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Arc Das, A Bangladeshi keeps his foot-print in the path of theater, television and movie in Australia

Citizens from Bangladesh tried their luck in different sectors and got success and recognitions for their work. Not so many people are engaged in film sector internationally. Very few Bangladeshi citizens made this exception.

Arc Das (Bengali: অর্ক দাশ) is one among the very few who made such examples. He acted in ‘Unindian’, a film by Anupom Sharma which was released in 15th October 2015. He acted among the famous Bollywood artists like Tanbistha Chatterjee, Stephen Halter, Gulshan Grover, Supriya Pathak, Salman Khan with guest appearance, world cricket legend Brett Lee etc. Arc Das acted in this movie as the character of Tick, a friend of Will (Bret Lee).

Arc Das was born in Chittagong in 1988. His father is the renowned Columnist and Poet Ajay Das Gupta. And his mother, Dipa Dasgupta is the teacher of Summer Field Tutorial. Mr. Ajay moved to Australia in 1996 when Arc was a student of just 2nd standard.

The acting life Arc started in 2003 in a regional Shakespeare Festival. Arc became the first in the ‘dialogue’ category of the festival in 2004. He also acted in some plays like ‘Reference to Salvadr Dali’, ‘Make Me Hot’. He joined in Ensemble theater of Sydney in 2010. His first short film was ‘Jagodi Ji’. He acted in a play, ‘Animals out of paper’ as the member of this group for which he was selected for the best new face for prize of Sydney theater award. He acted in a play, ‘Beached’ in 2013. He also acted in a TV series, ‘The code’. He also acted as a side role in a movie, ‘Good Morning’. After this he got chance in the movie, ‘Unindian’ where he got a lead supporting role. He also got the opportunity in acting in a Hollywood movie, ‘The Lion’ where he acted with Deb Patel and Nikole Kidman.
Beside this, he was also a co-producer of a joint comedy series, ’The Casuals’. He acted in this series along with directing.

He was acted in Bangladesh in a play, ‘Juta Abiskar” at the time of studying in Summer Field School of Chittagong. This was the very beginning in the path of acting for this ideal of Bangladesh.

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Muslima Akhter, a name of Bangladeshi born license holder Master Scuba Diver in Australia

This is not so easy for a Bangladeshi girl to become a diver, especially for a girl born in rural village in Bangladesh. But Muslima showed that she could make this happen after getting necessary training. As a result, she took herself in a level of providing training to divers in Australia. She has been taking so many interested people to deep see water and and showing the phenomenon of nature under sea water. She has been serving as a diving trainer in an international training center, called, Padi. She is residing in keyern’s of Queen’s land of Australia.

Muslima Akhter (Bengali: মুসলিমা আক্তার) is a Bangladeshi, born in Kapasia sub-district under Gazipur district. She is in the 4th position among her 5 brothers and sisters. With great surprise, she had studied in a Madrasa, Digab Amjadia senior kapasia madrasa and completed her Fazil certification (equivalent to master degree) in 2003. Later she had decided to go to India to get training on food and drink in 2005. She had joined in Jevenia hotel of Hydrabad, India after her training and worked there for two years. Later she had flown to Maldives from India. She had worked in an organization with food and drinks, named, Fariba in Maldives. Later she was prompted there as an accountant. She had started dreaming to explore the deep region of the ocean and kept saving money to get training during the period she worked there. In the meantime, she had started getting training and completed 3 special training in 6 months for becoming Scuba diver which resulted her to became Pedi master Scuba driver.

The life of Muslima is no different compare to the equal age girl of the rural villages of Bangladesh. She became a victim of early marriage in her early life. With various social barriers, she continued her studies. The marriage which gave her a daughter, Jerin, had not lasted for long.

The girl who started her education in Madrasa, later became victim of early marriage, got separated with a daughter, had not broken-up with ups and downs of life, but tried her luck in different professions in different country which resulted her a respectable peaceful life in Australia with a challenging career as Scuba (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) diver and trainer.

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Sara hossain, A Bangladeshi girl, received Minister Award by the New South Wells Government’s Department of Education and Training of Australia

A Bangladeshi girl, Sara hossain had received “Minister Award” by the New South Wells Government’s Department of Education and Training of Australia on 30th September 2013 at the Clancy Auditorium of University of NSW. Sara hossain, student of aping west public school of Sydney, is the first Bengali speaking person who received this prestigious award for etymological knowledge on Bengali language. The award is given for the students who excelled at their language and cultural studies at a Community Language School. Despite the Bengali people are residing in Australia for more than 50 years, this is Sara hossain, who received this prestigious award for first time in the history. This is the most prestigious award for learning language in Australia.

Sara had learned writing, reading, speaking and extra-curricular activities in a Bengali school, Bangla academy Australia for last seven years. Apart from this, another three Bengali students studying in different branches Bangla academy, Australia, received commendable and highly commendable award.  They are Sotabdi rashed of Bolkam hills high school of black town branch of Bangla academy, A S M Shahriar Ifti of Waili Pak public school of Lakemba branch of Bangla academy for Commendable award. Apart from these two, another student, Asa hossain, of Horonsbi girl’s high school, aping branch of Bangla academy had received highly commendable award.

The ministry of education of new south wells of Australia awards “Minister Award” to 10 students who had progressed from all corners in language learning from all over North South Wells. The education minister delivers the award. Sara was included in the list of top 10 for this year by competing among 30000 students of 60 different languages speaking community. The other languages of the competition were Armenian, Singolees, Tamil, Portuguese, China, Japanese, Korean, Ukrainian, and Polish along with Bengali.

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