Rana Habeeb

Rana Habeeb is played by Bhavna Limbachia

First Appearance: 19th February 2016

Behind The Scenes: Farewell Rana

Join Bhavna Limbachia and Faye Brookes behind the scenes of their heartbreaking final scenes together.

And, find out what Kate and Rana's relationship means to them and what it was like to film the Underworld roof collapse.

INTERVIEW: Bhavna Limbachia on Kate and Rana

With Rana and Zeedan's civil wedding getting closer, we spoke to Bhavna Limbachia on Rana's feelings towards Kate...

What was your thoughts when you were first told about this storyline?

I was so excited and instantly on board! Having the extra element of the cultural aspect of the character, I knew this was something I wanted to explore and support.

How important is this storyline?

Being from an Asian background, I feel incredibly passionate about Rana’s storyline as it is still such a taboo subject within the Asian community. The more I researched the struggle the LGBT community are faced with, the more I wanted to support it.

I hope Rana's story sparks conversation - I want to give these people a voice!

– Bhavna Limbachia

Kate and Rana Kiss!

This is the moment that Rana Nazir finally gives in to her feelings for Kate Connor and shocks her with a kiss.

For weeks Kate has believed that Rana’s negative reaction to her relationship with Imogen was homophobia and the pair fell out.

Kate and Rana made up after Kate and Imogen split, and in a bid to hide her growing feelings for her mate, Rana told hubby Zeedan that she wanted to try for a baby.

But in Wednesday’s double episodes (11th Oct) a drunken Rana turns up out of the blue at Kate’s flat and stuns her friend by kissing her.

How will Kate react when she realises her married best friend is in love with her?

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PREVIEWS: What's coming up on the cobbles?
QUIZ: What happens next?

Day Eight

On DAY EIGHT of the Coronation Street Advent Calendar we pitched newly-weds Rana and Zeedan (Bhavna Limbachia and Qasim Akhtar) against each other in a nail-biting game of Mr & Mrs!

Who do you think will win?

End Of The Engagement?

Rana tackles Zeedan about his distant mood but she’s floored when he announces that he can’t marry her, as watching his grandparents’ marriage fall apart has made him question their own relationship.

Deeply hurt Rana tells Zeedan she never wants to see him again!