Sohail Rana was mostly known for his mega hit national songs like Sohni Dharti, Allah Rakhhay..and Jeevay, Jeevay Pakistan.. He was appointed as the general manager of National Orchestra for national television Ptv.
Sohail Rana composed music for 26 films. His debut film was Jab Say Dekha Hay Tumhen (1963). Armaan (1966), Doraha (1967), Bazi, Soughat (1970) and Badal aur Bijli (9173) were some of his most popular musical films. His last film was Hisab in 1986. He is settled in Canada where he opened a school for singers and musicians in the 1990s..