Md. Aminul Bari (Azaz)- the mind-blowing artist, a cunning manager


Mr. Md. Aminul Bari Azaz, the mind-blowing artist, who has been entertaining us for so many years. This we are here with a special feature regarding him. We express our heartiest appreciation for giving us enough time and sharing his story with us. Let’s know his story in his words.

“I have been interested in Theater and Drama since I was young. I have participated in various school productions and cultural events. I have been continuing to act in many different stage productions and other drama serials. In addition I have attended many drama workshops here and abroad. Using my skills, I have also been mentoring other artists, and have gone to different districts in Bangladesh, to help them perform. I am interested in working in a creative and challenging work environment. Where I can flourish to my full potential. As a creative person, I would like to contribute in a meaningful way for the organization that I work for, thus playing a significant role to achieve the goal of the organization. In this respect, I would also like to work with new concepts and ideas.

Travelling is a hobby of mine and I have been abroad to many different countries, such as India, Pakistan, Nepal, Thailand, United Kingdom, France. Moreover I would like to build a respectable and socially acceptable career alongside supporting myself as well as my family.

I Joined and autonomously managed “Theatre Art Unit Group” Since 1993. Staged drama series both at National and International Level. Performed as an Artist on stage drama as well as in the electronics media of all Channels.

In the course of stage production, part of recruited and trained over 250 trainee Student artists. Part of maintained admission and retention percentage over 75.

Also headed a marketing group to promote Theatre Art Unit Production “Golopjan” 1995, and “ShomoyerProyojone” 2005. As a stage manager, I took responsibilities of staging over 200 shows.

I am also stage manager of “Natto colas” 2002. Directed a “Natto colas” 2013 I took this organization into a whole new level, not only to entertain Theatre lovers but also incorporated didactic element to it. Sending a message of education to the audience with different shades of meaning.Among the Theatre performances I would like to mention some. Such as,

Court Marshal (197 shows)

F.A. Khan, a young lieutenant hailed from an elite background, snobbish in character, made derogatory remarks to his comrades in the post 71 liberation war. A sense of, “I am better than you are” attitude lurking around his head.

Golapjan (125 shows)

Aakabbor Ali, a typical religious cleric in the first half twentieth century. The central character golapjan was highly influenced by Aakabbor Ali.

Birth fantasy (8 shows)

Doctor Devil, A fifty year old Nigerian physician who attended a young pregnant woman at her hospital bed.

ShopnoDekhoManush (21 shows)

A lunatic man, this character went crazy after losing everything in his business venture, now a retarded patient character at a group home.

KalShokale (19 shows)

Quack Doctor, a sixty year old fake practitioner at a remote rural community who seduced a young maid out of her innocence.

Shomoerproyojone (53 shows)

Shushil, a university student during the liberation war 71, an intelligent man, yet very down to earth kind of a guy passionate, upfront and brave character.

Amina Shundari (51 shows)

Habha, playing the character of an Autistic person, who is the number six husband of ekhin (BarmaShundhuri).

Mogoj Shomachar (24 shows)

Portraying the character of a custodian of a kingdom.

I have gathered some professional Courses, such as, One year acting course from “Theatre School” 1992-1993. One month light designing course, organized by German cultural center and CAT. I participated with long acting workshop under the supervision of Dr.Jamil Ahmed in 2014. Completed the Film making course from Pathshala. Co-ordinated with workshop, games, picnic etc. since 1994 to 2013.

Among the extra curriculum Activities I would mention that I have worked as assistant director in a full-length film, “The crossing”, sponsored by Govt. of Greece and directed by Mr. Dimistris Stavrakas. Member of “Adventure and Explore”.

I have played as a television artist in over fifty dramas. Vast majority of my characters were revolved around the supporting of the central character. In television, particularly, I performed in mellow- dramas and romantic comedy. Most of my roles characterize the simple side of human beings, in a typical Bengali setting.

Over past several year I also performed in more than 25 TVCs as a lead male artist. The highly acclaimed TV commercial were made for Good night coil, Shah cement, center fruits, Glaxo D, Banglalink, Pran RFL, Biscuits, GTV, Ispahani tea, 7up etc and other corporate giants.
I believe the most important qualification of a manager, is the ability to plan well and soundly, and then to imbue staffs with a spirit of teamwork in other words, to provide leadership and effective administration. I would describe myself as well organized, and can work well within a team. I am an effective problem solver. I have a friendly and caring manner, and have a good sense of humor. I have done Master of Science in Geography.

Presently, Director of “Rainy Day”. Rainy Day made a short film named ‘Bibek’ under the Bangladesh government fund, Bibek has been selected for the Asia Pacific Golden Award, which will be handed over at an international film festival in Jakarta, Indonesia. I worked as an Executive producer.

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority funded by FINIDIA (Finland) and EU as an employee of Fm International OY FINNMAP. Using both traditional and digital mapping system. I have severed as a General Manager for “Bay Creation” (Garments Trade) from 2009-2010.


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