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Bilal Lashari is a Pakistani film director, cinematographer, and screenwriter.[1] He made his directorial debut film in Waar (2013), which holds the record of highest-grossing Pakistani film.[2] His next project is remake of 1979 film Maula Jatt.[3] Lashari won awards in four categories at the ARY Film Awards 2014 for his directorial debut.[4]

Bilal Lashari
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Actor, Director, Writer
Years active 2004–present
Known for

Waar

Khuda Kay Liye
Awards see below

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Early life & careerEdit

Lashari was born into a Baloch family and grew up in Pakistan, attending local schools. He went to the United States of America for college, studying at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Motion Pictures and Television in 2008.[5]

After his return to Pakistan, Lashari first directed music videos, and won 'Best Music Video Director' twice at the Lux Style Awards and ‘Best Pop Video’ at the MTV Pakistan Music Video Awards for “Sajni”. He has also directed “Chal Bulleya” for Meekal Hassan Band. He has worked with artists and bands such as Abrarul Haq, Atif Aslam, Mekaal Hassan Band, Jal and Entity Paradigm. He also directed the video “Chal Bulleya” for Meekal Hassan Band.

In 2004 Lashari briefly worked as assistant director for Shoaib Mansoor during pre-production of Khuda Kay Liye in 2004.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Actor Director Writer Role Notes
2007 Khuda Kay Liye as an assistant director
2013 Waar Yes Yes Ali (sniper) debut direction
2015 Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Yes Police Officer Cameo
2016 Team Yes Rajeev
2017 Shaan-e-Ishq Yes director
2017 Maula Jatt 2 Yes Yes

Awards and nominationsEdit

ARY Film AwardsEdit

Year Nominated work and artist Award Result
2013 Waar Best Director Won
2013 Waar Best Director Jury - Won
2013 Waar Best Cinematography Won
2013 Waar Best Editing Won

Hum AwardsEdit

Year Nominated work and artist Award Result
2014 Hum Honorary Special Recognition Award for contribution to Pakistani Cinema Won

Lux Style AwardsEdit

Year Nominated work and artist Award Result
2010 Shor Macha Best Music Video Director Won
Sajni Best Music Video Director Won
2013 Waar Best Director Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bilal Lashari dips his hands in films". DAWN.com. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Rafay Mahmood (23 November 2013). "It's official, Waar is the highest grossing Pakistani film of all time". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Rafay Mahmood (14 December 2013). "Bilal Lashari's next project: A multi-million dollar remake of Maula Jatt". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Saira Agha (30 April 2014). "'Waar' dominates ARY Film Awards with 13 major wins". Daily Times. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bringing Pakistan's Film Style to the World Stage - Academy of Art University". academyart.edu. Academy of Art University. 9 December 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 

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