Baharul Islam

Baharul Islam, an accomplished Indian theater actor, graduated from the National School of Drama in 1987. With a rich theatrical journey, he has graced the stage in over 80 plays and taken charge of designing and directing 30 productions for his theater ensemble, Seagull. Renowned for his dedication and talent, Baharul stands as one of the most active and sought-after theater artists in Assam. His profound contributions to the realm of drama underscore his commitment to the craft, making him a prominent figure in the vibrant theatrical landscape of India.

Baharul Islam has been featured in several recent Hindi film

Including “Kaalsandhya,” directed by Bhabendra Nath Saikia; “Merit Animal,” directed by Junaid Imam; “Dil Bechara,” directed by Mukesh Chabbra; “Chapak,” directed by Meghana Gulzar; “Maidan,” directed by Amit Sharma; “Pepper Chicken,” directed by Ratan Sil Sarma; “Dhuwa se Dhuwa Taq” (a short feature), directed by Biswajeet Bora; “83” (a film), directed by Kabir Khan; and “Bhediya,” directed by Amar Kaushik.

Baharul Islam has also received several awards for his contributions

1. Manohar Singh Award 2005: Recognized by the National School of Drama and approved by the Ministry of Culture, Govt of India, for his groundbreaking work in theater.
2. Sanskriti Samman: Received from Eka ebong koekjon publication, Guwahati.
3. Natyaprobor Award: Conferred by the Sharadakanta Bordoloi smriti committee, Nowgaon, in 2011.
4. Bishnu Basu Smriti Samman: Awarded by Bratyajon theatre, Kolkata, in 2012.
5. Badal Sircar Rang Ratan Award 2015: Presented by FACT Rang Mahoul Begusarai, Bihar.
6. Harishankar Parsai Rashtriya Rang Samman 2016: Honored by Vibechana Rang Mandal, Jabalpur, MP.
7. Habib Tanvir Ras Rang Samman 2016: Acknowledged by Ras Kala Manch ROHTAK.
8. Natyaratna Ugra Mena Award 2017: Bestowed by Ankuran Assam.
9. Natasurya Phani Sharma National Award 2017: Received from the National Performing Art Association of India.

Baharul Islam was born in 1963. Baharul Islam is a theatre artist and the founder of Seagull Theatre Group.

He has an extensive repertoire as an actor and has acted more than 60 plays in different languages-English, Hindi, Assamese. Baharul Islam has played the lead role in almost 30 plays including Twelfth Night, Nala Damayanti, Chanakya, Miss Julie, Untouchable, Sohrab Rustam, Seagull, Proposal, Guwahati Guwahati and Parashuram.

He has designed and Directed many plays – “Urukha”, “Yayati”, “Saraighat”, “Abhimoinnyu”, “Jatra”, “Simar Sipare”, “Guwahati Guwahati”, “Hoil”, “Apeksha”, “Court Marshal”, “Moi premor pinjorat Bondi” etc. which has performed in different festivals including ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’, ‘Nandikar’, ‘Sangeet Natak Academy’, ‘Prithvi’, ‘Nehru Centre’, ‘PDA festival’ etc.

He has also made a mark as a writer and an actor for films and television. He has written 3 plays and has authored 1 book on theatre. He has acted assamese films like ‘Asene Konoba Hiyaat’, ‘Maaya’, ‘Aponjan’, ‘Baarud’ etc. He has directed the film “Asene Konoba Hiyat”.




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