Patel was born in London to Kenyan-born Hindu Indian parents. Speaking to The Telegraph, he explained: “I was hyper as a kid so my parents thought it might be good for me to try out for the school play.”The school play was Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and Patel won a Best Actor award for his role as Sir Andrew Aguecheek.
The actor has reportedly tried to keep his new relationship quiet.
The Lion actor then added in a bit of luxury by taking Tilda in a limo to Echo park, where they rented pedal boats.
The couple had a laugh as they wore life jackets and held Styrofoam cups of coffee and pedalled out into the middle of the lake.
The couple split up in December 2014, but a year later Patel revealed that he was still “best friends” with his ex.
He told The Times Weekend magazine: “Oh, she's great. She has been one of the most impactful people on my life.