Moammar Rana

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.

Moammar Rana
Native name
مُعمّر رانا
Born (1974-02-26) February 26, 1974
Lahore, Pakistan
OccupationActor, film director
Years active1996–present
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
FamilyShafqat Rana (father)
Shakoor Rana (uncle)
Azmat Rana (uncle)
Sultan Rana (uncle)
Mansoor Rana (cousin)
Maqsood Rana (cousin)


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]



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]


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


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


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
2020 Mission December Azaad TBA Peace of Heart[13]


  • Hawa pay Raqs PTV
  • Uss Paar ATV
  • Dil Mera Mera Nahi ATV
  • Ankh Salamat andhay log ATV
  • Laaj TV One
  • Nazar (2011) PTV
  • Kaisi Hain Doorian
  • Meray Paas Paas (2007)
  • Banjar (2006)
  • Love, Life Aur Lahore as Pari Paiker (2010)
  • Ishq Ibadat (2011)
  • Roshan Sitara (2012)
  • Dil Diya Dehleez (Hum TV)
  • Judaai
  • Mehram (Hum TV)

As director


YearAwardCategoryWork nominatedResult
Nigar Awards
Best ActorChoorianWon
1999Best ActorNikki Jaee Haan
2000Best ActorMehndi Waley Hath
2002Best ActorYeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa
2010Pakistan Media AwardBest Actor
2012Pakistan Media AwardBest ActorLove Mein Ghum

See also


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