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Sixties of the Twentieth century was the golden decade for Bengali music and literature. With the introduction of Television in this part of the world in mid sixties music got a real boost and some new singers and music directors made their way in our cultural arena.

One such luminary to occupy the center stage at that stage was Zeenat Rehana, a crooner with a golden voice.

A progeny of a cultural family, Zeenat Rehana had her life cut out because of her mother Zebunnessa Jamal, an outstanding lyricist whose golden pen created a number of songs that still haunt the music lovers of the country. Daughter of such a literary personality, Zeenat had her personal talent sharpened by her mother’s gift of Muse.

Zeenat when first wielded her voice on the microphone; listeners became aware of the advent of a gifted artiste, not frequently seen.

Zeenat Rehana during her long career as a crooner sang quiet a number of songs which are on the lips of the music lovers.

Zeenat Rehana had never to look back. Her induction to a family by marriage , where cultural activities were which cultural activities thrived, augured well for her as well as ours. Like some with promise, she was not lost in the wilderness of family jinx.

She is not only a singer who sings only. She takes her audience in ecstatic journey, when she sings.

[Written by - Fakhruzzaman Chowdhury, a critic and a former government official now solely devoted to writing both in Bangla and English. Also the recipient of most coveted Bangla Academy literary award of the country.]

Career

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Zeenat Rehana pursued a long successful career in NGO after finising here BA (Hon's) in Political Science and MS in Political Science and Public Administration both from Dhaka University. more...

Press Review / Releases

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The golden days

The Daily Star (Jun 21, 2012)
To re-popularise the timeless film songs originally recorded by the late singer Anjuman Ara Begum, noted singer Zeenat Rahana has taken an initiative to record 11 songs, in a CD. Under the title 'Shoroner Prantorey'...
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Zeenat Rehana's Comeback

The Daily Star (Feb 10, 2011)
Zeenat is the daughter of Zebunnessa Jamal, an outstanding lyricist of Bangladesh who obtained the Nagendranath Gold Medal from the Calcutta University in Bengali literature...
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Zeenat Rehana launches three albums

Dhaka Mirror (Jul 4, 2011)
Singer Zeenat Rahana’s albums “Sa Re Ga Ma” and “Hashi Khushi” for children and an adhunik song album “Kanthey Nilem Gaan” were launched recently...
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Zeenat Rehana recalls her Early Days

Voice of America, Masuma Khatun (Mar 6, 2010)
Zeenat Rehana is a well known Singer from Bangladesh. She has also worked for International Development Organizations including UNDP...
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Singer Zeenat Rehana Speaks to VOA Bangla

Voice of America, Sarkar Kabiruddin (Jan 29, 2006)
Zeenat Rehana , a singer from Bangladesh , had once captured her audience with her melodious voice. She began singing in the sixties in Bangladesh radio and television. Zeenat still sings for radio and television in Bangladesh...
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নিবাফের আয়োজনে কিশলয়ের জমজমাট ফান্ড রেসিং

Thikana, New York (Oct 7, 2011)
অনুষ্ঠানের একটি বিশেষ পরিবেশনা ছিল জিনাত রেহানার শিশুতোষ গান পরিবেশনা...
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Celebration of Pohela Boishakh in Amman

Bangladesh Embassy, Jordan (Apr 17, 2011)
Famous Bangladeshi singer Zeenat Rehana came to Jordan...
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Interview with Thikana

Thikana, New York (Nov 18, 2011)
সঙ্গিত শিক্ষার সুযোগ দিতে হবে...
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Women’s contributions to family indispensable

Daily Bangladesh (Mar 9, 2019)
Sagorer Teer Theke Misti Kichu Haowa Ene, Tomar Kopal e Chowabo Go...This song still humming by people...
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মা'কে নিয়ে কিছু কথা

Begum (2019)
মায়ের রেখে যাওয়া সবকিছুই আমার ভীষণ প্রিয়...
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Videos

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Selected Videos of Zeenat Rehana

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Ke Tumi Ele Mor Ei Jibone | Movie: Obhishap | 1967
Kansas City, Kansas - October 2011
Shagor Teer Theke - Youtube
Chokh Duto Mele Rakhi - Youtube
Ami Kakon Diye Dekhechilem - Youtube
Interview in Los Angeles, October 2011 - Youtube
G Series | Konthobina | 2017
Bangla Vision | Special Musical Program | Surer Ayena | 2018

Albums and Cassettes

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List of selected Albums with songs by Zeenat

Money Rekho 1. Money Rekho (November 2009)
Consists of ten hits of selected modern bengali songs of 70s and 80s written by Zeb un Nessa Jamal
Produced by Agniveena
Marketed by Geetanjoly
Sponsored by Ntv


Kontho Bina 2. Kontho Bina (November 2009)
Consists of ten hits of selected modern bengali songs of 70s and 80s written by eminent lyricists of Bangladesh
Produced by Agniveena
Marketed by Geetanjoly
Sponsored by NTV

Shriti Theke 3. Shriti Theke (2010)
Consists of eight nostalgic and hits of 70s written by Zeb-un Nessa Jamal and tuned by Karim Sahabuddin
Produced and Marketed by Fahim Music
Sponsored by Eastern Bank Ltd



Songs to Remember 4. Songs to Remember (2010)
Consists of nine hits of selected urdu songs of 70s tuned by Karim Sahabuddin
Produced and Marketed by Fahim Music
Sponsored by Eastern Bank Ltd


Sa Re Ga Ma 5. Sa Re Ga Ma (2011)
Consists of ten selected educational songs from the book "Jadur Pencil "by Zeb-un Nessa Jamal
Produced by Channel I
Marketed by Impress Audio Vision Ltd
Sponsored by BRAC Bank


Hashi Khushi 6. Hashi Khushi (May 2011)
Consists of ten selected educational songs from the book "Jadur Pencil"by Zeb-un Nessa Jamal
Produced and Marketed by Fahim Music
Sponsored by Destiny Group



Konthe Nilem Gaan 7. Konthe Nilem Gaan (May 2011)
Consists of eight new and original songs written by Shahid Islam and composed by Quazi Nazir Ahmed Hasib
Produced and Marketed by Fahim Music
Sponsored by The Hollywood Entertainment Group



Soronero Prantorey 8. Soronero Prantorey (June 2012)
Consists of ten selected hits of Anjuman Ara Begum
Produced and Marketed by Laser Vision
Sponsored by the Reflect Media Communication Ltd




Jadur Pencil 9. Jadur Pencil (May 2012)
Consists of ten selected educational songs for the children from the book "Jadur Pencil" by Zeb un Nessa Jamal
Produced and Marketed by Fahim Music
Sponsored by the ONE Bank




Arzee 10. Arzee
Consists of ten selected devotional songs from the book "Arzee"by Zeb-un Nessa Jamal
Produced and Marketed by Sangeeta




Mono Bina 11. Mono Bina
Consists of fourteen Harano Diner Gaan. Mixed Album with Jamil Ibrahim
Produced and Marketed by Sangeeta
Sponsored by Nippon,Limo



Adhunic Gaan by Zeenat Rehana 12. Adhunic Gaan by Zeenat Rehana
Consists of fourteen selected modern bengali songs
Produced and Marketed by Beauty Corner