Shahidul Alam has had a varied career. He has taught at the University of Dhaka and Boston University (USA). He has been a diplomat. He is a writer of fiction, an actor, and a screenwriter. He has acted on stage and in television dramas in the USA, Great Britain, and Bangladesh. He has also directed television dramas including Kuhelika Chhariya (Alpha Bangla TV, India, 2001-2004), Moho (Ntv, 2004), and Chhobi (BTV, 2005). One of his short stories is included in the anthology From the Delta: English Fiction from Bangladesh (UPL), and a collection of essays, entitled Moving Horizon, selected from his writings in different newspapers and magazines, is forthcoming. A novel, Green Fire also awaits publication. Shahidul Alam continues to write, and when time permits, direct and act in, television dramas. He contributes a column to The New Nation.