An Indian man, thriving as an actor in Hollywood is a sentence that would have been deemed impossible a few decades ago in America’s premier entertainment industry but with the growing call for inclusiveness and embracing America’s multicultural society, actors like Manish Dayal have found their place in Hollywood.
Manish Dayal, for those who might not be familiar with him, he has been in the industry since 2005, having made his debut on the short film, Time and the Hour Run, but today, he is most known for his role on The Resident, a show where he plays the character, Devon Pravesh.
His filmography is extensive and he has appeared in a number of notable projects. You can read more about this and everything you need to know about Manish Dayal below.
Manish Dayal – Biography
He was born Manish Sudhir Patel but he has instead chosen to use his grandfather’s name, Dayal as his professional name. He was born on the 17th of June, 1983 in Orangeburg, South Carolina to parents Sudhir Patel and Hema Patel Sudhir. Manish is of Indian origins, with parents who are from Gujarat, India.
Manish Dayal attended Heathwood Hall Episcopal School for his high school education before proceeding to George Washington University where he graduated from in 2005. If Manish always had the interest in acting, one could not possibly say but after the completion of his bachelor’s degree, he headed to New York where he studied acting at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.
After completing his mission in New York, Manish Dayal headed to the home of filmmaking in America, Los Angeles, to begin a proper career in acting. Before he moved to Los Angeles, he worked on several short films between 2005 and 2010, making his debut in 2005 with the short film, Time and the Hour Run. He made his first appearance in a feature-length film shortly after in Break the Addiction: An Inconvenient Truth in 2006.
Over the course of his time in New York, he starred in projects like When Kiran Met Karen, On the Other Side, Kali Ma, Anjali, Cain’s Mark, Karma Calling and a couple of others. In the year he relocated to Los Angeles, he starred in the Nicolas Cage film, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and also made an appearance in the police procedural, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
In 2011, he began to appear in a recurring role as Raj Kher in the hit show, 90210, starring in a total of 12 episodes between 2011 and 2012. Before getting his role on The Resident, he starred in a couple of other shows in recurring roles, as Vijay Nadeer in Agents of Shield, Ryan Ray in Halt and Catch Fire, Scuba in Switched at Birth and a couple more.
So far, Manish Daval has starred in over 40 films and television shows. Outside of traditional acting, Manish Dayal has also appeared in a number of TV commercials for brands like Nintendo, McDonald’s and Windows.
Along with a modestly successful career is a happy marital life with his wife, Snehal Patel. Due to his tendency to keep his personal life away from the media, very little is known about his relationship with his wife, including details like when they met and their wedding date, but available information suggests they were dating as far back as June 2014.
Since they became husband and wife, Manish Dayal and Snehal Patel have given birth to a son, whose name, like every other information about his personal life, remain hidden away from the public.
With over forty credits to his name, across both film and television, Manish Dayal has been able to accrue an estimated $2 million net worth. While one would expect him to be worth a lot more considering his number of credits, he has mostly appeared in guest roles across multiple TV shows and minor roles in films. However, with an upturn in the quality of roles has been getting recently, Manish is expected to be worth significantly more in the near future.
Other Facts About Manish Dayal
- Manish Dayal enjoys traveling.
- He has a height of 5 feet 8 inches along with a body measurement of 39-32-12 inches for his chest, waist, and biceps, respectively. He also has dark brown eyes and black hair.
- Apart from being an actor, Manish Dayal is equally a producer, having produced two short films, Fifteen Years Later and Finding Priya a Prom Date.