Some years later he auditioned for E4’s teen drama Skins after his mother spotted an advert in a newspaper.
Patel beat out experienced actors to win the role of Anwar, but admitted “on the first day of shooting [he] didn't really know what to do”.
He took home a BAFTA Award earlier this month, an experience he said was "overwhelming".“Wow! Words, words, words," he stumbled when accepting the award in London.“This is so overwhelming.
You know, I sit at home and watch this with my family, who are here with me tonight, and it's just such an overwhelming feeling.”Patel continued by praising his Lion co-stars and crew.“This is a film about family, about a love that transcends borders, race...colour, anything, and you guys are my driving force,” he said.
He’s not a big fan of social media and doesn’t have a Facebook or Twitter. In a 2010 interview, Patel mentions, “Growing up, religion . He says that he is super tone deaf and is a terrible singer. Dev also says he is close with his family and visits India as much as he can.All relationship and family history information shown on Fame Chain has been compiled from data in the public domain.From online or printed sources and from publicly accessible databases.He was also pictured joking with his co-star Sunny Pawar, 8, who plays the younger version of his character Saroo Brierley.Dev 26, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Lion, but lost to Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali.