He is also active in the field of culture, performance, literature and other sociopolitical activities. His theatre activities are mostly in the field of satire. Ahmed taught Bengali, Sanskrit, and European drama in several non-government and government colleges for over 32 years.
He was a professor in the department of Bengali, at Jagannath University and a part-time lecturer at the department of Music and Dramatics, at Dhaka University.
Rabindra Bharati University has included his writings Bibaha and Ki Chaho Shankhachil in its curriculum. Several of his plays are also included in primary, secondary and higher secondary curriculum in Bangladesh.
His career as a teacher, writer as well as an actor earned him wide recognition but theatre is the most prolific part of his career. As a man of progressive conviction Ahmed took active role in state Language movement of Bangladesh, struggle for freedom during Pakistani era and movement for getting back democracy in post-independence Bangladesh.
Ahmed was a director of the Department of Research and Publications at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and as of December 2011 he is serving Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the United Nations as Minister (Cultural).