Who is Manish Dayal?
Manish Dayal is an Indian-American actor who is probably best known to the world as Hassan in the film “The Hundred-Foot Journey”, and also as Devon Pravesh in the TV crime-drama series “The Resident” (2018-2020), in addition to other roles he has acquired during his career.
Manish Dayal Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education
Born Manish Sudhir Patel on the 17th June 1983 in Orangeburg, South Carolina USA, he is the son of Sudhir and Hema Patel, who came to the USA from Gujarat, so both of Indian ancestry; he is the second youngest of four children.
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He went to Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, and once he finished high school, enrolled at George Washington University, from where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre and acting, and then furthered his education at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.
He moved to New York permanently, looking for his acting debut, and in 2005 Manish was cast in the short film “Time and the Hour Run”. After this, he made an appearance in the Indian film “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna” in 2006, and was also cast in the lead role in the film “On the Other Side”.
Dayal’s career was rising, with his name becoming familiar with producers and directors. He started getting more prominent roles, and in the second half of the 2000s appeared in such projects as “Cain’s Mark” (2008), then the comedy film “Karma Calling”, while he also had a minor role in the fantasy action-adventure film “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (2010), which starred Monica Belluci, Nicolas Cage and Teresa Palmer, and in the same year featured in the comedy-drama film “Walkaway”.
Rise to Stardom
With the start of the new decade, Manish secured more prominent roles, such as that of Raj Kher in the TV series “90210”, portraying the character through 2011 and 2012 seasons.
In 2012 he featured in the romantic-drama film “White Frog”, starring Booboo Stewart, Harry Shum Jr. and Joan Chen, and continuing to be busy that year, also appeared in the film “The Domino Effect”, which starred Theo James, Harriet Walter, and Tiya Sircar, while he also had a supporting role in the crime-thriller film “Breaking the Girls”, starring Sam Anderson, Shawn Ashmore, and Agnes Bruckner. In 2014 he obtained the role that propelled him to stardom, being selected as Hassan in the comedy-drama film “The Hundred-Foot Journey”, co-starring next to Helen Mirren and Om Puri.
Manish continued to line-up successful roles, including as Ryan Ray in the TV series “Halt and Catch Fire” (2016), joining the show in its third season and appearing in eight episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated series. His next big role was in 2017 as Jeet Kumar in the biopic entitled “Viceroy’s House”, about the last Viceroy of India, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, starring alongside Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, and Manish Dayal.
The following year he secured yet another prominent role, this time as Devon Pravesh, one of the lead characters in the medical drama series “The Resident” (2018-2020), appearing in all 57 episodes along with other stars, Matt Czuchry and Emily VanCamp, among others.
He was also the voice of Shashi Dhar, in the animated short series “Fast & Furious Spy Racers” (2019) and is currently working on the comedy film “Holidate”, starring Emma Roberts, Kristin Chenoweth, and Frances Fisher, but interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Manish has tried himself as a writer, director, and producer too, having worked alone on the short film “Fifteen Years Late”, starring with Matt McGorry and Rachel Brosnahan.
Manish Dayal Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Manish has featured in more than 40 films and TV series, and his success has increased his wealth enough for him to own an apartment in Los Angeles, California USA, while his net worth is estimated at $2 million, as of mid-2020.
Manish stands at 5ft 8ins, which is equal to 1.73m, while his exact weight is unknown in the media, though he has a fit figure – his vital statistics are 39-32-12. He has black hair and dark brown eyes.
Manish Dayal Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children
Manish is a married man, and his wife’s name is Snehal Patel; the two tied the knot in May of 2015. Although they tend to keep things private, it is known that they have two children together, though their names and birth dates are unknown.
His wife has remained out of the media too, and rarely appears with him in public, though there are a few pictures on Manish’s Instagram page of the two, enjoying their life together.
Manish Dayal News, Facts
Manish Dayal is very often in the media, as he has become a star who everyone loves. Known for his happy-go-lucky character, he has done interviews with a number of publications, talking about his career and life; most recently, he talked about the film “Holidate”. Also, he reached the media thanks to the success of the series “The Resident”, which is entering its fourth season.
Furthermore, his short film debut was also a success, and this gained him media attention too.
Before he made his real acting debut, Manish made a couple of appearances in commercials for food companies, including McDonald’s and Domino’s Pizza.
In addition to acting, he loves experimenting with photography, and often shares his creations on his Instagram page.
Although born and raised in the US, he has supported India in many ways; he is a member of the Nanubhai Education Foundation, its main focus being to improve the life and education of young people in India.