Manish Dayal

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Manish Dayal
Manish Dayal Deauville 2014.jpg
Born Manish Sudhir Patel
(1983-06-17) June 17, 1983 (age 33)[1]
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor, producer

Manish Dayal (born 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.

Early life[edit]

Dayal was born Manish Patel in Orangeburg, South Carolina, to parents from Gujarat, India, Hema and Sudhir Patel.[2] He is the third of four children. Went to college at the 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] He uses his grandfather's first name, "Dayal", as his stage surname.[5]


Dayal started his career appearing in national commercials for McDonalds, 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).[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2016 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Guest star
Halt and Catch Fire Ryan Ray Recurring character
2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Farid Salim Guest star
2012 Switched at Birth Scuba Guest star
The Good Wife Dinesh Guest star
2011-12 90210 Raj Kher Recurring character
2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Samir Doss Guest star
2010 Rubicon Hal Recurring character
Outsourced Ravi Guest star
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Rishi Parayan Guest star


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Break the Addiction: An Inconvenient Truth Kibhnar Television movie
2006 Indian Beauty Jack Feature Film (Telugu)
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
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 Completed

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


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