Humayun Faridi | Versatile Actor of Bangladesh

Full name: Humayun Faridi
Birth Date: 29th May, 1952
Birth Place: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Occupation: Actor
Years Active: 1952-2012
Spouse: Minu (1980-1984), Suborna Mustafa (1984-2008)
Nationality: Bangladeshi

Humayun Faridi

Humayun Faridi

Humayn Faridi is a versatile and arguably the best actor in Bangladesh. He had acted in hundreds of Bangladeshi dramas, movies and theaters and got positive responses, even from strict critics, for his extra-ordinary acting power. He is mostly recognized for some of his legendary villain roles like “Kan Kata Ramjan” in the TV drama “Sangsaptak”.

Education and Early Life

Humayun was born in Narinda, Dhaka and brought up here as well. His father name is ATM Nurul Islam and mother’s name is Begaum Farida Islam. He completed his SSC from Islamia Government High School in 1968 and HSC from Chandpur Government College in 1970. Then he got admitted in Dhaka University to complete his graduation on Organic Chemistry in the same year, but unfortunately he couldn’t continue his course due to the Liberation war of 1971. After the war, he admitted into Jahangirnagar University in Economics and there he was a close associate of Selim Al-Deen, another legendary playwright and theater artist of Bangladesh.

Acting Career

Humayun Faridi was one of the pioneer organizers of Drama Festivals of Jahangirnagar University in 1976. At the same time, he also joined the Dhaka Theatre while he was studying in the university and that was the turning point which gave him huge popularity and recognition. Faridi made his television debut through a drama named “Nil Nakshar Sondhany” in 1982 and from then he has acted on numerous dramas telecasted on the country’s television channel. Acting as the “Kan Kata Ranjan” in the drama “Shongsoptok”, he got extreme popularity and won millions of hearts at that time. Later in 1990s, he started acting in films where he was also successful and earned extreme popularity through giving new taste to audience by his acting. It was often said that audience didn’t go to hall to watch movie, but to watch the acting of Humayun Faridi.

Humayun Faridi

Humayun Faridi

Personal Life

This legendary actor got married to Minu in 1980s. They had a daughter named Debjani. After four years of his married life, Humayun Faridi married Suborna Mustafa, another famous Bangladeshi actress, after giving divorce to his first wife Minu. Unfortunately their marriage ended in divorce on 18th June, 2008.


This renowned actor was suffering from physical weakness and chronic lungs diseases and hence died on 13th February, 2012 at his daughter’s apartment in Dhanmondi, Dhaka at around 10.00 am.

Remarkable Works

This legendary versatile actor starred in hundreds of TV dramas, theatre plays and movies. His mentionable works are:


  • Nil Nakshar Shandhany (1982)
  • Durbin Diye Dekhun (1982)
  • Bhangoner Shobdo Shuni (1983)
  • Bakulpur Koto Dur (1985)
  • Mohuar Mon (1986)
  • Shat Ashmaner Shiri (1986)
  • Ekdin Hothat (1986)
  • Chanmiar Negative Positive (1987)
  • Ojatra (1987)
  • Shongshaptak (1987-1988)
  • Pathor Shomoy (1989)
  • Dui Bhai (1990)
  • Kothao keu Nei (1990)
  • Shiter Pakhi (1991)
  • Shomudre Gangchil (1993)
  • Tini Ekjon (2005)
  • Chandragrasto (2006)
  • Kachhar manush (2006)
  • Mohona (2006)
  • Bhober Haat (2007)
  • Srinkhal (2010)
  • Arman Vai The Gentle Man (2011) etc.

Theatrical Plays

  • Kirtonkhola
  • Montasir Fantasy
  • Keramot Mongol
  • Durto Wee


  • Hulia
  • Dohon
  • Bachelor
  • Shamolchaya
  • Shontrash
  • Joy Jatra
  • Aha!
  • Bohubrihi
  • Palabi Kothai
  • Mayer Morjada
  • Praner Cheye Priyo
  • Lat Shaheb
  • Bichar Hobe
  • Anondo Asru
  • Meherjaan (2011) etc.

    Humayun Faridi

    Humayun Faridi