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Birth Place: Harrow, Middlesex, England

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Performed in school plays as a child.
  • Began training in Tae Kwon Do at age 10, and eventually attained a black belt.
  • In high school, drama was his best subject, followed by English.
  • Was brought to the attention of Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle by Boyle's teenage daughter, who showed her dad an episode of Patel's TV show Skins.
  • To prepare for his role in Slumdog Millionaire, he spent three months in the slums of Mumbia, India, learning about daily life there and getting to know residents who were the same age as his character. He also trained with a choreographer for the film's conclusion.
  • Told Entertainment Weekly that he credits his Slumdog Millionaire experience for making him an optimist and helping him mature.
  • Got the role of Zuko in The Last Airbender by replacing Jesse McCartney, who was originally cast in the role.
  • In an interview with the U.K.'s Telegraph, said his defining characteristic is that he "can't sit still."

Awards

  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2009, European Film Awards — European Actor: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actor: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner

Relationships

  • Anita Patel — Mother
  • Freida Pinto — Significant Other

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