Dev Patel

Dev Patel (born 23 April 1990) is a British film and television actor. He is known for his performances as Anwar Kharral in the UK television teen drama series Skins and, on a more global scale, as the main male lead Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle's critically acclaimed and multiple Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008), for which Patel won a number of awards, including a Critics' Choice Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)


Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Dev Patel  •  Saurabh Shukla  •  Rajendranath Zutshi

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)


British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways as the residents find new purpose in their old age.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Madden
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Maggie Smith  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Judi Dench

About Cherry (2012)

A drama centered on a troubled young woman who moves to San Francisco, where she gets involved in pornography and aligns herself with a cocaine-addicted lawyer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Elliott
CAST:  Ashley Grace  •  James Franco  •  Heather Graham  •  Dev Patel

The Last Airbender (2010)

The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Noah Ringer  •  Nicola Peltz  •  Jackson Rathbone  •  Dev Patel

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

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As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Madden
CAST:  Dev Patel  •  Richard Gere  •  Maggie Smith  •  Bill Nighy

Chappie (2015)


Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Sharlto Copley  •  Dev Patel  •  Brandon Auret  •  Eugene Khumbanyiwa

The Road Within (2014)

A young man with Tourette's Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gren Wells
CAST:  Robert Sheehan  •  Robert Patrick  •  Zoë Kravitz  •  Dev Patel

Lion (2016)


A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garth Davis
CAST:  Dev Patel  •  Sunny Pawar  •  Rooney Mara  •  David Wenham

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)


Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Brown
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Dev Patel  •  Toby Jones  •  Stephen Fry

Home Shopper (2018)

In a loveless marriage, Penny finds solace in the hypnotic escape of the home shopping channel. When things take an unexpected turn with her husband, the channel proves to be her saving grace... or was it the problem all along?  (more)

CAST:  Sophie Kargman  •  Armie Hammer  •  Thomas Sadoski  •  Amelia Brain

Hotel Mumbai (2019)

Mumbai, India, November 26, 2008. While several terrorists spread hatred and death through the city, others attack the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Both hotel staff and guests risk their lives, making unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and keep everyone safe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Maras
CAST:  Armie Hammer  •  Dev Patel  •  Nazanin Boniadi  •  Jason Isaacs

The Wedding Guest (2019)


Jay is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding—armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be. Jay and his hostage end up on the run across the border and through the railway stations, back alleys, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Dev Patel  •  Radhika Apte  •  Jim Sarbh  •  Harish Khanna

I Lost My Body (2019)

A story of Naoufel, a young man who is in love with Gabrielle. In another part of town, a severed hand escapes from a dissection lab, determined to find its body again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jérémy Clapin
CAST:  Hakim Faris  •  Victoire Du Bois  •  Patrick d'Assumçao  •  Hichem Mesbah

The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)

A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Armando Iannucci
CAST:  Dev Patel  •  Peter Capaldi  •  Ben Whishaw  •  Tilda Swinton

The Commuter (2010)

Dev battles a killer Traffic Warden, a blind ninja, parkour bankers and comes face-to-face with Pamela Anderson before getting stuck in a lift with Ed Westwick and stealing a Lotus...will he make it in time?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward McHenry  •  Rory McHenry
CAST:  Dev Patel  •  Ed Westwick  •  Pamela Anderson  •  Charles Dance

The Green Knight

A fantasy re-telling of the medieval tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lowery
CAST:  Dev Patel  •  Ralph Ineson  •  Barry Keoghan  •  Joel Edgerton

Roborovski (2020)

In this wickedly charming short set at a pet store, a dejected Roborovski hamster who just wants a forever home takes matters into its own hands…  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dev Patel  •  Tilda Cobham-Hervey


Several partners turn an idea for a male strip revue catering to ladies into a wildly successful venture and deal with the crazy consequences of it all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Gillespie
CAST:  Dev Patel