Ilias Kanchan

Ilias Kanchan
Kanchan in 2018
Native name ইলিয়াস কাঞ্চন
Nationality Bangladeshi
Alma mater University of Dhaka
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Jahanara Kanchan
Parveen Sultana Diti

Ilias Kanchan is a Bangladeshi film actor. He appeared in more than 300 films during the 1980s and 1990s.[1] He earned Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Porineeta (1986).[2][3] He is a road safety activist in Bangladesh.[4][5] He was awarded Ekushey Padak for his social service by the Government of Bangladesh in 2018.[6]

Early life

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.

Career

Kanchan debuted his acting career in 1977 through his performance in the film Boshundhora directed by Subhash Dutta.[7] In 2015, he acted in a children's film Ghuri, produced by Cinevision Bangladesh and written and directed by filmmaker Zafar Firoze.[8]

Awards

  • 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

Personal life

Kanchan's first wife Jahanara Kanchan died in a road accident on 22 October 1993.[9][10][11] He himself has survived a road accident in 1989.[12][13] 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.[14][15] 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.[16]

Filmography

Year Title Role Director Co-actors
1977 Bashundhara Subhash Dutta
Dumurer Phul Subhash Dutta
1979ShundoriKanchanAmjad HossainBobita, 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.
Bheja Chokh
Shei Tufan Hafiz Uddin Popi
Nirontor Shabnur
Aatto Biswas Servant M.M.Sarkar Diti, Amit Hasan
Radha Krishno Krishno Motin Rahman Rojina
Sohrab Rustom Sohrab Wasimul Bari Rajib
Banasree
Body Guard Champa
Bachar Lorai Diti
Chairman Montazur Rahman Akbar Rituparna Sengupta
Amma Diti
Kalu Gunda
Mone Rekho Prithibi
Munafik Omar Sani, Shahnaz
Golaguli Siddik Jamal Nantu Omar Sani, Moushumi
Tyag
Shot Manush
Chorom Aghat
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
Shipahi Chompa, Manna,Khalil.
2002 Shasti Champa, Riaz, Purnima, Shahidul Alam Sachchu, A.T.M. Shamsuzzaman
Gupto Ghatok Popy, Sohel Rana, Amit Hasan
Adorer Shontan Moushumi
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
Swajan Moushumi, Rubel
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
Durjoy Shabana

Telefilm

  • Obanchito

References

  1. "Ilias Kanchan". online-dhaka.com.
  2. 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.
  3. ""The film industry deserves to flourish"". The Daily Star. 2016-04-03. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  4. "Form PM-led committee to address road safety: Ilias Kanchan". The Daily Star. 2014-10-22. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  5. "Maintain speed limits to curb road accidents: Ilias Kanchan". The Daily Star. 2017-05-08. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  6. "21 named for Ekushey Padak". The Daily Star. 2018-02-09. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  7. "Bangladesh Film Archive celebrates silver jubilee". The Daily Star. 2004-06-10. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  8. ""Ghuri" marks return of Kanchan-Champa". The Daily Star. February 9, 2015. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  9. "These children are doing what we couldn't". The Daily Star. 2018-08-03. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  10. "No killer driver punished yet". The Daily Star. 2011-08-16. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  11. "'90pc driving licences obtained through unfair means'". The Daily Star. 2004-12-05. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  12. "Death On The Asphalt". The Daily Star. 2007-09-05. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  13. Afroz, Mahmuda (2007-03-02). "Ilias Kanchan: An actor fighting for safe roads". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  14. "October 22 to be Safe Roads Day". The Daily Star. 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  15. "Guest Profile". Trityo Matra. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  16. Fahmim Ferdous (March 21, 2016). "Actress Diti loses battle with cancer". The Daily Star. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
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