An exceptional painter, renowned actor, and a notable model Behram Rana is a man of many talents. Behram Rustom Rana, popularly known as Behram Rana, was born on 19th December 1942. He was born and brought up in Mumbai, along with his elder brother. Behram is happily married, and his wife is a teacher by profession. His son,
, is also a familiar face in the television world. He did his schooling in a Gujarati medium from M.A. High School in Mumbai. Behram Rana got admitted to J.J. Institute of Arts in 1960 and majored in Applied Arts.
After his graduation in 1964, Behram opened his designing studio and worked with various advertising agencies. Then, for a couple of years, he did freelancing and worked as creative in advertising agencies. He entered Larsen & Toubro Limited in 1977 as the Assistant General Manager Creative and served the company for 24 long years, till he turned 60 in 2001. With most of his time devoted to work, Behram started painting in part-time. He realized his passion for painting soon, and since then, his love for painting is unbounded.
Behram Rana organized his maiden art exhibition in 1983 at Taj Art Gallery. Since then, he has done over ten art shows at various places in Mumbai and Singapore. After his retirement in 2001, Behram Rana has been a full-time artist and enjoys his life with art. Other than painting, he also finds time for photography and writing. Behram Rana’s journey in Bollywood started with the 2008 film Yuvvraaj. He portrayed the character Jackson, a musician, in the movie. Gradually, he played a character role in many movies and became a known name in the circuit.
Behram appeared in the 2010 anthology movie, “
” as Manisha Koirala’s father. He essayed the role of the Parsee aristocrat in the cinemas Guzaarish, directed by
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
, and Gangoobai. In the 2012 action movie Agneepath, the audience saw him in a completely different role. He acted as a Don Yusuf Nalwalla in the film. Behram appeared in a minor role in the films Housefull 2 (as the ship captain) and Race 3. In 2020, he played a major in the Hindi film Mrs. Serial Killer which got released on Netflix.
His other extensive project of 2020 is Gulabo Sitabo, which had a star cast of ,
. He essayed the role of Abdul Rehman in the
directed film. We have seen Behram Rana in many television commercials with several Bollywood celebrities including
, and Saif Ali Khan.
He has appeared in over fifty commercials, and his prominent works include BSNL, Parachute Hair Oil, Nokia, Horlicks, Water Purifier, Domino’s Pizza, Neo Sports, etc. He also did print jobs for Bangalore Mall, Videocon Mobile, Apollo Tyres, and Lenovo PC. Behram Rana’s journey is indeed an inspirational one because he follows what his heart says, and he never settles for anything less than he deserves. Be it acting or painting, Behram Rana enjoys the process with his whole heart. Could there be anyone other than Behram Rana to prove “Age is just a number?”