Rahul Bose’s tryst with acting began when he was six years old and was part of a school play Tom, The Piper’s Son. He was also part of plays like Topsy Turvy and Tim Murari’s The Square Circle.

He appeared in many non commercial arty movies and has also been seen in mainstream cinema.

His first movie was Dev Benegal’s English August (1994). It was based on a novel by Upamanyu Chatterjee and Bose played the character Agastya Sen. It won the National Film Award for Best English Film. His next movie was Kaizad Gustad’s Bombay Boys (1998) in which he played an Australian called Ricardo who comes to India to find his brother.

He teamed up with Dev Benegal again in Split Wide Open (1999) about the darker, hidden side of life, which is brought to the open in a television show. He then wrote, acted and directed a movie called Everybody Says I Am Fine about a hair stylist who can read people’s mind.

Aparna Sen’s Mr and Mrs Iyer (2002) was critically appreciated. He was seen in a light hearted comedy as a copy writer in Jhankaar Beats (2003). In Chameli (2003) his character encounters a prostitute played by Kareena Kapoor. Buddhadeb’s Bengali movie Kaalpurush (2008) won a National Award for Best Film.

After this he was seen in Aparna Sen’s 15 Park Avenue which dealt with schizophrenia and also starred Shabana Azmi and Konkana Sen Sharma. His other movies were Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006) and Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam with Mallika Sherawat, Shaurya (2008) and Dil Kabaddi (2008).

In Aparna Sen’s The Japanese Wife he played the part of Snehamoy Chatterjee. The movie was based on a story written by Kunal Basu.


Films Done By Rahul Bose

  • 1988 The Perfect Murder Prem
  • 1992 Ramayana the Legend of Prince Rama Bharata
  • 1994 English, August Agastya Sen
  • 1995 A Mouthful of Sky Sarkar, Pavan TV
  • 1996 Bomgay The Lefty
  • 1998 Bombay Boys Ricardo Fernandes
  • 1999 Split Wide Open Kut Price
  • 1999 Thakshak Sunny
  • 2001 Everybody Says I’m Fine! Rage
  • 2002 Mr. and Mrs. Iyer Jahangir Chaudhary a.k.a. “Raja”
  • 2003 Jhankaar Beats Rishi
  • 2003 Ek Din 24 Ghante Virendra
  • 2003 Mumbai Matinee Debashish “Debu” Chatterjee
  • 2003 Chameli Aman Kapoor
  • 2004 White Noise Karan Deol
  • 2005 “The Fall” Short film
  • 2005 Scrum in the Mud with Rahul Bose Himself TV documentary
  • 2006 Anuranan Rahul Chatterjee
  • 2007 Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii Varun Roy
  • 2008 Before the Rains T. K. Neelan English
  • 2009 Antaheen Abhik Choudhury
  • 2009 The Whisperers Sid Unreleased
  • 2010 Fired Joy Mittal
  • 2010 The Japanese Wife Snehamoy Chatterjee
  • 2011 Kuch Love Jaisa Raghav Passport Released 27 May 2011
  • 2011 I Am Jay
  • 2012 Midnight’s Children Zulfikar
  • 2012 Laptop Indro
  • 2013 Vishwaroopam Omar Qureshi Bilingual film in Hindi and Tamil
  • 2013 Shesher Kabita Amit Ray Bengali film
  • 2014 Shondhey Namar Agey Prottush Alok Vhattacharjee Bengali film
  • 2015 Dil Dhadakne Do Manav Sangha
  • 2015 Under Construction Imtiaz Bangladeshi film
  • 2016 Niruttara Pradeep Kannada film
  • 2017 Poorna: Courage Has No Limit Dr. R.S. Praveen Kumar Also director and producer Biopic on Malavath Purna
  • 2018 Vishwaroopam II Omar Qureshi Tamil-Hindi film
  • 2020 Bulbbul Mahendra / Indranil Netflix Original Release


Playback singing Done By Rahul Bose

  • 2006 Anuranan “Akashe chhorano megher”


TV / Web shows Done By Rahul Bose

  • 2019 Teacher’s Genuine Stories as Self / Host ET Now / Viu


Stage Done By Rahul Rose

  • 1989 Topsy Turvey
  • 1993 Are There Tigers in the Congo
  • 1996 Art Mark
  • 1999 The Square Circle Lakshmi/Lakshman


Awards Received By Rahul Bose

  • 2007 – “Artiste for Change” Karmaveer Puraskaar award
  • 2008 – IBN Eminent Citizen Journalist Award
  • 2009 – Youth Icon Award for Social Justice and Welfare
  • 2010 – Green Globe Foundation Award for Extraordinary Work by a Public Figure
  • 2012 – Hakim Khan Sur Award for National Integration – Maharana Mewar Charitable Foundation
  • 2012 – Lt. Governor’s Commendation Award for services to Andaman & Nicobar Islands