In 2011, Rajeev made his debut as as the leading man in the film City of God, which was directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery. He is regular in Lakme Fashion week, the Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week and then the Couture Week as well. He has also walked on the ramps for Tommy Hilfiger and for designers such as Rohit bal,Rocky s,Varul bahl,Arjun khanna,Digvijay singh,Abdul halder,Chaitanya,Abhishek,Tarun tahiliani,leconet hemanth etc. ‘Hard work and a lot of perseverance', is his prescription for what he has managed to do.Originally a dentist by profession,the fashion bug bit him in london while doing his masters. Rajeev Pillai has also played for Kerala Strikers team in 2012 and 2013 seasons of the Celebrity Cricket Leagueand top Scored for them in both the Seasons.