Humaira Himu (1985-2023) was a Bangladeshi actress known for her work in the Bangladeshi television industry. She was found dead at her residence on 2 November 2023.
Humaira Himu was born on Saturday, 23 November 1985 (age 37 years; at the time of death) in Lakshmipur, Bangladesh. In 1999, she moved to Dhaka after completing her Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams. Prothom Alo
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Sana Ullah, was an engineer. He died in August 2022. Her mother, Shamim Ara Chowdhury, died due to COVID-19 in 2020. She was the only child of her parents.
She was unmarried.
Her uncle, Moin Uddin Chowdhury is the former director of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
Humaira Himu started her career as a theatre artist with a theatre group named Nagorik Natyangan after she moved to Dhaka in 1999. Later, she worked with several other theatre groups.
Humaira Himu made her television debut with the TV series ‘PI’ in which she appeared opposite Dilip Chakrabarti. She appeared alongside Chanchal Chowdhury in the TV series ‘Ghor Kutum’ in 2oo8. The series was aired on Channel i Classic.
In 2011, she acted in the TV series ‘Choumohol,’ which aired on Banglavision. She played a negative role in the television drama series ‘Shonghat’ (2018), aired on Boishakhi TV.
In 2014, she appeared in the TV show ‘DB,’ which aired on the channel ATN Bangla. She played the role of an officer of the Detective Branch of Police in the TV show. In the same year, she appeared in the TV series ‘Chairman Bari,’ which aired on Boishakhi TV.
She appeared in the comedy TV series ‘Chaya Bibi’ in 2019. The TV series was broadcast on Boishakhi TV. Her performance in the television drama series ‘Tomar Doyai Valo Achi Ma’ received immense appreciation from the audience.
She has acted in various TV series including ‘Ek Mela Doi Pocket,’ ‘Ganyer Manush,’ ‘KaNcher Ful,’ ‘Moti Behara,’ ‘Shonena She Shonena,’ and ‘Uttoradhikar.’
Humaira Himu made her film debut with the film ‘Amar Bondhu Rashed’ (2011) in which she played the role of Aru Apa.
Humaira Himu committed suicide on 2 November 2023 by hanging herself to the ceiling fan. According to some reports, she committed suicide after she had an argument with her boyfriend. The Times of India She was buried next to her mother’s grave in Lamchari Jame Masjid, Lakshmipur on 3 November 2023.
Following the investigation, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested her friend, Mohammad Ziauddin Rufi alias Urfi Zia, on accusations related to her death. Reportedly, Himu was in a romantic relationship with Urfi Zia for a long time. He was already married to someone else but still had an extramarital affair with Himu. After his arrest, Ziauddin confessed that he had an argument with Himu before she took her death. He said that Himu had often threatened to commit suicide and she also threatened him the day before she committed suicide. He said that he tried to get her down from the rope but failed to save her. He immediately took her to Uttara Adhunik Medical College Hospital in Dhaka. However, he departed from the hospital before the arrival of the police. Prothom Alo He also informed that Himu had been addicted to gambling for the past two to three years and had wasted a huge amount of money on an online gambling app named Bigo Live. Daily Observer
- She started participating in stage plays when she was in second standard.
- Before establishing herself as a successful actress, she worked with local cultural organisations named ‘HiFi Koutuk Shilpogoshthi’ and ‘Friends Natyogoshthi.’
- She has also appeared in television commercials for various brands.
- In 2005, she changed her name from Humaira Nusrat Himu to Humaira Himu on the advice of an actor named Tony Dias. In an interview, she talked about it and said,
I worked with Tony Dias for the first time in a telefilm. He then told me that I should choose a name with two words only.”