|Name Renu |
Native name রোজিনা
Years active 1976-present
Role Film actress
|Full Name Renu|
Notable work Koshai, Rakkhushi
Residence Dhaka, Bangladesh
|Born 1955Rajbari, Faridpur, Bangladesh|
Awards National Film Awards, Meril Prothom Alo Awards
Movies Anyay Abichar, Aar Paar, Sabar Upare Maa, Bhai Amar Bhai
Rozina (Bengali: রোজিনা ) is a Bangladeshis film actress. Starting from 1976, she has acted over 150 films till date. She was a prominent actress in the 1980s.
Rozina started her career at an early age of 16, in the 1976 film Rajmahal, opposite actor Wasim. Then she paired opposite Wasim in a number of films. Their next film was Rosher Baidani. In 1976, she changed her name from Renu to Rozina. They also acted in the films Zarka and Rajshinghasan.
She started acting in Indian Bengali films. In 1985, Hindi film director Shakti Samanta cast the young actress in his Bengali film Anyay Abichar and its Hindi version Aar Paar in the lead role opposite Mithun Chakraborty. She was the first Bangladeshi actress to be cast as a lead actress in a Bollywood film. It earned 1.5 crores at the box-office which was the highest grossing Bengali film at that time.
In 1988, she achieved Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actress for her portrayal in Koshai (1988). She lip-synched several songs by Sabina Yasmin such as "O Amar Rasiya Bandhure", "Ei Mon Tomake Dilam", "Jalpari", and "Chhairo Na Chhairo Na Haat".
Rozina starred in several films of West Bengal as a leading actress in the early 1990s. She often acted opposite Chiranjit, Tapas Pal, Ranjit Mullick etc. Then she started doing character roles such as mother, sister, sister-in-law (boudi). She become irregular after 1993.
Rozina made her comeback in Bangladeshi films with the film Rakkhushi (2004) opposite actor Ferdous Ahmed. She was awarded Meril Prothom Alo Awards in Critics Choice Best Film Actress category for her role. She played an insane woman in this film and killed several people to take revenge of her husband's murder. Ferdous was 12–13 years younger than her. It was the first time in Bangladeshi films that an actress worked opposite any actor younger than her by more than a decade.
Rozina has appeared in several films as character artists in the 2010s opposite Alamgir and others. She directed two serials titled Mejdidi and Borodidi based on Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novels. Besides directing, she played the title role in Mejdidi. She also directed a drama titled Badnam based on Rabindranath Tagore's story. Additionally, she made several TV dramas based on Kazi Nazrul Islam's story.
Awards and recognition
National Film Awards
Meril Prothom Alo Awards