The lovable lad was branded the 'worst Muslim ever' by his pals on the show due to his relentless drug-taking, drinking and eagerness to have sex with anyone - as long as they aren't related to him.
Back in the day: Dev Patel, 26, has blossomed into a heavy-hitting acting talent with a Best Actor in a Supporting role BAFTA to his name - but fans will still remember him as gangly, sex-obsessed Anwar Kharral in E4 drama Skins Fans might remember Dev's toe-curlingly embarrassing sex scenes, which sees Anwar list Hugh Grant films aloud in a bid to prevent premature ejaculation.'Do you mind if I list the complete filmography of Hugh Grant since 92? 'To slow things down'.'Bitter Moon, Remains Of The Day, Sirens, Four Weddings, An Awfully Big Adventure', he begins, moaning and panting heavily in between his words and he moves on top of her.
He has a difficult home life; he lost his brother to a hereditary subarachnoid haemorrhage at a young age, and is living alone due to his ambivalent father and absent mother.
He has a crush on his psychology teacher Angie (Siwan Morris).
Over its initial six-year run, Skins proved to be atypical of ongoing drama series in that it replaced its primary cast every two years.
Each episode generally focuses on a particular character and the struggles they face in their life.
The episodes are named after the featured character.
However, he has never forgotten his roots, joking that his alter-ego would be celebrating his BAFTA win in true Skins style.'If Anwar was here he'd be off his face right now', he declared, adding that his former co-star Chris Dempsie - who played hapless Chris - had recently texted him to say, 'Mate, can you believe it's been 10 years'.
Dev has confessed his 'heart rate rises a little bit' when he thinks about his Oscar nomination.