Dev Patel Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Dec 13, 2023 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on May 12, 2022
Dev Patel became a household name for his starring role in the Oscar-winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire.
All ages
Read time: 5.1 Min

About Dev Patel

Dev Patel is a British actor born in Harrow, London, England, on April 23, 1990.
Patel's breakthrough came in 2008 when he was nominated as one of the youngest contenders for a BAFTA Award for his portrayal of Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle's film ‘Slumdog Millionaire.’
Patel's screen debut was in 2007, when he played Anwar Kharral, a young British Muslim boy, in the first two seasons of the adolescent drama ‘Skins.’
He received his first Oscar nomination for his movie 'Lion' in 2017. Patel has acted as mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan in the critically acclaimed 'The Man Who Knew Infinity.' With his brilliant movie debut in 'Slumdog Millionaire,' Patel appeared in several critically acclaimed films and TV shows. He has also been nominated for the Academy Awards, Critics' Choice Movie Award, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and several BAFTAs.

Dev Patel's Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What is Dev Patel's net worth?

Having acted in several critically and commercially successful films, Dev Patel has an estimated net worth of around $10 million.

How much does Dev Patel earn per year?

Dev Patel acts in films and television shows and has healthy earnings per year. His earnings per year are estimated to be $1.7 million.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall is Dev Patel?

Dev Patel is 6 ft 2 in (187 cm) tall.

How old is Dev Patel?

British actor Dev Patel, born on April 23, 1990, is currently 31 years old, in 2022.

Childhood And Education

Dev Patel is an Indian origin British actor, born in Harrow, London, England, on April 23, 1990. His parents are Anita, a care worker, and his father, Raj Patel, who works as an IT consultant. Since his parents are Gujarati of Indian descent, he can fluently communicate in Gujarati.
His ancestors are from Gujarat, India. He went to Longfield Primary School and then attended Whitmore High School, which is in the Rayners Lane area of Harrow.
Patel's first acting experience was in his school's play of Twelfth Night and played the role of Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Dev Patel achieved good scores in GCSE Drama at Whitmore High School for his remarkable depiction of a minor in the Beslan school attack. His drama teacher Niamh Wright was once quoted as saying that Dev was a promising child whose intuitive power to communicate a range of characters creatively had struck him. His GCSE presentation in front of a live audience received full marks, and the visiting examiner was brought to tears by his candid portrayal. While working on the show 'Skins,' he finished his Advanced Levels in Biology, History, PE, and Drama at Whitmore High School in 2007.
Dev Patel began training for Taekwondo at the Rayners Lane Academy in 2000. In 2004 he won the bronze at the Action International Martial Arts Association World Championships, which was held in Dublin.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Dev Patel dating?

Dev Patel was in a relationship with his co-star Freida Pinto in 2009. Unfortunately, the couple announced in 2014 that they broke up after dating for six years.
In March 2017, Patel's relationship with Australian actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey became public, whom he had met on the set of 'Hotel Mumbai.' They are rumored to be still together.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Patel started his acting career in 2006 when he gave a screen test for the teen drama series called 'Skins.' His mother saw the casting notice for the same and drove him to the audition. After giving two auditions, he got cast as a British Pakistani Muslim adolescent named Anwar Kharral in the show.
After a marathon of five auditions, Patel was finally cast in the role of Jamal Malik, his debut film character in Danny Boyle's film 'Slumdog Millionaire.' His lead role as Jamal was the principal character around whom the movie revolves. The character was shown as an Indian youngster born and raised in the dingy lanes of Mumbai.
Patel starred as Neal Sampat, a blogger for news anchor Will McAvoy, in the HBO series 'The Newsroom' for two years, from 2012 to 2014.
Patel co-starred in the 2012 film 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' and its 2015 sequel, 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' which got excellent reviews and grossed $136 million at the box office. Patel starred in 'Chappie' as an engineer who assists in building police robots and in the movie 'The Man Who Knew Infinity' as mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. Patel bagged another acclaimed role as Saroo Brierley in the biographical film 'Lion,' directed by Garth Davis and co-starring Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival to glowing reviews and Oscar buzz. Patel even received an Oscar nomination for his acting in the movie.
Most recently, Patel appeared in David Lowery's film 'The Green Knight' in 2021.

Charity Work

Dev Patel supports two charities, namely Railway Children and Greenpeace.

What awards has Dev Patel won?

Given his performance in 'Slumdog Millionaire,' Patel earned several awards, including Best Actor and Best Breakthrough Performance by Black Reel Awards, a British Independent Film Award, and a National Board of Review Award.
Dev Patel was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2009. However, Patel did receive the SAG Honor for Outstanding Work by a Cast in a Motion Picture. He shared it with eleven other cast members from 'Slumdog Millionaire'; the award was subsequently given to Heath Ledger posthumously for his performance in the movie ‘The Dark Knight.’
Dev Patel also won a Critics' Choice Award as an actor in 2009. He was a nominee for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, two London Critics Circle Film Awards, the European Film Award for Best Actor, and the 2009 BAFTA Award for Best Leading Actor.
The film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and received four Golden Globes, even for Best Drama Film.

Other Interesting Dev Patel Facts And Trivia

Dev Patel went looking for filming locations with Boyle to prepare for his role in 'Slumdog Millionaire,' where he could see the Dharavi slums firsthand. He also worked at a call center for a day and washed dishes in a hotel.
Dev Patel starred in the short film by McHenry Brothers called 'The Commuter,' for the Nokia N8 smartphone.
We would love your help! If you have a photo of Dev patel, either of them alone or a selfie that you would be happy to share, please send it to
If you have knowledge or information that you think would help us improve this article, please contact us.

Dev Patel Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Harrow, London



187 cm

Eye Color


Child Star?





Whitmore High School

Net Worth



Tilda Cobham-Hervey


Raj Patel, Anita Patel


Trishna Patel

Annual Earnings

We Want Your Photos!
We Want Your Photos!

We Want Your Photos!

Do you have a photo you are happy to share that would improve this article?
Email your photos

More for You


See All

Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

Joan Agie picture

Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

Read full bio >