Rana Nazir (née Habeeb) is an old university friend of Alya Nazir, and is married to her brother Zeedan.


In February 2016 Rana sent Alya a birthday card and the next day they decided to meet up and have dinner at Nick's Bistro. Rana soon took a shine to Alya's brother Zeedan and the pair began a relationship. However their time together was short due to Rana's flirtatious nature with other men which caused Zeedan to split up with her. In July the couple reconciled.

When Jim McDonald had been diagnosed with the genetic disorder myotonic dystrophy in October, alarm bells rang for his son Steve. As well as himself and daughter Amy Barlow at risk from the disorder, he'd also impregnated both Michelle Connor and Leanne Battersby, and discovered their babies could also be at risk. Steve and Michelle spoke to Rana to see if she knew anything about the disease, and she gave the couple some information.

Zeedan proposed to Rana in November that year, and Rana supported Zeedan when it was revealed that Sharif Nazir, Zeedan's grandfather, had been having an affair with a woman named Sonia Rahman. Zeedan then began to question his beliefs in marriage, and after an awkward meal with Rana's parents, he broke off their engagement. Rana was crushed and felt adamant that this was the end of her relationship with Zeedan, however family friend, Leanne helped reconcile the pair. Zeedan and Rana decided to marry immediately after their reconciliation to seal their love for one another, with Rana's parents (Hassan and Saira Habeeb), Yasmeen, Leanne and Nick Tilsley witnessing the ceremony.

Soon after their marriage, Zeedan was keen to have children but Rana was less certain. Not wanting to upset her husband, Rana secretly began taking contraceptive pills.

In late 2017 Rana couldn't help but develop an attraction for friend Kate Connor, even though she was still in love with her husband.

First and last lines

"So sorry I'm late. Gosh, you must hate me. 'Scuse me, sorry. Town was a nightmare and then the bus broke down. I was like that to the driver: 'Hey pal, I'm meeting my old mate from uni'". (First line, to Alya Nazir)

See also

Current characters
Ken Barlow | Rita Tanner | Peter Barlow | Gail Rodwell | Tracy Barlow | Audrey Roberts | Kevin Webster | Jenny Connor | Sally Metcalfe | Sarah Platt | Gina Seddon | Liz McDonald | Steve McDonald | Rosie Webster | David Platt | Norris Cole | Sophie Webster | Daniel Osbourne | Roy Cropper | Robert Preston | Leanne Battersby | Toyah Battersby | Tyrone Dobbs | Dev Alahan | Eileen Grimshaw | Maria Connor | Kirk Sutherland | Bethany Platt | Adam Barlow | Fiz Stape | Simon Barlow | Sean Tully | Chesney Brown | Amy Barlow | Aadi Alahan | Asha Alahan | Michelle Connor | Ryan Connor | Carla Connor | Gary Windass | Mary Cole | Liam Connor Jr. | Lewis Archer | Brian Packham | Izzy Armstrong | Max Turner | Jack Webster | Hope Stape | Faye Windass | Eva Price | Beth Sutherland | Craig Tinker | Joseph Brown | Ruby Dobbs | Tim Metcalfe | Sinead Tinker | Jake Windass | Lily Platt | Alya Nazir | Yasmeen Nazir | Gemma Winter | Billy Mayhew | Cathy Matthews | Alex Warner | Johnny Connor | Kate Connor | Rana Nazir | Harry Platt | Seb Franklin | Shona Ramsey | Jude Appleton | Oliver Battersby | Summer Spellman | Moira Pollock | George Appleton | Angie Appleton | Imran Habeeb