awards & nominations

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

Dev Patel as "Sonny Kapoor"

Some British retirees (Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy) decide to outsource their retirement to exotic -- and less expensive -- India. Lured by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and imagining a life of leisure in lush surroundings, they arrive and find that the Marigold is actually a shell of its former self. Though their new home is not quite what they had imagined, the retirees find that life and love can begin again when they let go of their pasts.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Dev Patel as "Jamal Malik (older)"

As 18-year-old Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) answers questions on the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," flashbacks show how he got there. Part of a stable of young thieves after their mother dies, Jamal and his brother, Salim, survive on the streets of Mumbai. Salim finds the life of crime agreeable, but Jamal scrapes by with small jobs until landing a spot on the game show.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)NominatedLeading Actor
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)WonOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role