Sultana Siddiqui is a Pakistani television director and producer. She is a business woman too. She is more popularly referred as Sultana Apa. Sultana hails from Karachi. She is the only lady in Asia to start her TV channel. Siddiqui is the president and founder of “Hum Network Limited”. In 1974, Sultana embarked on her career from PTV as a producer. She then went on to start Eye Television Network. Hum TV has bagged the Lux Style Awards for a continuous stretch of four years under her expert guidance and direction. She did numerous serials like “
” (where she worked as a director, “Zara Si Aurat” (as a director), “Dil Da Mamla”, “Thoro Si Mohabbat” and many more. Siddiqui produced TV shows like “Anjaane Raaste”, “Janat”, “Shayad Kay Bahar Aaye”.
In 2012-2013, Sultana directed a drama serial titled “” that starred Fawad Khan and
. This serial had earned a lot of acclamations. She has also made many television films and documentaries. Sultana is a marvellous public speaker. She spoke in the Islamic World Forum organised in Doha in 2013. She also addressed in Women Leadership Forum in 2014. This was held in California. Sultana is the recipient of many awards. She was conferred the “Leadership Award 2014” in 2014. Sultana appeared in the book “100 performing CEOs and Leaders of Pakistan” for her contribution and dedication as a true entrepreneur in Pakistan. She won the Scroll of Honour Award at the 5th GR8! Women Award held in Dubai.
She was applauded for her contributions to the industry. Some other felicitations include Women of Vision Award, Nigar Award, the Gold Medal Award and the Pride of Performance Award to name a few. This award was conferred by the government of Pakistan. Her works concentrate on social issues especially that of women empowerment. Sultana Siddiqui had been the ambassador to Pakistan in various international seminars and forums as well.