Madhur Mittal

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Madhur Mittal
Born 02/20/1992
Agra, India
Ethnicity Indian
Citizenship United Kingdom
Education Bachelors in Advertising
Occupation Actor
Notable work Slumdog Millionaire, Million Dollar Arm
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for Slumdog Millionaire

Madhur Mittal is an actor. He is best known for his performance as Salim Malik in the film Slumdog Millionaire, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2008 and for which he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Early life and career

Madhur was born in Agra, India.

In 1997, Madhur won Boogie Woogie a popular reality-based dance show on Indian television. Shortly after, his family moved to Mumbai where he joined Abhinav Vidya Mandir at Bhayander East for his schooling and Madhur forayed into acting and dancing on stage in charity shows, cultural events and film-award ceremonies. He traveled the world performing in over 950 stage shows. As a child actor he worked in well known Hindi films like One Two Ka Four, Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye, and more recently Say Salaam India. He has also acted in several TV shows including Shaka Laka Boom Boom, Kasauti Zindagi Ki, Jalwa, Chamatkar and Dastak.[1]

Madhur Mittal's role in Slumdog Millionaire has helped him to gain worldwide attention. To prepare himself for the role of Salim in Slumdog Millionaire after being cast he hung out with some of the ‘gangsters’ in Mira Road “to get into their heads". Director Danny Boyle gave him a series of the Godfather to watch as that had a crazy brother in it. Also, he had an accident which led him getting 12 stitches which helped with the rough look, he said. He had to grow his hair long, increase his skin tan and lose weight to act as Salim.[2]

Though Mittal gave a powerful performance in Slumdog Millionaire as Salim, he was kept away from the spotlight, the focus instead set firmly on the lead couple of the film. When asked about his absence from the studio-generated hype, he shrugs: “The studio wanted to promote it as a love story.”[3]

In 2008 he was nominated for the Black Reel Awards of 2008 for Best Ensemble and in 2009, along with the entire cast of Slumdog Millionaire he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 15th Screen Actors Guild Awards. He was also set to be present for the 66th Golden Globe Awards[4] and the 15th Screen Actors Guild Awards.[3]

Mittal plays Anwar Razdan in the second series of Kidnap and Ransom which aired on ITV1 from 23 February 2012.[5]

Most recently, he starred in the Disney film Million Dollar Arm as Dinesh Patel.[6]

Awards and honours




Year Film Role Language Notes
2000 Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye Michael Hindi
2001 One 2 Ka 4 Hindi
2007 Say Salaam India Shakeel Hindi
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Salim English Slumdog Crorepati in Hindi and Naanum Kodeswaran in Tamil
2014 Million Dollar Arm Dinesh Patel English
2015 Pocket Gangsters Vicky Ranawat HIndi


Year Series Role Other notes
1992 Chamatkar
1996 Dastak
1997 Boogie Woogie himself winner of Boogie Woogie
2001 Kasauti Zindagi Ki
2002 Shaka Laka Boom Boom Tito
2012 Kidnap and Ransom Series 2 Anwar Razdan
2012 Treasure Island Dick Johnson


  1. "Madhur Mittal on Slumdog Millionaire and more - Part 1". NEWS". 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2009-03-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Naomi Canton (13 January 2009). "Actor gets offers from Hollywood, Bollywood". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 16 March 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 Little big winners, India Today 20 February 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2009.
  4. "Madhur Mittal on Slumdog Millionaire and more - Part 5". NEWS". 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2009-03-17.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Kidnap and Ransom". TV Pixie. Retrieved 17 February 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Madhur Mittal in Exclusive Q&A for Million Dollar Arm at London Indian Film Festival!".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "15th Annual SAG Awards, Recipients Announced!". 2009-01-25. Retrieved 2009-02-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]
  8. "Cadillac, Slumdog & Bees are Triple Threats Black Reel Awards". Daily Express. 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2008-02-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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