Manish Dayal

Manish Dayal

Highest Rated: 73% Viceroy's House (2017)

Lowest Rated: 40% Walkaway (2010)

Birthday: Jun 17, 1983

Birthplace: Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA

Manish Dayal was an Indian-American actor who first became known for his role as the doting boyfriend Raj Kher on The CW's teen drama, "90210" (2008-2013). Born and raised in South Carolina, Dayal's very first brush with acting came in 2005 when on a whim, he auditioned for a short film while attending George Washington University. The film was called "Time and the Hour Run" (2005), and Dayal easily landed the part. Soon after Dayal was completely bit by the acting bug. After earning his B.A. in Media Studies from George Washington, he moved to New York City to pursue his acting career in earnest. He took on a slew of odd jobs to pay the bills, while auditioning for film and TV roles by day. After a few months, however, and still not a single paying acting gig to show for, Dayal packed his bags and traveled to India to take a small role as a reporter in the Bollywood film "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna" (2006). After the film wrapped, Dayal moved back to New York City recharged and refreshed. Soon after he began landing commercial acting work for major brands like McDonald's and Nintendo, which only encouraged the struggling young actor to continue pursuing his dream. Before long, however, the commercial gigs had dried up and Dayal was once again left feeling hopeless. But rather than giving up acting altogether, he moved to Los Angeles to take a crack at Hollywood. And as luck would have it, Dayal started landing small acting gigs in major productions almost immediately. In addition to a small part in 2010's fantasy adventure film "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," Dayal landed guest spots on "CSI" (CBS, 2000-15) and "Outsourced" (NBC, 2010-11), before nabbing a recurring part as a computer hacker on AMC's "Rubicon" (2010). Despite being beloved by fans and critics, "Rubicon" was abruptly cancelled after its first season. Undeterred, however, Dayal soon landed his first big break as an intense college student with a love of skateboarding on "90210." Dayal played Raj Kher for 14 episodes on "90210," which made him even more of a hot commodity in Hollywood. In the years that followed his appearance on the hit teen drama, he nabbed a recurring part on the critically-acclaimed family drama "Switched at Birth" (ABC Family 2011-17), as well as films like "Breaking the Girl" (2013) and "California Scheming" (2014). His film career took a much higher-profile turn when he snagged the lead opposite Helen Mirren in Lasse Hallström's restaurant drama "The Hundred-Foot Journey" (2014).

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Movies

Credit
44% 40% Holidate Faarooq (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fifteen Years Later Sam (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2018
73% 66% Viceroy's House Jeet Kumar (Character) $1.1M 2017
No Score Yet 80% I'm Obsessed With You: But You've Got to Leave Me Alone Cyrus Kapoor (Character) - 2014
68% 81% The Hundred-Foot Journey Hassan Kadam (Character) $54.2M 2014
No Score Yet 9% California Scheming Bombay Pepperdine (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 70% White Frog Ajit (Character) - 2012
40% 100% Walkaway Vinay (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Kiran Met Karen Jay (Character) - 2008

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 86% The Resident Dr. Devon Pravesh (Character) 2018-2021
90% 91% Halt and Catch Fire Ryan Ray (Character) 2016-2017
95% 91% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Vijay Nadeer (Guest Star) 2016-2017
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Farid Salim (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 38% 90210 Raj Kher (Guest Star) 2011-2012
93% 91% The Good Wife Dinesh (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
69% 86% Rubicon Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2010

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