His portrayal of Neal Sampat on the HBO television series The Newsroom (2012–2014) earned him a NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.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).
"Running away from it is not going to help you find your answers.
Dev Patel broke hearts when he attended last nights Oscars 2017 Awards with his mother as his date.
He thanked the “amazing team” who "had the insane task of trying to get this Indian dude, this noodle with wonky teeth and a lazy eye and floppy hair, work in this really hard industry”.
Patel was born in London to Kenyan-born Hindu Indian parents. Speaking to The Telegraph, he explained: “I was hyper as a kid so my parents thought it might be good for me to try out for the school play.”The school play was Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and Patel won a Best Actor award for his role as Sir Andrew Aguecheek.
Dev and Freida met on the sets of Slumdog Millionaire, the Oscar-winning film by Danny Boyle, in 2008 and had been dating ever since.