Rahul Bose (was born July 27, 1967) is an Indian actor, director, scriptwriter, producer, and social activist. Bose has appeared in several Bengali films such as Mr. and Mrs.Iyer, Kalpurush, Anurana, and The Japanese Wife. He has also appeared in the Bollywood films such as Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Jhankaar Beats, Kucch Luv Jaisaa, Chameli and Shaurya, chain kulii ki main kulii, and a recent blockbuster film named Bulbul. Bose’s first acting role was started when he was only at the age of six when he played the lead character in a school play, Tom.
He is a student of both the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai. After being rejected by several American universities abroad, Bose attended another college named Sydenham College. While at the time of his college he played on the school’s rugby team and won a silver medal by being in the second position in boxing. After his mother’s death in the year 1987, Bose began working as a copywriter and was later promoted to advertising [for advertisements] creative director. Bose left the job after a few months to become a full-time actor in the film industry after the release of his first debuted film, English, August.
In the year 2003, Bose entered the mainstream of Hindi cinema with Jhankaar Beats in which he played the role of one of two friends. After releasing unexpectedly Jhankaar Beats was a surprise hit for them in urban multiplexes and won several awards for its music and soundtrack. The same year, he got offered another Bollywood film, Mumbai Matinee which was a UK release. He played in Chameli opposite Kareena Kapoor, playing a role of a chain-smoker and a Mumbai banker who has fallen in love with a prostitute in the monsoon rain. The film was not a hit or a success at the box office but won several Filmfare and IIFA awards.