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DEV PATEL (Sonny Kapoor) delighted audiences as the underdog
leading man, Jamal,
in the runaway hit SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, which won eight Academy Awards,
Best Picture. He received rave reviews for his performance and garnered a number
of award wins
including the National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Performance,
Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer, The Broadcast Film Critics
Award for Best Young Actor, and The Chicago & Washington Film Critics' Awards
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE was only Patel's second acting role — British audiences
know him from the Channel 4 cult series "Skins,ā€¯ where he was selected from an
call of hundreds to play the role of Anwar.
Dev was last seen in theaters starring in M. Night Shyamalan's THE LAST
AIRBENDER, and recently wrapped shooting a starring role opposite James Franco
Hinshaw in the independent film CHERRY. He is currently shooting a starring role
Daniels, Emily Mortimer and Allison Pill in Aaron Sorkin's upcoming HBO series
NEWSROOM which Scott Rudin is producing.
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