Published:  12:36 AM, 25 September 2017

Zafar Iqbal

Zafar Iqbal

Zafar Iqbal (25 September 1950) was a Bangladeshi actor.  He acted in 150 films. Singer Shahnaz Rahmatullahand music composer Anwar Parvez were his siblings. Iqbal learned to play the guitar in the 1960s. He formed his own band Rambling Stone in 1966 with two of his friends. The band used to perform regularly at the hotel InterContinental Dhaka.

Music director Robin Ghosh hired him as a session guitarist for his upcoming film Pitch Dhala Poth. During one of those shows, director Khan Ataur Rahman met Iqbal and offered him work as an actor in a lead role for the film Apan Por. After the Bangladesh Liberation War, Iqbal started acting regularly from the mid-1970s. He acted in films including Shurjoshongram, its sequel Shurjoshadhin, Mastan (1975) and Noyoner Alo (1984). He co-starred with actress Bobita in more than 30 films. In the mid-1980s, Iqbal released a solo album.

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