Dev Patel


Date Of Birth

April, 1990


Dev Patel is an English actor born in April 1990 in Harrow, London, best known for his role as Anwar Kharral on the award-winning teen dramedy Skins.. A Taekwon-do black belter and he started training at Rayners Lane Academy of Taekwon-do in 2000.He has already competed both in national and international competitions, and has already won 37 medals, most of which are gold. His movie debut was in the 2008 feature Slumdog Millionaire, based on the bestselling novel Q and A by Vikas Swarup. The film was shot in location in Mumbai, India.

Patel was able to break through in the industry via Skins, a BAFTA Award-winning British television series which follows the lives of a group of teenagers living in Bristol, as they depict the everyday lives of ordinary adolescents. Following a self-contained theme, each episode focuses on each different character, featuring their current life in Bristol as well as their background, which mostly centers on their family.

Place of Birth

Harrow, London, England, UK

Birth Name

Dev Patel



Fun Facts



5 wins & 5 nominations.

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)


2008: Slumdog Millionaire - Jamal Malik
2007-2008: "Skins" - Anwar Kharral (19 episodes)




6' 1" (1.85 m)



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