Rahman is a film actor in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu films. His full name is Rashin Rahman. He was considered as one of the superstars in Malayalam cinema in 1980s. He has acted in more than 150 films.
He made his debut in Koodevide in 1983, for which he won his first Kerala State Award for Best Supporting Actor. He then became a lead actor in Tamil cinema. Rahman’s first Tamil film was Nilave Malare in 1986. He shifted completely to Tamil and Telugu. He was known with screen name Raghu in Telugu movies. Rasaleela was the first Telugu movie.
Rahman’s Malayalam film Manjadikkuru, directed by Anjali Menon, received two awards at the 2008 International Film Festival in Kerala. He received the Padmarajan Award for lifetime achievement in 2015.