Himesh Patel is an English actor best known for the role of Tamwar Masood on the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Patel is also widely known for his performance as Jack Malik in the 2019 romantic comedy film Yesterday.
The 29-year-old actor made his film debut at the age of 16 from the British soap opera EastEnders.
Himesh Patel was born on 13th October 1990 in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England. He is English as per his nationality and has Indian descent.
Patel’s parents are from Gujarat, India; however, were born in Africa. His father was born in Kenya and his mother was born in Zambia.
His parents ran a newsagent’s shop in Cambridgeshire and Patel had a paper route until he was 21 years old. Patel said he hated the work at that time.
Patel spoke Gujarati around the house and was one of two Indian guys in his school.
When Patel was 16, he got a call about an audition for the British soap opera EastEnders through an agency in The Young Actor’s Company.
He won the part of Tamwar Masood on 1st October 2007 which eventually became his acting debut. In 2007, Merly Fernandes and Himesh won the Inside Soap Award for Best Wedding.
Himesh portrayed Tamwar Masood in EastEnders for 9 years from 2007 to 2016. His final appearance in the show was on 22nd April 2016.
In 2011, Patel co-wrote episode 1 of season 3 alongside co-star Charlie G. Hawkins. Moreover, he also appeared in EastEnders: E20.
In 2013, Patel filmed an internet spin-off of EastEnders entitled Tamwar Tales – The Life of an Assistant Market Inspector.
The show aired four episodes weekly starting on 25th July 2013. All four episodes along with one behind-the-scenes clip can be watched on the EastEnders official website.
Following his departure from EastEnders, Patel appeared in several television shows like Children in Need, Damned, Motherland, and The Luminaries.
He made his breakthrough as Jack Malik in the 2019 romantic comedy film Yesterday where he co-stars alongside Lily James, Ed Sheeran, and Kate McKinnon.
As per various sources, Patel is estimated to own net worth of $700 thousand as of 2019. His primary source of fortune is his career as an actor.
With a career of over a decade, Patel surely owns thousands of dollars for his role in a film or TV show. His upcoming movie Tenet is made at the budget of $225 million and is set to release on 17th July 2020.