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Tanay Chheda
Born Tanay Hemant Chheda
June 27, 1996 (1996-06-27) (age 13)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actor,Model
Years active 2006 – present

Tanay Hemant Chheda (born 27 June 1996) is an Indian young actor. He has worked in the critically acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire (2008), for which he has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and received a nomination for Best Ensemble at the Black Reel Awards of 2008.

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Early life and background

Tanay Hemant Chheda was born in Mumbai, India on 27 June 1996. He currently lives in Mumbai, his birthplace. He used to study in Campion School, but changed to Dhirubhai Ambani International School.

Film career

He was first seen in the movie Don - The Chase Begins Again in 2005, he also has the critically acclaimed Taare Zameen Par in 2007 to his name and the award sweeping Slumdog Millionaire in 2008. In Don, he played the role of Deepu, the son of Jasjit (played by Arjun Rampal) . In Taare Zameen Par, he played Rajan Damodaran, a handicapped child who is an extremely helpful and supportive friend to the protagonist Ishaan (played by Darsheel Safary). In Slumdog Millionaire, Chheda played the role of Jamal Malik, in adolescence, for which he has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and received a nomination for Best Ensemble at the Black Reel Awards of 2008. He will portray young Rizwan Khan in the upcoming Shahrukh Khan film, My Name Is Khan.

Filmography

Year Title Film/Television Role Other notes
2006 Don - The Chase Begins Again Film Dipu The son of Jasjit
2007 Taare Zameen Par Film Rajan Damodaran A handicapped child who is a boyfriend and classmate of the protagonist Ishaan
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Film Teenage Jamal Malik Played the role of Jamal Malik, in adolescence
2010 My Name Is Khan Film Young Shahrukh Khan Completed

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