Dev Patel is a famous actor who has been active in the film industry for over a decade. He is known for his roles in films like Slumdog Millionaire and Lion. He has also received numerous awards and nominations for his acting.
Patel was born on April 23, 1990, in London, England. His parents are Raj Patel, an IT consultant, and Anita Patel, a caregiver. He is of English nationality and follows the Hindu faith. He has one sister, Trushna Patel. He attended Longfield Primary School and then Whitmore High School. He began acting at a young age and played Sir Andrew Aguecheek in his school’s production of Twelfth Night.
After appearing in a few television shows, Patel landed his breakout role as Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire in 2008. The film was a success and earned him many accolades. In 2016, he returned to the screen as Saroo Brierley in Lion.
Despite his successful career, Patel is an avid philanthropist. He is a member of the RED organization, which supports HIV/AIDS projects. He is also an advocate for ending child labor.
In terms of his personal life, Patel is mostly private. He was in a relationship with Slumdog Millionaire co-star Freida Pinto from 2009 to 2014. He is currently dating Australian actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey. They met on the set of Hotel Mumbai. They have been together for two years. They are very happy with each other.