Salman Muqtadir is a name that may not be familiar to many people outside of Bangladesh, but for millions of netizens in the South Asian country, he is a household name. Salman Muqtadir is a media personality, actor, singer, author, and politician who rose to fame through his self-made YouTube videos that went viral on social media platforms. His videos, which often feature him making funny sketches, vlogs, and music, have been viewed by millions of people and have made him one of the most popular YouTubers in Bangladesh. In this blog post, we will explore the life and career of Salman Muqtadir, the YouTube sensation of Bangladesh.
Early Life and Education
Salman Muqtadir was born Salman Mohammad Muqtadir on 9 August 1993 in Sydney, Australia. His parents are Bangladeshi immigrants who moved back to Dhaka, Bangladesh when he was very young. His father is a retired army officer and his mother is a housewife. He has two sisters and a brother.
Salman had a passion for acting and singing since he was a child. He used to watch movies and dramas on TV and imitate the actors and singers. He also participated in school plays and cultural programs. He dreamed of becoming a famous actor and singer someday, but he faced many challenges and rejections due to his lack of formal education, financial resources, and physical appearance. He was often mocked and ridiculed by others for his short stature, dark complexion, and skinny body.
Salman did not complete his higher studies due to his poor academic performance and lack of interest. He studied at British Council and US Nirimba Precinct, but he dropped out of both institutions. He also enrolled in the North South University of Bangladesh, but he did not finish his degree there either.
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Despite the hardships and obstacles, Salman did not give up on his dream. He decided to make his own YouTube videos using his mobile phone camera and editing software. He created his YouTube channel “SalmoN TheBrownFish” in 2012 and posted his first video titled “Stuff Dhaka Guys Do” in February 2012. The video went viral, and Salman gained a lot of attention for his comedic talent. He continued to create funny videos, skits, vlogs, and music on his channel, and by 2016, he had become one of the most popular YouTubers in Bangladesh.
Salman’s YouTube videos are known for their humor, creativity, and originality. He often makes fun of various aspects of Bangladeshi culture, society, politics, and lifestyle. He also collaborates with other YouTubers, celebrities, and artists from Bangladesh and other countries. Some of his most popular videos include “Bangla Mentalz – Fande Poriya”, “Bangla Rap Song – Obhodro Prem”, “Bangla Funny Video – The Interview” and “Bangla Funny Video – The Exam”.
Salman has received several awards and honors for his YouTube career. He received the Silver Creator Award by hitting 100k subscribers in 2016 and the Gold Creator Award by hitting 1 million subscribers in 2018. He also won the “Best Social Media Star” award at the Meril Prothom Alo Awards in 20171 and the “Most Popular Social Media Star” award at the Bangladesh Social Media Summit in 20192.
In addition to his YouTube career, Salman has also ventured into acting in various media platforms. He made his debut on television with the drama “Bhalobasha 101” in 2014, where he played the role of a college student who falls in love with his teacher’s daughter. The drama was well-received by the audience and critics alike. He also acted in other television dramas such as “Vitamin T” (2014), “Ora Tinjon” (2015), “Misfire” (2015), “Ja Kichhu Ghote” (2016), and “Third Generation” (2017).
He also made his debut on the big screen with the movie “Mar Chokka” in 2017, where he played the lead role of a hero who fights against corruption and injustice3. He also acted in other movies such as “Shahoshi Hero Alom” (2018), “Tokai” (2019), “Shyambazar” (2020), and “Biju The Hero” (2020), which is his debut Hindi movie.
Salman has also expanded his career into other fields of media and entertainment. He has launched his own music career as a singer and composer. He has released several songs for some of his videos and movies, such as “O Baby Come”, “Mayer Proti Bhalobasha” and “Motu Patlur Prem Patlu”. He has also collaborated with other singers and musicians such as Momo Rahman, Nayok Babu, and Kipta Hero Alom.
He has also written his first book titled “Behind the Sin” in 2020, in which he discusses sensitive issues and taboo topics in Bangladesh’s society. He has also participated in various social and charitable causes, such as raising awareness about health, education, and environmental issues.
He has also entered into politics, as he decided to contest in the 2018 Bangladeshi general election. He bought a nomination paper from the Jatiya Party (E), but he was denied the nomination. He then sought his candidacy as an independent candidate for the Bogra-4 constituency. However, he faced some legal issues, as the Bangladesh Election Commission rejected his candidature. He appealed to the High Court, which instructed the Election Commission to accept his candidature. He contested in the election as an independent candidate, but he lost to the Awami League candidate.
Salman is married to Disha Islam, who is a model and actress. They got married in 2023 after dating for a few years. They have a son named Zayn Muqtadir, who was born in 2024.
Salman has also been involved in some controversies and scandals in his personal and professional life. In 2019, he released a music video for his song “Obhodro Prem”, in which he dances suggestively with a woman. The video was criticized as ‘vulgar’ and Salman was called to the office of the Cyber Crime Unit of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police. After the meeting, Salman temporarily took down his music video, but he reuploaded it later.
In 2018, Miss World Bangladesh 2017 Jessia Islam accused Salman of destroying the lives of many girls like her. In a Facebook status, the beauty queen raised this allegation against him. Jessia claimed that Salman had romantically engaged her and then cheated on her. However, Salman denied the allegation, saying that it was a fake status from Jessia’s fake Facebook account. He said that they had a sweet relationship with each other nothing else.
Salman Muqtadir is a remarkable example of how one can achieve fame and success with passion, perseverance, and positivity. He is a self-made star who has overcome many challenges and obstacles to pursue his dream of becoming an actor and singer. He is a source of entertainment, inspiration and empowerment for millions of people around the world. He is Salman Muqtadir, the YouTube sensation of Bangladesh.