| Shoaib MansoorKarachi, Sindh, Pakistan|
Television producer, television director, writer, musician, lyricist, film director, record producer
Lux Style Award for Best Music Video Director, Lux Style Award for Best Film
Bol, In the Name of God, Nazar, August Sun, Chor Machaye Shor
Iman Ali, Manzar Sehbai, Humaima Malik, Mahira Khan, Shaan Shahid
Shoaib Mansoor Wikipedia
Shoaib Manzoor, (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.
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 film Khuda Kay Liye (2007) and film Bol (2011). Mansoor won many awards for his work including the Sitara-e-Imtiaz Award from the President of Pakistan in 2007.
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.
In 2009, he began directing a big budget film Bol, with Atif Aslam, Mahira Khan, Humaima Malick and Iman Ali playing lead roles. The premiere was on 24 June 2011.
Shoal Mansoor's third film Verna starring Mahira Khan as the main female lead is currently under production. The film will be released by Hum Films over Eid ul Fitr 2017.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 Travling 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)
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.