Dev Patel

Actor
Prior to 2007, Dev Patel was just another London teenager, albeit one with a passion for acting and tae kwon-do. But after landing a role on the controversial television series "Skins" (E4, 2007-13), he caught the ... Read more »
Born: 04/23/1990 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (16)

Lion 2016 (Movie)

Saroo (Actor)

Only Yesterday 2016 (Movie)

Toshio (Voice)

The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Man Who Knew Infinity 2016 (Movie)

Srinivasa Ramanujan (Actor)

Chappie 2015 (Movie)

Deon Wilson (Actor)

The Newsroom 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Road Within 2015 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2015 (Movie)

Sonny Kapoor (Actor)

About Cherry 2012 (Movie)

Andrew (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2012 (Movie)

Sonny Kapoor (Actor)

The Last Airbender 2010 (Movie)

Prince Zuko (Actor)

The British Academy Film Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Skins 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Slumdog Millionaire 2008 (Movie)

Older Jamal (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 (Tv Show)

Guest

Biography

Prior to 2007, Dev Patel was just another London teenager, albeit one with a passion for acting and tae kwon-do. But after landing a role on the controversial television series "Skins" (E4, 2007-13), he caught the attention of director Danny Boyle, who was desperate for a non-traditional leading man of Indian descent for his new film. The picture, "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008), was a charming comedy-drama about a young resident of the Mumbai slums who earns a shot at improving his life via the game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Patel's endearing performance helped to make the film a hit with festival audiences around the world; it also signaled the emergence of a comic talent whose full screen potential had yet to be tapped.

Relationships

Raj Patel

Father
Born in Nairobi, Kenya and was of Indian descent

Anita Patel

Mother
Born in Nairobi, Kenya and was of Indian descent

Komal Patel

Sister

Freida Pinto Actor

Companion
Met while co-starring in the Oscar winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008) Rumored to have begun dating in early 2009; Patel's mother confirmed they were an item in April 2009

EDUCATION

Rayners Lane Taekwon-do Academy

Milestones

2015

Co-starred in Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi action/drama "Chappie"

2012

Co-starred in the ensemble comedy drama "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

2012

Played news blogger Neal on Aaron Sorkin's drama series "The Newsroom" (HBO)

2010

Co-starred with Jackson Rathbone in the action adventure film "The Last Airbender," based on the Nickelodeon animated series

2008

Made feature film debut in Danny Boyle's critically acclaimed "Slumdog Millionaire"

2008

Nominated for the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role ("Slumdog Millionaire")

2007

Landed debut acting role, playing Muslim boy Anwar Kharral on the controversial British series "Skins" (Channel 4)

Bonus Trivia

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Patel began training in Tae Kwon Do at the age of ten. He competed regularly in both national and international championships, including the World Championships, and has won over 37 medals.

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