I was born into a Bangladesh Army family in 1994, to a schoolteacher and an intelligence officer.
I spent my first years of life in Germany, and grew up in the pristine military cantonments of Dhaka.
At the age of 6, my mother left for America, with my sister and me.
I attended Minneapolis public schools, with a few years spent in Catholic academies.
I excelled in speech, debate, academic trivia, and theatrical performance.
I played American football, basketball, baseball, wrestling, boxing, and golf, with relative success.
I spent the summers with my father.
At 15, I began working for my city’s government and police department, and won a scholarship to tour Europe.
At 16, I abandoned high school to study philosophy in the mountains of Santa Fe.
I left that college and earned my Bachelors in History at the University of Minnesota at 19.
I made several feature films, starting while still in college. (Full filmography here.)
At 20, I formed a filmmaking collective and launched a successful digital design business.
At 22, after the disastrous election of Donald Trump, I put my film ambitions on hold and adapted my design business towards pro-democracy politics.
My first campaign was my own unsuccessful campaign for Mayor of Minneapolis, which resulted in instant demand for my political design services and a featuring role in the Bravo Network’s special series, “Welcome to Waverly.”
At 24, I led digital content for now-Representative Dean Phillips, in the most pivotal Congressional race in the 2018 Democratic recapture of the House of Representatives.
At 25, I led digital content for the Presidential campaign of Senator Amy Klobuchar.
At 26, I bought my mother a house.
I am currently leading digital content on several pro-democracy and civil society causes, including the passage of the For the People Act, the largest pro-democracy reform bill since the Civil Rights era.
Recently, I relocated to Santa Monica, California, and am reclaiming my passion for film, with an emphasis on acting.
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Favorite Films & Shows
Cool Hand Luke
Fantastic Mr. Fox
There Will Be Blood
It’s A Wonderful Life
Beast of the Southern Wild
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Big Lebowski
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
The Office (US)
Kazantzakis’ Zorba the Greek
Durants’ The Story of Civilization
Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet
Camus’ Resistance, Rebellion, and Death
Spinelli’s Maniac Magee
Hughes’ I Wonder As I Wander
Usborne Encyclopedia of World History
China, People’s Republic
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Results
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Measured on five major dimensions of personality: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism.
Myers–Briggs Type Indicator
ENTJ. Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging.
“Eights are defined by their desire to be powerful and to avoid any vulnerability. They present a confident, assertive, and decisive image to others. Eights can be argumentative and intimidating; it is important to them to stand up for what they believe in and to protect those who are weaker than themselves.
Deepest Fear: Eights fear being vulnerable and powerless more than anything, and cope with this fear by always being strong and in control.
Core Motivations: Eights are motivated by their desire to be independent and in control. They resist appearing or feeling weak and reject any authority that restricts them.
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