Rahul Bose is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, social activist, and rugby player. Bose has appeared in Bengali films such as Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, Kalpurush, Onuronon, Antaheen, Laptop, The Japanese Wife, etc. He has also appeared in Hindi films such as Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Man gaye mughal e azam, Jhankar beats, Kuch love jaisa, and Chameyli. He also played the antagonist in the 2013 Tamil-Hindi film Vishwaroopam. 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. He is also notable for his social activism: he participated in the relief efforts that followed the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami and is also the founder of the anti-discrimination NGO, The Foundation.