7. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is a documentarian based in Pakistan. Her work has won Oscars and Emmys for highlighting problems of women in rural Pakistan. She is a social media activist who is not afraid to give her opinion on anything.
— Sharmeen Obaid (@sharmeenochinoy) March 3, 2016
She has a company called SOC Films that specializes in producing documentaries. Most of her work is focused on the charitable underprivileged people of Pakistan. She also owns the Waadi Animations – a design studio that creates animated content that includes feature films as well as short films. To gain prominence at an international level is no small achievement. Especially when you are coming from a country like Pakistan that is notorious for its bad cinema.