Name Rani
Nationality Pakistani
Date of Birth 8 December, 1946
Place of Birth Lahore, Punjab, British India
Famous For Acting

Rani, Actresses is famous for Acting, Pakistani celebrity. Born on 8 December, 1946

Rani was a Pakistani film and television actress. She gained success in late 1960s when she made a hit pair with famous actor and producer Waheed Murad. She remained one of the most successful actresses of subcontinent and was popular in dance performances also. Rani died with cancer on May 27, 1993.

Early life
Rani was born on December 8, 1946 as Nasira Sarfraz in Mozang, Lahore. Her Arain father was a driver for Mukhtar Begum, a singer and the wife of Agha Hashar Kashmiri, a well-known Urdu dramatist. Mukhtar Begum took over Rani for proper upbringing. Mukhtar Begum settled in Karachi and wanted Rani to follow, but Rani's voice was not suitable as singer. Rani was interested in dancing and later performed in her films. Mukhtar Begum suggested the stage name Rani; she would also later give Noor Jehan her screen name from Allah Wasai.

Acting career
Rani acted in both Urdu and Punjabi films and was a film heroine in Pakistani films. In 1962 Anwar Kamal Pasha, a veteran film director of the 50's and 60's, gave Rani her first role in the film Mehboob. For several years after Mehoob Rani appeared in supporting roles in films like Mouj Maila, Ek Tera Sahara and Safaid Khoon. Until 1965 she starred in other films, but when they flopped she was films she was dubbed a jinxed actress.

However, after the success of Hazar Dastan and Dever Bhabi, Rani became a leading actress. Some of her more notable films are Chann Makhna, Sajjan Pyara, Jind Jan, Duniya Matlib Di, Anjuman, Tehzeeb, Umrao Jan Ada, Naag Muuni, Seeta Mariam Margaret and Ik Gunah Aur Sahi. She also acted in two TV serials Khowahish and Faraib in the early 90's. Rani died of cancer at the age of 46 in Karachi.

Personal life
After being raised by Mukhtar Begum, Rani moved in with her mother with whom she was reconciled. Rani was married three times. Her first husband was film director Hassan Tariq who divorced her in the 1970s. Shortly after her marriage to producer Mian Javed Qamar, it was discovered that Rani had cancer. During her treatment in London, she met and married famous cricketer Sarfaraz Nawaz. She died just a few days after her daughter Rabia's marriage to Dr. Anwar. Shortly after Rani's death, her mother who was seriously sick and never knew of her daughter's death, also died. Rani's only sister also died three months later.

Rani won a Nigar Award for the film Mera ghar meri jannat in 1968. She also won another Nigar Award for best actress for her role in the film Sona Chandi in 1983.


1962 Mehboob
1963 Ik tera sahara
1963 Mouj Mela
1964 Aurat ka pyar
1964 Chhoti Ammi
1964 Chhoti Behan
1964 Ik Dil do deewane
1964 Safaid Khoon
1964 Shatranj
1965 Akhri Station
1965 Aurat
1965 Hazar Dastaan
1965 Nache Nagin baje Been
1965 Sanam
1965 Saz-o-Awaz
1965 Shabnam
1965 Saaz aur Awaz
1965 Yeh Jehan wale
1966 Bhai Jan
1966 Goonga
1966 Insaan
1966 Jokar
1966 Woh kon thi
1967 Be reham
1967 Devar Bhabi
1967 Hakumat
1967 Kafir
1967 Naadra
1967 Shab-e-khair
1967 Sitamgar
1967 Yateem
1968 Adalat
1968 Behan Bhai
1968 Chann Makhna
1968 Commander
1968 Dara
1968 Dil mera dharkan teri
1968 Ek hi rasta
1968 Mara Ghar meri Jannat
1968 Sajjan Pyara
1969 Dia aur Toofan
1969 Dilbar Jani
1969 Dil-e-betab
1969 Ghabroo Putt Punjab de
1969 Jind Jan
1969 Khoon-e-Nahaq
1969 Kochwan
1986 Qulli
1986 Shehnai
1987 Kala Toofan
1987 Zalzala
1987 Zidbazi
1989 Aap ki khatir
1991 Truck Driver
1991 Yohnavey

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