Rani (actress)

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Rani
رانی
Actress Rani and Director Hassan Tariq 1959.jpg
Rani with her husband Hassan Tariq (left)
Born
Nasira

(1946-12-08)December 8, 1946
DiedMay 27, 1993(1993-05-27) (aged 46)
OccupationActress
Years active1962–1991
Spouse(s)Hassan Tariq
Mian Javed Qamar
Sarfaraz Nawaz

Rani (Punjabi, Urdu: رانی‎; December 8, 1946 – May 27, 1993) was a Pakistani film and television actress. She gained success in the 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 also popular for her dance performances in films. Rani died of cancer on May 27, 1993.[1]

Acting career[edit]

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 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 Muni, Seeta Mariam Margaret, Ik Gunah Aur Sahi and Surrayya Bhopali. She also acted in two TV serials Khowahish and Faraib in the early 90's.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Rani was born on December 8, 1946 as Nasira in Mozang, Lahore to Malik Muhammed Shafi and Iqbal Begum in an Arain family. Her 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 and raised Rani herself. After being raised by Mukhtar Begum, Rani moved in with her mother with whom she was reconciled with. After her initial success in late 60's, she married renowned director Hassan Tariq, of whom she had a daughter Rabia. Due to conflicts Hassan Tariq divorced Rani in the late 70's. She then married to producer Mian Javed Qamar, who divorced her when it was discovered that Rani had cancer. During her treatment in London, she met famous cricketer Sarfaraz Nawaz. Soon they developed a good relationship with each other and got married. Rani helped Sarfraz in his election campaign in late 80's. But their relationship also did not last long and they parted. After getting divorced for the third time, Rani was struck by the grief of loneliness. Cancer also struck back and this time with much more intensity as Rani did not have much desire to live but to see her daughter married.[3]

Death[edit]

Graves of Rani and her mother

Rani died of cancer on May 27, 1993 at the age of 46 in Karachi, just a few days after her daughter Rabia's marriage. Shortly after Rani's death, her mother who was seriously ill and never knew of her daughter's death, also died. Rani's only sister also died three months later. Rani and her mother were buried side by side in Lahore in Muslim Town Cemetery.[4]

Awards[edit]

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.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title
1962 Mehboob
1963 Ik tera sahara
1963 Mauj 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 Kaafir
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
1969 Mukhra Chann warga
1969 Maa Beta
1970 Akhri Chattan
1970 Anjuman
1970 Chann Sajna
1970 Dil dian lagian
1970 Do nain swali
1970 Duniya matlab di
1970 Jeib Kutra
1970 Mehram Dil da
1970 Rabb di Shaan
1970 Sajjan Beli
1970 Shama aur Parwana
1970 Taxi Driver
1971 Babul
1971 Des mera jeedaraa da
1971 Do Baaghi
1971 Jee o Jatta
1971 Ishq bina ki jeena
1971 Mr. 303
1971 Rab rakha
1971 Sakhi Lutera
1971 Siran naal sardarian
1971 Sucha sauda
1971 Tehzeeb
1971 Ucha naa pyar da
1971 Wehshi
1972 Azaadi
1972 Badley gi Duniya Sathi
1972 Baharo Phool Barsao
1972 Bhai Bhai
1972 Dhol jawanian mane
1972 Dil naal Sajjan de
1972 Ghairat te Qanoon
1972 Khalish
1972 Meri ghairat teri izzat
1972 Naag Muni
1972 Sodagar
1972 Umrao Jan Ada
1973 Ek thi Larki
1973 Mr. 420
1973 Pyasa
1974 Deedar
1974 Laila Majnoo
1974 Zulm kade nein phalda
1975 Dilruba
1975 Ik gunah aur sahi
1975 Pulekha
1976 Aulad
1976 Naag aur Nagin
1976 Surraya Bhoopali
1976 Zaroorat
1977 Begum Jan
1977 Kaloo
1978 Nazrana
1978 Parakh
1978 Saheli
1978 Seeta, Maryam, Margrete
1979 Ab Ghar jane do
1979 Aurat Raj
1979 Behan Bhai
1979 Ibadat
1979 Josh
1979 Khushboo
1979 Mr. Ranjha
1979 Naqsh-e-Qadam
1979 Nawabzadi
1979 Nai Tehzeeb
1979 Tarana
1980 Badnaam
1980 Haye yeh Shohar
1980 Lahoo de rishte
1980 Sheikh Chilli
1981 Gun Man
1981 Watan
1982 Kinara
1982 Aas Paas
1983 Bigri naslen
1983 Deewana Mastana
1983 Wadda Khan
1983 Kala Sumandar
1983 Sona Chandi
1984 Chor Chokidar
1984 Dada Ustad
1984 Devar Bhabhi
1984 Iman te Farangi
1984 Ishq Pecha
1984 Jagga te Reshma
1984 Judai
1984 Laraka
1984 Raja Rani
1984 Sajawal Daku
1984 Ucha Shamla Jatt da
1984 Aag ka Sumandar
1984 Aaj ka Inssan
1985 Ann Parh
1985 Babur Khan
1985 Chandni
1985 Chann Baloch
1985 Do Hathkarian
1985 Ek Dulhan
1985 Ghulami
1985 Khoon aur Pani
1985 Khuddaar
1985 Muqaddar
1985 Sahib Bahadur
1985 Thugg Badshah
1986 Chall so Chall
1986 Qulli
1986 Shehnai
1987 Kala Toofan
1987 Zalzala
1987 Zidbazi
1989 Aap ki khatir
1991 Truck Driver
1991 Yohnavey

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