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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Introduction – Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a Pakistani columnist, film producer and activist who possess two Academy Honors, six Emmy Awards and a Lux Style Award. In the year 2012, the Government of Pakistan presented her with the Crescent of Excellence reward, the second highest national honor of the state. She was born and brought up in Karachi. She did her schooling at Karachi Grammar School afore shifting to the United States and got her B.A from Smith College in the year 2002. She came back to Pakistan and started her vocation as a film producer with her first movie Terror’s Children for The New York Times. In the years 2003 and 2004 she made 2 award-winning movies as a graduate pupil at Stanford University. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is as of now an employee in the media sciences division at SZABIST (Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and innovation, Karachi).

Her performances have taken her all around the world, where she has shot and functioned with migrants, females’ sponsorship squads and human rights protectors. By carrying their opinions to the external world, she has habitually facilitated them convey around a serious change in their communal.

She facilitated start the Citizens Archive of Pakistan, a non profit making, helper institute that nurtures and stimulates community-wide awareness in the philosophy and antiquity of Pakistan. Citizens Archive works with thousands of youngsters, training serious philosophical abilities and teaching a wisdom of superiority regarding their antiquity and character.

Her most remarkable movies counts, the animated venture 3 Bahadur (2015), the musical journey Song of Lahore (2015) and the two Academy Prize-winning movies, the film Saving Face (2012) and the nonfiction A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2016). Her photographic works have received her many honors, counting with 2 Academy Awards in the Best Short Subject in 2012 and 2016 and 2 Emmy Awards in the similar type in the years 2010 and 2011.

She has similarly accomplished 6 Emmy Awards, together with two of which are in the International Emmy Award for Current Affairs Documentary classification for the movies, the extremist drama Pakistan’s Taliban Generation and the documentary Saving Face (2012) during the course of her career, she has made numerous records, her Academy Award victory for Saving Face established her the second Pakistani to earn an Academy Award, also she is one of merely 11 feminine film directors who have ever achieved an Oscar Award for a factual film. She is likewise the first non-American to acquire the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. The 2015 animated venture 3 Bahadur set her as the initial Pakistani to produce a computer-animated feature-length movie. In the year 2012, Time magazine titled her as one of the “100 most dominant people in the world”. In the year 2017, she turned out to be the first performer to co-chair the World Economic Forum.


Personal Life

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy was born on 12th November, the year 1978 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. She got her primary education from the Convent of Jesus and Mary and Karachi Grammar School and after that he went to the United States for further studies. After going to the US, she registered herself at Smith College, from where she did her bachelors in the year 2002 and graduated from Stanford University with a Master’s degree in Journalism in the year 2004.

Her family has assumed a significant part in her profession; her mum ensured that her daughters got the best of education and knowledge and was exceptionally strong of her journalistic desires. Her dad keeps on filling in as a motivation for her, and she owes an impressive measure of her prosperity to his direction. She has been honored with an exceptionally promising spouse who has dependably pushed her to work harder and deliver the best work that she can.Her little girl, Amelia, is the motivation behind why she makes movies; she needs the Pakistan that she acquires to be superior to the one that we as of now live in.


Main Career

Subsequently graduating from Smith College in the year 2002, she came back to Pakistan, and began her vocation as a film producer with her initial movie Terror’s Children for The New York Times. In 2003 and 2004 she made 2prize-winning movies as a graduate pupil at Stanford University. She at that time started an extensive connotation with the PBS TV series Frontline World, where she stated “On a Razor’s Edge” in the year 2004 and went along over the following five years to produce numerous broadcast stories, online videotapes and written “Messages” from Pakistan. Her most remarkable movies comprise Children of the Taliban, The Lost Generation, Afghanistan Unveiled, 3 Bahadur, Song of Lahore and the Academy Award-winning Saving Face and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness. Her movies have been exposed on numerous international channels, including the PBS, CNN, Discovery Channel, Al Jazeera English and Channel 4.

A hefty portion of her 15 short movies highlights different parts of life in the Muslim world, especially with respect to the status of ladies.

In the year 2007, she helped out initiate the Citizens Archive of Pakistan, whose developments center nearby the protection of Pakistan’s tradition and societal custom. She likewise works as the Ambassador for Blood Safety for Pakistan’s nationwide blood care program. She is a TED Fellow and the beneficiary of the Hilal-e-Imtiaz, the second highest national reward in Pakistan.On 23rd March 2012, the President of Pakistan conferred the upper most national honor, the Hilal-e-Imtiaz, on her for fetching integrity and grace to Pakistan as a film producer. Sharmeen was graded 37th on’s list of the fifty Coolest Desis of 2009.

Her film, Afghanistan Unveiled/Lifting the Veil, concentrates on slowed down remaking and the restraint of ladies in the nation. In the year 2010, she won an Emmy Award for her short film, Pakistan: Children of the Taliban, which investigates Taliban enlistment methodologies, their impact on the adolescent and their strategies to radicalize the nation’s young and frequently crestfallen people.

