• Manish Dayal is an American actor born in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
• He is best known for his role in TV show “The Resident” and the film “The Hundred-Foot Journey”.
• He is married to his long-term girlfriend Snehal Patel and they have two children together.
• Dayal is an avid photographer and involved in charity work.
• His estimated net worth is $2 million.


Described as a rising star demonstrating talent and professionalism in his acting performances, the actor Manish Dayal has become famous through his roles in popular movies and TV series, particularly as the prominent Dr. Devon Pravesh in the TV show “The Resident”.  He has had quite a few successes in his acting career and it is pre-supposed that he is on the right path to be seen in more roles, as his charming personality and acting skills have captured the attention of the audience.

The 36 year-old actor is a very private person when it comes to his personal life, unlike his professional life, in which he remains an inspiration not only as an actor, but also as a film producer.

Early life, family, educational background

Manish Sudhir Patel is an American national born to an Indian family on17 June 1983 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA, but he has honored his grandfather by taking his first name Dayal as his artistic last name.  According to his parent`s local traditions the middle name of the child is the name of the father, thus the name of his father is Sudhir.

His parents are from Gujarat, and Manish is the third of four children in the family. He spent most of his childhood in his birthplace, but there is no information regarding his early education. One thing is certain, Dayal graduated from George Washington University in 2005, and moved to New York to pursue his dream of becoming an actor, where he attended the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. When he completed his education after five years, he moved to Los Angeles, trying to become a Hollywood actor.

Manish Dayal


The beginnings of his acting career are marked by roles in commercials including Domino`s Pizza, McDonald`s and Nintendo. He also performed in the Broadway comedy “Rafta, Rafta”, and made guest appearances in televisions shows including “CSI”, “The Good Wife” and “Law and Order”. What his fans and audience might not know is that his first love was not actually acting, but producing, which he eventually managed to do.

One of the most prominent characters Dayal has portrayed is Dr. Devon Pravesh in “The Resident”, a young and ambitious doctor supervised by the skillful senior resident Conrad Hopkins, who will join him in the battle against everything wrong in the modern world of medicine. He became famous with the line: “You are not always right. No one is.” He had significant roles in other TV shows as well, including “90210” in which he played the role of Raj Kher, and the AMC series “Rubicon” portraying Hal.

The young actor was noticed for his performance as Hassan Kadam in the popular film “The Hundred Foot Journey”, a performance crucial for his following success, recognized by his fans and wider audience, and following which he was featured in Vanity Fair and Interview.

Personal life, wife

The actor married to his long-term girlfriend Snehal Patel in May 2015, but has kept his family life private.

His wife supports his career and accompanies him to important events such as the New York premiere of the movie “The Hundred-Foot Journey” in August 2014, while they were supposedly still dating. The couple has two children together. Although the actor is very private regarding his family life, he occasionally shares photos of his wife and children on social media.

Hobbies, favorite things, social media and interesting facts

When he has free time, Dayal`s favorite hobby is photography – he loves the art of capturing the moment.

He devotes a significant part of his time to charity, and is particularly involved in The Nanubhai Education Foundation situated in New York, whose mission is education in India. He has been involved as an actor in video games, including Grand Theft Auto and Star Wars: The Old Republic. He is quite popular on social media with many followers on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Appearance, clothing style

Dayal was named Sexy Man of the Week in 2014 by People Magazine. He stands at 5ft 8ins (1.72m) in height and weighs around 145lbs (66kgs). According to sources, his body measurements are 39-32-12 inch.

Net worth and salary

The job as actor and director in Hollywood inevitably lead to good income. The net worth of Manish Dayal is estimated at $2 million, as of early 2020.

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