Bangladesh Hero Alom Bogra – Most Searched and Celebrated Celebrity on Google and Social Media
If you have come across a post or status or video about Alom Bogra, the famous Bangladeshi Actor then you have landed at the right page. Here you can know everything about the actor who was the most searched celebrity on Google in recent times.
Alom Bogra has been creating a lot of buzzes on social media where you can see several memes, post and video about the actor. I have seen several individuals making fun of him through memes on social media, but he is very humble and had very hard life journey.
His real name is Ashraful Alom who is a successful entrepreneur. He is popularly known as Hero Alom. He resides in Erulia Union of Bogra district where he runs a successful cable TV business called Sokal-Sondha Cable Network.
Hero Alom Early Life
Alom’s father was a chanachur seller, who abandoned him and his mother when he was ten years old. He discontinued his studies and started selling chanachur in order to support his family. He became entrepreneur at his young age itself. He used to visit a video shop near his house daily after he finished with his business.
When the owner of the video shop decided to sell it, Alom convinced the owner and bought the shop and promised that he will pay him back his debt in monthly installments. Obliviously, he was not even fifteen, but he ran two businesses. He used to sell chanachur in the morning and managed the video shop in late evening.
Abdur Razzak, who was a regular customer to Alom’s video shop, adopted him lately. Meanwhile, cable TV started emerging and came to his village as well. Ashraful started his own cable television business called Sokal-Sondha Cable Network and he was successful in the business.
YouTube Sensational Hero Alom
Like everybody else Ashraful Alom wished to become an actor, but he knew very well that he neither had the look nor the physique. That didn’t stop him anyways. In 2008, he produced a music video and released it in his cable network. People liked his music videos, and after getting overwhelming response from the village people, he started to produce more videos, he had made more than 500 music videos so far. He writes script, composes music and produces the video by shelling out money from his pocket.
He started a YouTube channel and posted all of his music video which have gone viral making him a popular celebrity overnight. Many have contacted him to make music videos after seeing his videos on YouTube. Currently he has several offers in hand, including short films, TV commercials and TV serials. He even sang a rap song which will be released soon.
Ashraful Alom is now a popular and busy celebrity in Bangladesh. He recently met Mushfiqur Rahim, the test captain of Bangladesh, to discuss about his upcoming music video. Mushfiqur also hails from Bogra.
During the recent Ramadan Eid, Ashraful Alom came to Dhaka and gave an interview at ABC radio 89.2FM. In this one hour forty minute interview, Hero Alom tells his life’s story, his struggle, and success. After listening to the entire clip, my respect for him increased even more. I am sure, you would also enjoy listening to this interview.
Here are the highlights of his interview:
Why I like Hero Alom:
To me Hero Alom is a true “Hero” in every aspect. He faced great difficulties and overcame them. His struggled since he was ten. In his situation, any person would have become a drug addict or hoodlum and it is very common in Bangladesh but Hero Alom became none of that. He worked hard and became a successful businessman and then went on to fulfill his long cherished dream of modeling. In the interview, he said that he does not drink or smoke. He has only one addiction in life and that is modeling. He also said that many of the female models did not like his appearance and refused to work with him. He paid them more money. Now, people all over Bangladesh see his videos and everybody likes him. He is getting offers to work in movies and TV dramas. In our country, these days, people love shortcuts. They want to get everything by doing nothing. In such a time of moral decadence, a person like Hero Alom sets great example for all of us. His struggle teaches us that we must not be afraid of hardships, we must not be ashamed of ourselves and our appearance, we must work hard to achieve our goals in life and we must always remain humble.
What members of Search English can learn from Hero Alom:
Hero Alom is a great source of inspiration for Search English members. We should learn a few things from this man.
Do not be afraid of what other people might think:
Hero Alom did not bother what other people would think of him and his music videos. In the interview, he said that he worked hard and became successful and earned money. So he did not care what other people would think of him or his music videos. He spent his own money to make those videos.
In the same way, if you are really serious about learning English, then do not bother about what other people would think about it. Yes, you have finished your university or you are a job holder and people would make fun of you after they learn about your learning English. If you have to start all the way from reading school-level grammar books than read it. Do not let other people’s thoughts get to you. Remember, this is your life and you have to live it. Other people-your friends, loved ones, families- they do not live your life for you, they do not go to your office and do your work for you. You go to your office, you do your work, you earn your money. Why would you think of other people? You want to learn English because you want to further advance your career, have a higher post, and receive better salary right? What is wrong about it?
If you want to improve your speaking skill then speak up. It does not matter if you make mistakes. If you want to develop your writing skill then start with writing comments in Search English posts. Just practice writing every day.
Do not lose hope:
Some of the members in this group are young and they are frustrated about their lives. They gave up hope about themselves. Listen to the radio interview of Hero Alom and you would understand what kind of hardship he went through. He gave up his studies to earn money at a very young age. His paternal grandmother had a small piece of land and she let him and his mother build a house in that land but his father would not let them live there. Still, he did not give up and look where he is now.
So do not lose hope. Keep writing posts regularly. Read other members posts and write comments. Write posts. If you like movies then write about movies regularly. If you like football then write about your favorite football matches, football players, favorite football clubs. KEEP READING, KEEP WRITING AND KEEP FIGHTING!!!!!
You must bring your passion to learning English. Hero Alom had a long cherished dream of modeling. He knew that he is not a hero material but still he made those videos. He spent his own money. He first saw the movies and carefully noticed what kind of clothes the actors wear and their dance moves. He bought those clothes. He hired the video-man and editor. He paid money to those female performers who performed with him in his videos He danced with them. He had no hesitation or no apprehension about what he is doing. His videos are crass. Even I do not like them but what I felt in those videos was his passion and his devotion and that made me respect this simple man.
In the same way, you must be passionate about learning English. You want to write in Search English. Alright, then take a good internet connection, buy a PC. Read the posts regularly. You are afraid of writing in English because you would make lot of mistakes. Do not be afraid, do not hesitate, start writing immediately. Do not worry about mistakes. Yes, you will make mistakes. Your sentences may sound funny but do not stop. There is a saying “To err is human.” It means human beings make errors all the time. If you are afraid of mistakes then you would not learn anything.
Do not be afraid of hardships:
Hero Alom worked hard all his life. He sold chanachur, he then started his own CD rental business and then cable TV business. In the interview, he said that even today, he personally collects the dues from his cable subscribers. He has nine employees. He could send them to collect the subscription fees but he does not do that. He visits every subscribers’ house personally.
In the same way, you must not be afraid of hardships. You must practice writing regularly. You must read English articles regularly. You should practice speaking regularly in skype adda. During holidays, when you have time, you should spend it in practicing writing or reading. In this way, you would become highly proficient in English language.
Always remain humble:
Hero Alom is now getting offers to work in films, TV dramas but that success did not change him. In the interview he says, “I do not feel like I am a big celebrity. I am still the same person. I did not change.”
Have a good heart:
In the interview, Hero Alom said that he came across many people who said bad things on his face and it heart him very much but he did not say anything to them. On the contrary, there are people who love him.
Hero Alom likes to travel. He wants to share that joy with other people. For the last few years, he regularly organizes picnic in Cox’s Bazar for his cable subscribers. Every year, he takes hundreds of people to Cox’s Bazar. They pay the boarding rent and he pays for all their foods. It is a huge expense but he does not feel bad about it.
In future, he wants to build a shelter for old people who live alone.