Rahnama earned bachelor’s degrees in Legal Rights and Persian Literature and a master’s degree in Dramatic Literature. She also took screenwriting and acting courses, and worked as a journalist.Her debut movie was Viber in 1991. Besides being a theatre, television and film actress, Rahnama is also a writer. She has collaborated in writing for The Nights of Barareh (2005), Mozaffar’s Garden (2006) and Shams-ol-Emareh (2009) series. Rahnama also published a book entitled Seven Nights in a Month, which is a collection of her notes from her personal blog over 7 years.