Manish Dayal (Manish Sudhir Patel) is an American film and television actor.
Dayal started his career appearing in national commercials for McDonalds, Windows, Nintendo, andDomino's Pizza. In 2008, he played the lead in The New Group's twice-extended off-Broadway show Rafta, Rafta.... He played a small role in Jerry Bruckheimer's The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Paula van der Oest'sDomino Effect. After guest starring on CSI: Las Vegas on CBS, Dayal went on to play Hal, a code-breaking computer analyst, on the AMC series, Rubicon. Dayal also starred in the romantic comedy, Walkaway, which explores love and culture set in New York. Last fall he played Ravi, the smug A-team leader onOutsourced, a new comedy series from NBC, and he played Raj Kher, an alternative college student,recovering from cancer,in the third and fourth seasons of The CW's 90210. He is mainly known for his role as Raj on 90210.