Nasira Sarfraz better known as Rani was born on December 8, 1946, in Lahore. She rose to fame in the late 1960s when she made a popular pair with renowned actor and producer Waheed Murad. She remained one of the most successful actresses of Pakistan for her in Punjabi and Urdu films.
In 1962, Rani made her screen debut in the film ‘Mehboob’. After the success of ‘Hazar Dastan’ and ‘Dever Bhabi’, Rani became a leading actress in Pakistani cinema.
She also acted in two TV serials ‘Khwahish’ and ‘Faraib’ in the early 90’s. She 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 1986.
Some of her more notable films are Chann Makhna, Sajjan Pyara, Jind Jan, Duniya Matlib Di,Anjuman, Tehzeeb, Umrao Jan Ada and Naag Muni.
After getting divorce from director Hassan Tariq in the late 70’s, she then married to producer Mian Javed Qamar, who also divorced her when it was discovered that Rani had cancer. During her treatment in London, she accidentally met famous cricketer Sarfaraz Nawaz. Soon they developed a good relationship with each other and got married.
Rani died of cancer at the age of 46 in Lahore on May 27, 1993.