Rajeev is a popular actor in Bengali films. He maintained his position on the screen in Dapute acting till his death. Today is the death anniversary of this Khal actor who is incredibly popular with the audience. He died of cancer on this day in 2004.
Although known as a khol actor, Rajeev has shown his charisma skillfully in every branch of acting. His acting career started as a hero. He made his film debut in 1982 with the movie ‘Khokan Sona’ directed by Kazi Hayat. However, he did not gain much popularity or acceptance as a lead actor. However, he gave many hit movies. Even in the film ‘Rangbaaz’, which turned the tide of Bengali cinema, he was the villain.
This film was produced by director Zahirul Haque in 1973. The audience got to see the first action scene in a domestic movie. That is why the movie is quite discussed in the pages of history. It was through this film that a new trend was created in Bengali cinema like hero vs villain conflict, protesting characters, defeat of evil forces at the end. A powerful side is established on the screen as the villain or the villain. It can be said that Rajeev’s film laid the foundation of Formula movie.
Rajeev and Salman Shah were seen together in several movies. Photo: Collected
Rajeev has acted in more than four hundred Bengali films in his career. Among them are ‘Qayamat to Qayamat’, ‘Antare Antare’, ‘Shark River Grenade’, ‘Rice Give’, ‘Love Thirsty’, ‘Truth Does Not Die’, ‘Dream World’, ‘Today’s Terrorist’, ‘Durjoy’, ‘ Denmohar’, ‘Dream Address’, ‘Mahamilan’, ‘Father’s Order’, ‘Protest’, ‘Antare Antere’, ‘Dawn’, ‘Riot’, ‘Eternal Love’, ‘Raja Shikdar’ and ‘Fire in the Chest’ etc. significant
Incidentally, Rajeev was born on January 1, 1952 in Patuakhali. Apart from the National Film Award four times, he has won numerous awards. Apart from acting, he also served as the Managing Director of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC).