Two times Academy Award winner, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has once again been recognized for her iconic work and got listed as one of the most prolific directors of Asia.
The list was published by Asia Tatler and it also features another Academy award-winning director Bong Joon-Ho, whose film Parasite got him worldwide fame as it won Best Picture and the best international feature film at Oscars.
The Pakistani director was described by Asia Tatler as
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy wears a lot of hats. She’s a journalist, an activist, and also a filmmaker, most known for her work that put the spotlight on the inequality that women face. Because of this, she has received two Academy Awards, six Emmy Awards, and a Knight International Journalism Award. To honor her achievements and contributions, the Government of Pakistan bestowed her the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the second-highest civilian honor in the country in 2012. The same year, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. Obaid-Chinoy is also the first female director to have two Academy Awards at just 37 years old.
Her award-winning film includes the documentary, Saving Face (2012) and the biographical A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015). The latter was so impactful that after seeing the film, the Pakistani prime minister said that he will change the law on honor killing after seeing it.
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy was thrilled to be the part of this list as she took to her social media to share the news with her fans, captioning it as:
Now that’s a cool list to be a part of! Thank you @tatlerhongkong Look forward to the adventures 2021 brings!