In the year 2012, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy discharged the 5-part series “Ho Yaqeen” (To Trust). In the year 2014, SOC Films discharged the 6-part series “I Heart Karachi”. On April 19, 2015, Song of Lahore, directed and produced by Andy Schocken and her, was premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and was the second best to the Tribeca Audience Choice Award. In September the year 2015, Broad Green Pictures obtained the United States distribution privileges to Song of Lahore declaring the discharge of the movie in excellent theaters in the United States. In October the year 2015 the movie was succumbed for concern in the film feature classification for the 2016 Oscars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Song of Lahore European first showing was at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) from 18 to 29 November 2015. The movie had its Middle Eastern opening at the 12th Annual Dubai International Film Festival in December 2015.

On February 26, 2012, Sharmeen Obaid turned into the primary Pakistani to win an Oscar for her short film Saving Face, which accounts the lives of corrosive assault survivors in Pakistan, and takes after a British-Pakistani plastic specialist Mr. Mohammad Ali Jawad, who performs reconstructive operations on them. The film has been co-coordinated by American movie producer Daniel Junge.

On the 20th of May, 2016 Song of Lahore was discharged in top quality cinemas crosswise New York City and Los Angeles. The filmic release was attended by the release of the authorizedrecording which features associations with performers such as Wynton Marsalis and Meryl Streep.

On May 22, 2015, Pakistan’s first ever animated film, 3 Bahadur, directed by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, a movie devoted to instructing courage and heroism in the youngsters of Pakistan, was released by Waadi Animations. The champions of the movie, Amna, Kamil and Saadi were extremely awaited, and in spite of being publicized on just fifty displays in Pakistan, 3 Bahadur turned out to be Pakistan’s upper most earning animated film of all time, making Rs 6.5 million and beating the record made by Rio 2. 3 Bahadur likewise was shown at the Montreal Film Festival in Canada, in August the year 2015. On 11th September, 2015, Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s feature movie, co-directed and produced with Geeta Gandbhir, was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival 2015 for its North American premiere. The movie trails the trip of 3 Bangladeshi women soldiers who are positioned to Haiti as part of the United Nations intermediation task. The movie was launched at the Mumbai Film Festival on 29 October 2015 for its Asian premiere and performed at the DOC NYC Festival in November 2015.

On 17th February 2016, the movie was screened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City as measure of a conversation of women and pacification. The occasion was qualified by Stefen Feller, UN Police Adviser and was joined by a full house, together with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Enduring Representative of Bangladesh, Masud Bin Momen. The film won the Philanthropic Award at the River Run International Film Festival on April 21, 2016 and similarly won at the Bentonville Film Festival, dated 7 May 2016.

On 15th February 2016, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy encountered with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad to converse the actions needed to plug the dodges in the commandment which let the criminals of honor assassinations to walk free. On the 22nd of February year 2016, the first showing of A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness took place at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat in Islamabad, released by comments made by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif himself, relating to the modifications required to avoid honor assassinations from taking place in Pakistan.

On the 28th February year 2016, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness won her another Oscar for Best Documentary, Short Subject at the 88th Academy Awards. This was the first ever Oscar win for her movie corporation SOC Films and the second Oscar for Obaid Chinoy as the Director.

Her modern profitable scheme “Sulagta Sitara” is a biopic series which will be discharged on the ARY Digital in 2016. The series will share the tales of towns in Pakistan which have suffered through privation, however still cope to spark bright through the dark.



  • Year 2002: Terror’s Children
  • Year 2003: Reinventing the Taliban?
  • Year 2004: On a Razor’s Edge
  • Year 2005: Women of the Holy Kingdom
  • Year 2005: Pakistan’s Double Game
  • Year 2006: Highway of Tears
  • Year 2006: City of Guilt
  • Year 2006: Cold Comfort
  • Year 2006: The New Apertheid
  • Year 2006: Assimilation No, Integration
  • Year 2007: Afghanistan Unveiled
  • Year 2007: Birth of a Nation
  • Year 2008: Iraq: The Lost Generation
  • Year 2009: Pakistan’s Taliban Generation
  • Year 2010: Transgender: Pakistan’s Open Secret
  • Year 2010: Transgender: Pakistan’s Open Secret
  • Year 2012: Saving Face
  • Year 2013 Humaira: The Dream Catcher
  • Year 2014 Seeds of Change
  • Year 2014 Aghaz e Safar
  • Year 2015: 3 Bahadur
  • Year 2015: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
  • Year 2015: Song of Lahore
  • Year 2016: 3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam



  • Year 2007: One World Media ( Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award )
  • Year 2010: International Emmy Award (Best Current Affairs )
  • Year 2010:Livingston Award (Young Journalists – Best International Reporting )
  • Year 2012: Academy Award ( Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) )
  • Year 2012:New York Indian Film Festival ( Best Documentary )
  • Year 2012:SAARC Film Awards (Best Documentary Prize )
  • Year 2012:Government of Pakistan (Contribution to arts Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Distinction) )
  • Year 2012:Lux Style Awards (Lux Style Achievement Award )
  • Year 2013: Crystal Award (Outstanding efforts in Promoting Human Rights and Women’s Issues through Film )
  • Year 2013: Emmy Award ( Best Documentary )
  • Year 2013:Emmy Award ( Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form )
  • Year 2013:Emmy Award ( Outstanding Science and Technology Programming )
  • Year 2013:Emmy Award ( Outstanding Cinematography Documentary and Long Form )
  • Year 2013:Emmy Award ( Outstanding Research )
  • Year 2016: Academy Award (Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) )






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