Amar Chadha-Patel is an upcoming actor who also dabbed in directing and writing in the past. While he hasn’t quite risen to stardom yet, his most recent role in Disney+’s show Willow might just take him there. His character, Thraxus Boorman, is an important figure in the show, and Chadha-Patel is doing an incredible job, so many people want to learn more about him.
Although he’s been around some awesome, highly-popular projects before, Amar Chadha-Patel still doesn’t have an official Wikipedia page, but don’t worry – we got you covered. Here’s all you need to know about Amar Chadha-Patel, including his biography, net worth, age, height, and more.
Amar Chadha-Patel Biography
Amar Chadha-Patel is an English-Indian actor from London, UK. He is also a director and a screenwriter, credited for directing and writing two movies, respectively, and credited for over twenty acting roles.
Chadha-Patel shared that he was raised in an Indian Gujarati immigrant family in London to a Punjabi father and Gujarati mother. After finishing school and graduating in Production Design at the Royal College of Art, Chadha-Patel started his acting career, with his first credited role being all the way back in 1993 when Amar was still a child.
It came in a movie called Bhaji on the Beach, where he portrayed a character named Amrik.
Amar is a Hindu and has dual citizenship in both England and India. Apart from that, not much else is known about the actor’s biography and private life, as he had done his best to keep private matters to himself. Most of the information on him came from certain interviews and his social media profiles.
Amar Chadha-Patel Net Worth
Amar Chadha-Patel’s net worth was never officially disclosed, although it’s approximately anywhere between $700 thousand and $2 million. Most of it came from his work as an actor, director, and screenwriter.
Amar Chadha-Patel Age
Chadha-Patel kept things so private that not even his IMDb page shared his date of birth. However, we were able to find out that Amar was born on June 3, 1986, making him 36 years old today. His date of birth would make his zodiac sign a Gemini if anyone’s concerned with things like that.
More interestingly, if Amar Chadha-Patel was born in 1986 and played his first role in 1993, that means he began acting at only seven years of age. That being said, he wasn’t credited for another role for about 17 years; in 2010, he appeared in a movie called It’s a Wonderful Afterlife, meaning his acting career officially took off when Amar was 24 years old.
Amar Chadha-Patel Height, Weight & Appearance
There is conflicting information online about Amar Chadha-Patel’s height. Some sources claim he is 6’2’’ tall (188 cm) and weighs around 216 lbs (98 kg). I doubt that info is accurate, though, as his physique is quite slender, so even if Chadha-Patel was 6’2’’ (188 cm), the weight seems too high.
I’d trust his official IMDb page more, which listed Amar at 5’7’’, or 171 cm. He has black hair, a full beard, and dark brown eyes.
Amar Chadha-Patel Family & Relationship Status
As I’ve mentioned, Amar Chadha-Patel does his best to keep his private life a secret as much as it’s possible. He did, however, share some facts on his social media. We know that his stepmother’s name is Malini Varma. Amar’s parents’ names, as well as his only brother’s name, were never disclosed.
He did share that he has cousins named Asha, Rakesh, and Maya Patel, respectively. Amar also had a grandmother who helped raise him, his brother, and his cousins, but she sadly passed away just recently, which Chadha-Patel shared on his Instagram account.
As for his relationships, Amar never revealed if he is single or in a relationship of any kind. His marital status is also undisclosed, although it’s widely believed that Amar is still single.
Amar Chadha-Patel Most notable roles
We’ve already mentioned two of Amar Chadha-Patel’s earliest roles, although they were minor roles. His real ‘breakthrough’ came in the movie Army of One in 2016 with Nicolas Cage and Russell Brand, where he portrayed Osama Bin Laden.
He also appeared as Mounted Palace Guard in 2019’s Aladdin. His most notable roles, however, came as Rance in Doom: Annihilation, Preacher in The Third Day (with Jude Law), Lord Yakota in The Wheel of Time, and now, Thraxus Boorman in Disney+’s Willow, which led to Amar making headlines just recently, but we’ll get to that in a minute.
Amar Chadha-Patel Social Media
Amar Chadha-Patel is quite active on social media. He’s been on Twitter since 2009 under the name Indian Jones and has over 1700 posts on his Instagram account, where Amar has the ‘Blue Tick’ and around 4500 followers.
Amar Chadha-Patel Trivia
There are several interesting trivia facts to be known about Amar Chadha-Patel. For instance, he has dual citizenship despite living in London his entire life. He got Indian citizenship from his parents, who were both born and raised in India.
Another interesting fact about Amar is that he quite enjoys fantasy roles and really found his niche with the last two roles he played. He appeared in Willow, and The Wheel of Time, while his other fantasy roles include Doom: Annihilation and Aladdin.
I’ve mentioned that Amar Chadha Patel recently made headlines, and it’s all related to his role in Willow as Thraxus Boorman. The first story was about his character paying tribute to Val Kilmer. You see, Val was one of the leads in the 1988 movie Willow, along with Warwick Davis, but that role is missing in the new Willow series on Disney+.
Chadha-Patel explained how he wanted to pay homage to Val Kilmer but not try to recreate what Kilmer did in the movie:
“I think Val Kilmer sort of helped redefine what the sort of roguish archetype in those types of films is. His performance is so unique and bonkers and tonally strange and off-kilter, but it works.
And then there was obviously going to be an equivalent of that in this series that people would want and the fantasy demands. But I was never going to be able to do what he did, so I just tried to make that as much my own as possible.
And Jon Kasdan, our creator, and Steven Wolfman, our first block director, we did a lot of work in our bootcamp of learning who these characters are. We just tried to create this sort of swagger, aloofness, like an almost drunken, carefreeness to this character that paid a bit of a tribute to Madmartigan but was still, in essence, myself.
I would never try and recreate what he did. But there was a tall guy with a sword and there had to be another one.”
Another headline featuring Amar Chadha-Patel recently – and the one I find even more interesting – came after he and Erin Kellyman – an actress in Willow – shared how their training went for becoming sword-wielding fantasy warriors.
Amar shared that it was not as smooth as you might think. In fact, he almost poked Erin’s eye out in one of their sword ‘fights.’ You can watch the whole interview below.
Amar Chadha-Patel might not be a superstar celebrity yet, but he is absolutely an actor on the rise that could reach stardom quite quickly if he continues putting together awesome roles as he did in the past couple of years.