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Dev Patel          

Award-Winning Actor Known for "Slumdog Millionaire"

Dev Patel is a British actor and model. Patel made his screen debut as Anwar Kharral in the first two series of the British television teen drama "Skins" (2007–2008), landing the role with no prior professional acting experience. His breakthrough came in 2008 with the leading role of Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle's drama "Slumdog Millionaire," for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor.

Patel starred in the commercially successful romantic comedy "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (2012) and its 2015 sequel, the science fiction film "Chappie" (2015), and the HBO drama series "The Newsroom" (2012–2014). In 2015, Patel starred as the mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan in the biopic "The Man Who Knew Infinity," and the following year he played Saroo Brierley in the drama "Lion" (2016). For the latter, he won the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He is the third actor of Indian descent to receive an Oscar nomination. In 2021, he was nominated for a second Golden Globe for his performance in "The Personal History of David Copperfield."

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