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Rahul Bose Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Unmarried
Hometown: Kolkata
Age: 53 Years

Rahul Bose

Bio/Wiki
Profession(s)Actor, Screenwriter, Director, Rugby Player, Social Activist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutPlay: Topsy Turvey (1989)
Film (Hinglish): English, August (1994)
Film (Producer): Poorna: Courage Has No Limit (2017)
TV: A Mouthful of Sky (1995)
Awards, Honours, Achievements • “Artiste for Change” Karmaveer Puraskaar Award (2007)
• IBN Eminent Citizen Journalist Award (2008)
• Youth Icon Award for Social Justice and Welfare (2009)
• Green Globe Foundation Award for Extraordinary Work by a Public Figure (2010)
• Hakim Khan Sur Award for National Integration – Maharana Mewar Charitable Foundation (2012)
• Lt. Governor’s Commendation Award for services to Andaman & Nicobar Islands (2012)
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 July 1967 (Thursday)
Age (as in 2020)53 Years
BirthplaceKolkata, West Bengal, India
Zodiac signLeo
NationalityIndian
HometownKolkata, West Bengal, India
SchoolCathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai
College/UniversitySydenham College, Mumbai
Educational QualificationGraduation
ReligionHinduism
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Rahul Bose's Instagram Post
HobbiesReading, Watching Cricket
ControversyRahul Bose attracted criticism when he made a statement regarding the Nirbhaya rape case. The actor said that the rapists should be given a chance to 'reform' if they show genuine remorse and guilt for their heinous act. Even after media backlash, Bose refused to apologize for his comments. [1]Times of India
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNafisa Joseph (Late actress & model)
Rahul Bose's ex-girlfriend, Nafisa Joseph
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Rupen Bose (Marketing Consultant)
Rahul Bose father
Mother- Kumud Bose
Rahul Bose with his mother
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Anuradha Bose Ansari
Rahul Bose and his sister
Favourite Things
FoodShami Kebabs, Baingan Ka Bharta
DessertHaagen-Dazs Belgian Chocolate Ice-cream
ActorJeetendra
ActressKonkona Sen Sharma
Musicians/BandsRadiohead, Bhimsen Joshi, Billie Holiday
BooksUlysses by James Joyce, Brando: The Biography by Peter Manso, Elia Kazan: A Life, The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh
Authors/WritersHaruki Murakami, Bruce Chatwin, Anthony Bourdain
FestivalHoli

Rahul Bose

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rahul Bose

  • Rahul Bose is an Indian actor, screenwriter, director, rugby player, and social activist.
  • He was born in a well-to-do family in Kolkata.

    Rahul Bose in childhood

    Rahul Bose in childhood

  • He was interested in sports and acting even as a child. In a school play, he led a play performing the role of ‘Tom”, The Piper’s Son.

    Rahul Bose in teenage

    Rahul Bose in teenage

  • Rahul wanted to pursue his graduation from America, but got rejected from everywhere he applied.
  • Disappointed, but not disheartened, he enrolled himself with Sydenham College in Mumbai.
  • While pursuing his graduation, he took part in Rugby. Rahul also participated in Western India Championships, bagging a silver laurel in boxing.
  • A tragedy hit the Bose family when Rahul’s mother passed away when he was only 20.
  • After this, Rahul worked in a TV signal distribution company called ‘Rediffusion’ as a copywriter.
  • He got the first push in his acting career as a theatre artist in 1989 with a theatre play titled, “Topsy Turvey.”
  • His other notable theatre works were “Are there Tigers in the Congo?,” “Art,” “The Square Circle,” and “Seascape with Sharks and Dancer.”
  • Rahul began with his filming career with 1994 Hinglish film, “English, August” enacting the role of ‘Agastya Sen.’

    Rahul Bose in English August

    Rahul Bose in English August

  • Next, he bagged the role ‘Sarkar/Pavan’ in TV serial “A Mouthful of Sky.”
  • Rahul Bose later bagged significant roles in films such as “Bomgay,” “Bombay Boys,” “Split Wide Open,” “Mr. and Mrs. Iyer,” “Pyaar Ke Side Effects,” “Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii,” and “The Japanese Wife.”

