Name: Anika Kabir Shokh
Popularly Known As: Shokh
Father: Shamim Kabir
Mother: Shahida Kabir
Date of Birth: 25 October, 1993
Birth Place: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Residence: Bikrampur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Occupation: Actress, Model
Years active: 2002–present
Shokh (Full Name: Anika Kabir Shokh) is a Bangladeshi Model and Actress. She first stepped into the showbiz as a dancer, but it was modeling that gave her popularity. Though, her first mainstream media appearance was as a child actress. After acting in two TV dramas, she was inactive for few years, as the drama failed her to give any media attention. After the break, she came back to showbiz as a model. The second part of her career was successful and she became popular in very short time. Then, she again started to act in TV dramas, and success followed her. This success led her to become a successful film actress as well.
Shokh was born in Dhaka in October 25th, 1993. Her father Shamim Kabir had a keen interest to be involved in Bangladeshi media. Because of the family responsibilities, he had to put away his dream. But, he always wanted to see her daughter to work in showbiz of Bangladesh. When she was five years old, her father admitted her to Kochi Kachar Mela, one of the oldest academies for children in Bangladesh. After few years of training in the academy, she then admitted to Shishu Academy, a national academy for promoting cultural development of children, and nurturing their talents. After finishing a three years dancing course in the academy, she then took another dancing course in Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts (Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts). During that period, she traveled abroad in government sponsorship to perform in dancing events. Shokh considers those lessons for dancing as being very useful in her career as a model and actress.
In 2002, shokh debuted in the small screen as a child actress in Didarul Alam Badal’s TV Drama “Shakkhor”. Although she was a child actress in that TV drama, but her role was central character of the drama. In that drama, her co actor was Raisul Islam Asad, who is considered as a legend in Bangladeshi Small Screen. When working with Raisul Islam Asad, he was so impressed by her performance that he told her that “one day you will be more famous then me”. After that, she acted in Kayes Chowdhury’s TV Drama “Nikti”. In that drama, her co artists were famous veterans such as Toukir Ahmed, Afsana Mimi and Amzad Hossain. After that, she took a long break from the Showbiz.
Shokh came back to the media industry as a model in a TVC of Sunsilk Shampoo. Then she started doing modeling in regular basis. She performed in URO Lemon cold drinks’ TV Commercial with Film Actor Riaz, who was at that time the most popular actor in the film industry of Bangladesh. Her performance in URO Lemon cold drinks’ TV Commercial brought Shokh further fame, while her performance as a model in Tibet Soap Badhon Commercial and Chandan Cream commercials have also made her a familiar face among TV viewers. She already worked with almost all the top TV Commercial makers in Bangladesh, such as Amitav Reza, Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, Benu Sharma and Wahid Tareq. Her most notable TVC are Uro Lemon Carbonated Drinks, Banglalink Desh, Citycell, BD Powder Spices (BD Gura Mashala), Toshin Fan, Walton TV and many more. Cureently, she is brand ambassador for Fashion House Vasavi and Mantra, Boutique House Rang, Abartan and Text Mart, Nokia, Walton and Tibbat.
After starting modeling, she also restarted acting in small screens too. Her modeling success also followed her in acting as well. She gained nationwide popularity in a very short time. Her first appearance after coming back from the break was Soap Opera “Otvuturay”. Her notable TV Dramas are “Fifty 50”, FnF (Friends n Family), “Collage”, “Diba Ratri Khola Thakey” “Rong”, “Relation”, and “Chader Nijer Kono Alo Nei”.
Shokh debuted in silverscreen with a comedy-action film “Bolo Na Tumi Amar” in 2010. It was directed by M B Manik. Her main co artists in the film are Shakib Khan, Nirob and Toma Mirza. This film was a blockbuster hit. She took a two and half year break from silver screen, prior to her second film is “Olpo Olpo Premer Golpo” in 2013.