Tony Dias is one of Bangladesh’s most well-liked and critically
acclaimed televeision, stage, and film actors. He starred in his first
television program in 1994 after university and has been acting ever since.
In this interview with VOA Bangla, Tony Dias discusses
several aspects of his life and career. He speaks about the importance of
taking on challenging performances and the struggle against being typecast in a
particular character. For example, audiences were surprised when he played a villain
on a television drama, an award for which he went on to receive several awards.
Mr. Dias also speaks about his history with dance and how he
learned to dance in his family and hopes his daughter continues the tradition as
she is also learning now.
Tony Dias also owns a garment company and travel agency in Dhaka
and divides his time between Bangladesh and New York City.