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Rana Rizwan

Senior Executive Vice President BOL Entertainment

A highly talented individual committed to taking comic
direction to new heights

Pakistan’s Leading comedy directorwith popular sitcom - Bulbulay -
to his credit

A consummate director who has proven his expertise in his field

Torchbearer of quality comedy Acclaimed Director A powerhouse of talent

RanaRizwan

Senior Executive Vice President BOL Entertainment

Rana Rizwan completed his undergraduate education in 1994 from Government Islamia Science College, Karachi, followed by a 4-year-long diploma course in advertising from Studio Art, Karachi. He began his advertising career with Interflow Communications as an intern. After a brief stint at the company, he joined another advertising agency, Origins, in 1999 and worked there for an year. During his tenure at the agency, he worked for a number of clients, including famous refrigeration company, Dawlance, and played a pivotal role in revamping its entire advertising campaign. Despite being at the zenith of his career, he left Origins in 2000 to launch his own advertising agency named Velocity and worked for several clients, including DC Pager and renowned dress designers such as Nadya Mistry. After stepping into the world of comedy production, Rana Rizwan would go from success to success and earn a reputation of being one of the best comedy directors that Pakistan has ever seen.

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A Seasoned Sitcom Director

Rana Rizwan left advertising for the world of TV production in 2001. During this time, he interned with acclaimed TV producer Mehreen Jabbar. After getting sufficient exposure to the electronic media, in 2001 Rana Rizwan did a sitcom, Sub Set Hai, as an Assistant Director with Indus Vision. Meanwhile, he continued to conduct several magazine shows for PTV. He continued learning and experimenting in the field of comedy production after joining Moomal Productions in 2003 where he worked for Hum TV for nearly five years.

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Proven Expertise in Comedy Direction

He continued to hone his directorial skills by doing several telefilms and projects which gained immense popularity among the audiences. He also directed another successful show with actor Mani which had a 100-episode run. Later, in 2007, he joined ARY Music as Content Head and the assignment proved to be a great learning experience for him. After leaving the channel in 2008, he worked as a freelancer for a while during which he released two comedy serials, Hum Tum for GEO and Badtameez for ARY before launching into his career’s biggest project - Bulbulay - in 2009. During the same time, he joined ARY Digital and created another popular sitcom, Dugdugi.

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Unwavering Commitment
to his Profession

A passionate and committed director, Rana Rizwan chose to enter a territory which is among the most challenging propositions for the studios - comedy. Nevertheless, he proved his mettle in the field by constantly applying himself and never giving up despite all odds. From humble beginnings to becoming a director of an iconic sitcom, Bulbulay, Rana Rizwan has proven that one can achieve anything in life if one is passionate about it and this claim is manifested by his sterling success in the difficult realm of comedy. He also plans to direct a comedy film some day.

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