June 17, 1983 
Orangeburg, South Carolina, US
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
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.
Dayal was born Manish Patel in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He uses his grandfather's first name, Dayal, as his stage surname. 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.
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).
|2006||Break the Addiction: An Inconvenient Truth||Kibhnar||Television movie|
|2006||Indian Beauty||Jack||TeluguFeature Film|
|2008||Cain's Mark||Gypsy||Short film|
|2010||The Sorcerer's Apprentice||NYU clerk||Feature 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|
|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|
|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|
- "Manish Dayal". Empire. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
- "THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME: Orangeburg native hits big screen in first leading role | Life and Style". Thetandd.com. August 10, 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
- "Manish Dayal on The Hundred-Foot Journey". Vanity Fair. August 1, 2014. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
- Brown, Emma (August 7, 2014). "Discovery:Manish Dayal". Retrieved August 30, 2015.
- "'The Hundred-Foot Journey' tells a satisfying, delicious tale | The Daily Californian". Dailycal.org. August 15, 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
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