Dev Patel's Style Evolution, From Teen Actor To Oscar Nominee

Caroline Bologna
·Senior Reporter, HuffPost Life
·1 min read

Dev Patel has been appearing on red carpets since his teen years as an actor in the cult British show “Skins” and after his breakout role as the star of critically and commercially acclaimed “Slumdog Millionaire.”

Since then, his sense of style has grown with his career ― from sweaters and ill-fitting suits to well-tailored looks in a variety of colors and textures.

In honor of his birthday, we’ve rounded up 45 photos that show Patel’s style evolution, from budding teen actor to Oscar nominee.

2008

Daniel Kaluuya, Larissa Wilson, Maxxie Hewer, Kaya Scodelario and Dev Patel at the British Academy Television And Craft Awards Nominees Reception at the Landmark Hotel in London on April 10, 2008.
Daniel Kaluuya, Larissa Wilson, Maxxie Hewer, Kaya Scodelario and Dev Patel at the British Academy Television And Craft Awards Nominees Reception at the Landmark Hotel in London on April 10, 2008.

2008

Patel at the Sutton Place Hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 8, 2008.
Patel at the Sutton Place Hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 8, 2008.

2008

Patel at the closing night gala for "Slumdog Millionaire" at Odeon Leicester Square in London on Oct. 30, 2008.
Patel at the closing night gala for "Slumdog Millionaire" at Odeon Leicester Square in London on Oct. 30, 2008.

2008

Patel at Tribeca Cinemas Gallery in New York City on Nov. 10, 2008.
Patel at Tribeca Cinemas Gallery in New York City on Nov. 10, 2008.

2009

Patel arrives at the BAFTA/LA 15th Annual Awards Season Tea Party at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Jan. 10, 2009.
Patel arrives at the BAFTA/LA 15th Annual Awards Season Tea Party at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Jan. 10, 2009.

2009

Patel attends at the National Board Of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani in New York City on Jan. 14, 2009.
Patel attends at the National Board Of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani in New York City on Jan. 14, 2009.

2009

Patel and Freida Pinto at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 11, 2009, in Los Angeles.
Patel and Freida Pinto at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 11, 2009, in Los Angeles.

2009

Patel and Pinto at a screening of "Slumdog Millionaire" at Somerset House in London on Aug. 2, 2009.
Patel and Pinto at a screening of "Slumdog Millionaire" at Somerset House in London on Aug. 2, 2009.

2009

Patel and Pinto at the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2010 Show at Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground during London Fashion Week on Sept. 22, 2009.
Patel and Pinto at the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2010 Show at Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground during London Fashion Week on Sept. 22, 2009.

2010

Patel at Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on March 27, 2010, in Los Angeles.
Patel at Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on March 27, 2010, in Los Angeles.

2010

Patel at the photocall for "The Last Airbender" at Hotel Bristol in Paris on July 9, 2010.
Patel at the photocall for "The Last Airbender" at Hotel Bristol in Paris on July 9, 2010.

2011

Patel and Pinto at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap in Antibes, France, on May 19, 2011.
Patel and Pinto at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap in Antibes, France, on May 19, 2011.

2012

Patel at the world premiere of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" on Feb. 7, 2012, in London.
Patel at the world premiere of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" on Feb. 7, 2012, in London.

2013

Patel and Pinto at Dom Perignon and W Magazine's celebration of the Golden Globes at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Jan. 11, 2013.
Patel and Pinto at Dom Perignon and W Magazine's celebration of the Golden Globes at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Jan. 11, 2013.

2013

Patel and Pinto at the BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards Season Tea Party at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles on Jan. 12, 2013.
Patel and Pinto at the BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards Season Tea Party at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles on Jan. 12, 2013.

2013

Patel at Kari Feinstein's Pre-Emmy Style Lounge at the Andaz Hotel in Los Angeles on Sept. 19, 2013.
Patel at Kari Feinstein's Pre-Emmy Style Lounge at the Andaz Hotel in Los Angeles on Sept. 19, 2013.

