al Rakib chess player
  • Bibi Russell fashion designer
S - Z
  • Syed Rumman Bin Wali Sabbir football player
  • Kazi Salahuddin football player
  • Arunabh Sarkar poet
  • Suchitra Sen actress
  • Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah poet
  • Kamal Uddin Siddiqui economist, social scientist
  • Rehman Sobhan economist, intellectual
  • Ahmed Sofa writer
  • S.M. Sultan painter
  • Sheikh Hasina Wazed prime minister
  • Sabin Yasmin singer
  • Muhammad Yunus economist
  • Mahbub Jamal Zahedi journalist

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.