Rahul is a Film playback singer. His work in the film Katyar Kaljat Ghusali was highly appreciated.
Rahul developed his interest in vocal music by studying the music of Kumar Gandharva. Initially, he sought guidance from Vidushi Ushatai Chipalkatti and Kumar Gandharva's son Sri. Mukul Shivputra. He further learned music under the tutelage of Sri. Gangadharbuva Pimpalkhare and Sri. Madhusudhan Patwardhan. He also learned tabla from Sri. Suresh Samant.
Rahuls voice has the hallmark of his superb and confident singing. He has developed the deep bass that has become a key feature of his singing today. Rahul's powerful rendition and on-the-spot innovations keep listeners mesmerised, while his efforts to contemporise the presentations with modern techniques have also earned him accolades.
He has also acted in Indian musicals (natyasangeet) like Katyar Kaljaat Ghusli, Sangeet Maanapmaan, and Sangeet Saunshyakallol.