Dev Patel – Biography, Career, Awards and Networth
Dev Patel is an British actor born to Indian parents Raj Patel and Anita in Harrow London. He is famous for his role – Jamal in the Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire” opposite to Frieda Pinto.
Patel has mostly featured in Hollywood movies rather than in Bollywood. However, he is famous in both film industries. These days, Patel is busy with interviews and shows for his recent film ‘Lion’.
Dev Patel ’s early life and relationship
Born on April 23, 1990, Dev Patel grew up in London with his working parents. His father Raj Patel is an IT employer and her mother, Anita Patel is a caregiver.
Dev is a talented and handsome actor of height 6’2” and weight 149lbs. He belongs to Gujarati descent and shares Taurus as a horoscope.
Patel did his schooling from Longfield Middle School whereas completed his AS level from Whitmore High School in PE, Biology, History and Drama. In middle school, he performed in the school’s production of Twelfth Night and won the Best Actor Award.
Dev also attended the Rayners Academy of Taekwondo and gained a black belt pursuing his childhood interest.
Concerning his personal life, Dev is currently in a romantic relationship with Australian actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey. The couple together appeared in the movie ‘Hotel Mumbai’. Earlier, he was in relationship with his Slumdog Millionaire’s co-star Frieda Pinto. However, their relation lasted for only five years.
Dev Patel’s career
Pursuing his childhood dream Patel made his first screen debut in teen drama ‘Skins’ as Anwar Kharral. After that, he starred in movies like ‘The Last Airbender’, ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ and ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’.
Other than movies, he also made an appearance on TV shows such as ‘Mister Eleven’ and ‘The Newsroom’. In latter one’s, he appeared in the lead role.
In 2016, Patel starred with superstar Nicole Kidman in ‘Lion’. The movie was a commercial and critical success and garnered much appreciation for him. In his career, he worked with famous stars such as Judy Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Jeremy Irons and many others.
Dev Patel’s award
Patel’s remarkable performance in Slumdog Millionaire gained him awards like Film Association Award, two Black Reel Awards, and National Board of Review Awards for Best Actor among others.
The terrific performance of Dev Patel in ‘Lion’ makes him probable contenders for the Oscar Award for the year of 2017. The film received four Golden Globe nominations with a best actor nod for Patel. He won the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for Lion.
Dev Patel ’s net worth
Dev has accumulated good sum from his career as an actor in TV and movies. The rising star Patel’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million. He lives a lavish life in a comfortable house and rides a luxurious car such as E-class Mercedes.