May 20, 2024

Dev Patel (born April 23, 1990) is a prominent, talented, and award-winning British actor known for his remarkable roles in various films and television shows. He garnered widespread recognition for his performance as Jamal Malik in the critically acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire, which earned him nominations for several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Patel has since appeared in a variety of roles across different genres, showcasing his versatility as an actor. Some of his notable films include “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Monkey Man,” “Lion,” and “The Personal History of David Copperfield.

Facts & Wiki

  • Full Name: Dev Patel
  • Born: April 23, 1990 
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Place of Birth: Harrow, London, England
  • State Of Origin: Gujarati Indian descent
  • Nationality: British
  • Height: 1.88 m
  • Parents: Anita Patel and Raj Patel
  • Siblings: Komal Patel (Sis)
  • Girlfriend • Partner: Tilda Cobham Hervey
  • Children: N/A
  • Occupation: Actor 
  • Net Worth: $10 million (USD)

Early Life

Dev Patel was born and raised in Harrow, London, England, to Anita Patel and Raj Patel, who are of Gujarati Indian descent. He grew up in a close-knit family environment alongside his sister, Komal Patel.

Patel grew up attending Longfield Middle School in Harrow, where he developed an interest in acting. His passion for the performing arts led him to audition for the Television Workshop, a Nottingham-based acting organization. Despite having no acting experience, he impressed the casting directors and was offered a place in the workshop.

After honing his skills at the Television Workshop, Patel attended Whitmore High School in Harrow, where he completed his secondary education. While in school, he continued to pursue acting and participated in various school productions.

Upon completing his secondary education, Patel decided to pursue a career in acting full-time. Despite his newfound success, Patel remained grounded and prioritized his education. He later enrolled at the Rayners Lane Academy in Harrow to study for his A-levels while juggling his burgeoning acting career.

Patel attended the Drama Centre London, where he further honed his acting skills. His dedication and talent caught the attention of casting directors, leading to opportunities in film and television.


Dev Patel began his career in the entertainment industry in the mid-2000s, when he landed his first significant role, playing the role of Anwar Kharral in the British teen drama series Skins from 2006 to 2007. This early experience laid the foundation for his future success in acting.

However, in 2008, Patel’s career skyrocketed with his breakout role as Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle’s movie “Slumdog Millionaire.” Patel’s portrayal of Jamal, a young man from the slums of Mumbai, captivated audiences and critics alike. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival to widespread acclaim and won multiple awards, including the prestigious Academy Award for Best Picture.

Following the success of “Slumdog Millionaire,” Patel’s talent and versatility became increasingly recognized in the industry. In 2009, he received numerous accolades for his performance, including a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer. These honors solidified his status as one of the most promising actors of his generation.

In the following years, Patel continued to build on his success with various roles across film and television. He showcased his acting prowess in projects such as “The Last Airbender, playing the Zuko character” “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” and the HBO drama series “The Newsroom.” Patel’s ability to inhabit various characters with depth and authenticity further endeared him to audiences worldwide.

One of the highlights of Patel’s career came in 2016 with his performance in the biographical drama “Lion.” Portraying the adult Saroo Brierley, he delivered a deeply moving performance that earned him widespread acclaim and nominations for prestigious awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He has, however, become one of the top actors in the British and Indian movie industry. He has also appeared in several movies, including the newly released Indian action movie, Movie Man, where he portrayed the character of Monkey Man, acting alongside other prominent actors, including Sobhita Dhulipala, Sikandar Kher, and several others.


  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • The Last Airbender
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • About Cherry
  • The Road Within
  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Chappie
  • The Man Who Knew Infinity
  • Lion
  • Hotel Mumbai
  • The Wedding Guest
  • The Personal History of David Copperfield
  • I Lost My Body
  • Roborovski
  • The Green Knight
  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (short film)
  • Poison (short film)
  • Monkey Man (also writer, producer, and director)
  • Rabbit Trap
  • Monkey Man

Personal Life

Dev Patel, a talented actor known for his captivating performances, has garnered attention for his on-screen work and his romantic relationships. Currently, Patel is in a loving partnership with Australian actress Tilda Cobham Hervey. The couple’s relationship blossomed in 2017, and they have been together since then, sharing their lives and experiences.

Before his romance with TildaPatel had a significant relationship with Freida Pinto, his co-star in the acclaimed “Slumdog Millionaire.” Their love story began on the movie set and lasted nearly six years, capturing the attention of fans and media alike. However, despite their initial connection and the bond formed during their time together, Patel and Pinto eventually parted ways in 2014, choosing to pursue separate paths in their personal lives.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @devpatelactor

Net Worth

Dev Patel, the accomplished actor renowned for his compelling performances, has amassed a considerable fortune throughout his successful career. As of current estimates, Patel’s net worth stands at an impressive USD 10 million. This wealth is a testament to his talent, hard work, and dedication to his craft, which have propelled him to prominence in the entertainment industry.

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