Entertainment Desk: He was born in West Bengal, India but moved to Chittagong after Partition. After completing his studies in engineering, he joined Wasay as an engineer. Then, suddenly, in 1968, he made his debut in the television world through the play ‘Oedipus’. Gradually he became a regular actor in TV dramas. He reached the peak of popularity without playing the lead role. We are talking about Abul Hayat. Today is the birthday of the eminent actor, playwright and director who won the Ekushey Medal. Born on this day in 1944, this talented actor turned eighty today.
Regarding the birthday, Abul Hayat said, “My granddaughter Natasha’s elder daughter Srisha’s birthday is on the same day. Granddaughter’s 14th and my 80th birthday; For which the birthday joy is doubled. As I am turning 80 this year, everyone will celebrate this birthday in a special way. Wife Shireen tries to make the first hour of the birthday happy by bringing a cake the day before.
This time was no exception. I will appear in the ‘Tarakakthon’ program of Channel Eye today. I don’t remember celebrating my birthday as a child. The custom was not there then. On that day, parents used to pray. I used to see the birthdays of our nieces and nephews, there was a lot of celebration. Celebrating my birthday at an old age [হাসি]. A little bit of sadness is working with birthday happiness.
My two daughters Bipasha and Natasha are not with me on this special day. Birthdays would be complete if they were there. Thanks to my beloved audience. They still inspire me to act. Everyone pray for me.”
In recognition of his performance, Abul Hayat was awarded the National Film Award for his performance in the movie ‘Daruchini Dweep’ directed by Tauqeer Ahmed. However, he feels that the award he received for acting in 1974 was the greatest achievement of his life.
In 1974, he acted in the play ‘Baki Itihasa’ on stage under the direction of Ali Zaker. He was awarded the ‘Sequence Award for Naturalistic Acting on Bangladesh Stage’ for his performance in it. This is the best award of his acting career.
He considers the audience’s love as the best achievement of his life. After ‘Oedipus’, ‘These Days and Nights’, ‘Bahubrihi’, ‘The Boy from Another World’, ‘Second Birth’, ‘Shekhar’, ‘Ayomai’, ‘Night of the Stars’, ‘Today is Sunday’, ‘Flowers of Chochna’, ‘ He has taken himself to unique heights by acting in many popular dramas including ‘Dry Phul Rangin Phul’, ‘Alo Amar Alo’, ‘Nadir Naam Nayantara’, ‘Khela’, ‘Saturday Night 10:40 Minutes’, ‘Housefull’, ‘FNF’. . He is said to be the most popular ‘Baba’ in the history of TV dramas. He has spread the light of his talent not only in acting but also as a playwright. Directed many like ‘Unmesh’, ‘Dil Dariya’, ‘Jochnaar Phul’, ‘Manhridaya’, ‘Harano Sur’, ‘Shukono Phul’, ‘Rangin Phul’, ‘Madhyahnbhoj Ki Hobe’, ‘Haat Ude Dao’. The drama discussed.
He recently produced the drama ‘Pagla Hawar Badal Dine’ for Channel I. Apart from the theater world, he has made himself rich in the film world as well. In 1973, Ritwik made his acting debut in Ghatak’s ‘Titas Ek Nadi Naam’ in a cameo role. He was also seen in ‘Arunodaya Agnisakshi’ in the same year. ‘Doomsday to Doomsday’, ‘Dream Address’, ‘Dearer Than Life’, ‘Taj Mahal of Love’, ‘Shangkhanil Prison’, ‘Aguner Parshamani’, ‘Jayatra’, ‘Cinnamon Island’, ‘Third Person Singular Number’, ‘Anonymous’ He has made his cast known by acting in numerous films including ‘Fagun Hawaay’. He has also written his name in the world of literature. Apart from this, he was also very popular as an advertisement model. He was also appreciated as a presenter. Married in private life in 1970, wife’s name is Mahfuza Khatun Shirin.
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Among his two daughters, the elder daughter is renowned TV actress Bipasha Hayat of the theater world; The younger daughter is actress Natasha Hayat. Actor and director Taukeer Ahmed and model-actor Shahed are his sons-in-law. Have you ever calculated your wants and needs in life? When asked, he said, ‘In response to such questions, I always say, I wanted less in life, I got more. The love of ordinary people has no end in life. I am very lucky, everyone from children to old people loves me. That’s why I’m happier. I am blessed with family, acting life. I want to spend the rest of my life happily with everyone’s love in a perfect life.’ Abul Hayat sees life as challenging and sweet.
He thinks, to survive, you have to work. To work is to be happy. Joy in work and living in joy – that is life.