His debut film was 'Koodevide' which was written and directed by P.Padmarajan in which Suhasini and Mammoottty were the main pair.Rahman received Kerala Government Award as second Best Actor for that film.He was a teen model in Malayalam cinema during 80's and has appeared as lead actor of several films also and acted opposite Rohini,Shobhana,Karthika etc.His film 'Parannu Parannu Parannu' directed by P.Padmarajan was a big hit.He acted along with all eminent actors of those period in Malayalam.
In Tamil he became lead actor in late 80's and early 90's and acted in films of all great directors of that language.
Rahman had his studies at Baldwin Boys High School in Bangalore,St.Joseph's school,Abudhabi,Rex Higher secondary school in Ootty,and at Nilambur College.After the success of the film 'Koodevide' he acted in several films in supporting roles or as lead actor in films like 'Kanamarayathu,Uyarangalil,Vaartha,Thammil Thammil,Punnaram Cholli Cholli,Poomukha Padiyil Ninneyum Kathu,Pappan Priyapetta Pappan,Parannu Parannu Parannu' and many more.When he became lead actor in Tamil he took a long break from Malayalam films and reappeared after 2000 only and started acting in supporting roles.
Rahman's first Tamil film was 'Nilave Malare' which was released in 1986 and was directed by S.A.Chandrasekhar.
After some more films in Tamil he shifted completely to Tamil and Telugu films.His screen name in Telugu is 'Reghu'.
'Adiyozhukkukal' was a hit film directed by I.V.Sasi in 1984.Mammootty,Mohan Lal,Seema and Rahman were in the main actors of this film.
Rahman and Rohini were the main pair of the successful film Parannu Parannu Parannu directed by P.Padmarajan.
Rahman,Shankar and Zareena Wahab were in the lead roles of 'Punnaram Cholli Cholli' directed by Priyadarshan.It was about a teen aged boy who studies at Ootty school and spends vacation at his father's native village and the happenings over there.
In the suspense thriller 'Uyarangalil' written by M.T.Vasudevan Nair and directed by I.V.Sasi he handled an important role along with Mohan Lal,Nedumudi Venu etc.
Mammootty,Shobhana,Rahman and Seema were the lead actors of 'Thammil Thammil' directed by Sajan in 1985.
Sajan directed 'Kandu Kandarinju' in which Rahman,Nadia Moidu,Menaka and Mohan Lal acted.
'Kariyilakattupole' was a critically and commercially successful film directed by P.Padmarajan in which Rahman,Jalaja,Karthika,Mohan Lal,Mammootty etc acted.
Shobhana and Rahman were the lead actors of the hit film 'Chilambu' directed by Bharathan.
Pappan Priyapetta Pappan was a comedy theme film directed by Sathyan Anthikkad in which Mohan Lal,Rahman,Lizy,Nedumudi Venu,Unni Mary,Bahadur etc acted.
Rahman came back to Malayalam in 2000's and acted in films like 'Black,Rajamanikyam,Mahasamudram,Goal,Veruthe Oru Bharya,Mumbai Police' and many more.
In Tamil he has many hits like 'Puthu Puthu Arthangal directed by K.Balachander in 89,Puriyaadha Pudhir' directed by K.S.Ravi Kumar in 1990,'Nee Pathi Naan Pathi' directed by Vasanth in 91,'Thambi Pondatti' directed by Panchu Arunachalam in 92,'Udan Pirappu' directed by P.Vasu in 93' and many more.
In Malayalam he was the lead actor of 'Musafir' in 2013.
He is active in south Indian languages especially Malayalam,Tamil and Telugu at present.
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