Dev Patel

by ethnic on April 28, 2010

Dev Patel

Place of Birth: Brent, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 23 April, 1990

Ethnicity: Gujarati Indian

Dev Patel is a British actor. He is known for his role in the films Slumdog Millionaire (2008), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012), and Lion (2016).

Dev was born in Brent, London, England, to Anita and Raj, parents from a Gujarati Indian Hindu background. His parents are both from Nairobi, Kenya, and moved to England in their teens, where they met each other.

Dev and Lucas Hedges are the first males born in the 1990s to have been nominated for an Academy Award for acting (both were nominated for Best Supporting Actor for 2016 films, Dev for Lion and Lucas for Manchester by the Sea).


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bablah February 3, 2017 at 4:42 am

He’s Gujarati.

Greyface March 20, 2016 at 4:36 pm

are you sure he isn’t Shoshone? I will follow up on my claims with research into his talk show quotes, thats how u know someone is native.

slowdive February 1, 2016 at 8:07 pm

Dude this guy looks so much older than 25 in this picture.

Adrian1Cram February 27, 2016 at 12:42 am

I think he looks younger lol

jstv2015 November 10, 2015 at 6:22 pm

lightskin indian…. north probably

mermaid_ June 4, 2015 at 2:01 am

Indians are cool. I love Bollywood.

Capricious April 8, 2015 at 2:12 am

He would be rather attractive if his forehead/hairline were wider, and not shaped like a mountain.

kay21 December 1, 2010 at 8:35 am

why is Kenyan listed as part of his ethnicity too

Brr November 14, 2011 at 10:54 am

Because . His parents just lived in India, they weren’t African. So they were Indians who lived in Africa. And bye the way Kenya is country not an ethnicity. And Indian is also not an ethnicity. Becauese he’s an indian he’s an Aryan. An Indo-Aryan, probably mixes with some mogulblood because Mogules ruled (read stole and terrorized) in India for a long time.

Multiethnicchick April 13, 2015 at 11:21 am

Here’s the definition of ethnicity. Please use it to avoid spreading misinformation like you did in the above.

Spell Syllables
Synonyms Examples Word Origin
pertaining to or characteristic of a people, especially a group (ethnic group) sharing a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like.
referring to the origin, classification, characteristics, etc., of such groups.

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