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Tauquir Ahmed


National Film Awards 2004

-Best Screenplay Writer, Best Director & Producer (Film: Joyjatra)

Meril Prothom Alo Awards 2004

-Best Film Director (Film: Joyjatra)

Dhaka International Film Festival 2004

-Special Mention Award (Film: Joyjatra)

Meril Prothom Alo Awards 2006

-Best Film Director (Film: Rupkothar Golpo)

Dhaka International Film Festival, DIFF 2008

-Audience Choice Award (Film: Rupkothar Golpo)

Bali Film Festival, Indonesia 2007

-Audience Choice Award (Film: Daruchini Dwip)

Film Fest Kosovo, Goddess on the throne 9th edition 2016

-Best Director (Film : Oggatonama-The Unnamed)

-Best Screenplay Writer (Film : Oggatonama-The Unnamed)

Religion Today Film Festival, Trento, Italy 19th edition 2016

-Jury mention Award (Film: Oggatonama-The Unnamed)

Washington DC South Asian Film Festival 5th edition 2016

-Best Director Award (Film:Oggatonama-The Unnamed)

Cutting Edge Film Festival, USA 2016

-Best Narrative Feature Film Award (Film:Oggatonama-The Unnamed)

The Gulf of Naples Independent Film Festival 2016

-Jury Mention Award (Film: Oggatonama-The Unnamed)

Dhaka International Film Festival 2017

-Jury mention Award (Film: Oggatonama-The Unnamed)

Director Bio

Tauquir Ahmed was born in 1966. He is an architect, actor, writer and filmmaker. He started his career in theatre and later he made six feature films. His present occupation is film making, writing and acting.


Tauquir Ahmed studied at Jhenidah Cadet College (JCC) for his SSC and HSC exam. He studied architecture at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). He completed his film diploma from New York Film Academy in 2002 and recieved training in Theatre Direction from the Royal Court Theatre, London (British Council Scholarship, 1995) and attended the theater of nation in Seoul, South Korea 1984. During university life he spent most of his evenings in theatres. From 1985 to 2004 he was a active theatre worker in Dhaka and directed three stage plays: Hoybadan (1995), Icchamrittu (2002) in New York and Protishoron (2003). He actively worked as a set designer in the 1990s.


Tauquir Ahmed started his career as an actor in theatre, television and independent movies. He made his first feature film Joyjatra in 2004, his second feature film “Rupkothar Golpo” in 2006, and his third feature film “Daruchini Dwip” in 2007. With a long interval he made his 4th feature film “Oggatonama” (THE UNNAMED) in 2016, followed by the feature film “Halda” in 2017 and “Fagun Haway” in 2019.

Tauquir’s Personal Life

Tauquir Ahmed married Bipasha Hayat, another fellow actor and painter, on 23 July 1999. Together they have one son - Aareeb, and one daughter - Arisha.


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