Rahul Roy completed his masters in Film and TV production from the Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in 1987 and since then has been working as an independent documentary film maker. His work has focused on communalism, labour and masculinities. His films have been widely screened internationally and won several awards.
Besides film making he has been researching and writing on masculinities. His graphic book on masculinities titled 'A Little Book on Men', was recently published by Yoda Press.