Syed Mohidul Islam

The play righter, actor and director, SYED MOHIDUL ISLAM, was born on 1st January, 1946 in the village of Syed Mohalla in Fakirhat, Bagerhat district. Father: Syed Morsel Ali Khandaker, Mother: Fatima Begum. He completed his MA in Bengali Literature from University of Dhaka in 1969. In the same year, he received special training in TV production on Rawalpindi. He received his post-graduation degree in theatricality from the "National School of Drama" New Delhi India. He was the first NSD graduate in Bangladesh. In 1976, he established Batikrom Nattya Gosty in Kolkata, India. After returning to Bangladesh in 1978, he continued his regular theater activities of Batikrom Nattya Gosty. He established School of Acting, an acting educational institution in 1984. Till his demise he was the director and head instructor of the school. Many students who have taken training from this institute are currently working on stage, film and electronic media. He directed 33 plays in the production of Batikrom Nattya Gosty. Along with the stage, he acted and wrote the manuscript of numerous radio and television plays. He also directed two films named “Ami kar” and “Shopno Jatra”. He also had a brilliant presence in the film. He wrote a book “Ovinoy” based on the analysis of acting education. Published plays and writings which have been performed on stage – Issor Ebong Ami, Sotto Obastob, Rupkotha, ekhon ki kori, mrittur kichu agye, krishnochura akhono lal, Manush ochena ondhokar, obosesh are prominent ones. He also translated foreign literature and play of whom Zoo story of Edward Albee, Peter Handke (Kasper, Attoovijog, Bibroto Dorshok), Gorge Buckner (Wayzek) .

He translated and transformed 11 plays and writings for the audiences of Bangladesh. His wife - Nadira Islam, Daughter – Syeda Nowshin Islam Disha and Son – Syed Ajmer Islam. The founder of Batikrom Nattya Gosty, aristocratic artist of stage, radio and film has gone far, leaving the lonely proscenium on August 23rd, 2002.