Rahul Rai is an award winning actor currently living in Los Angeles. He grew up in Long Island, NY. Rahul was initially mentored and trained by Harold Guskin in NY, but upon arriving in LA, he has found a new training ground at Anthony Meindl's Actors Workshop, where he is a master class student.
Rahul was discovered by Nayan Padrai, who saw him performing with a dance company, Bollywood Performing Arts, in New York City, and at the age of 18, Rahul landed the lead role in “When Harry Tries to Marry”. The film had its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival, international premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival, and subsequently, the film won Best Film (Audience Award), Best Crossover Film, and Best New Talent (Rahul Rai) at the Gala Dinner held at BAFTA by the London Asian Film Festival. The film also won Best Feature Film (Comedy) at the Jersey Shore Film Festival, and was an official selection of the inaugural Gold Coast International Film Festival. The film was released theatrically in the United States, and released by Warner Bros on video-on-demand and pay-per-view across North America. Subsequently, the film has been released in over 20 foreign markets.
Rahul has done various commercials, most notably for the company SoFi, which aired during Superbowl 50. He has worked consistently in theatre, doing productions in both New York and LA. He is currently a member of the Road Theatre Company, where he just completed an 8 week run in the world premiere of Julie Marie Myatt's, The Rescued, for which he received critical acclaim from papers like the LA Times. He also received critical acclaim for his work in Jay Paul Deratany's, Haram! Iran!--a play based on a true story that tackled themes of homosexuality, friendship, and religion in Iran.
While Rahul spends most of his time honing his craft in acting and dance, he also finds time for his other passions, martial arts and philosophy. He trained in Tang Soo Do, a Korean-based martial arts made famous by Chuck Norris, and at the age of 13 attained his black belt. Most recently he started training in Jeet Kune Do, a martial art created by the one and only Bruce Lee.