Since 1958, Ramendu Majumdar has been relentlessly striving to take Bangladesh's theater to greater heights. He is one of the founders of the principal drama troupe "Theater," which he directed and acted in throughout his life. During the 1971 Liberation War, Ramendu Majumdar worked on the Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendro, and edited and published an anthology of Bangabandhu's speeches.
The renowned thespian recently shared stories about his theatrical journey in the eleventh episode of "Ogroj" aired by IPDC Finance Limited, read a press release on Saturday.
The episode was broadcast live on IPDC's official Facebook page.
In an edifying tête-à-tête with the host Anis A. Khan, Majumdar expressed his elation at representing Bangladesh internationally as the honorary president of International Theatre Institute. He is only the second Asian person to serve in this capacity.
Born in 1941, an eminent Bangladeshi theatre actor, director, producer, and author, Ramendu Majumdar has a fantastic portfolio that has yet to be replicated. He completed his higher secondary education at Comilla Victoria College and bachelor's degree in English Literature at Dhaka University.
In 1993, he established Expressions, an advertising agency.
For his extraordinary contributions to the arts, he was honored with an Ekushey Padak in 2009.
Speaking about the show, Mominul Islam, managing director, and CEO, IPDC Finance Limited, said, "Ramendu Majumdar is a name intertwined with the media and theatre world of our country. We are more than pleased to have him in the very first episode of the year 2021. On the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh's Independence, hearing from a devotee of Bangladeshi culture and theatre will indeed stir the passion in all of us."
Ogroj is broadcast at 8pm on the first and third Thursday of each month. The recorded versions of the live shows are available on IPDC's Facebook page, IPDC's official YouTube channel and a digital memoir, http://ogroj.com.bd/.