Madeeha Gauhar was a very famous female Pakistani drama and movie director, stage actress, playwright, director of social theater and women’s rights activist. Madeeha Gauhar worked tirelessly on all her projects to bring her home land pride.
She dreamt of getting Pakistan internationally recognized for its rich heritage and great films and serials. Madeeha Gauhar was also the elder sister of the famous actress and writer, Faryal Gauhar.
Madeeha Gauhar did tremendous efforts ever since she stepped into the media industry. As little as she was, she learnt all the fall backs of the industry and realized that something had to be done. She took up projects that showed her individual personality and her desires.
Madeeha played several roles to enhance social fields and cultural fields. Due to Madeeha’s efforts and her attachment to the field she was nominated for Prince Claus Award. This award was a token of appreciation for her efforts by the Danish government to her.
The award distribution was held in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad. The award ceremony was attended by many prominent and leading personalities of Pakistan and of other countries. The Danish ambassador to Pakistan was also present at the occasion along with the Federal Minister of Culture of Pakistan since Madeeha herself promotes and represents the culture of Pakistan in all her projects.
Madeeha Gauhar was a very well-known director who gained recognition throughout the media industry. In 1984, she founded Ajoka Theatre group, with which she performed in Asia and Europe, for several theatres. Her theater work too was adored by all her fans.
Madeeha Gauhar passed away on 25th April, 2018 at the age of 61 in Lahore due to cancer. Madeeha tirelessly tried to promote peace between India and Pakistan and campaigned for it.