Patil is the surname of a wizarding family. It is known that they are pure-blood, or have magical heritage. They are presumably of Indian descent, as Patil is a common Maratha surname in the state of Maharashtra, India.
Known family members
- Padma Patil – a former Ravenclaw student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry who was in Harry Potter’s year, and a member of Dumbledore's Army
- Parvati Patil – a former Gryffindor student at Hogwarts in Harry Potter's year and a member of Dumbledore’s Army best friends with fellow gossiper Lavender Brown
- Mr. Patil – Padma and Parvati's father
- Mrs. Patil – Padma and Parvati's mother
Behind the scenes
- On Rowling´s classlist, the surname was Patel.
- There is a Hufflepuff student named Bhavana Patel, who most likely is not related to Padma and Parvati.
- It is possible that the Patil twins are named after Padma Parvati Lakshmi, an Indian-American author, actress, and former model.