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List of Bangladeshis

Listed below are notable people who are either citizens of Bangladesh, born in the region of what is now Bangladesh, or of Bangladeshi origin living abroad (such as British Bangladeshis or Bangladeshi Americans). For brevity, people who fall into more than one category are listed in only one of them. For further information, see Bengali people. See Notable people of Bangladesh

Principals of Bengal's Independence Wars and Movements

British Colonial Period

Martyrs of the Bengali Language Movement 1952

Bangladesh War of Independence, 1971

  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
  • Tajuddin Ahmed, first Prime Minister of Bangladesh, War of Independence.
  • General Muhammad Ataul Ghani Osmany, Commander-in-Chief, BD Forces, War of Independence.
  • Major Ziaur Rahman, Sector Commander 1 and 11 (June – October 10, 1971) and Z Force Commander and Announcing War of Independence of Bangladesh
  • A. K. Khandker, Sector Commander
  • Major Khaled Musharraf, Commander Sector 2, Commander K-Force
  • Squadron Leader M. Hamidullah Khan, Chief Representative - Chakulia (Bihar) Guerilla Trng. Camp, Sub-sector commander - Mankarchar (Sector 11), Commander - Sector 11 (November 2 – February 14, 1972)
  • Major Nazmul Huq, Commander Sector 7 (till August 1971)
  • Major M.A. Manzur, Commander Sector 8
  • Major Shafaat Jamil Commanding Officer 3rd East Bengal Regiment Z Force
  • Major K.M Shafiullah, S Force Commander
  • Major Abu Taher, sub-sector commander - Mahendraganj (HQ 11), Commander Sector 11 (October 10 – November 2, 1971)

Scientists, engineers and science educators

Arts, culture, and literature

Music, film and television



  • Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder & Chairperson of the world's largest international development NGO, BRAC.
  • Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank, and the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner.
  • Samson H. Chowdhury was Chairman of Astras Ltd. and Square (Bangladesh).[1]
  • Jawed Karim, co-founder of YouTube
  • Iqbal Quadir, co-founder of GrameenPhone
  • Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, chairman of the business conglomerate "Bashundhara Group".[2]
  • Habibur Rahman, co-founder of New Horizons CLC, writer of The Emergence Of Qatar, expert and strategist on Middle East History, and specializes in Qatar History[3]
  • Syed Manzur Elahi, founder of Apex Group[4]
  • Abdul Awal Mintoo, former president of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI).

Media and journalism

Political figures

Heads of Government


Government Officials and Diplomats

Noted diplomats/heads of major organizations

Religious personalities



  • Qazi Habibul Bashar - Cricketer - a former captain of the Bangladeshi cricket team
  • Mohammad Rafique - Cricketer, spin bowler
  • Mohammad Ashraful - Cricketer -a former captain of the Bangladeshi cricket team
  • Tamim Iqbal - Cricketer, opening batsman
  • Mashrafe Mortaza - Cricketer, pace bowler, former vice captain of the Bangladeshi cricket team.
  • Shakib Al Hasan - Cricketer, batsman, spin bowler, former captain of the Bangladeshi cricket team, Wisden cricketer of the year 2009
  • Mohammad Mushfiqur Rahim - Cricketer, wicket keeper batsman, present captain of the Bangladeshi cricket team.
  • Nasir Hossain - Cricketer, All-rounders.




  • Brojen Das - Swimmer: first Asian to swim across the English Channel and the first person to cross it four times

Table Tennis

See also


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