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Pronunciation Rānī
Gender Male/Female
Language(s) Arabic
Other names
Alternative spelling Ranee, Raani

Rani ((Hebrew: רני‎),(Arabic: راني‎), Nepali, Sanskrit and Hindi: रानी, Bengali: রানী; Standardized Modern Bengali: রানি), In Arabic, Rani راني is a masculine name which means "the man who is looking up".[citation needed]. In Hebrew Rani (Hebrew: רני‎) is also a nickname of the Israeli masculine name Ran, which means "[He] sings."[citation needed]. In southeast Asia, sometimes spelled Ranee, is a Hindu/Sanskrit feminine given name, which means "duchess," "queen", or "sovereign".[citation needed] The term is the female form of the term for princely rulers in Southeast Asia and applies equally to the wife of a Raja or Rana.

Notable people named Rani[edit]

  • Rani (actress) (born December 8, 1946 – died May 27, 1993), Pakistani actress and model.
  • Rani Agrawal (born June 14, 1991), Indian actress.
  • Rani Bhabani (born 1716 – died 1795), Indian philanthropist and zamindar.
  • Rani Chandra (born October 12, 1976), Indian actress and winner of the Miss Kerala pageant.
  • Rani Chatterjee (born November 3, 1984), Indian actress, dancer and presenter.
  • Rani Chitralekha Bhonsle (born February 26, 1941), Indian political and social worker.
  • Rani Gaidinliu (born January 26, 1915 – died February 17, 1993), Indian activist, spiritual and political leader.
  • Rani Hamid (born 1944), Bangladeshi chess player.
  • Rani Karnaa (born 1939), Indian dancer.
  • Rani Khedira (born January 27, 1994), German footballer.
  • Rani Maria Vattalil (born January 29, 1954 – died February 25, 1995), Indian catholic religious, activist and missionary social worker.
  • Rani Mukerji (born March 21, 1978), Indian actress.
  • Rani Mundiasti (born October 4, 1984), Indonesian badminton player.
  • Rani Price (born January 29, 1974), English television presenter.
  • Rani Rampal (born December 4, 1994), Indian field hockey player.
  • Rani Rashmoni (born 1793 – died 1861), Indian activist, businesswoman, philanthropist, zamindars and founder of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple.
  • Rani Sharone (born 1978), American bassist and guitarist.
  • Rani Taj (born October 3, 1993), British-Pakistani dhol player.
  • Rani Vijaya Devi (born August 28, 1922 – died December 8, 2005), Indian princess and musician.
  • Rani Yahya (born September 12, 1984), Brazilian mixed martial artist and Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner.

Notable people surnamed Rani[edit]

  • Devika Rani (born March 30, 1908 – died March 9, 1994), Indian actress, singer and textile designer
  • Pooja Rani (born February 17, 1991), Indian boxer
  • Krishna Rani (born 2001), Bangladeshi footballer

Fictional characters[edit]

  • The Rani, from the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who.
  • Rani Chandra, from 2007's British science fiction television The Sarah Jane Adventures.
  • Rani, from the Disney franchise Disney Fairies.
  • Rani Kapoor, from the Australian soap opera Neighbours.
  • The Rani of Cooch Naheen, from the Salman Rushdie's novel, Midnight's Children.

See also[edit]

  • Prabhu, Sanskrit for "prince".