Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Biography – Films, Awards, Oscar, and Career

Published on Nov 17, 2023 by


Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Biography

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy was born on 12th November 1978 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. She is a famous Pakistani journalist, filmmaker, and activist. She is one of the famous personalities of Pakistan. She is considered the voice of women. She is a filmmaker. She makes films inside and outside of Pakistan.

She is famous for making films on the issues that are highlighted or not highlighted in society. Sharmeen is the only one who has won the Oscar Award. She has won almost all the awards because of her superb work.


12th November 1978



Birth Place

Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan




Filmmaker, Journalist, Producer

Years Active


Marital Status



Sharmeen Obaid is a famous Pakistani girl. She is a famous Pakistani Journalist, filmmaker, activist. She is the only Pakistani woman who has won the Oscar award. She is famous for her super works and films. She is best known as the Voice of Women.

Sharmeen started her career back in 2002 when she was studying Journalism at Stanford University. Her first movie was “Terror’s Children” for the New York Times. In 2003, and 200, she made two films and both films won awards. After this, achievements she never looked back and continue making movies. 

Only Oscar Winner of Pakistan for Saving Face:

Saving Face is a documentary movie was made by Sharmeen in 2012. This story of this movie was about the acid attacks on women in Pakistan. This movie was an inspired movie by Fakhra Younus. Fakhra Younus commit suicide in 2012, because of the acid incident. The movie won the 2012 Academy Award for the Best Documentary Short Subject making the movie director the first Oscar Award winner. 

Another Oscar for Sharmeen A Girl In The River The Price OF Forgiveness:

Sharmeen Obaid was known as the Voice of women in Pakistan. She made movies on the issue of society. This movie was a short film based on the story of honour killing in Pakistan. This is the main issue in our country. This movie again became the source for Sharmeen to won the Oscar award. 

Upcoming Projects:

Sharmeen is also working on a number of wonderful projects. Her famous documentary series “Sulgta Sitar”. This was released in 2016. 

As Ambassador:

Sharmeen is also working as an ambassador for Blood Safety for Pakistan’s National Blood Safety Program.

Sharmeen Obaid parents: 

Shrameen’s father (late) was a famous businessman of Karachi. Her mother’s social circle is very fast. There is news that her mother owns a company named Panama.

Sharmeen Obaid Married Life:

Sharmeen is married to a famous businessman Fahad Kamal Chinoy. She feels very lucky to have him as her husband. The couple is blessed with a daughter named Amelia Chinoy.


Sharmeen got her early education from Karachi Grammar School. She has done A-levels from Karachi Grammar. She has done his graduation from Smith College Northampton. After this, she took admission to Stanford University for a Masters in Journalism in 2004. 

Sharmeen Obaid Height, Weight, Eye Color, and Hair Color:

  • Height: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Weight: 58 KG
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Black

Sharmeen Obaid Awards:

Sharmeen is a well-known name in the Showbiz industry of Pakistan in Hollywood. She holds a number of awards. The most prominent awards she won by her talent include Academy (Oscar) Awards. 

  1. One World Media Awards (2007) 
  2. Oscar Award (2012 & 2016) Best Documentary (Short Film Saving face & A River)
  3. Government of Pakistan (2012) Tamgha-i-Imtiaz
  4. Lux Style Award (2012) Lux Achievement Awards

Sharmeen Obaid Favorites:

  • Favourite Singer: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
  • Favourite Food: Chinese Food, Spanish Food, Desi Food
  • Favourite Destination: Pakistan
  • Favourite Color: Black

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