2013

Patel and Pinto at the Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Inaugural Gala in Beverly Hills on Oct. 17, 2013.
Patel and Pinto at the Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Inaugural Gala in Beverly Hills on Oct. 17, 2013.

2014

Patel at the IWC For The Love Of Cinema event at Urban Zen Loft in New York City on April 17, 2014.
Patel at the IWC For The Love Of Cinema event at Urban Zen Loft in New York City on April 17, 2014.

2014

Patel at the premiere of "The Road Within" at the Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 18, 2014.
Patel at the premiere of "The Road Within" at the Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 18, 2014.

2014

Patel at the premiere of "The Newsroom" at DGA Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 4, 2014.
Patel at the premiere of "The Newsroom" at DGA Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 4, 2014.

2015

Patel at a photo call for the film "Chappie" at Hotel De Rome in Berlin on Feb. 27, 2015.
Patel at a photo call for the film "Chappie" at Hotel De Rome in Berlin on Feb. 27, 2015.

2015

Patel at H&M in Times Square in New York City on March 3, 2015.
Patel at H&M in Times Square in New York City on March 3, 2015.

2015

Patel at the New York premiere of "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" at the Ziegfeld Theater on March 3, 2015.
Patel at the New York premiere of "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" at the Ziegfeld Theater on March 3, 2015.

2016

Patel at the premiere of "The Man Who Knew Infinity" during the Tribeca Film Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas in New York City on April 15, 2016.
Patel at the premiere of "The Man Who Knew Infinity" during the Tribeca Film Festival at Regal Battery Park Cinemas in New York City on April 15, 2016.

2016

Patel at the 60th BFI London Film Festival at Picturehouse Central in London on Oct. 12, 2016.
Patel at the 60th BFI London Film Festival at Picturehouse Central in London on Oct. 12, 2016.

2016

Patel at the premiere of "Lion" at AFI Fest in Hollywood on Nov. 11, 2016.
Patel at the premiere of "Lion" at AFI Fest in Hollywood on Nov. 11, 2016.

2016

Patel at the "Lion" premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Nov. 16, 2016.
Patel at the "Lion" premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Nov. 16, 2016.

2016

Patel at a Los Angeles special screening of "Lion" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Nov. 22, 2016.
Patel at a Los Angeles special screening of "Lion" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Nov. 22, 2016.

2016

Patel at the Australian premiere of "Lion" at State Theatre in Sydney on Dec. 19, 2016.
Patel at the Australian premiere of "Lion" at State Theatre in Sydney on Dec. 19, 2016.

2017

Patel at the Build series to discuss "Lion" in New York City on Jan. 4, 2017.
Patel at the Build series to discuss "Lion" in New York City on Jan. 4, 2017.

2017

Patel and Sunny Pawar at the 6th AACTA International Awards at Avalon Hollywood on Jan. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles.
Patel and Sunny Pawar at the 6th AACTA International Awards at Avalon Hollywood on Jan. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles.

2017

Patel at the Hollywood Reporter's 5th Annual Nominees Night on Feb. 6, 2017, in Beverly Hills.
Patel at the Hollywood Reporter's 5th Annual Nominees Night on Feb. 6, 2017, in Beverly Hills.

2017

Patel at the "Lion" premiere at Cinema Gaumont Opera in Paris on Feb. 10, 2017.
Patel at the "Lion" premiere at Cinema Gaumont Opera in Paris on Feb. 10, 2017.

2017

Patel at the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall in London on Feb. 12, 2017.
Patel at the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall in London on Feb. 12, 2017.

2017

Patel at a pre-Oscar event at the Montage Beverly Hills on Feb. 25, 2017.
Patel at a pre-Oscar event at the Montage Beverly Hills on Feb. 25, 2017.

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