6'3½" (1.93 m)
- "I am Kota, one of the few still bold enough to call themselves a Jedi."
- ―Rahm Kota
Rahm Kota was born in 16 BBY on the war-ravaged world of ?. Kota himself was forced into fighting in the brutal trench warfare that devastated his homeworld from the age of ten. Years later, the Jedi Mace Windu was dispatched to the planet to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the conflict. Windu met and befriended Kota, and found that he was strong in the Force. After completing his mission, Windu sought to have Kota return with him to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant to train in the Jedi arts. Kota was inducted into the Jedi Order and trained under Luke Skywalker himself.
During his training, his gruff and forthright personality earned him few friends. After attaining the rank of Jedi Knight, Kota often questioned the Jedi High Council's decisions and voiced his opinion that the Order should adopt a more forceful approach when dealing with criminals or negotiating treaties. Yet, no one doubted Kota's commitment and loyalty to both the Republic and the Jedi, or his courage, as he always chose the most dangerous and hazardous assignments.