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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Journalist / Film Director / Film Producer | * 11/12/1978 (44) | Karachi (Pakistan)
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Urdu: شرمین عبید چنائے; born 12 November 1978) is a Pakistani-Canadian journalist, filmmaker and activist known for her work in films that highlight the inequality with women. She is the recipient of two Academy Awards, seven Emmy Awards and a Knight International Journalism Award. In 2012, the Government of Pakistan honoured her with the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the second highest civilian honour of the country and the same year Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. She holds the record for being the first female film director to have won two Academy Awards by the age of 37. Obaid-Chinoy was born in Karachi in 1978. She received her bachelor's degree in economics and government from Smith College and went on to earn two master's degrees from Stanford University. She returned to Pakistan and launched her career as a filmmaker with her first film Terror's Children for The New York Times. In 2003 and 2004 she made two award-winning films while at Stanford. Her most notable films includes, the animated adventure 3 Bahadur (2015), the musical journey Song of Lahore (2015) and the two Academy Award-winning films, the documentary ()
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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy was born on November 12, 1978 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. She is a producer and director, known for Saving Face (2012), A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015) and Song of Lahore (2015). She's the first Pakistani to win an Academy Award.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Animation | Action

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Awards & Nominations for Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Hilal-i-Imtiaz 2x Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Film 100 Women (BBC) The Smith College Medal 2x Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Film

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Movies with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy as Actress(2)

Movies with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy as Crew(20)

Production/Producer2021 A Life Too Short
Directing/Director2020 Living Out Loud
Directing/Director2019 Sitara: Let Girls Dream
Production/Producer2019 Sitara: Let Girls Dream
Writing/Writer2019 Sitara: Let Girls Dream
Directing/Director2018 Student Athlete
Directing/Director2018 3 Bahadur: Rise of the Warriors
Production/Producer2017 Armed with Faith
Directing/Director2015 Song of Lahore
Directing/Director2015 3 Braves
Production/Producer2015 3 Braves
Directing/Director2012 Saving Face

Citizenship: Pakistan
Born: Sunday, 11/12 1978 (November) in Karachi (Pakistan) (current age: 44 years + 22 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Educated at: Stanford University, Smith College, Karachi Grammar School
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy frequently works together with these people:
Kamran Khan (8x, Crew)
Asad Faruqi (7x, Crew)
Kevin Feige (4x, Crew)
Geeta Gandbhir (4x, Crew)
Malik Gillani (4x, Crew)
Behroze Sabzwari (3x, Actor)
Zuhab Khan (3x, Cast)
Shiraz Uppal (3x, Cast)
Nadir Siddiqui (3x, Cast)
Salman Iqbal (3x, Crew)
John Bowen (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:559990, Added: 10/13/2018, Last updated: 11/27/2022