Manish Dayal

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Manish Dayal
Manish Dayal Deauville 2014.jpg
Born Manish Patel
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present

Manish Dayal is an American film and television actor known for his recurring role as Raj Kher in 90210 and starring in a leading role in the film The Hundred Foot Journey.

Early life[edit]

Dayal was born Manish Patel[1] in Orangeburg, South Carolina, to parents from Gujarat, India, Hema and Sudhir Patel.[2][3] He uses his grandfather's first name, "Dayal", as his stage surname.[4]


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 Jerry Bruckheimer's 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
2012 Switched at Birth Scuba Guest star
2012 The Good Wife Dinesh Guest star
2011-2012 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 Man 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 Dr Cabbie Feature Film


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