His breakthrough came in 2008 with the leading role of Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle's drama Slumdog Millionaire, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor and the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Patel went on to star in the highly successful romantic comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) and its 2015 sequel, the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the fantasy film The Last Airbender (2010), and the science fiction crime thriller film Chappie (2015).
Bea also called for a boycott of KFC until it improves the way it raises and kills its chickens, campaigned against animal experimentation, spoke out about the abuse of animals on factory farms and was a vocal opponent of the use of exotic animals in circuses.
She also helped launch and was a member of PETAs Augustus Club, which helps members remember PETA in their estate plans and wills.
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