Satarday, April 18, 2009
Versatility could very well be Tazin Ahmed's middle name. She is a multi-tasking celebrity who has made her mark in many fields -- ranging from performances in the theatre and small screen, as a journalist, playwright, TV anchor and director.
Tazin grew up in a cultural environment with a strong belief that hard work and dedication would enable her to create a niche for herself, which she successfully did with her down to earth attitude and exceptional acting chops.
Tazin completed her HSC in 1992 and in 1994 joined the daily Bhorer Kagoj. In 1997 she took up a job with Prothom Alo and became a staff reporter in 1998. She was also a columnist for Anondo Bhubon and a freelance contributor to Bangla Bazar. In 2002, she joined Mercantile Bank as a public relations officer. One year later she took up the mantle of programme executive with ntv. She staged her entry on the small screen in 1996. Alongside she became associated with theatre troupe Natyojon. In 2000 she joined Aronyak and is still a member of the troupe.Eventually the load got to her and in 2004 she decided to focus on acting and writing. To date Tazin has scripted around 12 plays and directed a few as well. Commenting on her role as director she says, “Directing a few plays does not make one a professional and I'm not comfortable when termed as one.”
Talking about her current work, Tazin says, “I'm starring in a daily soap called 'The Family' which will be on air soon. The story is about an extended family. Another 26-episode serial titled “O Bondhu Amar,” directed by Hiru Khan and written by Imdadul Haque Milon, will be aired soon.”
On her future plans, she says, “It's very hard to plan when you are a media professional. You are bound to be frustrated if things don't go according to plan. I feel that the TV channels and the media should change their perspective. Instead of going in for the narrow circle of sponsors, the channels should concentrate on quality. Only then will we have good writers, actors, directors and anchors.”
Whether it is writing, acting or anchoring, the vivacious Tazin knows to give it her best shot each time. No wonder she has a firm position in the hearts of her fans.