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Dev Patel One Of The Most Influential Global Indians
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British actor Dev Patel has been listed as one of the most
influential global Indians by men's magazine GQ India. The list was
introduced in the July issue of the magazine which caters to men's
lifestyle and fashion.
Dev Patel is best known for his role as Jamal Malik in Danny
Boyle's film called Slumdog Millionaire. He is also widely known
for his role as a British Pakistani Muslim teenager in a series
called Skins. Dev has also been acclaimed for his performance in a
comedy-drama film called The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
The GQ magazine also featured British Indian novelist Salman
Rushdie, singer Jay Sean, steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and
Republican Governor of Louisana Bobby Jindal, among others. These
were some of the names listed in the top 50 most influential global
Dev has been chosen for his contribution to cinema and TV, said
a source. The 23-year-old is a citizen of London but his origins
are from India. His parents are Gujarati Hindus. Dev was interested
in acting right from his school days. He constantly performed for
his school productions.
In the year 2006, Dev auditioned for the drama series Skins and
after two auditions, he was chosen. From then on, his acting career
has been growing. Being listed in the GQ magazine along with great
personalities like Salman Rushdie and Bobby Jindal is big
achievement for Dev Patel.