| Sultana Siddiqui|
TV director, producer and businessperson
President and Founder of Hum Network Limited
Lux Style Award for Best TV Director
Sultana Siddiqui Wikipedia
Sultana Siddiqui (Urdu: سلطانہ صدیقی) is a Pakistani television director, producer and a businessperson from Karachi. She is also known as Sultana Apa (Urdu: سلطانہ آپا). She is the director of Hum Network Limited and the president of Hum Network Limited and the first woman who started her own TV channel.
Sultana started her career from PTV as a producer in Karachi in 1974. Later she started Eye Television Network under which her own four cable channels are working included "Hum TV", one of the top 25 companies acknowledged by the Karachi Stock Exchange. Under her direction HUM TV has received Pakistan's Lux Style Awards four years in a row. She is the only woman in Asia who started or owned a TV channel.
As a director she remained inactive ten years before her latest drama serial Zindagi Gulzar Hai, a critically acclaimed serial that has been praised for "breaking the ice across the borders of Pakistan and India in current times" featuring Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed. Siddiqui has also produced children's television, musical performances, television films, serials and documentaries.
As a public speaker, Sultana has spoken on many local and international platforms, including the 2013 US Islamic World Forum held in Doha, Qatar and the 2014 Women Leadership Forum held in Silicon Valley, California
Sultana has won numerous awards, including the Best Producer of a Drama Serial, Best Producer of a Music Production, the Hazrat Khadijat ul Kubra Award, Women of Vision Award, Nigar Award, the Gold Medal Award, Sindh Graduates Association Award, and the Pride of Performance Award from the Government of Pakistan. Her work is well known for its attention to social issues and its focus on female empowerment. Siddiqui has represented Pakistan in numerous international workshops and seminars.
In 2014, Sultana Siddiqui was awarded the "Leadership Award 2014" by CEO Club & Manager Today Magazine, recognising her work as a "true entrepreneur and leader of Pakistan who is steering the nation and nurturing the upcoming generation with hope and professionalism". During this year Sultana Siddiqui was also featured in the best-selling book, "100 Performing CEOs & Leaders of Pakistan". In January 2015, Sultana Siddiqui was recognised for the contribution to the entertainment industry with the Scroll of Honour award at the 5th GR8! Women Awards held in Dubai. The awards ceremony is held every year by the Indian Television Academy to celebrate the contributions made by women in various fields, including art, cinema, environment, entrepreneurship and education.Marvi – Director
Zara Si Aurat – Director
Dil Da Mamla – Director
Yeh Zindagi – Director
Doosri Dunya – Director
Qismat Ke Sitaray – Director
Sassi Punno – Director
Thori Si Mohabbat – Director
Anjaane Raaste – Producer
Aur Zindagi Badalti Hai – Producer
Janat – Producer
Wafa Kay Mausam – Producer
Shayad Kay Bahar Aaye – Producer
Zindagi Gulzar Hai – Director – 2012–2013