Born on June 27, 1996
From Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Tanay Chheda as "Jamal (middle)"
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.
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)||Won||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|