Shoaib Mansoor

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Shoaib Mansoor
Born Shoaib Mansoor
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Television producer, television director, writer, musician, lyricist, film director, record producer
Years active 1980–present
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Rafina Mansoor
Children 3
Awards Pride of Performance
PTV Award
Cairo International Film Festival
Lux Style Award
Roberto Rossellini Award
London Asian Film Festival
IRDS Film Awards

Shoaib Mansoor, (Urdu: شعیب منصور‎; born 19 August, YYYY;PP, SI) is a Pakistani television and film director, producer, writer, lyricist and music composer. Active in the television industry since 1980, he founded his first success for introducing Vital Signs in the mainstream television after composing and writing the song, Dil Dil Pakistan, in 1987 as well as directing many critically praised drama-hit series in the country's television.

He became internationally known and popular for directing the 1982 classic Ankahi and class comedy series, Fifty Fifty (1980), and the military fiction series, Alpha Bravo Charlie (1998). Mansoor found further critical acclaim for his musical writings songs for Vital Signs in 1990s, and introduced the band nationwide. A versatile artist, he became popular and respected film director after the release of critically acclaimed, Khuda Kay Liye (2007) and Bol (2011). Mansoor won many awards for his work, and is an honorary recipient of state honour, Sitara-e-Imtiaz.


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.[citation needed] 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 picturised 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]


Year Film Awards
2007 Khuda Kay Liye Winner – PTV Awards
Cairo International Film Festival
Roberto Rossellini Award
2011 Bol Winner – Lux Style Award
London Asian Film Festival
IRDS Film Awards


Awards and achievements[edit]

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. 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.

Year Award Category Title Result
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
2007 Sitara-e-Imtiaz Achievement Won
2008 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


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