October 17, 1974 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Residence||Studio City, California, United States|
|Alma mater||American Musical and Dramatic Academy|
|Home town||Calgary, Alberta|
Manji was born in Toronto, Canada to Indian parents who had immigrated there from Tanzania. His family is Ismaili Muslim of Gujarati descent, and he states that his religion is very important to him in life. He was raised in Calgary, Alberta, and went to Crescent Heights High School. He later moved to the United States, where he attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Manji played small parts in various films and television shows with recurring roles in Privileged, Better Off Ted and 24. In 2010, he auditioned for the role of Gupta on the NBC comedy Outsourced. Although he lost the part to Parvesh Cheena, the producers decided to cast him as the scheming assistant manager Rajiv. Manji appeared in a GEICO commercial as a customer in the checkout aisle who wins the "auction".
- American Desi (2001) - Salim Ali Khan
- The Guru (2002) - Party Waiter
- NCIS (2005) - Dr. Pandy
- Transformers (2007) - Akram
- Charlie Wilson's War (2007) - Colonel Mahmood
- How I Met Your Mother - Doctor (season 5 episode 2)
- It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2008) - Mehar
- Privileged (2008–2009) - Rami
- Better Off Ted (2009–2010) - Rick / Male office worker
- The Suite Life on Deck (2009) - Swami Banu Kapatu
- Hannah Montana (2009) - Ajay
- 24 (2010) - Ahman
- FlashForward (2009–2010) - Maneesh Sandhar
- Glee (2010) - Dr. Gidwani
- Hawthorne (2010) - Dr. Asheesh Danee
- Outsourced (2010–2011) - Rajiv Gidwani
- Shake It Up (TV series) (2012) - John, Gary Wilde's make-up artist
- The Dictator (2012) - Patient
- The Citizen (2012)
- Arrested Development (2013)
- Wendell & Vinnie (2013) Aziz
- The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
- Anger Management (TV series)
- Dr. Cabbie (2014) Vijay
- Backstrom as Dr. Deb
- "Outsourced: Rajiv played by Rizwan Manji". NBC Universal. Retrieved 2010-10-15.
- "Outsourcing stereotypes". Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- ""Outsourced" not outdone — Ismaili actor makes headway in Hollywood". TheIsmaili.org. 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
- "Rizwan Manji Welcomes Son Aariq". People (magazine). Retrieved 2011-04-05.