| Jharna Basak |
Robin Ghosh (m. 1964)
| 17 AugustDhaka, Bengal Presidency, British India(now in Bangladesh)|
Nadeem Baig, Waheed Murad, Robin Ghosh, M Ashraf, Pervez Malik
Jharna Basak (known by the stage name Shabnam; born 17 August) is a Bangladeshi stage and film actress. Actor Waheed Murad introduced her to the Pakistani film industry by offering her a lead role in his film Samundar in 1968. Shabnam remained active in Lollywood in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. She has been nominated for Nigar awards several times, winning it 13 times (the most for an actress). She has appeared in over 180 films.
Her father is Nani Basak, a football referee from Dhaka. Shabnam was married to Robin Ghosh, a music composer.
Around 1988, she switched on to character acting and was again doing films in her native Dhaka and Lahore.
Shabnam left Pakistan and its film industry in the late 1990s.
Shabnam lastly performed in movie 'Ammajan,’ directed by Kazi Hayat. She performed in that movie in the central role and it was released in 1999. In 2012 she visited Pakistan along with her husband after 13 years where they were awarded lifetime achievement award by Pakistani government.
Shabnam worked in total 160 films, including 152 Urdu films, 14 Bengali and 4 Punjabi films. Her debut film was a Bengali film. Her first Urdu film, Chanda was filmed in Bangladesh.