• Our artistic heritage is going beyond borders: Asaduzzaman Noor

    The 17th Asian Art Biennale, currently underway at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, is the place to be for city dwellers and foreigners in Dhaka alike. Apart from countries of Asia and the Pacific regions, artists from all over the world have taken part in the grand art fiesta.

  • Zahid Hasan: bigger and better

    National award winning actor Zahid Hasan's career has garnered plaudits since his directorial debut in “Laal Neel Beguni,” a popular television series in which he was also part of the main acting cast.

  • Local dialects are not a problem for me - Tareen

    Glamorous actress of the small screen, Tareen is busy with several TV plays. After all, she is very much popular among the audience and maintains her stronghold in showbiz.

  • Chanda moves to the big screen

    Golam Farida Chanda is a popular TV actress whose seasoned skills have filled the small screen for over a decade.

  • Timir Nandy sings on

    Timir Nandy has been a tour de force in the world of music -- having started singing at the age of three, the singer was part

  • Classical Music has the power to change society

    Eminent art and music connoisseur Abul Khair, Chairman of Bengal Foundation, embarked on a dream of reaching classical

  • A new generation of classical dancers

    Munmun Ahmed and Sharmila Banerjee are names that need no introduction among the country's classical dance aficionados.

  • SHIMU stays true to the profession

    A glamorous face on the small screen, Sumaiya Shimu has been acting for over a decade. Besides, she has ventured into

  • In conversation with Bitopi Das

    Together with Celebrating Life Festival Director and The Daily Star's Editor of Showbiz – Rafi Hossain, Bitopi Das – Head of Corporate Affairs at Standard Chartered Bank Bangladesh, has directed Celebrating Life contest and festival.

  • Celebrating Life

    Celebrating Life, a competition jointly organised by The Daily Star and Standard Chartered Bank, and directed by Rafi Hossain (editor of Showbiz, The Daily Star)

  • “Acting is my life”

    A man of theatre, Faruque Ahmed has been involved with the field for decades. At one stage of acting in theatre, he stepped into the TV media. Later, he started acting in cinemas as well. The popular actor recently spoke to The Daily Star, about his theatre journey and more. Excerpts:

  • “Want to play villainous roles”

    Dipa Khandaker has been involved with TV plays for over a decade. In her long career span, she has played different roles. Besides


    National award winning actor Bidya Sinha Mim has her beginnings in film before moving onto the small screen. The actor also has

  • Is “Doob” the story of Humayun Ahmed? Farooki clarifies after rumors spread

    “Doob”, Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s latest big screen venture has been on the radar since it was announced in March, most prominently because of its leading cast: Irrfan Khan, one of the most recognisable faces of world cinema right now, is not only starring it, but...

  • Happy Birthday Moushumi!

    Moushumi's link with Dhaka cinema goes back over two decades. In her long career span, she has come up with a number of hit

  • Be goal oriented and accept the reality: Brindaban Das

    Brindaban Das is a well known name in the entertainment industry. With his skilful writing the artiste has been able to

  • Ask Me Anything: With Chanchal Chowdhury

    With an unprecedented craze surrounding his latest big screen venture “AynabajI”, Chanchal Chowdhury's popularity has gone through the roof.

  • Moushumi Hamid

    Only quality work can keep an artiste alive - Moushumi Hamid

    Moushumi Hamid is a popular face on the small screen. She has also ventured into modeling and cinema. Several of her plays are now being telecast on different TV channels.

  • Chanchal pleads to stop piracy

    Chanchal Chowdhury has been a renowned actor for quite some time, but the recent release of the unprecedented hit

  • “I hardly have a proper day off”

    Sabbir Zaman came to nationwide attention with his debut in musical talent show Close Up 1, and from then on there has been

  • Airin taking on the big screen

    Airin has had a strong foundation in showbiz. Aside from acting, she has also worked as a model and a TV commercial has

  • Kona

    We cannot predict what song will become a hit

    One of the most recognised contemporary singers of the country, Kona's done it all -- music albums, stage shows, playback songs, jingles, and videos.

  • Jewel Aich

    Jewel Aich set to enthrall Australia

    Jewel Aich is one of the most renowned practitioners of magic in Bangladesh. In addition to his national fame, the celebrity has held audiences spellbound across international waters.

  • People recognise me at mandaps now - Urmila

    Durga Puja, the biggest Hindu festival, is on. It is a special occasion for many of our celebrities and popular actress Urmila Srabanti Kar is no different. In conversation with The Daily Star, the actress shares her Puja plans-

  • I never had a schooling for acting: Moushumi

    One of the most glamorous Dhallywood actors of her era, Moushumi did not need to look back since the success of her debut film “Keyamot Theke Keyamot”. During her long career span, besides acting in cinema, she has ventured into TV plays and modeling. Recently, The Daily Star interviewed the National Film Award winning actress. Excerpts:

  • Zahid Hasan

    Happy Birthday Zahid Hasan!

    National-award winning actor Zahid Hasan began his career in theatre before embarking on television plays. He subsequently appeared in films, which have earned him accolades over the years. Today marks Zahid Hasan's birthday, and the actor took the time to to talk to The Daily Star about the occasion.

  • Moutushi gearing up for Puja festivities

    Moutushi Biswas has earned numerous accolades not only as an actor, but also as anchor and model. Focusing mostly on

  • “Audience will see different shades of me”

    Chanchal Chowdhury took his first steps into the realm of acting in theatre, but has come all the way from TV to the big

  • “It's like waiting for my SSC result all over again”

    Popular television host and model Nabila is super excited with her debut film “Ayanabaji”, set for release today. The actor

  • Kali was an exciting project: Omer Aiaz Ony

    Amit Ashraf's five episode web-series “Kali” created a quite a buzz among viewers. Released on the website Bioscope Live, the superhero series tackled a genre untouched before in Bangladesh.