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Dev Patel


Dev Patel was born in Harrow, London, to Anita, a caregiver, and Raj Patel, who works in IT. His parents, originally from Nairobi, Kenya, are both of Gujarati Indian descent. His first role was in the UK TV series Skins (2007). His breakout role was in the Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008). In May 2012, he played Sonny Kapoor in The ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire Older Jamal
(2008)
Chappie
Chappie Deon Wilson
(2015)
The Last Airbender
The Last Airbender Prince Zuko
(2010)

Filmography

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 2017 Hotel Mumbai (post-production)
Arjun
 2012-2014 The Newsroom (TV Series)
Neal Sampat
- Oh Shenandoah (2014) ... Neal Sampat (credit only)
- Contempt (2014) ... Neal Sampat (credit only)
- Main Justice (2014) ... Neal Sampat (credit only)
- Run (2014) ... Neal Sampat
 2010 The Commuter (Short)
The Commuter
 2010 The Last Airbender (Video Game)
Zuko (voice)
 2009 Mister Eleven (TV Mini-Series)
Hotel Waiter
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Hotel Waiter
 2007-2008 Skins (TV Series)
Anwar Kharral
- Everyone (2008) ... Anwar Kharral
- Cassie (2008) ... Anwar Kharral
- Jal (2008) ... Anwar Kharral
- Tony (2008) ... Anwar Kharral
- Chris (2008) ... Anwar Kharral
 1991 Only Yesterday
Toshio (English version, voice)
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Appeared as Anwar in the Skins Secret Party, a one off special available to view from the skins website

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2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Television moves fast, and you don't have the indulgences you have when you're shooting movies of so many takes because there are tight deadlines. See more »

Trivia:

Received an A* for GCSE drama, after moving his examiner to tears with a performance of a child in the Beslan school siege. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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