He was one of the 14 housemates in Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition. On March 2, 2006 he came out of the closet on the show by revealing to fellow housemate Keanna Reeves that he is gay. On day 45 of the competition, Rustom opted to voluntarily leave the house.
He recently appeared in the film version of the comicbook Zsazsa Zaturnnah as the gay salon owner Ada (Adrian), alter ego of Zsazsa Zaturnnah. He also appeared in Happy Hearts as the gay father of Alvin.
- Happy Hearts(2007)
- Super Inggo 1.5: Ang Bagong Bangis ABS-CBN 2 (2007) as Super Inday's alter ego
- La Vendetta - GMA Network (2007) as Alfie Camba
- Aalog-Alog as Rust
- Komiks: Fun Haus as Ringa Master
- Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition - ABS-CBN 2 (2006)
- Pintados - GMA Network (1999)
- Wheel Of Fortune - ABC 5 (1997)
- GMA Love Stories - GMA Network (1996)
- Spotlight Drama Special - GMA Network (1994)
- GMA Telecine Specials - GMA Network (1993)
- 17 Bernard Club - ABC 5 (1993)
- Lunch Date - GMA Network (1992)
- Davao, Ang Gintong Pag-Asa - RPN 9 (1991)
Award & RecognitionsEdit
- Winner, Best New Male TV Personality- 1992 PMPC Star Awards for Television.
2007 Gawad Urian Best Actor award Edit
After winning the Gawad Urian Best Actor award (September 13), Rustom Padilla (September 15) told his mother, Eva, on Startalk: "Aminin niyo na Ma, ako ang pinakamaganda ninyong anak. Aminin niyo na iyan. Ako ang nagmana sa kagandahan ninyo." ("Admit it mom, I’m your most beautiful child; I inherited your beauty").
Rustom Padilla declared his "gay revelation" on March 2006.