Tahsan Khan has been supporting UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency since 2019 and was announced as Goodwill Ambassador in January 2021.
Tahsan is a singer-songwriter and actor from Bangladesh. He started his music career in the late 90’s with an alternative rock band called Black. He propelled into mainstream fame when he started his solo career in 2000. Over the years, he has released seven albums and has cemented his name as one of the most successful singer-songwriters of this generation. Along with the activities as a musician, Tahsan started his acting career in 2004 and has subsequently performed in more than 100 television dramas.
Tahsan is also very successful in his academic endeavours. A Fulbrighter with an MBA from the University of Minnesota, Tahsan has positioned himself as a prolific orator promoting noteworthy causes through his public appearances. This extraordinary balance of creating art and promoting goodness makes Tahsan popular and respected in Bangladesh.
Tahsan and UNHCR
Tahsan visited Rohingya refugee settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, in June 2019 with support of UNHCR. During the visit, Tahsan met with a number of refugees, witnessed UNHCR’s operation and deepened his understanding of refugee causes. He shared his experience in Cox’s Bazar on a TV talk-show with fellow Goodwill Ambassador MIYAVI on World Refugee Day in 2019.
On World Refugee Day 2020, Tahsan took part in UNHCR’s social media campaign and shared a video for UNHCR in Bangladesh. The video reached more than 400,000 people with overwhelmingly positive comments. On World Humanitarian Day 2020, Tahsan joined other High Profile Supporters and Goodwill Ambassadors in sharing a heart-felt thank you message to UNHCR field staff.
Tahsan is committed to upholding the rights of refugees through continued engagement with UNHCR.