Rahul Bose, who is an actor, director, writer and playback singer was born on 27th July 1967. He was born in Kolkata and then later shifted to Mumbai. His parents are Rupen Bose and Kumud Bose. He has an elder sister whose name is Anuradha Ansari. She is married to Tariq Ansari, the director, and owner of Mid-day Multimedia. Even as a child, Rahul had been interested in different plays and also participated in various co-curricular activities in school. He was interested in varieties of sports such as rugby, boxing and also obtained cricket training under Ali Khan Pataudi. He began his acting career in plays, and then in advertisements. His first stage play was when he was only six years old where he played the role of Tom, the piper’s son. Later he worked in television in India’s first English soap venture which was called A mouthful of sky. The first movie of Rahul Bose was Thakshak, which was directed by
Govind Nihalani, where he played a negative role.
His first direction was in the year 2000 in a movie named Everyone says I’m fine. . He won the Mani Kaul Award and recognition at the Palms Springs National Festival for best directorial debut. In the year 1997, he played the role of Saleem Sanai in the BBC adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight children. His first Bollywood cinema was Jhankar Beats. His acting in the movie Chameli along with Kareena Kapoor also won him much critical appreciation. He played an antagonist in the Tamil-Hindi movie called Vishwaroopam. In the year 2006, he worked with
Konkona Sen Sharma in a movie on the life of a patient with schizophrenia. The movie won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English. Rahul Bose won the Best Actor Award at Singapore International Film Festival for the film
Split Wide Open in the year 2000.
He is called the “superstar of Indian art house cinema”. He was the first Indian Oxfam Global Ambassador in the year 2007. He won the
Mahesh Bhatt spokesperson Award in the year 2005 and Karamveer Puraskar in the year 2007. Rahul Bose is also associated with doing a lot of social work and works for some NGOs. He won the Youth Icon Award for Social Justice and Welfare in the year 2009 and also the Hakim Khan Sur Award for National Integration in the year 2012.