Rahul is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, social activist, and rugby player. Bose has appeared in films such as Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, Kalpurush, Anuranan, Antaheen, Laptop and The Japanese Wife. He has also appeared in Hindi films such as Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam, Jhankaar Beats, Kucch Luv Jaisaa, Chameli and Shaurya.
He played the antagonist in the Tamil thriller Vishwaroopam (2013) and its sequel. Time magazine named him “the superstar of Indian arthouse cinema” while Maxim named him “the Sean Penn of Oriental cinema”, for his work in parallel cinema films like English, August and Mr. and Mrs. Iyer.
Rahul has done commendable work in the relief efforts that followed the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and is also the founder of the anti-discrimination NGO, The Foundation.
The scholarship program provides for the education of underprivileged children from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He is associated with several other charitable organizations such as Akshara Centre, Breakthrough, and the Spastics Society of India.
His mother introduced him to boxing and rugby union. He plays international rugby in the National Orange Indian Rugby Team.