Ravi Patel:
• Born on December 18th, 1978 in Freeport, Illinois
• Former investment banker and actor
• Appeared in "Easy Money", "Past Life" and "Grandfathered"
• Directed the award-winning documentary "Meet the Patels"
• Married to actress Mahaley Hessam since 2015 and is active in charity work

Known for movies

Short Info

FactCo-Founder of This Bar Saves Lives with actors Ryan Devlin, Todd Grinnell, and Kristen Bell.

Who is Ravi Patel?

Ravi Patel was born on 18 December 1978, in Freeport, Illinois USA, and is an actor and former investment banker, probably best known for his appearances in projects such as “Easy Money” in which he played the role of George Patil. He was also a part of acting projects such as “Past Life” and “Grandfathered”.

The Wealth of Ravi Patel

How rich is Ravi Patel? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $700,000, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He also directed the award winning documentary entitled “Meet the Patels”. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Beginnings – Early Life and Education

Ravi spent most of his time growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina – his father worked as a financial consultant while his mother was a real estate agent. He also has a sister, who would go to a career in entertainment, focusing on writing and directing. He would later attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and took double majors in International Studies and Economics, graduating in 2001, and then foraying into a career in investment banking.

He moved to Los Angeles, and during his time there helped co-found the poker magazine called “All In”, which initially focused on the card game before moving on into both fantasy sports and eSports, which is competitive video gaming. While working as an investment banker, Ravi took an emcee job, which led to him doing improvised stand-up as a part of his work. This would eventually land him an agent, and he would go on and try his hand at numerous auditions.

An Acting Career

Patel would begin his acting career appearing in numerous commercials, eventually expanding into appearing in various national commercials, which opened the door for him to appear in films and television series as well. He debuted with a part in the film “Transformers”, then made appearances in series such as “Scrubs”, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “Hawaii Five-O”, and “The Comedians”. In 2008, he became a part of six episodes of the television series “Easy Money”, in which he appeared as George Patil. The story focuses on 28 year old Morgan Buffkin, played by Jeff Hephner, as he finds himself in charge of the family’s successful short-term loan business.

In 2010, he Ravi starred in the television series “Past Life”, inspired by the MJ Rose crime thriller entitled “The Reincarnationist”, whose main character finds himself recalling memories and clues from his past life in Rome in order to solve a 21st century crime. He then starred in the documentary entitled “Meet the Patels” which he also co-directed, made in collaboration with his sister, and which would win the audience award during the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival. The film portrays Ravi’s autobiographical journey of trying to find an Indian wife. The duo have since had a deal with Fox Searchlight Pictures to try and make a narrative remake of the documentary.

Later Work and Marriage

Ravi would then work in an episode of the series “Master of None” by Aziz Ansari, which follows Ansari’s character, a 30 year-old actor as he goes through various experiences in his life. In 2015, Ravi would then become a part of the series “Grandfathered”,which starred John Stamos, and details the life of a restaurant owner and bachelor, who discovers he has a son and a granddaughter from a relationship that happened 25 years previously.
Ravi has been married to actress Mahaley Hessam since 2015.

Aside from his acting work, Ravi also does a bit of charity work from time to time. He is the co-founder of the charity This Bar Saves Lives, which donates a meal packet for every granola bar they sell. He is also known to be an active investor when it comes to start-ups in wellness and health.

Is Ravi Patel in Social Media?

Patel is very active on social media, particularly Twitter and Instagram on which he posts regularly. He often shows pictures of his projects, and showcases events from his daily life. He also shows pictures of himself with his wife, and also updates his charity work from This Bar Saves Lives. She posts about his work too, and has a few pictures of his sister on his Instagram account. His Twitter account is also very active, in which he gives updates about his daily life. He does a lot of comedy content on his posts, as well as a few updates and commentaries on some of the recent fads in popular culture.


1Co-Founder of This Bar Saves Lives with actors Ryan Devlin, Todd Grinnell, and Kristen Bell.
2Was a broker during his last year of college, and an investment banker immediately afterward.
3He founded hugely successful poker magazine ALL IN.
4His sister is writer/director Geeta Patel, with whom he is co-directing "One in a Billion.".
5Graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with majors in Economics and International Studies.




