Zulfiqer Russell (Bengali: জুলফিকার রাসেল) (born November 13, 1977) is the editor of Bangla Tribune and a lyricist of Bangladesh. He is a journalist by profession. He earned Citycell-Channel I Music Award in 2008, 2010 and 2013. He has received Mirchi Music Awards (Bangla) award for Best Modern Bengali song. This is the first time a Bangladeshi lyricist has won this awards.[source?] He received the award for the song, titled “Shabuj Chilo” which includes vocals by Nachiketa Chakraborty.
|Birth name||Zulfiqer Russell|
|Born||November 13, 1977|
|Occupation(s)||Songwriter, poet, journalist|
Zulfiqer Russell used to write for The Daily Ittefaq, The Daily Janakantha and many other publications from an early age. The words of a song by Mohammad Rafiquzzaman, from the movie Shuvoda, made him realise these words were not written by him. After a while, he started writing himself, but gradually realised that writing a song isn’t as easy as it sounds. Moni Zaman from the band Symphony, worked with his song for the very first time that was voiced by Tuhin. Interestingly enough, it was never released. As a lyricist actually began when working with Bappa Mazumder.
Field of workEdit
Zulfiqer Russell is a professional journalist. Presently he is The Editor of popular news online Bangla Tribune.  Previously he worked for Maasranga Television and Bangla newspapers Daily Amader Shomoy, Ajker Kagoj and Banglabazar Patrika. He is also extensively involved and earned reputation and popularity as a lyricist. He is also well known for his lyrics in West Bengal, India.  Russell has written the official welcome song "O Prithibi Ebar Eshe Bangladesh Nao chiney" of ICC world cup cricket 2011 held in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. His movie The Distant Sky (আকাশ কত দূরে) was selected for national film grants by the Bangladeshi government in 2010. He has written more than 1000 songs since 1996. Many eminent and popular singers have sung songs written by him. Russell is also a poet. His first publication is 'Kofine Ojoggo Purush'.
|September, 2016||Amar Ichchhe Kothay||Imran & Palak Muchhal||Imran Mahmudul||Imran Mahmudul||Soundtek|
|July, 2015||Ekta Bondhu Chai||Samina Chowdhury & Raghab||Raghab Chatterjee||Indrajit Dey & Tamal Chakrabarty||Laser Vision|
|February, 2015||Neel Jhinuker Kham||Fahmida Nabi & Rupankar Bagchi||Rupankar Bagchi||Indrajit Dey||Laser Vision|
|August, 2014||Benche Thakar Jonne||Rupankar Bagchi||Rupankar Bagchi||Indrajit Dey||Girona Bangladesh|
|July, 2014||Aaj Ki Brishti Hobe||Tina||Raghab Chatterjee, Ibrar Tipu & Belal Khan||Indrajit Dey & Tamal Chakrabarty||Laser Vision|
|Bari Ferar Tara||Raghab Chatterjee||Raghab Chatterjee||Indrajit Dey & Tamal Chakrabarty|
|Aaraley||Kanakchapa||Naquib Khan, Moinul Islam Khan & Pilu Khan||Tamal Chakrabarty|
|October, 2013||Cholo Baanchi, Benche Thakar Moto, Type: Soft Melody||Samina Chowdhury||Naquib Khan, Pilu Khan, Rupankar & Raghab||Indrajit Dey & Tamal Chakrabarty|
|July, 2013||Ichchhe Hoy||Fahmida Nabi||Naquib Khan & Pilu Khan||Tamal Chakrabarty|
|August, 2012||Poroshpor-2||Samina Chowdhury, Kumar Bishwajit, Sonu Nigam (India) & Javed Ali (India)||Joy Sarker, Pilu Khan & Rupankar||Joy Sarker & Indrajit Dey||Agniveena & G Series|
|July, 2012||Akash Debo Kaakey||Tareen, Tapan Chowdhury, Raghab, Rupankar & Ibrar Tipu||Joy Sarker, Bappa Mazumder, Rupankar, Ibrar Tipu & Belal Khan||Joy Sarker, Indrajit Dey, Bappa Mazumder, Ibrar Tipu & Mushfiq Litu|
|August, 2010||Poroshpor||Samina Chowdhury, Fahmida Nabi, Bappa Mazumder & Rupankar||Bappa Mazumder||Bappa Mazumder|
|February, 2010||Ek Mutho Gaan||Bappa Mazumder & Fahmida Nabi||Bappa Mazumder||Bappa Mazumder|
|September, 2009||Phoring||Fahmida Nabi, Bappa Mazumder, Mahadi & Bishwajit||Bappa Mazumder||Bappa Mazumder|
|September, 2008||Kheyal||Bappa, S I Tutul & Arnob|
|April, 2008||Bhango Moner Dana||Bappa Mazumder, Jewel & Indranil Sen (India)|
|September, 2007||Abar Pothe Dekha||Anjan Dutt (India), Bappa Mazumder & S I Tutul|
|January, 2006||Aanchor||Fahmida Nabi, Shakila Zafar, Jewel, Tipu, Bappa Mazumder & S I Tutul|
|April, 2005||Ichchhe Korei Ekshathey||Anjan Dutt (India) & Bappa Mazumder|
|February, 2005||Swapnorani||Asif & Kaniz Suborna|
|May, 2004||Du' Poshla Brishti||Indranil Sen (India) & Bappa Mazumder|
|February, 2004||Chhelemanushi||Asif, Agoon & Bappa|
|2002||Aaj Brishti Namuk||Baby Naznin, Fahmida Nabi, Shampa Reza, Jewel, Biplob, Bappa, Asif, Pancham, Amitav Kaisar|
|February, 2002||Apekhkhay Theko||Kumar Bishwajit, Baby Naznin, Samina Chowdhury, Kanakchapa, Shampa Reza, Jewel, Bappa Mazumder, Asif & Kaniz Suborna|
|2001||Ekoi Shohore||Bappa Mazumder & Jewel|
|2017||Mirchi Music Awards Bangla||Best Modern Bangla song||Won|
|2013||Citycell-Channel i Music Awards||Best Lyricist||Won|
|2009||Dhaka Cultural Reporters Unity||Won|
|2008||Bangladesh Cultural Reporters Association||Won|
|Citycell-Channel i Music Awards||Won|
|2005||Fizz-up CJFB Performance Award||Nominated|
His spouse Worda Ahmed is a fashion designer. They have a daughter, Parisa Russell.
- Akash Koto Durey, 2013, Directed by Samia Zaman
- ↑ "Bangla Music". Archived from the original on 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
- ↑ "Zulfiqer Russell receives Mirchi Music Award | Dhaka Tribune". www.dhakatribune.com. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
- ↑ Zulfiqer Russel New Editor of Bangla Trinune
- ↑ "When words spell magic; Dhaka Tribune". Archived from the original on 2016-04-13. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
- ↑ The Daily Star
- ↑ "World Cup Cricket official song; The Daily Prothom Alo". Archived from the original on 2017-05-24. Retrieved 2017-05-23.