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Kabori Sarwar

Kabori Sarah
Born 1951 (age 64–65)
Chittagong, East Bengal (now Bangladesh)
Nationality Bangladeshi
Occupation actor, politician and social worker; human rights activist
Years active 1964-present

Kabori is a Bangladeshi film actress.[1] She received the National award for her performance in the movie Sareng Bou (The Captain's Wife). She is a Member of Parliament and was elected to her post in December 2008 from Awami League.

Early life

Sarwar was born in Chittagong. She studied at Sir Ashutosh College of Chittagong.[citation needed]

Film career

She started her film career at the age of 13. In 1964 Sarwar acted in her first film, Shutorang,[2] under Subhash Dutta's direction, and coincidentally after 40 years, in 2004, Subhash Dutta acted in the movie Aaina under Sarwar's direction.

Sarwaracted in several movies (e.g. Shujon Shokhi and Sareng Bou) with Farooq in the 1970s. She also performed with Bulbul Ahmed in Devdas. She acted another important role in Titash Ekti Nadir Naam directed by Ritwik Ghatak, an Indian filmmaker. She also acted in a Urdu film Bahana by Zahir Raihan with co-actor Rahman.

Sarwaralso worked with cactors like Razzak, Alamgir, Faruk, Sohel Rana, Ujjal, Wasim, Khan Ataur Rahman, Golam Mustafa, Anwar Hossain and ATM Shamsuzzaman.

Political career

Sarwar was elected to the National Parliament in Bangladesh serving as an MP representing Narayanganj District no. 4. She was an active participant in the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971 in India.[1] She is also the first woman broadcast by Radio India during the war.[citation needed]

Personal life

Kabori has five sons.[1] She is also a human rights activist. Kabori is involved in several organizations dedicated to better the lives of Bangladeshi women. She was a guest of the US state dept for women's affairs and participated in numerous conventions in Europe and Asia.


  1. ^ a b c "Political career spells divorce for Bangladeshi actress". asiaone news. 23 November 2008. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  2. ^ "অভিনেত্রী কবরীর ৫০ বছর". Prothom Alo. June 4, 2014. 

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