Manish Dayal

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Manish Dayal
MJK32833 Manish Dayal (Viceroy's House, Berlinale 2017).jpg
Born Manish Patel
(1983-06-17) June 17, 1983 (age 35)[1]
Orangeburg, South Carolina, US
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor, producer

Manish Dayal (born Manish Patel on June 17, 1983) is an American film and television actor and producer known for his recurring role as Raj Kher in 90210 and leading role in the film The Hundred Foot Journey. He played Vijay Nadeer in season 4 of the ABC/Marvel Television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Early life[edit]

Dayal was born Manish Patel in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He uses his grandfather's first name, Dayal, as his stage surname.[2] Dayal went to Heathwood Hall Episcopal School for high school and went to college at George Washington University. After he graduated in 2005, he moved to New York to pursue his career in film/television, and five years later he moved to Los Angeles where he currently resides.[3][4]


Dayal started his career appearing in national commercials for McDonald's, Windows, Nintendo, and Domino's Pizza. In 2008, he played the lead in The New Group's twice-extended off-Broadway show Rafta, Rafta.... He played a small role in The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Paula van der Oest's Domino Effect. After guest starring on CSI: Las Vegas on CBS, Dayal went on to play Hal, a code-breaking computer analyst, on the AMC series, Rubicon. Dayal also starred in the romantic comedy Walkaway, which explores love and culture set in New York. In 2010 and 2011, he played Ravi, the smug A-team leader on Outsourced, a comedy series from NBC. He also played Raj Kher, an alternative college student recovering from cancer, in the third and fourth seasons of The CW's 90210. He starred as Hassan Kadam in The Hundred Foot Journey (2014).[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Break the Addiction: An Inconvenient Truth Kibhnar Television movie
2006 Indian Beauty Jack TeluguFeature Film
2008 Cain's Mark Gypsy Short film
2009 Karma Calling Trainee Film
2010 The Sorcerer's Apprentice NYU clerk Feature film
2010 Walkaway Vinay Independent film
2011 The Call Taruk Short film
2011 The Domino Effect Sid Independent film
2011 The Whirling Dervish Zahir Film
2012 White Frog Ajit Feature Film
2012 Breaking the Girls Tim Independent Film
2014 The Hundred-Foot Journey Hassan Kadam Feature Film
2014 I'm Obsessed with You (But You've Got to Leave Me Alone) Cyrus Kapoor Feature Film
2017 Viceroy's House Jeet Feature Film


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Rubicon Hal Recurring character
Outsourced Ravi Guest star
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Rishi Parayan Guest star
2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Samir Doss Guest star
2011–2012 90210 Raj Kher Recurring character
2012 Switched at Birth Scuba Guest star
The Good Wife Dinesh Guest star
2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Farid Salim Guest star
2016 Halt and Catch Fire Ryan Ray Recurring character
2016–2017 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Vijay Nadeer 3 episodes
2018 The Resident Dr. Devon Pravesh Main Cast

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV Cab Driver
2009 Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Hot dog vendor Uncredited
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Additional Voices


  1. ^ "Manish Dayal". Empire. Retrieved January 23, 2018. 
  2. ^ "THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME: Orangeburg native hits big screen in first leading role | Life and Style". August 10, 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Manish Dayal on The Hundred-Foot Journey". Vanity Fair. August 1, 2014. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ Brown, Emma (August 7, 2014). "Discovery:Manish Dayal". Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  5. ^ "'The Hundred-Foot Journey' tells a satisfying, delicious tale | The Daily Californian". August 15, 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 

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