DEV PATEL - Jamal Malik

Dev Patel
Name: Dev Patel
Profession : Actor
Birth : 23rd April 1990; Harrow, London
Nationality: Indian
Height: 1,87m
Relationship: Freida Pinto (Latika)

Dev Patel is a British/Indian actor, known for his role as "Jamal Malik" in "Slumdog Millionaire" in 2009. He won many awards, including the "Critics Choice Award" and the "Screen Actors Guild Award". Dev Patel is also known for his role as "Anwar Kharral", a British Pakistani Muslim teenager in "Skins", as "Sonny Kapoor" in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and as Neal Sampat in Aaron Sorkin's show "The Newsroom".


Year Title Role
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Jamal Malik
2010 The Last Airbender Zuko
2011 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Sonny Kapoor
2012 About Cherry Andrew
2014 Child 44
2014 The Road Within Alex
2015 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 Sonny Kapoor
2015 Chappie Deon


2008: (won) Black Reel Awards
-Best Actor
for: Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
-Best Breakthrough Performance
for: Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

2008: (won) British Independent Film Awards
- Most Promising Newcomer
for: Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

2008: (won) Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
- Most Promising Performer
for: Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

2008: (won) National Board of Review, USA
- Best Breakthrough Performance - Male
for: Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

2009 (won) Richard Attenborough Film Award
- Best Breakthrough
for: Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

2009 (won) Richard Attenborough Film Award
- "Rising Star of the Year"
for: Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Marterial Arts:

Patel said that as a kid, he was very active and used to get in trouble at school, because of it he started training at the Rayners Lane Academy of Taekwon-do in 2000. He competed regularly in both national and international championships, including the 2004 AIMAA (Action International Martial Arts Association) World Championships in Dublin, where he won a bronze medal The World Championships took place in October 2004, when he was a red belt competing in the junior division against other red and black belts. He ended up winning a bronze medal. He later gained a 1st dan black belt on 11 March 2006.