Bhavna Limbachia

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Bhavna Limbachia
Bhavana Limbachia.jpg
Limbachia in 2015
Bhavna Jayanty Limbachia [1]

(1984-04-21) 21 April 1984 (age 34)
Years active2012–present
Notable work
Citizen Khan (2012–16)
Coronation Street (2016–)
Darren Kuppan (m. 2018)

Bhavna Jayanty Limbachia (born 21 April 1984) is a British television actress. She is mainly known for her roles as Alia Khan in Citizen Khan[2] and Rana Habeeb in Coronation Street.[3]


Before her acting roles, she worked in the costume departments on several film sets including Chicken Tikka Masala in 2005 (costume assistant), Bradford Riots in 2006 (costume trainee) and All Day Breakfast in 2008 (costumer). In 2010 she set up her own business designing and selling vintage clothing and accessories.

Her first television role was in 2012 playing the character Alia Khan in the BBC comedy series Citizen Khan. In February 2016, Limbachia joined the long-running ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, playing Rana Habeeb.

Personal life[edit]

She is of Gujarati origin, her mother was born in India and her father was born in Kenya. She is a Hindu [4]

She married actor Darren Kuppan in July 2018 at Thornton Manor in a British and Asian ceremony. [5]


Year Title Role Broadcaster
2012–2016 Citizen Khan Alia Khan BBC One
2013 Doctors Anita Achari BBC One
2014 Casualty Suraya Afzal BBC One
2014 Pramface Nicola BBC Three
2014 Mount Pleasant Hostess Sky One
2015 Cuffs[6] PC Misha Baig BBC One
2016 Children in Need Alia Khan BBC One
2016– Coronation Street Rana Habeeb ITV


  1. ^ "So who is Bhavna?". Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  2. ^ "A new sitcom for BBC One created by and starring Adil Ray". BBC. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Portfolio - Coronation Street". Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Coronation Street to introduce Rana's brother Imran, reveals Bhavna Limbachia". Radio Times. 15 November 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
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  6. ^ "Cuffs – meet the cast". Radio Times. 28 October 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2017.

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