Born on February 22, 1955 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The eldest Son of famous Bangladeshi fiction writer Begum Rabeya Khatun and Director Fazlul Haque. Since childhood, he has been involved with many children-friendly TV Shows on Bangladesh Television. In 1966, Faridur Reza Sagar himself played the leading role in the very first children feature film ‘President’ directed by his father. He earned fame as a young presenter, program conductor and involving with television program since the inception of Bangladesh Television. For over 20 years, he has been writing fiction for the children and more than 50 books have been published. He has also written a number of scripts and television dramas for the children.
He is the Managing Director of Channel I, the first digital television channel in Bangladesh launched on October 1, 1999 which broadcasts over 89 countries around the world and the most popular television channel of the country. He is also at the Board of Directors of Impress Group, one of the largest groups of companies in Bangladesh.
In 2005, for his very special contribution for Children Literature he was honored with the Bangla Academy Award. In addition, he also received Agrani Bank Children’s Literature Award, ChaderHaat Children’s Literature award, Euro Children’s Literature Award. He was also awarded with Bangladesh Film Journalists’ Association Award, Cultural Reporters’ Award, National Film Award (2002) and many other National Awards.
He produced over 42 full-length feature films, which earned numerous International Nominations and Awards.
Faridur Reza Sagar is a living legend. With wife Kona Reza and two daughters Meghna and Mohona, he has a complete cultural atmosphere at home.
Mr. Sagar is Independent Director of Chartered Life Insurance Company Ltd.
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