Full name: Rashed Uddin Ahmed Topu
Nick Name: Topu
Born: June 2, 1982
Spouse: Naziba Selim
Father: Lt. Col. (Retd) Shamshuddin Ahmed
Topu is the vocal of renowned Bangladeshi band Yaatri. He is a music icon to the young generation of Bangladesh. He sang some outstanding songs like “Ekta Gopon Kotha”, “Ek Paye Nupur”, ”Mon Valo nei”, Bondhu vabo ki etc. These songs have made him popular in the music industry of Bangladesh.
Topu was a meritorious student in his educational life. He is the son of Lt. Col. (Retd) Shamsuddin Ahmed. He passed his childhood in Comilla Cantonment which was surrounded by hills and trees. It helps him to connect with nature from his childhood. He loves to write poetry from his childhood. He has three siblings and he is the youngest of three siblings. His mother is a proud housewife.
Topu passed a glorious student life. He got his primary education from Comilla. Then he was sent to Barishal Cadet College for proper education. He stood 10th place in Jessore Board in 1998 Metric examination. After passing his Inter Examination, he admitted into North South University at Computer Science subject. Now he is a Sales Executive of Grameenphone Ltd.
Topu is fond of music from his childhood. His passion got a boost when his father gave an acoustic Guitar as gift for his glorious result in Metric examination. His first song “Shopnochura” released in a mixed album named “Dour”. He was greatly admired for his first song by everyone. He got popularity overnight.
He released his first solo album “Bondhu Vabo Ki” in 2008. He made his strong position in Bangladesh music industry by this album. Then his other albums “Shey K”, “Bondhu Vabo Ki”, “Daak” also got admired by listeners and critics.
Famous director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki gave him a proposal to act in his movie “Third person Singular Number”. He happily received it and did acting with Mosharraf Karim and Tisha in that movie.
Popular songs of Topu:
- Ekta Gopon Kotha
- Ek Paye Nupur
- Ek Paye Nupur 2
- Mon Valo Nei
- Ei Shono
- Bondhu Vabo Ki
- Bhubon Dangar Hashi
- Shei Je Tumi
- She K
- Ichcher Ghuri
- Ami K
- Shada Rong
- Tumi Chole Jaw
- Shesh Dekha Bondhu
Topu tied knot with Naziba Selim in 24th August of 2012. She is a student of American Int’l University of Bangladesh (AIUB).