Ravi Patel (actor)
Ravi Vasant Patel|
December 18, 1978
Freeport, Illinois U.S.
Ravi Vasant Patel (born December 18, 1978) is an American actor. He has also written and directed, with his sister, an autobiographical documentary, Meet the Patels. He married actress Mahaley Hessam on May 7, 2015. They have a daughter, Amelie, born 2016.
Early life and career
Patel was born in Freeport, Illinois, the son of financial consultant father Vasant Patel and real estate agent mother Champa Patel. He spent most of his youth in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 with double majors in Economics and International Studies. His sister, Geeta Patel, is a writer and director. An investment banker after college, Patel co-founded poker magazine All In while living in LA.
Television and film
An emcee job, with improvised stand-up in between acts, led to auditions, his first agent, and two dozen commercials in a year. Patel has been in over 70 national commercials, films and TV shows, most notably Transformers, Scrubs, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Comedians, and Hawaii Five-O.
Patel co-directed and starred in Meet the Patels, a documentary that he made with his sister, Geeta Patel, that won the audience award at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival. The film portrays Patel's autobiographical journey of trying to find an Indian wife. The duo have a deal with Fox Searchlight Pictures to write and direct a narrative remake of the film.
|2006||Boys & Girls Guide To Getting Down||Rajiv|
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Lawyer|
|2010||Past Life||Dr. Rishi Karna||Regular|
|The Last Hurrah||Ara|
|2011||Outsourced||Kamran||Episode: "Todd's Holi War"|
|2014||Meet the Patels||Himself|
|2015–2016||Grandfathered||Ravi Gupta||Main role, 22 episodes|
|2015−2017||Master of None||Ravi Patel||2 Episodes|
|2015||Puerto Ricans in Paris||Hassan|
|2016||Get a Job||Wick|
|2016||Grey's Anatomy||Tamir Dahr||Episodes: "Both Sides Now" & "Roar"|
|2017||Santa Clarita Diet||Ryan|
|2017||The Great Indoors||Lalit Pajala||Episode: "Mason Blows Up"|
|2017−2018||American Housewife||Grant||3 episodes|
|2018||Living Biblically||Doug||3 episodes|
|2018||The Cool Kids||Doctor Chad||Episode: "Sid Comes Out"|
|2019||Wonder Woman 1984||Filming|
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