Kanchan in 2018
|Native name||ইলিয়াস কাঞ্চন|
|Alma mater||University of Dhaka|
Jahanara Kanchan |
Parveen Sultana Diti
Ilias Kanchan is a Bangladeshi film actor. He appeared in more than 300 films during the 1980s and 1990s. He earned Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Porineeta (1986). He is a road safety activist in Bangladesh. He was awarded Ekushey Padak for his social service by the Government of Bangladesh in 2018.
Kanchan was born in Ashutipara, Karimganj, Kishoreganj to Abdul Ali and Shorufa Khatun. He completed his higher secondary degree from Kabi Nazrul Government College in 1975. He graduated from the University of Dhaka from Department of Sociology.
Kanchan debuted his acting career in 1977 through his performance in the film Boshundhora directed by Subhash Dutta. In 2015, he acted in a children's film Ghuri, produced by Cinevision Bangladesh and written and directed by filmmaker Zafar Firoze.
- Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor (1986)
- Bachsas Award
- Zia Gold Award
- Sher-e-Bangla Smriti Padak
- Chalachitra Darshak Award
- Bangladesh Journalist Welfare Association award
- National Journalist Welfare Sangstha award
- Dhaka City Corporation Nagar Padak
- Nivetha Singapore Award
- Voyage of America Award
- Bangladesh Cultural Movement award
- Dhaka Juba Foundation Award
Kanchan's first wife Jahanara Kanchan died in a road accident on 22 October 1993. He himself has survived a road accident in 1989. He then established a social movement Nirapad Sarak Chai (We Demand Safe Road). In 2017, the Government of Bangladesh declared 22 October as National Road Safety Day. Together they had one daughter, Israt Jahan Ima, and one son, Mirajul Moin Joy. Kanchan later married actress Parveen Sultana Diti which ended in divorce.
|Dumurer Phul||Subhash Dutta|
|1979||Shundori||Kanchan||Amjad Hossain||Bobita, Anwar Hossain, Anwara Begum|
|1981||Kalmilota||Police Officer||Sohel Rana,|
|Commander||Suborna Mustafa, Humayun Faridi|
|1989||Beder Meye Josna||Prince||Tozammel Haque Bokul||Anju Ghosh,Shawkat Akbar,Probir Mitro,Dildar,Nasir khan,|
|Shonkho Mala||Tozammel Haque Bokul||Anju Ghosh|
|Doya Maya||Side hero||Alamgir, Diti, Kabori, Mahmud Koli, A.T.M. Shamsuzzaman, Mizu Ahmed.|
|Shei Tufan||Hafiz Uddin||Popi|
|Aatto Biswas||Servant||M.M.Sarkar||Diti, Amit Hasan|
|Radha Krishno||Krishno||Motin Rahman||Rojina|
|Sohrab Rustom||Sohrab||Wasimul Bari Rajib|
|Chairman||Montazur Rahman Akbar||Rituparna Sengupta|
|Mone Rekho Prithibi|
|Munafik||Omar Sani, Shahnaz|
|Golaguli||Siddik Jamal Nantu||Omar Sani, Moushumi|
|Baba Amar Baba||Ferdous Ahmed, Moushumi|
|Ashol Paisha||Bapparaj, Diti|
|Bod Sudrot||Shabnaz, Imran|
|Ai Niye Songshar||Omar Sani, Diti|
|Mayer Odhikar||Amin Khan, Ditti|
|Bhai Keno Ashami||Amin Khan, Ditti|
|Mohoth||Omar Sani, Shahnaz|
|Mukho Mukhi||Malek Afsari||Munmoon, Amin khan, Moyuri|
|2002||Shasti||Champa, Riaz, Purnima, Shahidul Alam Sachchu, A.T.M. Shamsuzzaman|
|Gupto Ghatok||Popy, Sohel Rana, Amit Hasan|
|Ashami Greftar||Diti, Amit Hasan, Washimul Bari Rajib.|
|Amar Adalot||Doyel, Shobrot|
|Ochin Desher Rajkumar||Anju Ghosh|
|Bashi wala||Tozammal Haq Bakul||Nuton, Ali Raj,Kabita|
|I Love You||Shakib Khan, Purnima, Nirob, Omar Sani|
|Gariyal Bhai||Anju Ghosh||Moushumi|
|Shukher Ghore Dukher Agun||Moushumi|
|Ondho Bhalobasha||Montazur Rahman Akbar||Moushumi|
|Shesh Uttar||Shabana, Bulbul Ahmed|
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- Rashed Shawon (14 August 2012). চার দশকে আমাদের সেরা চলচ্চিত্রগুলো. bdnews24.com (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
- ""The film industry deserves to flourish"". The Daily Star. 2016-04-03. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
- "Form PM-led committee to address road safety: Ilias Kanchan". The Daily Star. 2014-10-22. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
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- "21 named for Ekushey Padak". The Daily Star. 2018-02-09. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
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- "These children are doing what we couldn't". The Daily Star. 2018-08-03. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
- "No killer driver punished yet". The Daily Star. 2011-08-16. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
- "'90pc driving licences obtained through unfair means'". The Daily Star. 2004-12-05. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
- "Death On The Asphalt". The Daily Star. 2007-09-05. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
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- "October 22 to be Safe Roads Day". The Daily Star. 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
- "Guest Profile". Trityo Matra. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
- Fahmim Ferdous (March 21, 2016). "Actress Diti loses battle with cancer". The Daily Star. Retrieved July 17, 2017.