Shoaib Mansoor

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Shoaib Mansoor
BornKarachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Other namesShoMan
OccupationTelevision Producer, Television director, Writer, Musician, Lyricist, Film Director, Record Producer
Years active1980 - Present
InfluencedJunaid Jamshed, Vital Signs
ReligionIslam
AwardsPride of Performance
Sitara-e-Imtiaz
PTV Award
Cairo International Film Festival
Lux Style Award
Roberto Rossellini Award
London Asian Film Festival
IRDS Film Awards
 
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Shoaib Mansoor
BornKarachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Other namesShoMan
OccupationTelevision Producer, Television director, Writer, Musician, Lyricist, Film Director, Record Producer
Years active1980 - Present
InfluencedJunaid Jamshed, Vital Signs
ReligionIslam
AwardsPride of Performance
Sitara-e-Imtiaz
PTV Award
Cairo International Film Festival
Lux Style Award
Roberto Rossellini Award
London Asian Film Festival
IRDS Film Awards

Shoaib Mansoor, PP, SI (Urdu: شعیب منصور‎) (born August 19) is a Pakistani film and television producer, director, writer, lyricist and composer whose career began in 1980.

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Career

A native of Karachi, Shoaib Mansoor or ShoMan (as he calls himself) is among the most influential and famous figures in the Pakistan showbiz scene. He has written, produced and directed hit TV shows such as Ankahi, Fifty Fifty, Alpha Bravo Charlie, Sunehre Din and Gulls & Guys, which aired on Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV).

Shoaib Mansoor has also been a successful songwriter and music composer and, in the 1980s, introduced the then-pop sensation Vital Signs to the mainstream.[1] Besides being Junaid Jamshed's mentor, he was the backbone for his songs and composed and produced most of the Vital Signs' albums.[1] Between 2001 and 2003, he directed the Ishq Mohabbat Apna Pan series of songs picturized on Iman Ali and Rasheed Naz.

He wrote and composed a number of their hit numbers such as Aitebar. In addition, he directed all Vital Signs videos, producing a music video compilation and movie titled Geetar '93.

In 2007, Shoaib Mansoor debuted as a film director with the critically acclaimed film, Khuda Ke Liye released on 20 July 2007 all over Pakistan. It received the Silver Pyramid Award from the Cairo International Film Festival for 2007.[2]

In 2009, he began directing a big budget film Bol which had Atif Aslam, Mahira Khan, Humaima Malick and Iman Ali playing lead roles. The premiere was on 24 June 2011.[3]

Filmography

YearFilmAwards
2007Khuda Kay LiyeWinner - PTV Awards
Cairo International Film Festival
Roberto Rossellini Award
2011BolWinner - Lux Style Award
London Asian Film Festival
IRDS Film Awards

Television

Awards and achievements

In recognition of his outstanding services, Mansoor has been decorated with presidential award of Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan.[4][5] He has also been awarded PTV Lifetime Achievement Award by the then-President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf on the 43rd anniversary of Pakistan Television in November 2007. Recently in 2007, he received the Silver Pyramid Award from the Cairo International Film Festival for Khuda Ke Liye.[2][6] His film Bol was awarded the Best Hindi film award in IRDS Film awards 2011 by Institute for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences (IRDS), a Lucknow based Civil society for raising many social issues including the regressive attitude of a male-dominated society.[7] He has also won Lux Style Award, Roberto Rossellini Award, London Asian Film Festival and was nominated for Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

YearAwardCategoryFilmResult
2007Cairo International Film FestivalSilver Pyramid AwardKhuda Kay LiyeWon
2007PTV AwardLifetime Achievement AwardWon
2007Roberto Rossellini AwardBest FilmKhuda Kay LiyeWon
2007Sitara-e-ImtiazAchievementWon
2008Pride of PerformanceAchievementWon
2011IRDS Film AwardsBest Hindi Film AwardBolWon
2011Lux Style AwardBest FilmBolWon
2011London Asian Film FestivalBest FilmBolWon
2011Asia Pacific Screen AwardsBest Feature FilmBolNominated

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