Rumeen Farhana biography

Rumeen Farhana is a Bangladeshi politician, lawyer and a member of parliament. She was born on 19 August 1981 in Islampur in Bijoyanagar Upazila of Brahmanbaria District. Her father, Oli Ahad is a Bangladeshi politician.

After completing secondary school from Holy Cross School and Higher Secondary from Viqarunnisa Noon School and College, Rumeen completed her graduation in Law from University of London. Later she obtained Bar-at-Law from Lincoln’s Inn of the United Kingdom.


Farhana is the central international affairs secretary of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). As a barrister, she worked in the legal profession of the High Court of Bangladesh. In the Eleventh Jatiya Sangsad election, she represented the BNP as the only female member of parliament of BNP. Due to widespread irregularities in the 2018 Bangladeshi elections, Rumeen was one of only seven members of parliament from BNP, which was the main opposition party of Bangladesh until 2014, and one of two major political parties in the democratic era of Bangladesh from 1991–2014, until persecution of opposition leaders and incarceration of the former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia seriously debilitated the party.

Farhana is a member of the Dhaka Lawyers Association. She is also known as a Bangladeshi writer and journalist, law and politics.

In 2019, Farhana sought allotment of a 10 katha plot in Dhaka’s Purbachal from the government. Any member of the parliament can apply for such an allotment, however her application was leaked from the ministry, which Rumeen speculated was deliberately done by the ministry because of her position as a member of the opposition party.

Rumeen Farhana at a glance

Born: 19 August 1981
Bijoynagar, Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh

Nationality: Bangladeshi

Political party: Bangladesh Nationalist Party

Parents: Oli Ahad (father),
Rashida Begum (mother)

Alma mater: University of London

Profession: Lawyer

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