Today marks the 19th death anniversary of Bangla film industry’s famous hero Jashim. His full name is Abul Khayer Jashim Uddin. He died from a brain haemorrhage on 1998’s October 8. He had a glorious acting career till his death. He is known as the first action hero of Dhallywood.
Jashim wasn’t just a film star, he was also a producer, fight director and a freedom fighter. He fought in the liberation war under the command of Major Haider in sector two.
His film career debut was in Dewan Nazrul’s film Dost Dushmon
in 1973. He got a huge popularity from acting as Gabbar Singh’s character in this remake of bollywood blockbuster hit ‘Sholay.’ He was a superhit villain in the Dhallywood film industry for a long time. His hit films starring in a negative role includes Rongbaj, Raj Dulari, Dost Dushmon, Tufan, Jobab, Nag Nagini, Bodla, Barud, Shundori, Koshai, Lalu Mastan, Nababjada, Meyerao Manush
Jashim’s debut as a hero from a villain came in Delowar Jahan Jhontu’s film Shobuj Shathi.
His hit films as a hero were Poribar, Buker Dhon, Shami Keno Ashami, Lal Golap, Tiger, Habildar
and many more. Jashim acted in more than 200 films and introduced a new sort of fighting sequence in Dhallywood movies.
He was born in 1950’s August 14 in Keraniganj of Dhaka. Completed his BA degree. Jashim’s first wife was film actress Suchorita later on he married film star Purnima Sengupta’s daughter Nasrin.