Birthplace: London, England
Best known as: The quiz show contestant in Slumdog Millionaire
Dev Patel is an English actor known for his starring role as Jamal in the 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire. His path to international stardom was swift and unexpected: with no prior acting experience, he landed a role in the U.K. television series Skins when he was 16 years old. While on the show in 2007 and 2008, Patel was chosen to star in Danny Boyle's rags-to-riches Mumbai drama, Slumdog Millionaire (opposite Freida Pinto). The film was a hit and Patel earned rave reviews for his performance. He went on to play the villain in the M. Night Shyamalan film The Last Airbender (2010).
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