Ashraful Alom Saeed (Template:Lang-bn), best known as Hero Alom (Template:Lang-bn), is a Bangladeshi freelancer music video model and actor active on social media. He is not a member of Bangladeshi film industry, though he works as an independent artist who shares videos in social platform.
Early life and career
Earlier in his life, Alom had been employed selling CDs and later started a satellite TV connection business. He began making music videos as a hobby. Some of his music videos went viral in 2015, and Alom became a popular target of online trolling and a popular subject of memes in Bangladesh. As of December 2018, Alom has acted in one feature film.
Candidacy in 2018 general election of Bangladesh
In 2018 Alom decided to contest in 2018 Bangladeshi general election and he bought his candidature form for Bogra-4 constituency buying a Jatiya Party (E) nomination paper ahead of the 11th national elections, but Jatiya Party denied him nomination. Later, he sought his candidacy as an independent candidate. On 10 December High Court instructed Bangladesh Election Commission to accept his candidature form as the latter authority denied his candidature earlier and Alom contested in the election as an independent candidate. His candidacy drew so much media attention that, in 2018, he became the 2nd Bangladeshi only behind Khaleda Zia to be in the top 10 in the category of people in 2018 google search trend in Bangladesh. Eventually he lost in the election getting only 638 votes in his name and BNP candidate Mosharraf Hossain won the seat of that constituency.
Alom currently lives in Erulia, near Bogra, with his wife, Sumi, and their children, Aalo and Kabir.
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- "Meet Bangladeshi Superstar Hero Alom Who Can Give You Severe Burns With His Looks". Dainik Bhaskar. 14 December 2016. http://daily.bhaskar.com/news/LIF-LOV-superstar-hero-amol-5480443-PHO.html?PageSpeed=noscript.
- "A 'Hero' in Tigers' den". The Daily Star. 2016-07-27. http://www.thedailystar.net/sports/cricket/hero-tigers-den-1259878.
- (in bn)Kaler Kantho. 17 June 2016. http://www.kalerkantho.com/online/entertainment/2016/06/27/375066.
- Huq (1 July 2016). (in bn)Prothom Alo. http://www.prothom-alo.com/opinion/article/904540/বাংলাদেশি-স্বপ্ন-ও-হিরো-আলম.
- (in bn)Bangla Tribune. 30 June 2016. http://www.banglatribune.com/columns/opinion/118587/একজন-হিরো-আলম.
- . Prothom Alo. 21 December 2016. http://www.prothom-alo.com/entertainment/article/1043451/হিরো-আলম-কি-সুপারস্টার.
- "7 Things You Need To Keep In Mind Before Trolling Internet Sensation ‘Hero Alom’" (in en-US). All India Roundup. 2016-12-29. http://allindiaroundup.com/entertainment/7-things-you-need-to-keep-in-mind-before-trolling-internet-sensation-hero-alom/.
- (in bn)banglanews24.com. 12 August 2017. http://www.banglanews24.com/entertainment/news/bd/594583.details.
- Vikram Phukan (10 May 2019). "Shattering Frameworks of Beauty". ‘’The Hindu’’ (Mumbai, India). https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/theatre/shattering-frameworks-of-beauty/article27096546.ece.
- Rafikul Islam. "Hero Alom buys Jatiya Party nomination paper". Dhaka Tribune. https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/election/2018/11/12/hero-alom-buys-jatiya-party-nomination-paper.
- "HC clears way for Hero Alam to contest polls" (in en). The Daily Star. 2018-12-10. https://www.thedailystar.net/bangladesh-national-election-2018/news/hc-clears-way-hero-alam-contest-polls-1671718.
- "HC asks EC to accept Hero Alam’s nomination". Prothom Alo. https://en.prothomalo.com/bangladesh/news/187834/HC-asks-EC-to-accept-Hero-Alam%E2%80%99s-nomination.
- "Election-craze in Bangladesh and the curious case of Hero Alom". Daily Sun. https://www.daily-sun.com/post/351666/2018/11/20/Electioncraze-in-Bangladesh-and-the-curious-case-of-Hero-Alom.
- "Most googled in Bangladesh: Croatian president, Hero Alam, royal wedding and more". Dhaka Tribune. 2018-12-16. https://www.dhakatribune.com/showtime/2018/12/16/most-googled-in-2018-hero-alam-royal-wedding-world-cup-and-more.
- (in en-GB)BBC News বাংলা. 2018-12-13. https://www.bbc.com/bengali/news-46552064.
- 24 Ghanta. http://zeenews.india.com/bengali/world/hero-alom-lost-in-bangladesh-election_239242.html.
- "Bangladesh Election: Meme God Hero Alom gets only 638 votes, refuses to return deposit". DNA India. https://www.dnaindia.com/world/photo-gallery-bangladesh-election-meme-god-hero-alom-gets-only-638-votes-refuses-to-return-deposit-2702699/638-votes-2702701.
- Hero alom lands jail for domestic violence, Dhaka Tribune, https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/court/2019/03/07/hero-alom-s-lands-in-jail-in-domestic-violence-case-after-court-rejects-bail-plea, retrieved 7 March 2019
- "Hero Alam held over domestic violence". The Daily Star. https://www.thedailystar.net/backpage/hero-alam-arrested-over-domestic-violence-1711696.