Strong Women of Pakistani Entertainment
Misogny is deeply embedded in the roots of Pakistan. Women of this south Asian state have been deeply affected by the patriarchal rule that is widely spread across the nation. In the past many females have suffered in the name of honor. In the past few years we have witnessed how women have been targeted by the biased misogynistic thinking of this country and many have also lost their lives. Every female needs a strong women and an inspirational personality who can educate them about their rights and make them realize the true power of being a women.
The entertainment industry of Pakistan is filled with these strong and powerful personalities who are an idol to the women of Pakistan. Down below are top 5 strong women of Pakistan.
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Every Pakistani is familiar with the works of Oscar winning filmmaker and journalist Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. Through her hard work she has managed to stand up against the assault of Pakistani women and has been able to document it in her works. Her documentary about a rural female and her struggles were documented in A Girl in the River which was able to attract millions of eyes around the world and educated millions about the struggles a common female has to go through. She has been awarded Oscar and two Emmy awards for her exceptional work in her field.
When it comes to Sufi music, Abida Parveen needs no introduction. She has blessed the ears of millions of Pakistanis with her talent in the field of Sufi music. Over the years she has performed all over the world and is loved and adored by almost everyone. She has also been praised with titles and awards by many different organizations. Her excellence in the career of music has been an inspiration to a lot of young females of Pakistan and has influenced them to find their talent and join the field of music.
Ayesha Omar has been gracing the television industry of Pakistan for years and has been able to be the most humble and loved woman of the Pakistani entertainment industry. She has used her platform to help various small businesses and also stands up for struggles that majority women of Pakistan faces. She has also recently launched her own business of beauty products made with all natural ingredients by the name of Ayesha O beauty. Her strong presence in the showbiz industry of Pakistan has been a source of inspiration to many young females of Pakistan.
Mahira Khan has been able to won the hearts of millions by her exceptional performances in different dramas and movies of Pakistan. Her acting abilities has been able to help grow the film industry of Pakistan. Her acting abilities are not only praised in the nation but also oversees. Recently she has launched a production company called Soul Fry with Nina Kashif. And they are together working on a web series called Baarwan Khiladi. Eying the success of such female personalities of Pakistan is nothing but a source of inspiration to millions of women around the country. Khan is also known for standing up for women and has used her platform to raise awareness about women empowerment.
Meesha Shafi is also a renowned personality of the entertainment industry of Pakistan. She is praised for her role in starting the #MeToo movement in Pakistan by being vocal about her own struggles regarding sexual harassment in her field. She may be criticized for talking about her struggles but being able to fight against terrible cyber bullies and criticism she was able to influence hundreds of other Pakistani-women to talk about their own struggles.