Dev Patel got an A* for Drama in GCSE. His examiner was in tears after his performance of a child in the Beslan school siege.
Dev was a bronze medalist at the 2004 AIMAA World Championships in Dublin.
As a martial artist, Dev is a black belt in Taekwondo.
Patel is going to be star in the film The Last Airbender, which is due out in 2010.
Patel is currently dating Freida Pinto his co-worker in Slumdog Millionaire.
Dev's first acting career was a character called Anwat Kharral, from the teen drama television series Skins.
Dev parents are both Indian and were both born in Nairobi, Kenya.
Dev was born in Harrow, England.
Since 2000, Dev has trained at Rayners Lane Academy of Tae kwon-do and is now a black belt. He has competed in many national and international champions ships and has over 37 medals.