Dev Patel is an English Actor. Born and raised in London by Indian parents, he began his career through Television Series Skin and breakthrough with the leading role in drama Slumdog Millionaire, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor and the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor and then went on with plenty of hit movies.
Early Life and Background
Dev Patel was born on 23 April 1990 in Harrow, London, England, the son of Anita, a care worker, and Raj, an IT consultant. His parents are Indian Hindus; Patel was raised in the Hindu faith. He grew up in the Rayners Lane district of Harrow and attended Longfield Middle School. Patel had his first acting role as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in the school’s production of Twelfth Night. He was given the Best Actor award for his performance. He completed his AS Levels in PE, Biology, History, and Drama in 2007 at Whitmore High School while working on Skins.
He started training at the Rayners Lane Academy of Taekwondo in 2000. He competed regularly in both national and international championships, including the 2004 AIMAA (Action International Martial Arts Association) World Championships in Dublin, where he won a bronze medal. He Lost to Irish black Belt Niall Fitzmaurice “very close tough fight” in World Championships in October 2004, and ended up winning a bronze medal. He later gained a 1st dan black belt in March 2006. He began dating his Slumdog Millionaire co-star Freida Pinto in 2009 but end Up after nearly six years of dating. In March 2017 Patel’s relationship with Tilda Cobham-Hervey became public, after meeting 9 months earlier on the set of Hotel Mumbai.
Career & Breakthrough
Patel Begin his career with E4 teen drama television series Skin (2006), Patel’s mother saw the casting ad in a newspaper and took him to the audition even though he had a science exam the next day. Patel Made Breakthrough with his Debut Movie Slumdog Millionaires (2008), For which he went on to receive a number of awards for his performance.He also worked at a call centre for a day and in a hotel, where he washed dishes.
Patel played Zuko in The Last Airbender, a feature film adaptation of the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender which was released 1 July 2010 to extremely negative reviews. In 2012 Patel co-starred in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which received positive reviews from critics and was a box office success, grossing $136 million. From 2012 to 2014, Patel had a supporting role in the 2012 HBO television series The Newsroom. In 2016, Patel starred in the biographical film Lion, which premiered to rave reviews and “Oscar buzz” at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Lion.