Kalabhavan Rahman is a committed Malayalam actor who began his acting career as early as 1986 with a small appearance as an ice-cream parlour waiter in the Reghunath Paleri directed the movie- ‘Onnu muthal poojyam vare’. He was born and brought up in Aluva in the Ernakulam district of Kerala, India. Rahman completed his higher education at U.C.College, Aluva.
He presently resides at Ernakulum with his wife-Rejula Rahman, Son Fahim Rahman and Daughter Thanvi Rahman. He has taken steady and consistent steps throughout his acting career spanning almost 30 years. The title ‘Kalabhavan’ in his name stands for the centre of learning of arts in Kochi, Kerala, which has a reputation for producing the finest artists in the Malayalam film and media industry.
Rahman was one among the founder members of the mimicry troop initiated by Kalabhavan. Other members of the troop include Siddique, Lal, Anzar, K.S. Prasad Varkichan, etc. who’ve proven their worth in the field. Owing to his experience and background in mimicry and other comical mediums of entertainments, he had donned the role of a comedian artist in Malayalam movies such as ‘Nanma Niranjavan Sreenivasan’, ‘Mangalya Pallakku’, ‘Mimics action 500’ etc.
In the recent years, he has taken roles that require the most natural acting skills and has been successful in this venture, His role as a bus conductor in the Jeethu joseph-directed movie named ‘
Drishyam’ proves this. With precise use of expressions and impeccable dialogue delivery, he gives grace and sophistication to a character who plays in less than five scenes in the movie.
This is similar to his role in the 2015 film- ‘
Nirnayakam’. He only appears in the beginning and end of the film-As a man who loses his interview owing to a traffic block caused by a political party staging their rally. Even when he is limited by the length or duration of his shots, Kalabhavan Rahman brings a certain amount of life into the characters that he portrays. This is a common feature in over 30 films that he has worked in so far.