Dev Patel then and now

Dev Patel: Girlfriend, Controversy & Net Worth

If you have watched Slumdog Millionaire, you might know Dev Patel. Dev Patel is an English actor of Indian descent; both parents are Indian.

He is a two-times Golden Globe winner who has also acted in The Green Knight and The Last Airbender.

 Dev Patel flaunting his long hair and beard

Dev Patel flaunting his long hair and beard

The actor born in the 90s is truly one of a kind due to his diverse form of acting. Likewise, the son of Gujrati parents loves his culture and religion.

In the article, we have mentioned detailed information about Dev Patel.

Quick Facts

Check out some of the quick facts about Dev Patel:

Full Name Dev Raj Patel
Known as Dev Patel
Date of Birth April 23, 1990
Age  34 Years Old
Place of Birth Harrow, London, England
Current Residence Harrow, London, England
Profession Actor, Athlete (former)
Active years 2000-Present
Nationality British 
Father Raju Patel
Mother Anita Patel
Siblings One (Trushna Patel)
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Freida Pinto (Ex)
School Longfield Primary School
High School Whitemore High School
Languages British English, American English, Hindi, Gujrati
Religion Hinduism
Ethnicity Indian
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Favorite Actor Will Smith
Favorite Actress Freida Pinto
Favorite Color Green
Favorite Holiday Destination India, USA
Favorite Food Authentic Indian food
Favorite Things To Do Read novels, Writing, Travelling
Height In feet: 6ft 2in
In centimeters: 187 cm
Weight In Kilograms: 69kg
In Pounds: 149 lbs
Chest Size 36 inches
Biceps Size 12 inches
Waist Size 30 inches
Body Type  Slim
Lucky Number 12
Shoe Size 10 US
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Net Worth $10 million
Social Media N/A
Last Updated May 2024

Dev Patel: Early Life, Family, and Education

Dev Raj Patel was born on April 23, 1990, to parents Anita and Raju Patel. He was born in Harrow to Gujrati Indian Hindus.

The actor’s mother was a care worker, and his father was an IT consultant. Both of his parents were born in Kenya near Nairobi but later emigrated to England.

The couple came to England separately as teens and fell in love at first sight in London.

Dev Patel with his Family
Dev Patel with his Family

Furthermore, Dev’s ancestors are from Unjha and Jamnagar, Gujrat. The actor was raised in Rayners Lane of Harrow.

Likewise, as a child, Dev was enrolled in Longfield Primary school, and growing up, he attended Whitmore High School.

Dev was energetic and curious about the world and the environment. Likewise, the Lion actor received an A* in Drama for his incredible role play.

Furthermore, Dev’s drama teacher said he could communicate through various imaginative and creative characters.

Most importantly, for his GSCE performance, the judges awarded him full marks, and the examiner was reduced to tears for his brutally honest performance.

Dev finished his AS Levels in 2007 at Whitmore High School while working on Skins. Moreover, he majored in PE, Biology, History, and Drama.

The ever-energetic Patel used to get in trouble for his extraordinary energy; therefore, his parents admitted him at the Rayners Lane Academy of Taekwondo.

Furthermore, Dev has won a bronze medal in the AIMAA World Championships in 2004 held in Dublin.

This actor became a red belt in The World Championships in the junior division in 2004.

Likewise, in 2006, Dev became the first dan black belt.

Dev Patel: Age, Height, and Weight

Dev is currently 34 Years Old. Patel stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 69 Kilograms.

He has a chest size of 35 inches, a waist size of 30 inches, and a biceps size of 12 inches. Patel has black color eyes and black color hair.

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Dev Patel: Career

Early Career

During his last year of high school, Dev’s mother saw a casting ad for Skins and sent him to the audition.

Furthermore, Dev had a science exam the same day as the audition.

Likewise, after two auditions, the directors selected Dev to play the role of Anwar, a Pakistani Muslim teenager.

Moreover, Dev struggled due to the lack of professional acting experience and confessed that he didn’t have a single idea about what to do.

Surprisingly, Skins became an instant hit among teenagers and were loved by critics.

The first season of Skins won Rose d’Or for Drama in 2008, and the second season won the Philips Audience Award in 2009.

Dev’s character Anwar was selected for the second season of Skins because of his specified role and acting.

Patel was cast in the blockbuster Slumdog Millionaire as Jamal Malik, and this was his feature film debut.

Furthermore, Dev was the lead actor in Danny Boyle’s incredible movie alongside Anil Kapoor, Freida Pinto, and Saurabh Shukla.

Danny was suggested by his daughter Caitlin Boyle to cast Dev, as she became a fan of the actor through Skins.

Rise to Fame

Likewise, at the end of 2008, Patel had become a known face and had already won multiple awards for his role in Slumdog Millionaire.

Most importantly, the movie won an Oscar.

