Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

1978 - Today

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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 Oscar award, 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has received more than 552,976 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is the 1,579th most popular film director (down from 1,305th in 2019), the 154th most popular biography from Pakistan (down from 123rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Pakistani Film Director.

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Among film directors, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ranks 1,579 out of 1,580. Before her are Benh Zeitlin, Vishal Bhardwaj, Mark Dindal, Jamie Babbit, Imtiaz Ali, and Gia Coppola. After her are Billy Ray, Charles Randolph, Allen Coulter, and Martin Wood.

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Among people born in 1978, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ranks 988Before her are Naoya Umeda, Takashi Sambonsuge, Ruben Studdard, Kengo Tsutsumi, Michiharu Otagiri, and Kosuke Kitani. After her are Maëlle Ricker, Masakazu Washida, Shinya Nasu, Matt Kuchar, Just Blaze, and Sandro Luís Zamboni Britzke.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ranks 154 out of 158. Before her are Ali Zafar (1980), Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (1980), Fawad Khan (1981), Veena Malik (1984), Mahira Khan (1984), and Waqar Younis (1971). After her are Amjad Sabri (1970), Misbah-ul-Haq (1974), Arfa Karim (1995), and Mohammad Amir (1992).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Pakistan

Among film directors born in Pakistan, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ranks 6Before her are Yash Chopra (1932), Gulzar (1934), Shekhar Kapur (1945), Chetan Anand (1915), and Ramesh Sippy (1947).