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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 18 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire Older Jamal
(2008)
Lion
Lion Saroo Brierley
(2016)
Chappie
Chappie Deon Wilson
(2015)
The Last Airbender
The Last Airbender Prince Zuko
(2010)

Filmography

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 2018 Hotel Mumbai (post-production)
Arjun
 2016 Lion
Saroo Brierley
 2015 The Man Who Knew Infinity
S. Ramanujan
 2015 Chappie
Deon Wilson
 2012-2014 The Newsroom (TV Series)
Neal Sampat
- What Kind of Day Has It Been (2014) ... 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
 2014 The Road Within
Alex
 2012 About Cherry
Andrew
 2011 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Sonny Kapoor
 2010 The Commuter (Short)
The Commuter
 2010 The Last Airbender
Prince Zuko
 2010 The Last Airbender (Video Game)
Zuko (voice)
 2009 Mister Eleven (TV Mini-Series)
Hotel Waiter
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Hotel Waiter
 2008 Slumdog Millionaire
Older Jamal
 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
 2007 Skins: Secret Party (Short)
Anwar Kharral
 1991 Only Yesterday
Toshio (English version, voice)
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Other Works:

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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Personal Quote:

Training in taekwondo for eight years and then being able to do it in a film was pretty amazing. See more »

Trivia:

For his part in Lion (2016), he had to develop a new physique and attended several hours in the gym in order inhabit his part. He also grew a beard and developed an Australian accent. In total, he spent eight months preparing for the role. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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