Dilara Zaman

Dilara Zaman

Dilara Zaman (born 19 June 1943) is a Bangladeshi film and television actress.[2] She was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1993 and Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2008.[3]

Early life and education

Zaman was born in Bardhaman district in British India to Rafiquddin Ahmed and Sitara Begum.[4] Her family then moved to Asansol. After the partition of India in 1947 they finally moved to Jessore. She studied in Bangla Bazar Government Girls High School in Dhaka.[4] She acted her first stage play in this school. She went on to study in Eden College.[4] She was under the mentorship of Professor Nurul Momen.


In 1966, Zaman acted her first TV drama Tridhara, directed by Tahmina Banu.[4] She acted in numerous Bengali films and dramas over the course of 40 years.[2] They include The Wheel, Chandragrohon.[3] She became a school instructor in 1967 and stayed in the job until 1993.[4]

Personal life

Zaman is married to Fakhruzzaman Chowdhury (d. 2013).[5] Together they have two daughters - Taniya and Zubayra.[2]


  • Ekushey Padak[6]

  • Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress (2008)[3]

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