Ehtesham or Captian Ehtesham was the most successful film producer and director from Dhaka (Dacca) East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). He was director of first commercial Dacca-based Urdu film Chanda (1962). This film introduced artists like Shaman, Rehman, Robin Gosh and Suroor Barabankvi.
Ehtesham was Bengali origin and born in Calcutta (Kolkata) in 1927. After 1971, he directed three films in Pakistan, Ek thi Larki (1973), his son-of-laws film as producer Mitti kay Putlay (1974) and Pakistan-Bangladesh co-production film Basera (1984). His daughter, Farzana is married to film hero Nadeem.
He died on February 17, 2002 at Dhaka, Bangladesh.