Hot on the heels of Patel's success, Jack O'Connell already knows what it feels like to star alongside some of the world's biggest actors.
After making an impression in independent films Starred Up and '71 he got his big break when Angelina Jolie cast him as war hero POW Louie Zamperini in Unbroken.
Frieda Pinto, who co-starred alongside Patel in the film as Latika, is best known in recent years for her role in Bruno Mars’ single “Gorilla” in 2013.
The 30 year old model shared intimate scenes with Mars in the video, inciting criticism from the Indian media.
When controversial teen drama Skins burst onto television screens via E4 on January 25th 2007, it quickly made a huge impact.
Serving up challenging subjects including eating disorders, drugs and bullying along with a side portion of good old fashioned teen angst, the show had garnered a cult following by the end of the first series.
Dav Patel, a British actor who played protagonist Jamal Malik, was a mere 18 years old when he made his debut in the film.
Today, he remains active in the acting sphere, playing as Neal Sampat in HBO’s 2012 TV series “The Newsroom”, and in drama film “About Cherry”, which made its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2012.
The latest news surrounding the film, that two of its primary child actors, Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, were reportedly paid £500 and £1,700 respectively, is not bound to go over well either.
Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) may not have a penny to his name, but that could all change in a matter of hours.
He's one question away from taking the top prize on India's most popular television game show, but as with everything else in Jamal's life, it isn't going to be easy.
Saurabh Shukla portrayed Sergeant Srinivas in the film, and has remained active both as an actor and as a writer/director for various films.
Most recently in 2014, he was awarded Best Actor for both the Screen Awards and National Film Awards for his supporting role in film “Jolly LLB”, a Bollywood comedy drama film inspired by real-life court cases in India.