Moreover, Dev’s next movie came in 2010, when he played in The Last Airbender.

Additionally, Patel played a negative character in the movie, later declared a flop, and Dev was nominated for Worst Supporting Actor.

Likewise, Dev starred in The Commuter in the same year, a short film to promote the Nokia N8 in the UK.

In 2011, Dev co-starred in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a British comedy-drama film.

The comedy movie was a box office success and became one of the highest-grossing movies of 2011 and gained over $136 million.

Additionally, the British actor had to take lessons to perfect his Indian-English accent for the role of the movie.

Likewise, Dev got the chance to play a role in the hit series The Newsroom from 2012 to 2014.

Additionally, Patel played the role of a news blogger in the highly anticipated series.

Furthermore, Dev appeared in About Cherry, a drama film alongside actors like Heather Graham and James Franco.

Likewise, in 2014, the multi-talented actor starred in The Road Within. Despite the movie’s high anticipation, it was not liked by the viewers. 

Most importantly, Dev rose to fame as he starred in Lion, a biographical film.

Patel played the role of Saroo Brierley in the film that won him a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor.

Additionally, Dev was also nominated for an Oscar for the same category.

In 2015, Petal starred in Chappie, which earned $102.1 million at the box office.

Recent Years

Likewise, in 2018, the British teenage sensation starred in Hotel Mumbai, an fascinating action thriller.

The movie is based on the documentary Surviving Mumbai, about the attacks at the Hotel Taj, Mumbai, India.

Most importantly, Dev got the chance to play in The Personal History of David Copperfield in 2019.

Moreover, this movie is based on a novel written by Charles Dickens.

Likewise, Patel’s latest work came when he was cast in The Green Knight, rated 6.6/10 by IMDb.

The movie gained $18.9 million at the box office.

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Dev Patel: Awards and Achievements

  • Bronze medal at the AIMMA World Championships 2004
  • Two times Golden Globe Awards
  • Three times SAG Awards
  • Two times Oscar nominations

Dev Patel: Controversies

The British Indian actor hasn’t been involved in any controversy.

But, Dev recalls when he played Skins and claims that he was criticized and racially abused by the cast and the fans.

Likewise, Patel has been fed up with people criticizing him for his roles in movies.

People criticize him for stealing the roles of Indian people, as they want an authentic Indian to play instead of him.

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Dev Patel: Dating History

The ever-energetic Dev Patel does not like to share information about his personal life.

Likewise, Petal has dated two known actresses. Dev’s first girlfriend was Freida Pinto, who he met at the set of Slumdog Millionaire.

Then, they had fantastic chemistry and later started dating.

Likewise, after dating for six years, the couple broke up, and the reason for their breakup is still unknown.

Furthermore, Dev denies telling why they broke up! Surprisingly, the ex-couple are still good friends.

The dashing British actor is currently dating Tilda Cobham-Hervey.

Dev Patel catching hands with Tilda Cobham
Dev Patel is walking with Tilda Cobham, his girlfriend

Interestingly, the couple first met on the set of Hotel Mumbai; de Ja Vu, isn’t it?

Dev is known to be a very family-oriented person. Additionally, Patel took his mother on the red carpet of the 2017 Oscars.

Dev Patel: Net Worth

The British Indian actor currently has an estimated net worth of approximately $10 million.

Furthermore, the actor mostly earns from movie and series roles.

Patel is also an entrepreneur who likes to invest in stocks and other profitable organizations.

This actor is often known for his generosity and kindness. Moreover, Dev is an active member of the Pure Earth campaign.

Patel tends to donate to the people affected because of industrial pollution.

During the pandemic, Dev helped the children and needy who stayed in Railways and were homeless.

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Dev Patel: Social Media Presence

This Indian-origin British actor is not available on any social media.

According to Meredith Viera, Dev Patel is a very wise young man for not using social media.

Additionally, he revealed why he stays away from the social media apps and sites in The Meredith Viera Show

Dev Patel: Fun Facts

  • The versatile actor has some nudes scenes in Skins.
  • The Last Airbender has a 5% rating on Rotten Tomatoes!
  • Likewise, Dev met both of his girlfriends as they co-starred with him.
  • Additionally, Petal auditioned for the lead role in Life of Pi but was rejected.


How did Dev Patel’s life change after Slumdog Millionaire?

In the movie, Jamal Malik changed his life entirely after winning the competition.

Likewise, Dev Patel rose to fame after the movie became a blockbuster; just like in the film, his life changed completely.

Despite the fame, Patel still likes a low-key life.

Who is Dev Patel’s inspiration?

Dev Patel is heavily inspired by his mother, Anita Patel. During his tough days, his mother always supported him.

Furthermore, his mother sent him to his first-ever audition (Skins).

Likewise, Bruce Lee and Will Smith also inspired Dev Patel.

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