Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy age, height, weight, family, children, affair, scandal, marriage, husband, ex husband, mother, father, sister, documentaries, awards, Oscar, academy award, controversies


Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is a famous Pakistani journalist, film maker and activist. She was born on 12th November 1978.


Sharmeen is one of the most famous personalities of Pakistan. She is basically a film maker .She is making films inside and outside Pakistan. She has almost won all awards around the world due to her superb work. She is considered as the voice of women. She is very well educated lady. Sharmeen is the only Pakistani who has won Oscar award also known as Academy Awards. She is famous for making short films on the issues which are not highlighted but there is much need to highlight them. She was raised in Karachi but later moved to United States and studied there. Then after coming back to Pakistan she has started her career as film maker and never looked back. She has started her career back in 2002.


Early Life:

Sharmeen spent her early life in Karachi. She is a patriot Pakistani. She has created positive impression to whole world through his work. She is the most respected person in film industry due to her work. People of journalists community loves to work with her due to her professionalism.  Once in an interview she reveals about her early life that her parents has supported her through every thick and thin.


Sharmeen was a bright student throughout her career. She has got her early education from Karachi Grammar School. She has done A-levels from Karachi Grammar. She has graduated from Smith College Northampton. Then she took admission to Stanford University for further studies and completed her Masters degree in Journalism in 2004. She has made two movies during her stay at Stanford University and luckily both films have won awards.



Her father Sheikh Obaid (late) was a famous businessman of Karachi. Her mother’s name is Saba Obaid. Her mother’s social circle is very vast. There was news circulating that her mother Saba Obaid owns company in Panama and it is revealed in famous Panama Papers. Sharmeen clarifies it and said that this is propaganda against our family.

Married Life:

She is proudly married to a famous businessman Fahad Kamal Chinoy. She feels very lucky to have Fahad as her husband. Firstly she was married to Tariq Aman Chinnoy but divorced after sometime.



Sharmeen is blessed with a daughter named Amelia Chinoy.


Sharmeen has one sister. Her name is Mahjabeen Obaid.


Personal Stats:

Name:                                              Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Date of Birth:                                  12th November 1978

Place of Birth:                                  Karachi

Residence:                                        Karachi

Nationality:                                      Pakistani

Father:                                               Obaid Sheikh

Mother:                                            Saba Obaid

Husband:                                          Fahad Akmal Chinoy

Siblings:                                               1 sister (Mahjabeen Obaid)

Profession:                                        Film Maker, Journalist

Height:                                                5 ft 7 inches

Weight:                                               70 Kg

Shoe Size:                                                8

Eye Color:                                            Black

Hair Color:                                              Black

Figure:                                                Normal

Education:                                          Stanford University America

Degree:                                                  Masters in Journalism

Zodiac Sign:                                                 Scorpio

Film Making Debut:                                Terror’s Children

Religion:                                                      Islam

Hobbies:                                               Travelling, Reading Books

Facebook Account:                             htt

Twitter Account:                       



Career in Film Making:

Sharmeen started her career back in 2002 while she was studying Journalism at Stanford University. Her first movie was “Terror’s Children” for The New York Times. In 2003 and 2004 she made two films. Both films have won awards. After this she has never looked back and kept on making movies. The details of her other movies are

Reinventing the Taliban?                      Released in 2003

On a Razor’s Edge                                 Released in 2004

Women of the Holy Kingdom               Released in 2005

Pakistan’s Double Game                         Released in 2005

Highway of Tears                                 Released in 2006

City of Guilt                                          Released in 2006

Cold Comfort                                        Released in 2006

The New Apartheid                               Released in 2006

Assimilation No, Integration Yes              Released in 2006

Afghanistan Unveiled                           Released in 2007

Birth of a Nation                                  Released in 2007

Iraq the Lost Generation                       Released in 2008

Pakistan’s Lost Generation                      Released in 2009

Transgender: Pakistan’s Open Secret        Released in 2010

Saving Face                                              Released in 2012

Humaira: The Dream Catcher                      Released in 2013

Seeds of Change                                         Released in 2014

Aghaz e Safar                                            Released in 2014

3 Bahadur                                                 Released in 2015

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness           Released in 2015

Song of Lahore                                               Released in 2015

3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam


Only Oscar Winner of Pakistan: (Saving Face)

Saving Face is a documentary movie made by Sharmeen in 2012.Story was about acid attacks on women in Pakistan. The film was basically inspired from story of Fakhra Younus. Fakhra committed suicide in 2012.This movie has won 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject making movie’s director first Oscar Award Winner of Pakistan. Film was distributed by famous HBO Documentary Films. This film has also assisted in the trial and conviction of one perpetrator of acid violence.

Another Oscar for Sharmeen: (A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness)

This is a short film based on the story of honor killings in Pakistan. This is one of the most disgusting issues in our country. It was produced by Tina Brown and Sheila Nevins. Movie was shortlisted with other 10 documentaries from 74 entries. Its story based on the life of eighteen year old girl who survived an honor killing attempted by her father and uncle. It was distributed by famous HBO Films.


Sharmeen is the most known name of modern showbiz industry of Pakistan in Hollywood. She holds a number of feathers(Awards) in her cap. Most prominent awards won by this very talented and aspiring lady include Academy (Oscar) awards as well. Some prominent accolades of Sharmeen include the following:

One World Media Awards (2007)

Oscar Award (2012 & 2016)                             Best Documentary (Short Film Saving Face & A Girl in the                                                                                  River)

Government of Pakistan (2012)                       Tamgha-i-Imtiaz

Lux Style Awards (2012)                                  Lux Style Achievement Awards

Upcoming Projects:

She is working on number of wonderful projects. Her famous documentary series “Sulagta Sitar” is going to release at the end of 2016.

As Ambassador:

Sharmeen is also serving as ambassador for blood safety for Pakistan’s National Blood Safety Program.



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