Omair Rana

Omair Rana (born January 31, 1978) is a Pakistani actor and theatre director.

Omair Rana
Born
Omair Tahir Rana

(1978-01-31) January 31, 1978
EducationLondon School of Economics
OccupationActor
Height6 ft (183 cm)

Early life and career

He had his early education in Al Ain, UAE, Al Ain English-speaking school, which was instrumental in inculcating his love for theatre. In the course of his career development, he also undertook a number of internships including one with the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry.[1][2][3]

He is a theater actor in the region who has made a significant contribution in the field of teaching Dramatics Art at a number of institutions, including introducing IGCSE Drama to Pakistan in 2009. He also directs plays in educational institutes, notably One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (2014) and Life of Galileo (2013) at Lahore Grammar School Johar Town campus.[4] He runs his theatre company by the name of Real Entertainment Productions (REP) that was founded in 2000 and has done over 50 plays ever since.

As a screen actor he has also worked in numerous TV productions and in the films Chambaili and Tamanna.

Making his TV debut in 2014, he won a lot of recognition for his performances in dramas like Maan, Sang-e-Mar Mar and O Rangreza, and in 2018 he starred in the much anticipated Hum TV's period drama Aangan.[5]

Omair Rana was appointed as a CLF Goodwill Ambassador by the Children's Literature Festival on July 30, 2019. [6]

Filmography

Films

YearTitleRoleDirectorAdditional notes
2005Toba Tek SinghBishan SinghAfia NathanielShort film ; based on the short story by Manto
2013ChambailiRashidIsmail JilaniFilm feature debut
65Soldier/husbandSteven MooreTV short ; based on the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
2014TamannaRizwan AhmedSteven Moore
2015DukhtarZarak KhanAfia Nathaniel
TBADrivenTBAMichael Hudson

Television

YearTitleRoleChannel
2014Do Saal Ki AuratUmarHum TV
2015DilfarebZainGeo Entertainment
Tum Mere Kya HoKhalidPTV Home
MaanArslanHum TV
2016Sang-e-Mar MarSafiullah KhanHum TV
Piya Be DardiSahirA Plus Entertainment
2017Kitni Girhain Baqi HainSikander (ep. 31)Hum TV
O RangrezaWaji KamalHum TV
Mujhay Jeenay DoIttefaqUrdu 1
QurbanKaysar KhanARY
2018Zann MureedSajjadHum TV
AanganMazhar ChachaHum TV

References

  1. The Herald 2006 37 p 10-12 "Produced by Real Entertainment Productions (REP) and directed by Omair Rana, the play was staged from 8 to 12 September. The plot is simple, yet hilarious. Harassed advertising executive Timothy Westerby (Shezad Noor Butt) hits his.."
  2. "Omair Rana - an Inspiring Man of many Talents". Ideasevolved.com. 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  3. "TEDxKinnaird | TEDx". TED.com. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  4. Muhammad Ali (7 December 2017), "A conversation with Omair Rana", The Nation. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  5. Ally Adnan (3 October 2018), "I expect ‘Aangan’ will do well both critically and commercially: Omair Rana", PakistanToday. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  6. https://nayadaur.tv/2019/07/childrens-literature-festival-appoints-fourteen-goodwill-ambassadors/


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