The Black String2017post-productionDr. May
American Housewife2017TV SeriesGrant
Santa Clarita Diet2017TV SeriesRyan
Band Aid2017
The Great Indoors2017TV SeriesLalit Pajala
Superstore2017TV SeriesRex
Grey's Anatomy2016TV SeriesTimir Dhar / Tamir Dahr
Wrecked2016TV SeriesTank Top
Grandfathered2015-2016TV SeriesRavi
Get a Job2016Wick
Master of None2015TV SeriesRavi
Another Period2015TV SeriesMohandas Gandhi
Puerto Ricans in Paris2015Hassan
The Comedians2015TV SeriesCasey
Childrens Hospital2015TV SeriesDr. Sunnit Bharta
Dead Boss2014TV MovieHenry
Hawaii Five-02014TV SeriesDr. Sanjeet Dhawan
Trophy Wife2014TV SeriesDr. Scharma
The Michael J. Fox Show2014TV SeriesRanesh
Super Fun Night2013-2014TV SeriesAlex / Alexander Rosenhoff
Middle Age Rage2013TV MoviePrincipal Patel
The New Normal2012TV SeriesAmir
...Or Die2012Short
Perception2012TV SeriesDr. Harvey Kapoor
Bones2012TV SeriesPoorab Sangani
Family Trap2012TV Movie
Have I Shared Too Much?2011ShortJohn Smoot
My Freakin' Family2011TV MovieRaj
Five2011TV MovieDr. Desai
Game for Gamers2011TV SeriesRavi
Svetlana2011TV SeriesVivek
Outsourced2011TV SeriesKamran
Ricky and Ravi (Are in Between Jobs)2011Video shortRavi
Men, Interrupted2010ShortMike Demure
Nevermind Nirvana2010TV MovieSonny
Look2010TV SeriesVinnay
Past Life2010TV SeriesDr. Rishi Karna
Shop Secret2010ShortScotty Kapoor
Static2009TV SeriesVarious
Easy Money2008-2009TV SeriesGeorge Patil
The Last Hurrah2009Ara
Powder Blue2009Sanjay
The Indian and the Samurai2009ShortArt of Indian Business (voice)
Precious Meadows2008TV MovieJohnny Raju
Hotel California2008Sam
Happy Wednesday2008ShortRavi Saldana
Squeegees2008TV MovieJorge Salcedos
The World According to Barnes2007TV MovieNasser
Transformers2007Telephone Operator
Scrubs2007TV SeriesIntern #2 Intern #4
After Midnight: Life Behind Bars2006TV MovieSanji
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia2006TV SeriesLawyer
The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down2006Rajeev


Meet the Patelsannounced
Independent Lens2016TV Series documentary 1 episode
Meet the Patels2014Documentary


Meet the Patelsannounced
Independent Lens2016TV Series documentary 1 episode
Meet the Patels2014Documentary


Independent Lens2016TV Series documentary 1 episode
Meet the Patels2014Documentary

Camera Department

Meet the Patels2014Documentary additional cinematography


Real Time with Bill Maher2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Real2016TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2015TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2015TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2015TV SeriesHimself
Meet the Patels2014DocumentaryHimself (as Ravi V. Patel)
Katie Chats2014TV SeriesHimself
50 Shocking Celebrity Confessions2006TV Movie documentaryComedian


Won Awards

2014Audience AwardLos Angeles Film FestivalBest Documentary FeatureMeet the Patels (2014)
2014Founders PrizeTraverse City Film FestivalBest FilmMeet the Patels (2014)
2014Audience AwardTraverse City Film FestivalBest Documentary FilmMeet the Patels (2014)

Nominated Awards

2014Viewfinders Grand Jury PrizeDOC NYCMeet the Patels (2014)
2014Documentary AwardLos Angeles Film FestivalBest Documentary FeatureMeet the Patels (2014)

2nd Place Awards

2014Audience AwardHot Docs Canadian International Documentary FestivalMeet the Patels (2014)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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