Some of them didn’t even know their birth dates and getting a passport was a huge trouble but these amazing star cast of the movie Slumdog Millionaire went to the Oscars and won! Slumdog Millionaire claimed the 2009 Oscars for including best picture and best director for Danny Boyle.

While some faces are familiar in Bollywood, others you might not have seen until the movie. The kids especially won hearts with their incredible performances. But what happened to them after the movie. The adults went on to rope in some juicy projects and the kids… Well, scroll down and you will be shocked to see them now.

Freida Pinto

Slumdog Millionaire Actors

From being the spokesmodel for L’Oreal Paris and working with the biggies of Hollywood, Freida is currently working on the live action adventure fantasy film based on Rudyard Kipling‘s The Jungle Book.

Dev Patel

Slumdog Millionaire Actors

The Chaiwala from a call centre, Jamal Malik is now all set to star in the titular role of Srinivas Ramanujan in the movie The Man Who Knew Infinity.

Anil Kapoor

Slumdog Millionaire Actors

Anil Kapoor made one of the best decisions to take up the role of Prem Kumar, which was allegedly rejected by Senior Bachchan. From there he went on to grab a role in the Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol alongside Tom Cruise. His is also known for his role as Jai Singh Rathod in the Indian version of 24.

Rubina Ali

Slumdog Millionaire Actors

Rubina Ali played herself in a documentary, La Alfombra Roja (The Red Carpet), that depicted her life after Slumdog Millionaire. She says, “Har ladki ka sapna hota hai heroine banne ka.” She definitely wants to be in movies. Rubina got a chance to go to school owing to the film’s trust and lives in an apartment.

Irrfan Khan


Irrfan Khan’s filmography took leaps and bounds and it is not because of Slumdog Millionaire that he got all the exposure for his amazing talent. He went on to star and single-handedly boost entire movies like Paan Singh Tomar,  Life of PI and LunchboxB. After Jurrasic World we feel, Khan is the Badshah.

Azharuddin Ismail


Ismail says, “I used to live in a slum. Now I live in a nice apartment and go to a good school.” He is currently based in Santa Cruz, Mumbai.

Madhur Mittal


You don’t possibly remember but Madhur won Boogie Woogie and has starred in many Bollywood movies as a child artist. He recently starred in the movie Million Dolar Arm and is receiving many offers from Hollywood.

Ayush Mahesh Khedekar


How can you ever forget the little Jamal who emerged from a heap of *ew ew ew*! Ayush played the protagonist in the film Ek Tha hero and is currently studying.

Tanay Chheda


You might also remember Tanay from Taare Zameen Par and now he is a student at renowned Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut.

Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar


Currently working for a Ph.D. in psychology at Wilson College, Latika/Tanvi wants to pursue it as a profession, although having done projects at the south.

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