Rahul Kumar is a well-known Indian actor who started his acting career at a very young age. He was born on September 9, 1995 in Almora, Uttarakhand, India to
and Geeta Devi. His father is in search for a job so the family moved to Gurgaon. Right now, Suresh works in the Chancellor Club while Geeta works as a beautician. Rahul later moved to the city to pursue his acting career and luckily, he was given the chance to be part of the industry.
He continued working on theatre and at the same time as a child actor in the 1999 Hindi film, Chandaal Atma where he bagged the role of Chandan Das. He also acted as a child artist on
The Blue Umbrella
as Tikku, a village boy in 2005. Later, Rahul acted as the son of Ishwar Langda Tyagi (played by ) in another Vishal Bhardwaj’ crime drama film, Omkara in 2006. He was also part of the Hindi film, AMAL as Chotu, the servant in 2007. He rose to fame after bagging the role of ManMohan or popularly known as Millimeter or MM, the canteen boy in the coming-of-age comedy drama film, 3 Idiots in 2009. The film stars
and Kareena Kapoor. In 2012, he played the role of Bitwa in the Bollywood film, Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal. The film fails to make it to the box-office and received negative reviews. But, they got the Mexico International Film Festival’s Foreign Language Film Award in 2013. He was also seen in the Hindi film, Kutta Kamina.
Rahul came from a lower-middle class household and he, together with his elder brother was connected to Literacy India for a decade now. The organization have been sponsoring their education and Rahul has been doing theatre and a lot of acting with them. While Rahul was on his Class X at the Rotary International School in Gurgaon, the producer 3 Idiots,
Vidhu Vinod Chopra
also sponsored his education after the film. Education is important to him; there was even a time that he had to turn down a television serial offer because he wanted to focus on his studies. He also wished to pursue an acting course at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and when he’s already prepared, he will venture more in doing films. He also stated that when he grows up and already achieve something in his life, he wanted to help the poor people because he knows exactly what it feels to be like them.