In 2008, there was a movie everyone was talking about for its beautiful delivery and the star actor in the movie was none other but Dev Patel. He played the remarkable role as Jamal Malik in the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire and his character was and is still greatly appreciated all over the world by his fans and critics alike. The role was so good that it earned Patel a number of top awards but most importantly, it opened the doors for many more star opportunities in his fast-rising career.
Date of Birth: April 23, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Patel was a self-proclaimed energetic child who always got into trouble with his highs school teachers. He took up Taekwondo at some pint and competed regularly in both national and international championships. He also actively participated in drama and showcased his acting skills in stage performances.
The handsome Indian pride says he never went to acting school and that all he has learned has been from great directors and his amazing co-stars. Keep reading to know more about the family of the man behind such hit movies as The Last Airbender (2010), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015).
Anita Patel (mother)
Anita works as a caregiver but is mostly known as the pretty Kenyan mom to the Slumdog Millionaire (2008) lead actor. She had seen an advertisement on a newspaper in the metro for an audition within the British teen drama Skins (2007 – 2013) and she decided to take her son to the audition. Dev was writing science exams at the time but from that very period in his life, he made it his objective to spend time within the acting industry as his formal career.
Till date, Dev credits his mother for being the reason why he got into acting and he also appreciates her for instilling in him his down-to-earth outlook on life. Both mother and son share the best bond ever and she has been his date to several red carpets.
Raj Patel (father)
Raj is an accountant and there are no words to describe how proud he is of who his only son has become today. Like his wife Anita, he is also originally from Nairobi, Kenya but they are both of Gujarati Indian descent.
Maganlal and Manjula Patel (paternal grandparents)
Komal Patel (older sister from same parents)
Year of Birth: 1987
She is the only sibling to the Chappie (2015) actor and unlike her brother; she lives a more reserved life out of the Hollywood spotlight. Wikipedia says that his sister name is Trushna but in interviews he calls her Komal. She works in business marketing.
Dev Patel is not married and doesn’t have kids yet.
Dev has never been married and is yet to become a father even though he has been in a number of relationships. His first public relationship was with Slumdog Millionaire (2008) co-star Freida Pinto but after six years, both stars broke up.
The Lion (2016) actor is currently dating Australian actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey after meeting in 2016 on the set of Hotel Mumbai.