Shoaib Mansoor, (Urdu: شعیب منصور; born 19 April 1952) is a Pakistani television and film director, writer, producer, lyricist and musician. Active in the television industry since 1980, he first found success for composing and writing the song Dil Dil Pakistan in 1987, thereby introducing Vital Signs musical band in mainstream Pakistani television. He was also well recognised for directing many critically acclaimed hit drama series in Pakistani television.
|Occupation||Director, Writer, Producer, Lyricist, Musician|
Maham MansoorSahib Mansoor
|Awards||Pride of Performance |
Cairo International Film Festival
Lux Style Award
Roberto Rossellini Award
London Asian Film Festival
IRDS Film Awards
He became internationally known and popular for directing TV shows including the 1982 classic Ankahi, comedy series Fifty Fifty (1980), and the military fiction series, Alpha Bravo Charlie (1998). Mansoor found further critical acclaim for his musical abilities, writing songs for Vital Signs in the 1990s and introduced the band nationwide. A versatile artist, he became a popular and respected film director after the release of critically acclaimed films Khuda Kay Liye (2007) and Bol (2011). Mansoor won many awards for his work including the Sitara-e-Imtiaz Award from the President of Pakistan in 2007.
|Pride of Performance Award Recipient|
|Country||Islamic Republic of Pakistan|
|Presented by||Government of Pakistan|
Shoaib Mansoor or ShoMan (as he calls himself) is among the most influential and famous figures in the Pakistani entertainment sector. He has directed, written and produced super 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. Back in 1980s, introduced the pop sensation Vital Signs to the mainstream media. Besides being Junaid Jamshed's mentor, he was the backbone for the band's songs and composed and produced most of the Vital Signs' albums. Between 2001 and 2003, he directed the Ishq Mohabbat Apna Pan music video picturised on Iman Ali and Rasheed Naz. He wrote and composed a number of Vital Signs' hit numbers such as Aitebar. In addition, he directed all of Vital Signs' videos and also produced a music video compilation and a 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.
|2007||Khuda Kay Liye||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
- Fifty Fifty (PTV sketch comedy) (1979-1984)
- Ankahi (PTV Drama series, 1982)
- Music '89 (PTV Pop Music Show, 1989)
- Sunehrey Din (PTV Drama Series)
- Leadings From The Front (Documentary on Imran Khan, 1993)
- Geetar '93 (The Vital Signs music video collection, 1993)
- Alpha Bravo Charlie (PTV Drama Series, 1997)
- Gulls & Guys (PTV Traveling Show, 1999)
- Dhundle Raste (PTV one episode drama)
- Jharnay (pop music show)
- Junoon Abhi Kum Nahin Huaa
- PTV Awards Ceremony 1986
- Lux Style Award Ceremony 2008
- Geetar93 (videos based on pop band Vital Signs, November 1993)
Awards and achievements
In recognition of his outstanding services, Mansoor has been decorated with presidential award of Pride of Performance in 2002 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan in 2007. 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. In 2007, he received the Silver Pyramid Award from the Cairo International Film Festival for Khuda Ke Liye. His film Bol (2011) 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. He has also won Lux Style Award, Roberto Rossellini Award, London Asian Film Festival and was nominated for Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
|2005||The 1st Indus Drama Awards||Special Award for Direction||Fifty Fifty||Won|
|2007||Cairo International Film Festival||Silver Pyramid Award||Khuda Kay Liye||Won|
|2007||PTV Award||Lifetime Achievement Award||Won|
|2007||Roberto Rossellini Award||Best Film||Khuda Kay Liye||Won|
|2002||Pride of Performance||Achievement||Won|
|2011||IRDS Film Awards||Best Hindi Film Award||Bol||Won|
|2011||Lux Style Award||Best Film||Bol||Won|
|2011||London Asian Film Festival||Best Film||Bol||Won|
|2011||Asia Pacific Screen Awards||Best Feature Film||Bol||Nominated|
- http://vidpk.com/p/59/Shoaib-Mansoor/, Shoaib Mansoor on vidpk.com website, Retrieved 4 March 2016
- "Q&A: 'Khuda Kay Liye was born out of anger'". The Times of India. 23 May 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
- http://www.dawn.com/news/593770/shoaib-mansoors-second-film-likely-to-create-ripples, Shoaib Mansoor article in Dawn, Karachi newspaper, published 26 December 2010, Retrieved 4 March 2016
- http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/entertainment/28-Sep-2015/kareena-signs-shoaib-mansoor-s-film, Shoaib Mansoor, an influential Pakistani film personality, Daily Times newspaper, published 28 September 2015, Retrieved 4 March 2016
- http://www.tafrehmella.com/threads/shoaib-mansoor-sho-man.162486/, Shoaib Mansoor as producer of TV shows, Retrieved 4 March 2016
- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1068956/, Shoaib Mansoor's film Khuda Ke Liye (2007) on IMDb website, Retrieved 4 March 2016
- Rashid, H. (27 June 2011). "The Pakistani film-maker tackling hypocrisy and taboos". The BBC. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
- Sulaiman, G. (1 March 2017). "Pakistani Movie Verna: Mahira Khan Starts Shooting for Shoaib Mansoor's Film! [Pictures]".
- "Shoaib Mansoor's Verna to hit theatres on Eid-ul-Fitr 2017". The Nation. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
- "Mahira Khan talks about her new venture Verna". The Express Tribune. 13 October 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
- http://www.dawn.com/news/261311/137-pakistanis-17-foreigners-get-civil-awards, Civil Awards of Pakistan conferred for 2007, Dawn, Karachi newspaper, published 15 August 2007, Retrieved 4 March 2016
- http://www.citwf.com/film481819.htm, Shoaib Mansoor's film Bol (2011) on Complete Index To World Film website, Retrieved 4 March 2016
- "IRDS award for Shoaib Mansoor". Glamsham.com. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
- http://www.dawn.com/news/27371/president-gives-away-civil-military-awards, Shoaib Mansoor's Pride of Performance Award info on Dawn newspaper, Published 24 March 2002, Retrieved 2 May 2016