#6 Dev Patel
Dev, who is of Indian descent, was born and raised in London. He got his first role in 2006 in the teen television drama Skins with no prior acting experience. However, he got his first big break and feature film debut with the critically acclaimed award-winning Slumdog Millionaire and won several awards, among them, the British Independent Film Award, Chicago Film Critics Association Award , National Board of Review (NBR) Award and two Black Reel Awards for Best Actor and Breakthrough Performance. Post Slumdog Millionaire, Dev went on to co-star in the critically acclaimed film directed by John Madden, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in 2012 and in 2016, he starred as Saroo Brierley in the biopic, Lion, with A-list co-stars Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara. He won the BAFTA Awards for Best Supporting actor for this role. In September 2019, he appeared in The Personal History of David Copperfield where he played the lead.