Afghan Biographies

Hamidi, Rangina Mrs.

Name Hamidi, Rangina Mrs.
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1978
Function/Grade Ex Minister
History and Biodata

2. Previous Function:
Minister of Education nominated and acting (20200610), not confirmed (20201201)
3. Biodata:
Hamidi RanginaRangina Hamidi, fourth daughter of five of late Ghulam Haider Hamidi (Mayor of Kandahar City; assassinated 20110727), was born 1978 in Kandahar Province and escaped her native Afghanistan in 1981, at the age of three, during the Soviet occupation. She moved first to Pakistan and then, in 1988, to the United States. Settling with her family in Virginia, Rangina earned a Bachelors degree in Religious Studies and Gender Studies from the University of Virginia and worked for the Institute for International Public Policy, an affiliate of the United Negro College Fund.


Rangina returned to Kandahar, in 2003. With a personal commitment to help lead change in Afghanistan she assumed the leadership of the Women’s Income Generation (WIG) Project for Afghans for Civil Society (ACS), a development organization dedicated to the social development of Southern Afghanistan.


2012 she came back to the United States due to the deteriorating safety situation in her homeland.


Rangina Hamidi runs an embroidering business. (20130213)

Rangina Hamidi was voted out as minister of Education, with 114 only voting out of 242 in favor. (20201201)

She holds a US Passport.


She speaks Pashtu and English.

Last Modified 2021-08-30
Established 2013-02-13