    Rahul Bose in Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii

    Rahul Bose in Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii

  • After making a considerable space for himself as an actor in the industry, he tried his hand at directorship. ‘Everybody Says I’m Fine’ was his directorial debut in the year 2001.
  • Interestingly, Rahul also turned as a playback singer for the song titled “Akashe chhorano megher” from the film, “Anuranan.”
  • In 2020, he acted in the Netflix Original release titled “Bulbul” playing the role of ‘Mahendra/Indranil.’

    Rahul Bose in Bulbbul

    Rahul Bose in Bulbbul

  • Being an amazing sportsperson, he began his sporting career as a Rugby player in 1998. Notably, he was a part of the first Indian National team of Rugby that played an international championship event, “Asian Rugby Football Union Championship.”

    Rahul Bose with 1999 Indian Rugby Team

    Rahul Bose with 1999 Indian Rugby Team

  • As a part of the Indian National Rugby team, he played as the right-winger and the scrum-half.
  • Bose is a social activist too. In 2007, he laid the foundation of an NGO called “The Foundation.”

    Rahul Bose working for his NGO The Foundation

    Rahul Bose working for his NGO The Foundation

  • Rahul Bose has also worked actively against discrimination in all arenas.
  • He has worked as key activist in various domestic and global campaigns, namely, “Narmada Bachao Andolan,” “2004 World Youth Peace Summit,” and “2009 Copenhagen World Climate Change Summit.”
  • Apart from his own NGO, he has worked closely with other organisations too for the welfare of people. Some charitable organisations he is associated with are “Teach for India,” “Akshara Centre,” “Breakthrough,” “Citizens for Justice and Peace,” and “The Spastics Society of India.”
  • Bose became the first Indian Oxfam global ambassador in 2007. He has also been the ambassador of the American India Foundation, the World Youth Peace Movement, and Planet Alert.
  • He was invited at the 8th convocation of BRAC University of Bangladesh where he delivered a speech.

    Rahul Bose at the 8th convocation of BRAC University Bangladesh

    Rahul Bose at the 8th convocation of BRAC University Bangladesh

  • Again in 2017, he founded an NGO to raise voice against sexual abuse of children called “Heal.”
  • Rahul has a sister, Anuradha who is married to the director of Mid-Day Multimedia, Tariq Ansari.
  • Bose, as a young child was encouraged by his mother to play rugby and boxing and become a sportsperson.
  • Not just rugby and boxing, Rahul also played Cricket, once under the guidance of notable cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.
  • Rahul’s debut movie “August” of which he was the lead, became the first film to be bought by ’20th Century Fox’- American film distribution company.
  • His dedication towards his acting was such that once Rahul observed a drug dealer in Mumbai’s slum for a period of two weeks to prepare for his role portrayal of ‘roving water vendor’ in the movie, “Split Wide Open.” His performance was critically acclaimed as he was awarded the Silver Screen Award for Best Asian Actor at the 2000 Singapore International Film Festival for his role in this film.
  • He has been named the Time Magazine’s “Superstar of the Indian Arthouse Cinema” and “Maxim’s Sean Penn of Oriental Cinema.”
  • He has also featured on the cover of the magazine ‘Just Urbane.’

    Rahul Bose on the cover of the Just Urbane Magazine

    Rahul Bose on the cover of the Just Urbane Magazine

  • Rahul Bose has adopted six children aged 11 from Andaman and Nicobar islands in 2007 through his charity organisation and has raised a sum as big as 2.4 million rupees for their upbringing and education.
  • Bose had bagged significant roles in several films such as, “Exchange Offer”2008, “Jeene Do”2012 etc which were sadly shelved.
  • In 2019, Rahul shared a hefty bill from his stay at a luxury hotel in Chandigarh, charged to him for a room service of two bananas. He took to twitter to share the bill amounting to Rs 442.50. After he raised concern, the hotel was charged a penalty of Rs 25000.
  • Rahul Bose is a fitness enthusiast and regularly visits gymnasium.

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