Subair was a leading Malayalam movie-serial actor for close to 20 years. He was born and brought up in Kannur, Kerala. He later moved to Cochin. Subair’s parents are Zulaiman and Ayesha . He was married to Dilshad and the couple have two kids. In the year 2010, Subair passed away due to a sudden cardiac arrest at the age of forty eight. He started his career in the entertainment industry as a producer. Unfortunately, the attempt was a huge failure. Subair later moved to films and television serials. He started with small roles in movies and progress quickly to strong character roles and negative characters. 
Subair debuted as an actor with the movie Bharatham in the year 1991. This was followed by many movies like Yodha, Gandharvam, Akashadoothu, Aaraam Thampuran, Truth, Valliettan, Dreams, Christian Brothers, and Balram vs. Tharadas etc. His villain roles in movies like King, Pazhassi Raja, Tiger, Bharat Chandran I P S, Nadia Kollappetta Rathri and Lelam were highly appreciated. His last movie was Thriller with Prithvi Raj. Subair was a part of close to 200 films.
He also played a prominent role in the mega serial Varsham. Varsham was the first mega serial from Doordarshan, telecasted in early nineties.