Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy was recognized at the international platform and her name came to be known to many when she grabbed the Academy Award for her documentary ‘Saving Face’ in 2012. She also won an Emmy for her documentary ‘Pakistan Children of the Taliban ‘in 2010. She also became the first non American to win the Livingston Award for the Young Journalists. She has been praised and appreciated for her endeavours, which earned her the Oscar Award.
Sharmeen is a Pakistani-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker. She was fortunate to be born to a Muslim family with her father, Sheikh Obaid, CEO of Toweller’s factory and her mother, Saba Obaid. She has been educated at Karachi Grammar School and received her B.A from Smith College in 2002. Sharmeen was interested in narrating stories of people from the marginalized section of the society since her teens. She continued to write for Canadian and American publications while studying at Smiths College.
Sharmeen got her first break from the New York Times Television. She was a faculty member in the media sciences department at SZABIST. She started her film company SOC Films in 2011. She is also the president of ‘The Citizens Archive of Pakistan’. The president of Pakistan bestowed the Hilal-e-Imtiaz to Sharmeen Chinoy on 23rd march 2012 for her award.
Sharmeen can be followed at her twitter account, twitter.com/sharmeenochinoy and her Facebook page, facebook.com/socfilms