28 June 1941 |
Koch Bihar, British India (present-day India)
|Origin||North Bengal, Bangladesh|
|Genres||Filmi, Bhawaiya (folk), Nazrul Geeti, Ghazal|
Ferdausi Rahman (née Begum; born 28 June 1941) also known as Ferdausi Begum is a Bangladeshi playback singer. She is the daughter of folk singer Abbas Uddin. She sang some popular film songs for Pakistani films also in the 1960s especially working with the music composer Robin Ghosh in film Chakori released in 1967.She was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1977 and Independence Day Award in 1995 by the Government of Bangladesh.
Rahman had two elder brothers, Justice Mustafa Kamal (died 2015) and singer Mustafa Zaman Abbasi. Her niece, Nashid Kamal, is a singer. Her other nieces who are also singers are Samira Abbasi and Sharmini Abbasi.
Rahman is married to Rezaur Rahman, an engineer and industrialist. They have two sons Rubaiyat Rahman and Razin Rahman.
Rahman participated as a children artiste in radio programs. In 1955 she first sang for the radio as an adult artiste. The first released movie where she sang as a playback singer was Ehtesham's Ei Desh Tomar Amar under the music direction of Khan Ataur Rahman in 1959, followed by 'Asia' in 1960. One of the music directors of the movie 'Asia' was her father Abbas Uddin. In 1964, her song was broadcast on the newly established Pakistan Television in erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). Her children's program "Esho Gaan Shikhi" was a program to teach children about music on Bangladesh Television, and the program has been running for 44 years. NTV (Bangladesh) has been airing a program of her songs presented by contemporary artistes.