36 Facts About Rahul Bose


Rahul Bose was born on 27 July 1967 and is an Indian actor, director, screenwriter, social activist, and athlete.


Rahul Bose has appeared in Bengali films such as Mr and Mrs Iyer, Kalpurush, Anuranan, Antaheen, Laptop and The Japanese Wife.


Rahul Bose has appeared in Hindi films such as Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam, Jhankaar Beats, Kucch Luv Jaisaa, Dil Dhadakne Do, Chameli and Shaurya.


Rahul Bose played the antagonist in the Tamil thriller Vishwaroopam and its sequel.


Rahul Bose is notable for his social activism: he participated in the relief efforts that followed the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and is the founder of the anti-discrimination NGO, The Foundation.


Rahul Bose was born to father Rupen and mother Kumud Bose on 27 July 1967.


Rahul Bose played cricket and was coached by former India cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.

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Rahul Bose is an alumnus of the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai.


Rahul Bose performed abroad in the Leicester Haymarket in England where he starred in the English version of Tim Murari's play, The Square Circle.


In 1997, Rahul Bose was cast to play the role of Saleem Sinai in the BBC adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children.


The film was not a financial success, although Rahul Bose received positive reviews.


Rahul Bose appeared as "Vikal" a villain in the 1998 Science fiction TV series Captain Vyom.


In 2002, Rahul Bose starred opposite Konkona Sen Sharma in Aparna Sen's art film Mr and Mrs Iyer.


Rahul Bose starred in Chameli opposite Kareena Kapoor, playing a wealthy chain-smoking Mumbai banker who is stranded in the monsoon rains with a prostitute.


Rahul Bose was the screenwriter of Hero Bhakti Hi Shakti Hai of Hungama TV in 2005.


Sherawat and Rahul Bose starred together in another Bollywood comedy, Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam, which was a commercial and critical failure.


In 2006, Rahul Bose starred in the first of a trio of Bengali films, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury's Anuranan.


Rahul Bose teamed with Chowdhury again in 2009 for Antaheen which tells the story of online relationships.


Rahul Bose continued working in a mix of mainstream and arthouse films in 2008, with the English-language film, Before the Rains.


Rahul Bose appeared in Shaurya, a military court room drama modelled on the American film A Few Good Men.


Rahul Bose's performance was well-received; critic Taran Adarsh said his "performance easily ranks as one of his finest works".


Rahul Bose appeared as a contestant in the reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi where he was eliminated in the 12th round.


Rahul Bose hosted the second series of Bloomberg UTV reality show The Pitch.


Rahul Bose appeared in Deepa Mehta's version of Midnight's Children where he played the role of General Zulfikar.


Rahul Bose played the villain in the 2013 Tamil film Vishwaroopam.

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Rahul Bose was scheduled to begin shooting his adaptation of Mohsin Hamid's novel, Moth Smoke in early 2010, but the project was postponed after the film's financial backers pulled out.


In 1998, Rahul Bose was part of the first Indian national rugby team to play in an international event, the Asian Rugby Football Union Championship.


Rahul Bose assisted in the relief efforts in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands after the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.


Rahul Bose is associated with several charitable organizations such as Teach for India, Akshara Centre, Breakthrough, Citizens for Justice and Peace and the Spastics Society of India.


Rahul Bose is closely associated with the Teach For India movement to eradicate inequity in education.


Rahul Bose is the founder and chairman of The Group of Groups, an umbrella organisation for 51 Mumbai charitable organisations and NGOs.


Rahul Bose is an ambassador for the American India Foundation, the World Youth Peace Movement and Planet Alert.


Rahul Bose was a vocal proponent of Narmada Bachao Andolan and its efforts to halt the construction of the Narmada dam.


Rahul Bose has given lectures on gender equality and human rights at Oxford and during the 2004 World Youth Peace Summit.


At the 8th convocation of BRAC University Bangladesh on 17 February 2013, Rahul Bose delivered the convocation speech.


Rahul Bose has one elder sister, Anuradha, who is married to Tariq Ansari, the owner and director of Mid-Day Multimedia.