Dayal in 2014 at the Deauville American Film Festival
|Born||Manish Sudhir Patel
June 17, 1983 
Orangeburg, South Carolina
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
Dayal was born Manish Patel in Orangeburg, South Carolina, to parents from Gujarat, India, Hema and Sudhir Patel. 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. He uses his grandfather's first name, "Dayal", as his stage surname.
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).
|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|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Rishi Parayan||Guest star|
|2006||Break the Addiction: An Inconvenient Truth||Kibhnar||Television movie|
|2006||Indian Beauty||Jack||Feature Film (Telugu)|
|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|
|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|
|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 on The Hundred-Foot Journey". Vanity Fair. August 1, 2014. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
- Brown, Emma (7 August 2014). "Discovery:Manish Dayal". Retrieved 30 August 2015.