Reha Özcan was born on the 5th of July 1965 in Bingöl, Turkey. He graduated in Drama from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in 1987. He started his professional career in the same year at the Trabzon National Theatre.
For the 1990-1991 season he was appointed to the Istanbul National Theatre, before accepting a position at the Antalya National Theatre in 1992. While working there he also directed plays at the Antalya Municipal Theatre.
For the 2010-2011 season he was appointed to the Istanbul National Theatre again for the play "The Woman Without A Body". He won the best actor awards at the Sadri Alışık Theatre Awards and at the Afife Jale Theatre Awards for his role in this play in 2011.
He retired from the National Theatre in 2016 having worked actively as an actor and director for 30 years. He played the leading role in over 40 plays and was awarded “best actor” 6 times at various prestigious theatre awards.
He has also acted in over 15 films and received international awards for his film “Dark Cloud”. In addition he has also played in 7 TV series in Turkey.
After his retirement from the National Theatre he directed his own project “Ruki”, which he performed over 20 times during the 2017-2018 season. He is planning to perform “Ruki” in English at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time and to carry on touring and working on new projects.