Moammar Rana

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Moammar Rana
Native name مُعمّر رانا
Born (1974-02-26) February 26, 1974 (age 44)
Lahore, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Actor, film director
Years active 1996–present
Family Shafqat Rana (father)
Shakoor Rana (uncle)
Azmat Rana (uncle)
Sultan Rana (uncle)
Mansoor Rana (cousin)
Maqsood Rana (cousin)

Moammar Rana (Urdu: مُعَمّر رانا ‎), is a Pakistani actor and film director.[1] He is known for his various Lollywood movie credits, and has also worked on the small screen in Pakistani soap operas and Television Serials.

Family[edit]

He belongs to a cricketing dynasty: his father Shafqat Rana has played some Test matches for Pakistan and served as national selector twice, his uncle Azmat Rana (d. 2015) played one Test, another uncle, Shakoor Rana (d. 2001), was a well-known umpire who's two sons Mansoor and Maqsood played few ODIs, while yet another uncle, Sultan Rana, played first-class matches before becoming a cricket administrator.[2]

Career[edit]

Films[edit]

Moammar Rana appeared in the film Kudiyon Ko Dale Dana as a second lead actor. He got his first break in Deewane Tere Pyar Ke. In 1999, he appeared in the ensemble romantic film Pal Do Pal, which was directed by late Shamim Ara. He has also appeared in the films Channa Sachi Muchi, Fire, Jhoomar, and Koi Tujh Sa Kahan. Moammar's film Choorian which was directed by Syed Noor became the highest grossing Pakistani Punjabi film earning Rs20 crore (US$4.4 million) at the Box Office.[3]

He has worked in the Bollywood film Dobara (2004)[4] with actress Mahima Chaudhry in a special appearance and made his Bollywood debut in Ek Second... Jo Zindagi Badal De? opposite Manisha Koirala and former Miss India Nikita Anand.[5]

In 2018, Rana was seen in the film Azaadi which was based on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, and was directed and produced by Imran Malik.[6] Despite receiving unfavorable reviews, the film emerged as a success on local box office.[7]

Television[edit]

Moammar has also appeared in some television soaps such as Dil, Diya, Dehleez, Love Life and Lahore, and Ishq Ibadat.

Director[edit]

Moammar is set to make his debut as film director for the film Sikander, where he plays the lead actor, which has been in making since 2015.[8][9]

Selected filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role
1996 Kudiyon Ko Dale Dana
1997 Deewane Tere Pyar Ke Nouman (Nomi)
1998 Choorian Bakhtu
1998 Duniya Dekhe Gi
1999 Ik Pagal Si Larki
1999 Pal Do Pal Gul
1999 Kursi Aur Qanoon Naveed Khan
1999 Nikki Jai Haan
2000 Jungle Queen
2000 Angaray
2000 Mujhe Chand Chahiye Imran
2001 Badmash Gujjar Bhola
2002 Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa Falak
2002 Toofan Ashwani
2004 Dobara Cameo appearance
2005 Koi Tujh Sa Kahan Peeru
2005 Naag aur Nagin Sawak
2006 One Two Ka One
2006 Fire (2006 film)
2007 Jhoomar Shahnawaz
2008 Kabhi Pyar Na Karna
2010 Haseeno Ka Mela
2010 Ek Second... Jo Zindagi Badal De? Shantanu Roy
2010 Channa Sachi Muchi Bhau (Bao)
2011 Love Mein Gum Ali
2011 Jugni
2011 Bhai Log Raja
2016 Saya e Khuda e Zuljalal Haider
2018[10] Azaadi[11] Azaad
2018 Sikander[12] Sikandar
2018 Market
TBA Peace of Heart[13]
TBA Pyar Ki FIR

Dramas[edit]

As director[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Work nominated Result
1998
Nigar Awards
Best Actor Choorian Won
1999 Best Actor Nikki Jaee Haan
2000 Best Actor Mehndi Waley Hath
2002 Best Actor Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa
2010 Pakistan Media Award Best Actor
2012 Pakistan Media Award Best Actor Love Mein Ghum

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Challenges of Globalization. DIANE Publishing. pp. 34–. ISBN 978-1-4289-6663-5.
  2. ^ Khalid H. Khan, Former Pakistan cricketer Azmat Rana passes away, Dawn News, 2 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  3. ^ http://tribune.com.pk/story/693387/did-you-know-balding-moammar-rana-takes-a-break-from-acting/
  4. ^ http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article/10371
  5. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/movie-reviews/Ek-Second-Jo-Zindagi-Badal-de/movie-review/6037599.cms
  6. ^ https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/02/05/pakistani-film-azaadi-to-present-story-of-struggling-kashmiris/
  7. ^ "Moammar Rana starrer Azaadi comes as surprise Eid package - Entertainment - Dunya News". Dunya News. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  8. ^ http://tribune.com.pk/story/964505/big-screen-and-even-bigger-stints/
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-08-07. Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  10. ^ https://www.hipinpakistan.com/news/print/1154245
  11. ^ http://www.hipinpakistan.com/news/print/1151763
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-08-07. Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  13. ^ "Peace of Heart | U-Films Production | Moammar Rana,Yasir Hussain,Maira Khan,Saba Qamar - Youth Group Limited". Youth Group Limited. Retrieved 2018-04-20.

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