Aarif Rahman (Chinese name 李治廷) was born in Hong Kong. He is of Chinese, Malay and Arabian ancestry. He grew up in Hong Kong and attended King George V School. Rahman speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Aarif Rahman also won “Best New Performer” and “Best Original Song” at the 29th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2010, for his performance in Echoes of the Rainbow. During that year, he starred in two movies Frozen and Bruce Lee, My Brother as the leading characters Cheung Wai-kit and Bruce Lee respectively. Aarif Rahman was rumored to be romantically linked with Chinese actress Fan Bingbing. However she denied it.