Hasan Ferdous

A writer and journalist, Hasan Ferdous worked for the United Nations until 2015. He studied English language and literature at Dhaka University and later obtained an M.A. degree from Kiev State University, Ukraine. Published numerous books, including four monographs on Bangladesh’s Liberation War and six volumes of essays on literature...

Semonti Wahed

Semonti Wahed is a New York based Bangladeshi-American cultural activist and interdisciplinary artist with more than 20 years of experience as a performer and artistic director. In her humble pursuit to make her passion her profession, she founded Srijonology Inc., a multilingual interdisciplinary arts collective, to begin its artistic endeavors...

Suswana Chowdhury

Suswana Chowdhury is a first generation Bengali-American raised in Queens, NY. She graduated with a journalism degree from Baruch College. Suswana works full time as a video and audio producer at J.P. Morgan and independently dedicates her time to develop projects that give a voice to the hidden. She has...

Chandrima Dey

Chandrima Dey is a Bangladeshi-American who attends college in New York, majoring in biology and intending to go to medical school. She was born and raised in Sylhet, Bangladesh and moved to New York permanently about 6 years ago. While living in Bangladesh, she was culturally active, learned Kathak from...

Ali Fahmida Moyuri

Ali Fahmida Moyuri is honored to be able to serve as a core committee member in the Young People’s Festival/ Shishu Kishore Mela. As a college student, she is pursuing a major in biology and a double minor in sociology and psychology in the pre-medicine track. For Moyuri, The Shishu...

Abiba Imam Dyuti

Abiba Imam Dyuti is a Bangladeshi-American adolescent who attends Richmond Hill High School and has gotten accepted into Harvard College Class of 2024. At Harvard, she intends on double majoring in Economics and Political Science and minoring in Theatre. She was born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh and moved to...

Udita Tonnee

Udita Tonnee was born in Jamaica, New York, to two Bengali Immigrants. She has been involved in singing and dancing since the age of four, through the Udichi School of Performing Arts, New York. She has learned Bharatnatyam and Kathak, primarily. She graduated from Stuyvesant High School, a specialized high...

Ali Nondini Mouli

Ali Nondini Mouli was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh and is now a proud Bangladeshi-American. She feels fortunate to be part of the Young People’s Festival/Shishu Kishore Mela as one of the core committee members. Mouli is currently completing her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. She became involved in this wonderful...